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World’s Greatest Writers

  1. 1. World’s Greatest Writers…
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. William Shakespeare… <ul><li>English poet and playwright. </li></ul><ul><li>Stratford-upon-Avon in England. </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Chamberlain’s Men in London. </li></ul><ul><li>38 plays,154 sonnets and numerous poems. </li></ul><ul><li>1589 and 1613. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Works… <ul><li>Plays published in The First Folio. </li></ul><ul><li>Comedies, romance, histories and tragedies. </li></ul><ul><li>First play- Henry VI (Love’s labour lost) </li></ul><ul><li>To name a few… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Midsummer night’s dream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romeo and Juliet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macbeth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reputation heightened in the 19 th century. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>‘ All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. JANE AUSTEN <ul><li>Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. </li></ul><ul><li>Amongst scholars and critics, Austen's realism and biting social commentary have cemented her historical importance as a writer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. EARLY WORKS <ul><li>In 1793, Austen began and then abandoned a short play, later entitled Sir Charles Grandison or the happy Man, a comedy in 6 acts , which she returned to and completed around 1800. </li></ul><ul><li>This was a short parody of various school textbook abridgments of Austen's favourite contemporary novel, The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753), by Samuel Richardson . [46] Honan speculates that at some point not long after writing Love and Freindship. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mark Twain… <ul><li>Samuel Langhorne Clemens. </li></ul><ul><li>Genre: Fiction, travels, social commentary, children’s literature. </li></ul><ul><li>American author and humourist. </li></ul><ul><li>Light, humourous verse . </li></ul><ul><li>Evolved into the noted satire and hypocrisy. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works… <ul><li>Major publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Sawyer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Prince and the Pauper. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Used different pen-names like ‘Josh’ and ‘Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass’ </li></ul><ul><li>Origin of the pen-name ‘Mark Twain’ : </li></ul><ul><li>Mississippi riverboats </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Fathom’ unit of depth </li></ul><ul><li>Riverboat man's cry ‘Mark Twain’ </li></ul>
  10. 10. J.K.Rowling <ul><li>Joanne ‘Jo’ Murray(31 JULY 1965) </li></ul><ul><li>British novelist </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Harry Potter’ series most successful fantasy of all times </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Delayed train journey from Manchester to London </li></ul><ul><li>“ Harry just strolled into my head fully formed.” </li></ul><ul><li>Potter originally rejected by 12 publishing companies </li></ul><ul><li>Finally published by Bloomsbury </li></ul><ul><li>400 Million copies have been sold </li></ul><ul><li>Rowling best known for her ‘rags-to-riches’ story </li></ul><ul><li>Born in England, loved fantasy since childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote stories and read them to her sister </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Success Story… <ul><li>1 st person to become a U.S dollar billionaire by writing books </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd richest female entertainer </li></ul><ul><li>Légion d’honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. </li></ul><ul><li>Charity work- One Parent Families ,Volant Charitable Trust,Multiple Sclerosis society etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The most notable success story. </li></ul>
  13. 13. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction , best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code . Brown's novels, which are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour time period. </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Brown was born and raised in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA, the eldest of three children. Brown grew up on the campus of Phillips Exeter Academy. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Dan Brown <ul><li>American novelist. </li></ul><ul><li>Genres: Thriller fiction, ancient mysteries and conspiracies. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from Phillips Exeter University and spent a year abroad to study History in the University of Seville. </li></ul><ul><li>Got inspired by Sidney Sheldon’s ‘The Doomsday Conspiracy’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. FAMOUS NOVELS <ul><li>THE DA VINCI CODE: </li></ul><ul><li>The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discover a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to Mary Magdalene. </li></ul>ANGELS AND DEMONS : Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books. It revolves around the quest of fictional Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon to uncover the mysteries of a secret society called the Illuminati and to unravel a plot to annihilate Vatican City using destructive antimatter. The book uses the idea of a historical conflict between science and religion, particularly that between the Illuminati and the Roman Catholic Church.
  16. 16. Works… <ul><li>Novels featuring Robert Langdon as the lead character. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on historical themes and Christianity. </li></ul><ul><li>24-hour treasure-hunts involving on cryptography,keys,symbols,codes,ancient societies etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Translated into over 40 languages and sold 80 million copies world-wide. </li></ul><ul><li>Other novels:Digital fortress , Deception point,The Lost Symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Created controversies due to historical themes and Christianity as recurring motifs </li></ul>