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“There is no friend so faithful as a good book” (proverb) “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” (Ernest Miller Hemingway)
Imagination Individuality Nature as a source of spirituality Looking to the past for wisdom Seeing the common man as a hero
Romanticism Robert Burns is Scotland’s most famous poet and song-writer. He is considered one of the most famous characters of Scotland's Cultural history. Robert Burns is best known as a pioneer of the Romantic movement for his lyrical poetry and his re-writing of Scottish folks songs, many of which are still well-known across the world today.
James Fenimore Cooper is regarded as America's first major novelist. Famous with his classic books, The Last of the Mohicans, (1826),The Pathfinder (1841) and The Deerslayer (1840). He is best known for his sea adventure stories and the American frontier type of novels. He was also a critic of the political, social, and religious problems of the day.
American author, short story writer, essayist, poet, travel book writer, biographer, and columnist. Irving has been called the father of the American short story. He is best known for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' and 'Rip Van Winkle'
'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' in which the schoolmaster Ichabold Crane meets with a headless horseman. 'Rip Van Winkle,' about a man who falls asleep for 20 years.
The impact created in 1852 by Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin made her one of the most widely known American women writers of the nineteenth century.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel, published in 1852. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible.
An English writer and social critic. Charles Dickens was the well-loved and prolific British author of numerous works that are now considered classics.
Mark Twain (1835 –1910) Realism Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, an American author and humorist Hemingway wrote in one of his essay: All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn
Twain statue at Public Library in Garden City, Kansas Mark Twain National Forest sign A statue of Mark Twain at Mark Twain Elementary School
Naturalism Jack London, the world famous American writer, journalist and one of the most successful novelists and essayists of his time. He was a man of adventure, a man of action.
Jack London Credo I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than I should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
An American writer in the Naturalism movement. He based his novels on events from real life.
The British novelist William Somerset Maugham one of the most popular writers in English in the 20th century, is noted for his clarity of style and skill in storytelling. He was a famous short story writer, novelist and playwright.
Marked by a strong and intentional break with tradition. This break includes a strong reaction against established religious, political, and social views. Belief that the world is created in the act of perceiving it; that is, the world is what we say it is. There is no such thing as absolute truth. All things are relative. No connection with history or institutions. Their experience is that of alienation, loss, and despair. Championship of the individual and celebration of inner strength. Life is unordered. Concerned with the sub-conscious.
Modernism Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure.
Books can tell us a lot about: lives of famous people; ancient times; arts; teenagers’ problems; latest discoveries and inventions; plants and animals; interesting things; cookery;
Books help and teach us to: discover new things; explore new ideas; educate persons; learn more about …; solve problems; feel good and make fun; feel comfortable; spend free time and relax; get information about …; not to be alone;
Proverbs, sayings and golden rules about books: Books are our best friends. Choose an author as you choose a friend. Do not make marks on the pages with a pen. A room without book is like a body without soul. Treat books with care as good friend. Don’t make dogs’ ears in the books. Do not lose your book that means you lose your friend.
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” (Ernest Miller Hemingway)