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Where to Buy Diana Hart's Book Amazon.com can get almost any book that a reader is looking for, even many that are out of print. If the book is "Under The Mat," they most likely have it in stock. [Note: It is on Amazon, but only from third-party sellers, and is pricey, for the reason referred to…
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In this poem Wilfred Owen, states how sweet and right it is to die for one's country. Wilfred Owen was an officer in the Manchester Regiment in WW1. The poem describes a gas attack on his men, and the subsequent death of one, as they withdrew from the front line trenches. As you can tell from readi…
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Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character invented by Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote many short stories, and a few novels, about Holmes over a period of forty years, from 1886 to 1927. The most famous one is probably "The Hound of the Baskervilles. Michael Montage yes that is properly true
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Jessie Pope Jessie Pope was a British poet. Her works relating to WWI are generally considered pro-war propaganda. See related links for more information.
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Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California John Steinbeck was born in SALINAS, CALIFORNIA in 1902.
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Conrad's Mini World The Congo and the 'soul' or consciousness. Oliver Stone attempts to fast-forward the treatment upon S.E. Asia and Kurtz, I believe, and the same story, in my view, possibly is Edgar Allen Poe's 'Pit and Pendulum'. You may not remember or learn any of it, without uncapping a Ru…
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The Sun Also Rises was written by Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway.
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Perspective change "Point of view" changes whenever a different character speaks, or the author filters the story through a difference character's perceptions. However, the author's perspective in terms of authorial view of a situation or of life in general -- that's unquantifiable. Many, many b…
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Ebay search The value of books is difficult to determine without more information. Is the book paperback or hardback? Is it a first edition? Is the title a common or uncommon one? Is it flat signed or is it inscribed to someone? Is the author alive, and how frequently do they sign stuff? Abeboo…
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Hard to tell. According to Bryson's rather sketchy biography, he left the U.S. in 1972 when he was about 21 years old and remained out of the country for the next 20 years. He was clearly a prime draft prospect for the Viet Nam war in 1972, but that doesn't prove anything. So...while the circumstanc…
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Answer Do you want to read a story of misery and woe about three orphans? What about being locked in a tower unsure of their fate? How about watching in horror as their evil relative, Count Olaf, tries tirelessly to steal their family fortune? Count Olaf is one of the many villains and problems t…
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In 'The Prince,' Machiavelli gave some advice on acquiring land. He stated there were four methods in that could be used to acquire land. First, land could be acquired via the virtue and arms of the potential leader. Second, land could be acquired fortune. Third, land could be acquired via the use t…
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niccolo machiavelliunless you are refering to Prince by IB Michael?
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He wanted to show people what it was really like to fight in the war.
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The Youngest Author As long as children are writing, younger and younger authors will be able to publish their works. So, in this ever-changing answer, there will appear many young authors. If you have found a book written by a certain young person, that is not included within the answer, feel free…
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"Greatest" is impossible to define, but if you are interested in authors of critical acclaim and literary quality, a good place to find names would be to look at authors who have won American literary awards, such as the National Book Award. A Wikipedia search of "American literary awards" turns u…
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are you talking about Dark they Were and Golden Eyed?There are many many many short storeis with this theme.
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Answer The Dropkick Murphys! It's their update of the song "Charley on the MTA" from 1948 by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Hawes. LOL
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WAY too subjective a question. The answer depends entirely on whom you ask. Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, King, Koontz...there are certainly writers who are in the top of their field, but I doubt you'd ever get much agreement on who's the best of the bunch.  AnswerCharles Dickens would be t…
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AVIAvi was born Edward Irving Wortis in New York, New York.
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Main Character in Black Like Me He traveled all over the Southern United States.
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Answer It's usually based on how many books are sold. Answer It depends on the author. Some work for free, some clear millions of dollars. You'll have to be more specific about what kind of author. Answer Many people write as a hobby and treat any royalties from their books and stories as…
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The FAQ on Harper LeeHarper Lee is the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, To Kill a Mockingbird.She is--was--also a longtime friend of Truman Capote.yeah and she also made a great impact on American liturature!!
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London's best-known adventure novels are based on his experiences during the Klondike gold rush.
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Adventures during the gold rush
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Francis Scott Key
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John Steinbeck was a great "people watcher" and was fascinating with people of all walks of life. He experienced a great deal in his lifetime and he wrote about it. At first he was not a successful writer and even left writing for a period of time, but got back into writing. One of his best loved wo…
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Answer Mark Twain. Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass W. Epaminandos Adrastus Blab Sergeant Fathom Josh Most people only know him as Mark Twain, though.
