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Major General Lew Wallace, Author of Ben-Hur

May 11, 2019

General Lew Wallace was the author who wrote Ben-Hur in 1880. The popular classic version of Ben-Hur was the 1959 production with Charlton Heston, who also played Moses in...

Master of the Macabre: Edgar Allan Poe

April 23, 2019

Many and many a year ago, or more specifically, on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, Edgar Allan Poe was born. Despite living a very short and difficult life, he was...

The Fairytale Life of Hans Christian Andersen

April 16, 2019

Two of Disney’s most popular movies, The Little Mermaid (1989) and Frozen (2013), were based on fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen was the author o...

The Sensibility of Jane Austen

March 29, 2019

One of the most well-known female authors of the nineteenth century, Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, England, on December 16, 1775. Her parents, Reverend George Austen and...

Mark Twain

January 8, 2019

Mark Twain, who was born with the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an author who wrote the well known American classics, Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer. Those two classics are just a s...