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Title: The Famous American Writers

The Famous American Writers
  • Genres of literature
  • Life and creation of the famous American writers

  • The sounds and syllables of language are combined
    in rhythmic ways.

A novel
  • A novel is a long prose fiction story.

A Historical Novel
  • A novel where the characters take part in real
    events from the past.

A Humorous Story
  • A story describing funny events and characters.

A Short Story
  • A short work of prose fiction, that tells a new
    original story in contrast to retelling a
    traditional one.

An Adventure Story
  • Story where the characters take part in a series
    of events which are unusual, exciting and
    sometimes dangerous.

  • A story or a novel about events that take place
    in the future or on another planet.

E. Hemingway
R. Bradbury
T. Dreiser
H. Longfellow
O, Henry
J. London
R. Frost
F. Cooper
M. Twain
Robert Frost(1874-1963)
The famous American poet was born in San
Francisco, but spent a lot of time in New
England. New England greatly influenced his
poetry. He won Pulitzer Prize in 1924, 1931,
1937, 1943. His famous works are A Further
Range, A Witness Tree, In the Clearing.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow(1807-1882)
The famous American poet was born in Portland. He
was among the first American poets to use native
themes and Indian legends in his creation. His
famous works are Voices of the Night, The Song
of Hiawatha.
James Fenimore Cooper(1789-1851)

The first American novelist was born in New
Jersey. He wrote about American Indians and
pioneers in the forest and sailors on the high
seas. His stories were translated into
foreign languages as soon as they were
published. His famous works are The Last of
Mohicans, The Pioneers, The Pilot.
Theodore Dreiser(1871-1945)
  • A famous American novelist was born in Indiana.
  • His formal education was manager, but he finished
    a year at the University of Indiana before he
    went to New York city to become a journalist in
  • His famous novels deal with every day life.
  • His famous works are Sister Carrie, An
    American Tragedy, Jennie Gerhardt.

Mark Twain(1835-1910)
Mark Twain is a pen name of Samuel Clemens. He
was born in Missouri in the United States. He
went to work at the age of 12.He worked as a
printer for the town newspaper. In1876 he wrote
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. His book was such
a success that in 1884 he wrote The Adventures
of Huckleberry Finn. There are many other books
written by Mark Twain. But these two novels
brought him world fame.
O, Henry(1862-1910)
O, Henry is one of the best known short-story
writers of the last century. His real name was
William Sydney Porter. He was born in North
Carolina. He tried several professions before
starting his career as a journalist. He was the
author of about three hundred short stories. The
best of them were published in the books
Cabbages and Kings, The Four Million, Roads
of Destiny.
Jack London(1876-1916)
The novelist and short-story writer was one of
the most popular authors in the world. He became
popular in many countries for his romantic tales
of adventure mixed with elemental struggles for
survival. In his writing career of 17 years,
London wrote 50 books. His famous works are
Martin Eden, Sea Wolf, Love of life and
Ernest Hemingway(1899-1961)
Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He
wrote 6 novels and more than 50 short
stories. His style of writing is striking. His
sentences are short, his words-simple. His
famous works are The Old Man and the Sea, The
Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Ray Douglas Bradbury(b. 1920)
He was born in Illinois. He is an American author
of many science-fiction short stories and five
novels. Some of his stories are important
because they discuss the danger of runaway
technology. His famous works are Fahrenheit 451
degree, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, The
Martian Chronicles.