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  1. Stephen Leacock

    Stephen Leacock Born in Swanmore, England, Stephen Leacock was one of 11 children of an unsuccessful farmer and an ambitious mother, a woman to whom Leacock no doubt owed his energetic and status-conscious nature. In 1891, while teaching at the prestigious Upper Canada College in Toronto, Leacock o

  2. Stephen Leasock's "Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich": Satire

    Stephen Leasock's "Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich": Satire Jonathan Swift has suggested that "Satire is a sort of Glass, wherein Beholders do generally discover every body's Face their own; which is the chief reason...that so few are offended with it." Richard Garnett suggests that,

  3. Stephen J. Hawking by Rachel Finck

    Stephen J. Hawking by Rachel Finck Stephen Hawking was born in January of 1942 in Oxford, England. He grew up near London and was educated at Oxford, from which he received his BA in 1962, and Cambridge, where he received his doctorate in theoretical physics. Stephen Hawking is a brilliant and

  4. Stephen King

    Stephen King Stephen King is a well-known and talented horror/fiction author who has published over eleven books in the last two decades. His great stories of horror and fantasy have been enjoyed by kids and adults starting from his first best-seller, Carrie. King's wit and style of writing

  5. Stephen Vincent Benet

    Stephen Vincent Benet Only in a time when the pressure of the world amounts to angst and the fight for freedom can a world advance in it's literary achievements. A writer, just like an artist, builds his creations from the mood and settings of the surrounding atmosphere. In the first half of the

  6. Stephen King

    Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is

  7. Stephen King

    Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail

  8. Early American Literature by Stephen Crane and Robert E. Lee About War

    Early American Literature by Stephen Crane and Robert E. Lee About War American Literature consisted of many well known writers. These writers wrote excellent pieces of literature which are widely read today. These writers wrote about some aspect of American life, and they depicted Ameri

  9. O Henry

    Despite his rough life, unconventional style, and mixed thoughts and reviews, O. Henry is now considered one of the very best short story authors there ever were. O. Henry's life influenced his writings in many ways. William Sydney Porter was born into a typical middle class family in 186

  10. Stephen King

    Stephen King was a surprise to his mother. She thought she couldn’t have children so she adopted a son and named him David Victor King. Two years later Stephen Edwin King was born on September 20th, 1947, in the Portland, Maine General Hospital. His parents were Nellie Ruth Pillsbury, a housewife,

  11. Scholarly Paper- Misery by Stephen King

    ‘MISERY’ Stephen King AUTHOR-CENTRED READING ‘Misery’ was written by Stephen King in 1987. Stephen King is a prominent writer and has many fans ranging around the world. He was the recipient The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. ‘Mi

  12. Sin and Virtue Used in Stephen

    It is not surprising for an author’s background and surroundings to profoundly affect his writing. Having come from a Methodist lineage and living at a time when the church was still an influential facet in people’s daily lives, Stephen Crane was deeply instilled with religious dogmas. H

  13. The Summary of Stephen Lewis' Lecture

    Stephen Lewis Lecture Summary Laurie Murray In Stephen Lewis’s lecture at Mount Royal College, at the time being a United Nations Special Envoy to AIDS and HIV in Africa, he talks about all of the things that are going on in the world today and how it is “breeding a

  14. Stephen King's the Stand: Summary

    Stephen King's The Stand: Summary Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are "immune" to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctive

  15. Stephen Crane Biography

    Stephen Crane Biography Stephen Crane was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 1, 1871. Stephen was the last of 14 children. His father a Methodist Minister died when he was nine. Stephen never cared much for school. He became well known as a social critic, journalist, and as a poet. He w

  16. Stephen Crane

    	Stephen Crane was one of the United States foremost naturalists in the late 1800's ("Stephen" n.p.). He depicted the human mind in a way that few others have been capable of doing while examining his own beliefs. Crane was so dedicated to his beliefs that one should write about only wh

