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The hero of the ancient Anglo-Saxon epic poem of the same name. The specific date of composition and the author are unknown. The epic as we know it today dates from the 8th century. But certainly its 8th century form was preceded by various twists and permutations as it was orally transmitted.
Each night the palace of King Hrothgar of Denmark is attacked by Grendel, who is half monster and half human. Grendel kills indiscriminately and has wreaked havoc inside the palace. The King enlists the help of the Great Beowulf who defeats the monster.
Orson Scott Card
Russian playwright and writer. Studied medicine but did not practice. Instead he wrote plays and short stories depicting Russian life without sentimentality.
Arthur Conan Doyle
British physician and writer. In 1887 he published his first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet. Holmes was a detective of uncanny competence.
H. Rider Haggard
English novelist. His romantic novels were frequently set in South Africa.
English novelist and poet. Early in life he studied architecture but from 1867 on he devoted himself to literature. His work is notable for its stoical and pessimistic point of view. A master at using regional dialect and local folklore.
English playwright and poet. After a brief apprenticeship as a bricklayer and after service in the army at Flanders he became involved with the theater as an actor and playwright.
U.S. writer. Recognized as creator of "anthropological science fiction" her novels deal with alternative societies and space colonization. Her novel The Word for the World Is Forest (1976) is about interplanetary exploration and has been widely read as a parable for the United States' involvement in Vietnam.
W. Somerset Maugham
English novelist and playwright.
English poet and playwright. Wrote a variety of work but is most well known for his juvenile stories including Winnie-the-Pooh (1926).
English soldier, politician and poet. Considered an ideal gentleman of his age and finest prose writer of his generation. In 1576 he was appointed cupbearer to Queen Elizabeth but later fell out of favor because of his disapproval of the Queen's proposed marriage to duc d'Alencon. Wrote impassioned sonnets to Penelope Devereux, later published as Astrophel and Stella (1591).
English poet. Wrote The Faerie Queene (1590-1611).
American writer born in Providence, Rhode Island. Wrote fantastic and macabre tales such as the "Cthulhu Mythos" stories.
American science-fiction writer. Studied engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy but a physical disability cut short his naval career. Wrote pulp fiction and juvenile stories until he started writing science-fiction in the 1950s. His novel Stranger in a Strange Land (1965) became a counter-culture classic selling over 2 million copies.
J. D. Salinger
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Published: February 15, 1999
Updated: March 6, 2013
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