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Lewis Life And Influence In Alice Wonderland
1,117 words... uspicious of his motives for associating with her children (DLB v. 163 61). Despite her feelings, Carroll was still permitted to escort the girls on day trips, which they enjoyed (62). During the afternoon of July 4, 1862, the story, which would become known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was told for the first time (63). Carroll created this fascinating story to entertain the Liddell girls, Login, Alice, and Edith throughout a boat ride on the river Isis. From all three girls came the...
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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism Literary Criticism Vol
1,734 wordsThe Innovations and Predictions of H. G. Wells When one mentions the term "science fiction, " only one name should come to mind: H. G Wells. Wells is indeed best known today as the father of modern science fiction. Over a career that spanned five decades, Wells produced nearly one hundred full-length books, a large number of them novels. The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of Worlds, World Brain, and several other works in Wells's canon are classics in the field of science fiction that ...
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Contemporary Literary Criticism Gale Research Company
1,354 words... hires and forties as the news from Europe grows more and more dreadful into David's budding years as a scholar buds, David learns that curiosity can be a dangerous enemy of faith. Mr. Potok's story cannot be recommended to everyone. Its prose is simple and smooth, but a heavy earnestness pervades it all (New Yorker 193). The book centers on the conflict between the religious life and the life of imagination. What " finally, boils down to be a story in which its hero must eventually confront-...
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F Scott Fitzgerald Make Them Feel
2,377 wordsWinter Dreams Many times when reading Scott Fitzgeralds novels, one can notice that he is not just describing a certain character, but he is rather describing himself. Fitzgerald is so strongly involved into his novels that sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between the real life story and fiction. The characters of Fitzgerald really do mirror the events of his own life. In his work Winter Dreams we can also see a great parallel with his own life. This story is called "Winter Dreams" bec...
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Edgar Allan Poe Life In Death
2,715 wordsAlthough not originally well received, Edgar Allan Poe, became one of the most influential literary writers in American history. As a child, he wrote numerous poems, many which were later published. As a young adult he focused much of his attention on short fiction. He was credited with creating the detective story and known for his psychological and often violent thrillers. He is also known for his macabre themes and for having a fascination with death. Literary students should recognize these ...
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr Dictionary Of Literary
529 wordsKurt Vonnegut Jr. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. , was born November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana (Dictionary of Literary Biography). Kurt is often known for his science-fiction writing. He often uses space travel and technology within his novels (World Book Encyclopedia). Vonnegut attended Cornell University from 1940 to 1942. Next, he attended the University of Chicago from 1945 to 1947. He was awarded a masters degree in 1971 in anthropology. Also in 1945, he was wed to Jane Marie Cox. Kurt and Jane...
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Detroit Gale Research Quot And Quot
1,415 words[The following excerpts have been chosen for their relevance to Hass poems " Russia en 1931 " (in section 1 of Human Wishes) and " A Story About the Body" (in section 2 of Human Wishes). These critics respond positively to Hass experimentation with form in Human Wishes, with one notable exception. ] Darcy Aldan (1990) The delicacy and sensibility of Robert Hass, as exemplified in... Human Wishes, is a distinct joy to experience in this time when so many published works deal w...
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