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Ellen Gould White (1827-1915) was an author who some claim to be a prophet who was involved in the formation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Seventh-day Adventist Church officially recognizes her as a prophet. Ellen G. White is the author of many books including "Prophets and Kings", " The…
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The poem is entitled "A Visit From Saint Nicholas". It's tempting to call it "Twas The Night Before Christmas" because of the immensely famous first line. The author was Clement C. Moore. For some reason some people believe Samuel Clemens wrote it. ...or... Major Henry Livingston, Jr. (1748-1828) …
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Jonathan Edwards was in the great awakening
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His poems are all about world war one and are in great detail it clearly relates to his experiences on the Western Front. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_context_of_Wilfred_Owen%27s_poem_%27Dulce_est_Decorum_est%27
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This is a misspelling of Mercy Otis Warren. Please see: http://www.answers.com/topic/mercy-otis-warren
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As a middle class worker, and a Writer after his first Award Wining book (Tortilla Flat).
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His real name is Edward Irving Wortis
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Answer For a number of reasons, many considers the Epistle of James to be one of the earliest New Testament writings, if not the earliest. For this reason, it is even suggested that it was written prior to the Jerusalem council in Acts 15 over which the James(the brother of Jesus) who wrote the E…
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During the early part of Shakespeare's career, Robert Greene, George Peele, Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe were popular. Later playwrights contemporary with Shakespeare were Thomas Heywood, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Cyril Tourneur, Philip Massinger, Francis Beaumont, John Flet…
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he got inspired by a speech that was presentedYou can find more info in wikipedia
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It can very much depend on their popularity. The more books bought, the more money they make. They've also got to pay their publishers, editors, and sometimes somebody to draw illustrations to go along with the book. Authors first starting out wouldn't be in the big bucks, for sure. If you became po…
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Golding's Novels and Other Works William Golding has written 14 novels, 12 if you count The Scorpion God as a single novel. Novels: The Lord of the Flies (novel)1954 The Inheritors (novel) 1955 Pincher Martin (novel) 1965 Free Fall (novel) 1959 The Spire (novel) 1964 The Pyramid (n…
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A playwright is a person who writes plays. A similar description is "dramatist."
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Through the Looking Glass is based on a game of chess. This is the principal device running through the book, which serves both to define the action and to push it forward. The whole of the Looking-glass World is laid out like a giant chess board, all the characters Alice meets represent chess piece…
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The Fricken Answer If you consider Harry Potter children's books, then I would say J. K. Rowling. Deathly Hallows was the #1 best-seller on multiple sites such as Amazon months before it even came out, all due to pre-orders. although twilight series has been a bestseller all over the world so some …
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Answer He's a writer of children's books. http://robertmunsch.com/ Answer He's written some classics for children including The Paper Bag Princess (a poke at some of the chauvinistic overtones of traditional fairy tales); and Love You Forever (which was given some attention in a later episod…
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John Steinbeck's first novel, Cup of Gold, was published in 1929.
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I dont know so dont ask me
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Answer Jeff Rivera is the award-winning author of the urban Latino-themed novel FOREVER MY LADY by Warner Books. It was originally self-published and created such a buzz that Warner Books offered him a publishing deal. The Warner version of the book is being released July of 2007. Jeff Rivera's …
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Answer Madeleine L'Engle (born November 19, 1918) is a writer of children's literature. She is most famous for her works "A Wrinkle in Time" and its follow-ons, "A Wind in the Door", "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" and "Many Waters". List of her works 1. 18 Washington Square South: A …
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John Steinbeck's parents, John Ernst Steinbeck and Olive Hamilton, were from California.
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Virginia omg i think she stalked me cus her books Sophie th hero and Sophie the awesome well my name is Sophie n when Sophie the awesome came out i had long hair now i had long hair for awal but when i saw it i didn't think about it but then last year i cut my hair short and i got a sky blue, dark…
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because dejah killed him
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Kyle Oaks:Fight for the Throne, 3 books now a trilogy, age 10.
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Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883.
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book release datesI recently found a 'one stop shop' for these author email notifications (see below). At www.myhound.com you can sign up for free and receive an email alert once the release date of any author (or actor, musician, filmdirector, etc) you chose is known. Just search for the artist and…
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The best-selling children's author is R. L. Stine with over 400 million books sold according to very recent sources. He beats J. K. Rowling and Dr. Seuss in sales. However, you must take into account. R.L. Stine has over 160 books of the goosebumps and other books as well. Whereas, J.K Rowling has …
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John Steinbeck Sr. (father) Olive Hamilton (mother)
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Fountain and Tomb is mainly about one main character who thinks back in to his childhood, recalling stories that he heard throughout his life in the alley and then adds his own opinion to the stories about how the people change. Towards the end you can see subtly how the alley changes and how the ch…
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ANSWER:Stan Lee is the writer of the first Spider-man comic, and it was Steve Ditko who drew him. They are both considered to be the co-creators of Spider-man. Ditko was a zealous objectivist and adherent to Ayn Rands philosophies and his objective influence is very evident in early Spider-man issue…
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Kathryn Lasky is an auther of the series Guardians of Ga'hoole, a sieries about The Great Ga'Hoole Tree where good and noble owls join together to, at first to defeat St.Aggies, then to defeat The Pure Ones
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Mark Twain died of heart failure on April 21, 1910.
