eBook The Britannica Guide the World's Most Influential People Series: The 100 Most Influential Writers of All Time, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781615300969
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
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Overview

There are few tools more powerful than the written word. Writers who finely hone their craft possess the ability to spread messages, change minds, or merely create something beautiful. As shown in the pages of this volume, masterful writers through the ages have run the gamut from early dramatists and poets such as Aristophanes, Sophocles, and Shakespeare to successful modern-day novelists, including Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, and J.K. Rowling.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Homer.
2: Aeschylus.
3: Sophocles.
4: Aristophanes.
5: Gaius Valerius Catullus.
6: Virgil.
7: Imru' Al-Qays.
8: Du Fu.
9: Al-Mutanabbī.
10: Ferdowsī.
11: Murasaki Shikibu.
12: Rūmī.
13: Dante.
14: Petrarch.
15: Geoffrey Chaucer.
16: Luís de Camões.
17: Michel de Montaigne.
18: Miguel de Cervantes.
19: Edmund Spenser.
20: Lope de Vega.
21: Christopher Marlowe.
22: William Shakespeare.
23: John Donne.
24: John Milton.
25: Jean Racine.
26: Aphra Behn.
27: Bashō.
28: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
29: Daniel Defoe.
30: Jonathan Swift.
31: Voltaire.
32: Henry Fielding.
33: Samuel Johnson.
34: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
35: Robert Burns.
36: William Wordsworth.
37: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet.
38: Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
39: Jane Austen.
40: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron.
41: Percy Bysshe Shelley.
42: John Keats.
43: Aleksandr Pushkin.
44: Victor Hugo.
45: Nathaniel Hawthorne.
46: Edgar Allan Poe.
47: Charles Dickens.
48: Robert Browning.
49: Charlotte Brontë.
50: Henry David Thoreau.
51: Emily Brontë.
52: Walt Whitman.
53: Herman Melville.
54: George Eliot.
55: Charles Baudelaire.
56: Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
57: Gustave Flaubert.
58: Henrik Ibsen.
59: Leo Tolstoy.
60: Emily Dickinson.
61: Lewis Carroll.
62: Mark Twain.
63: Émile Zola.
64: Henry James.
65: August Strindberg.
66: Oscar Wilde.
67: Arthur Rimbaud.
68: George Bernard Shaw.
69: Anton Chekhov.
70: Rabindranath Tagore.
71: William Butler Yeats.
72: Luigi Pirandello.
73: Marcel Proust.
74: Robert Frost.
75: Thomas Mann.
76: Lu Xun.
77: Virginia Woolf.
78: James Joyce.
79: Franz Kafka.
80: T. S. Eliot.
81: Eugene O'Neill.
82: Anna Akhmatova.
83: William Faulkner.
84: Vladimir Nabokov.
85: Ernest Hemingway.
86: John Steinbeck.
87: George Orwell.
88: Pablo Neruda.
89: Samuel Beckett.
90: Richard Wright.
91: Eudora Welty.
92: Naguib Mahfouz.
93: Albert Camus.
94: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
95: Jack Kerouac.
96: Flannery O'Connor.
97: Toni Morrison.
98: Wole Soyinka.
99: Sir Salman Rushdie.
100: J. K. Rowling.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.