FC: Famous Poets and Authors Alive During the Poe Period | 1809-1849
1: Edgar Allan Poe brought the genre of horror to libraries all over the world. But there were so many incredible writers that existed in Poe's lifetime as well. This presentation is about the poets and authors that existed and contributed so much to the world of literature in Edgar Allan Poe's time on this Earth.
2: Mary Shelly
3: Mary Shelly, at the age of 21, published her famous book, Frankenstein. This classic novel was an early example of science fiction and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. The monster of Frankenstein is well known and seen a lot in today's pop culture. | 1818 | At this time, Edgar Allan Poe is only 9 years old. This is 7 years after his mom died and he got adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Poe. | Fact: In Frankenstein, the monster wasn't ever named Frankenstein. That was actually the name of the scientist who created the creature. Really, the monster was never officially named.
4: Herman Melville
5: 1819 | In this year Herman Melville is born. He was most famous for his novel "Moby Dick" but only after he was dead. In fact, in his time, this book was considered a failure until the 20th century, when it was rediscovered, and is now a well-known classic. This book is about a captain and his whaling crew hunting down a great white whale named Moby Dick. | "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."- Herman Melville
6: James Fenimore Cooper
7: James Fenimore Cooper was 37 years old when he wrote The Last of the Mohicans. The book is a classic frontier adventure that takes place during the French and Indian War. James was born on September 15th, 1789 in Burlington New Jersey. He also had a daughter that became a writer as well. | 1826 | In 1826, Edgar Allan Poe was 17 years old. At this time in his life he attended the University of Virginia and went by Edgar Poe. | "Should we distrust [a] man because his manners are not our manners?" -James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans
8: The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson | "Saying nothing... sometimes says the most." | "Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it." | "My friends are my estate." | Emily Dickinson
9: Emily Dickinson was born in this year on December 10th and was considered one of the greatest poets in American literature. She wrote The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson. For most of her life she lived in isolation. Reverend Charles Wadsworth had an enormous impact on her thoughts and poetry. | 1830 | "Beauty is not caused. It is." | "If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry."
10: Louisa May Alcott
11: 1832 | Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 on November 29th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She wrote three book series but is most famous for her classic,"Little Women" Alcott had three sisters and was a tomboy like the character Jo in her book. She also wrote "Little Men" | At this time Edgar is 23 years old. He submitted a number of stories to magazines but they got rejected. | "I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
12: Mark Twain
13: Did you know that Mark Twain's real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens? He was born in this year on April 21st in Florida, Missouri. He grew up in Hannibal, Missouri and contributed to his brother's newspaper as a typesetter. Later, he became a journalist and wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", which became very popular and made him famous nationwide. Twain had found his calling and would later right the very well known classics The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. | 1835 | At this time, Edgar Allan Poe is 26 years of age. He wins a contest for writing The Manuscript Found in a Bottle and because of this, he finally gets a job.
14: Ralph Waldo Emerson
15: Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25th in Massachusetts. He was an essayist, poet, and also a leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early nineteenth century, which was a protest to the general state of culture and society. In 1836 he was 33 and published his first book, Nature. Some other writings he wrote are "Self Reliance", and "The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson". | 1836 | "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." -Ralph Waldo Emerson | "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson | "The only way to have a friend is to be one." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
16: Nathaniel Hawthorne
17: 1837 | In this year, the famous author, Nathaniel Hawthorne at age 33, publishes Twice- Told Tales . He was born on July 4th, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. He was a famous novelist and short story writer and was known as one of the great masters of American fiction. Also, Hawthorne's use of allegory and symbolism make him one of the most studied writers. | Other books by Nathaniel Hawthorne are: Scarlett Letter The House of Seven Gables The Blithdale Romance
18: Charles Dickens
19: In this year Charles Dickens started writing the novel Oliver Twist. He dominated the literary life of the nineteenth century in England and the U.S. He also wrote other well known books: A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations. | Odd Facts About Charles Dickens: He liked looking in the mirror and combing his hair often, He couldn't concentrate if his furniture in his house wasn't arranged right' He always slept with his bed facing north-south. | 1837
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