World’s Greatest Writers
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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.
- 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
- 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
6. JANE AUSTEN
- 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.
7. EARLY WORKS
- 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 . 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.
- 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 :
- Fathom unit of depth
- Riverboat man's cry Mark Twain
- 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
15. FAMOUS NOVELS
- THE DA VINCI CODE:
- 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