10 masterpieces of literature Vol1 (Feathers Classics)

10 masterpieces of literature Vol1 (Feathers Classics)

by Edgar Allan PoeWilliam Shakespeare Jules Verne and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 08/11/2018

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10 masterpieces of literature Vol 1 brings together 10 classics of literature, to be discovered, or to be rediscovered. Equipped with a dynamic table of contents, you would not get lost and could resume reading where you left off. Content: -The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe -A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare -Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne -Hamlet by William Shakespeare -Othello by William Shakespeare -Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare -The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe -The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe -The Red and the Black by Stendhal -Walden by Henry David Thoreau

ISBN:
9782700105162
9782700105162
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
08-11-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Feathers Classics
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, in 1564. The date of his birth is unknown but is celebrated on 23 April, which happens to be St George's Day, and the day in 1616 on which Shakespeare died.

Aged eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. They had three children. Around 1585 William joined an acting troupe on tour in Stratford from London, and thereafter spent much of his life in the capital. By 1595 he had written five of his history plays, six comedies and his first tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In all, he wrote thirty-seven plays and much poetry, and earned enormous fame in his own lifetime in prelude to his immortality.

Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist and playwright best known for his epic adventures, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

A true visionary and master storyteller, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and he is often regarded as the 'Father of Science Fiction.'

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) was born in Concord, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard. He became a follower and a friend of Emerson, and described himself as a mystic and a transcendentalist.

Although he published only two books in his lifetime, Walden is a literary masterpeice and one of the most significant books of the nineteenth century.

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