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  • 1. Worlds Greatest Writers

2. Introduction 3. William Shakespeare

  • English poet and playwright.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon in England.
  • Lord Chamberlains Men in London.
  • 38 plays,154 sonnets and numerous poems.
  • 1589 and 1613.

4. Works

  • Plays published in The First Folio.
  • Comedies, romance, histories and tragedies.
  • First play- Henry VI (Loves labour lost)
  • To name a few
    • Midsummer nights dream
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Macbeth
  • Reputation heightened in the 19 thcentury.


  • All the worlds a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts


  • Jane Austen(16 December 1775 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among thegentryhave earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature.
  • Amongst scholars and critics, Austen'srealismand biting social commentary have cemented her historical importance as a writer.


  • In 1793, Austen began and then abandoned a short play, later entitledSir CharlesGrandisonor the happy Man, a comedy in 6 acts , which she returned to and completed around 1800.
  • This was a short parody of various school textbook abridgments of Austen's favourite contemporary novel,The History of Sir CharlesGrandison(1753), bySamuel Richardson . [46]Honan speculates that at some point not long after writingLove and Freindship.

8. Mark Twain

  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
  • Genre: Fiction, travels, social commentary, childrens literature.
  • American author and humourist.
  • Light, humourous verse .
  • Evolved into the noted satire and hypocrisy.

9. Works

  • Major publications
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    • Tom Sawyer
    • The Prince and the Pauper.
  • Used different pen-names like Josh and Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass
  • Origin of the pen-name Mark Twain :
  • Mississippiriverboats
  • Fathom unit of depth
  • Riverboat man's cry Mark Twain

10. J.K.Rowling

  • Joanne Jo Murray(31 JULY 1965)
  • British novelist
  • Harry Potter series most successful fantasy of all times


  • Delayed train journey from Manchester to London
  • Harry just strolled into my head fully formed.
  • Potter originally rejected by 12 publishing companies
  • Finally published by Bloomsbury
  • 400 Million copies have been sold
  • Rowling best known for her rags-to-riches story
  • Born in England, loved fantasy since childhood
  • Wrote stories and read them to her sister

12. The Success Story

  • 1 stperson to become a U.S dollar billionaire by writing books
  • 2 ndrichest female entertainer
  • Lgion dhonneurby French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
  • Charity work- One Parent Families ,Volant Charitable Trust,Multiple Sclerosis society etc.
  • The most notable success story.


  • Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author ofthriller fiction , best known for the 2003 bestselling novel,TheDaVinci Code . Brown's novels, which are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour time period.
  • Dan Brown was born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, the eldest of three children. Brown grew up on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy.

14. Dan Brown

  • American novelist.
  • Genres: Thriller fiction, ancient mysteries and conspiracies.
  • Graduated from Phillips Exeter University and spent a year abroad to study History in the University of Seville.
  • Got inspired by Sidney Sheldons The Doomsday Conspiracy


  • The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written byAmerican author Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discover a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to Mary Magdalene.

ANGELS AND DEMONS : Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books. It revolves around the quest of fictional Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon to uncover the mysteries of a secret society called the Illuminati and to unravel a plot to annihilate Vatican City using destructive antimatter. The book uses the idea of a historical conflict between science and religion, particularly that between the Illuminati and the Roman Catholic Church. 16. Works

  • Novels featuring Robert Langdon as the lead character.
  • Based on historical themes and Christianity.
  • 24-hour treasure-hunts involving on cryptography,keys,symbols,codes,ancient societies etc.
  • Translated into over 40 languages and sold 80 million copies world-wide.
  • Other novels:Digital fortress , Deception point,The Lost Symbol
  • Created controversies due tohistorical themes and Christianity as recurring motifs