  17. Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. His father, Frank, was a specialist in tropical medicine, his profession often kept him away from home and family. Hawking's mother, Isabelle, was a very politically active person, which kept her away from home too. Even though his

  18. Brecht Jones and Artaud

    In LeRoi Jones's play, "Dutchman," elements of realism, naturalism and non-realism abound. The play features characters such as Clay, a twenty-year-old Negro, Lula, a thirty-year-old white woman, both white and black passengers on a subway coach, a young Negro and a conductor. All of these chara

  19. Stephen Crane's "The Open Book": Cosmic Irony

    Stephen Crane's "The Open Book": Cosmic Irony by: Sarah Clauer Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat," is thought to be one of the finest stories ever written by an American. Crane uses a theme of cosmic irony. Cosmic irony is the belief that the universe is so large and man is so small t

  20. Stephen King: the King of Terror

    Stephen King: The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using gre

  21. Stephen Coonts' "Flight of the Intruder": Summary

    Stephen Coonts' "Flight of the Intruder": Summary This week I read Flight of the Intruder by Stephen Coonts. I read from page 1 to page 437 for a total of 437 pages. The book is about an A-6A Intruder (a naval bomber) pilot named Jake Grafton. In the first few pages Jake's best friend and

  22. Biography Robert Davies

    BIOGRAPHY William Robertson Davies was a Canadian journalist, playwright, and novelist best known for his series “The Deptford Trilogy”. He was born on August 28, 1913 in Thamesville, Ontario to a fairly privileged family. His father was a politician and publisher and both

  23. Stephen Dedalus: Religion

    Stephen Dedalus: Religion Religion is an important and recurring theme in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Through his experiences with religion, Stephen Dedalus both matures and progressively becomes more individualistic as he grows. Though reared in a Catholic scho

  24. C. Stephen Layman's Essay, ‘Why Be a Superhero? Why Be Moral?’ Provides a Good Discussion on the Topic of Morality. Do You Agree?

    C. Stephen Layman’s essay, ‘Why be a superhero? Why be Moral?’ provides a good discussion on the topic of morality. Do you agree? The concept of morality stems from the idea of what is considered right and wrong. C. Stephen Layman explores this concept in his essay ‘Why be a superhero?

  25. Douglas Coupeland

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Douglas Coupland to Headline 2008 Bessies Awards Toronto: March 31, 2008 –– Author and Canadian cultural icon, Douglas Coupland, will be the featured speaker at the 2008 Bessies Awards. The May 15 Awards Gala will recognize the absolute best in Canadian television ad

  26. Stephen Bantu Biko

    Stephen Bantu Biko Stephen Biko is known internationally as the founder of the South African Students' Organization (SASO), and a leading force in the South Africa Black Consciousness movement. He fought against the separation between black and whites, called apartheid (the Afrikaans term for se

  27. Stephen Crane's "The Open Book": Determinism, Objectivity, and Pessimi

    Stephen Crane's "The Open Book": Determinism, Objectivity, and Pessimism In Stephen Crane's short story "The Open Boat", the American literary school of naturalism is used and three of the eight features are most apparent, making this work, in my opinion, a good example of the school of na

  28. Essay for the Body by Stephen King (Chris Character)

    Brandon Medina Ms. Scheck English 4, 02 October 2, 2009 Character Development in “The Body” Stephen King creates the characters in The Body to be unique, but the one character that obviously sticks out the most, besides Gordie, is Chris. In the beginning of “The Body”, Chris acts as on

  29. Stephen Biko

    Chelsea Guay The colonization of Africa came about because of a desire for Europeans to expand their territory and because of a lust for resources such as gold and diamonds that much of the southern countries had to offer. Much of Africa was divided and separated into cultural groupings between t

  30. Stephen Crane

    By: Anonymous Stephen Crane Today in modern America, it has become almost impossible to avoid the tales of horror that surround us almost anywhere we go. Scandals, murders, theft, corruption, extortion, abuse, prostitution, all common occurrences in this day in age. A hundred years ago however,