Flashcards in Author stuff Deck (12):
Worked as a manager at London's Lyceum
Bram Stoker (Drac)
Asked friend Brod to burn his manuscripts
Descendant from a prominent Puritan family and son of a sea captain, he served as a surveyor of the port at Salem. During that time, he started writing his masterpiece.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (Scarlet Letter)
A famous legend states that when his son hauled him into court in order to declare him mentally incapable, this dramatist (aged 90) defended himself by reciting lines from a tragedy he was composing at the time.
"Antigone", his earliest, "Oedipus the King", his finest, "Oedipus at Colonus",
At age 12, he worked for several months at a blacking factory, while his father was in Marshalsea debtor's prison.
A few months before his death he married a Polish Countess, with whom he had corresponded for 18 years.
Balzac (human comedy)
This Scottish author studied at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, and received a medical degree in 1881.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock)
This writer spent some years in Ghana, and worked there as feature editor for "The African Review".
This Latin American author changed his name so that his family wouldn't discover his literary activity.
born Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Baso
After fighting at the naval battle of Lepanto against the Turks, on his way back home, this Spanish writer was captured by Algerian pirates and was slave in Algiers for five years.
He was killed at age 29 during a drunken fight in a tavern, under mysterious circumstances.