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Answer Beatrix Potter retired in the English Lake District where she lived for the last 30 years of her life.
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The Wind in the Willows was written in 1908 by Kenneth Grahame.
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go to sparknotes and search all quiet on the western frontI am not the person who asked the question, but I am in dire need of the sparknotes online for a character chart due tomorrow and cannot find it anywhere on the sparknotes website. that's why I'm on answers.
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John Steinbeck died on December 20th, 1968 in New York City due to old age;66years oldManhattan, New York
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Dean Koontz is an American author known for his suspense thrillers, but he also frequently incorporates elements of horror, science fiction, mystery, and satire. His famous works are: Watchers Winter Moon Dragon Tears Cold Fire Tick Tock Phantoms
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Six good reasons the mariner shot the albatross. 1. Self sufficiency 2. Vanity 3. Original sin 4. Irrationality 5. Gratuitous violence 6. Pride
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They believed that the world has a dark, irrational side that cannot be ignored.They think they should connect to Nature and that Nature is a path to spiritual development.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Romanticism mainly emphasizes four things: 1. indiv…
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Depends on whether you mean the book _The Road Less Traveled_ or the poem "The Road Not Taken," which has the lines "I took the one less traveled by,/ And that has made all the difference." The poem is the more popular, and what the line is quoted from the most. This is by Robert Frost, and can be…
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An Author's style would include the genre that he or she writes about, the style as in the choice of dialogue and words to convey the meaning of the sentences he constructs. There includes also the characters he chooses as well as the setting.
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he was shot by a french sniper when he stick his head out of the trench to sketch the bird
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Melissa J Morgan has written the book series: Camp Confidential from the expirences that she had when she was eight. E-mail her
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The book is set in Massachusetts in 1968, and is fifteen-year-old Molly MacKenzie Flaherty's diary entries written after her brother, Patrick, leaves to fight in the Vietnam war. She describes how she misses her brother and her volunteer work at the Veterans' Administration Hospital, questions both …
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Dr. Jerome R. Clade is the author of the book "The Fundamentals of Animal Behavior".
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The Irish poet Seamus Heaney was married to Marie Devlin from 1965 until his death in 2013. They had three children named Michael, Christopher, and Catherine.
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The real freedom writers are all working toward their foundation. Many of them appeared as extras in the movie Freedom Writers with Hillary Swank. They all graduated and many went to college with the money they made when they published their books. One of the Freedom Writers Darrius Garrett; was por…
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Ellen Emerson White is a popular young adult fiction writer. Her book Long Live the Queen won the ALA Best Book For Young Adult award.
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Amruth bazar patrika writer
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Sean Harris influenced JK Rowling to write. He was Ms. Rowling's friend while she was in her secondary school. He is, according to Rowling, very like Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. He was not her only influence. She was always passionate about books, probably because of her mother and father, who wer…
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In my opinion, there is no single climax in "Eveline," but rather several. The first climax occurs just after her mother's words of madness, "derevaun seraum, derevaun seraun," when she "stood up in a sudden impulse of terror," and becomes panic stricken, realizing that, if she stays in Ireland, she…
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i like to read different types of books by different authors...so no i do not have a favoriteyes Gary paulsen has one sonyes he has one son
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Yes, Bratfest At Tiffany's. It is already out.
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the world is an apple dramatist
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Carl Sandburg was writing about Chicago in Skyscraper. The Skyscraper represented the new, modern life. He viewed it as a cold, mechanized society, and it would destroy mans soul.
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Yes, she is still alive and is 86 years old. She was born on April 28, 1926
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The children's book author Andy Griffiths (not the same person as Andy Griffith) resides in Australia.
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Samuel Clemens
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Marian Anderson's Husband Orpheus H. Fisher
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Kurt Vonnegut
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Harper Lee wanted the reader to realize how Atticus treated his children; like adults in a very mature like way.
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Lucia Raatma is a published author and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Lucia Raatma include Michigan (America the Beautiful. Third Series), Tiger Woods (Life Skills Biographies), Jackie Robinson (Biografias Graficas/Graphic Biographies).
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Joseph Delany is the best author in the world he writes the spooks series. They are the best books ever i highly recommend them
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His books had children's stories in them.
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She is sharing her imagination. Initially, she was approached by Random House to create a series about some children who went to different places and times. Not wanting to be tied down the same old story line she balked at the idea, but with some encouragement and six attempts at books you have neve…
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More than 100 children books
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Vedantist In 1938 Huxley became a Vedantist ( follower of the mystical branch of Hinduism).
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