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Raymond Chandler
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"Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter. In at age forty-four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression.

In A Lonely Place: Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles

Raymond Chandler (July 1888 – March was an American novelist and screenwriter "From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.

After more than 50 years of separation, detective novelist Raymond Chandler and his wife Cissy were reunited in a Valentine's Day reburial ceremony at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego.

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Go on an Esotouric bus tour. Like, the Raymond Chandler tour for instance. Great for noir fans who want to explore the darker, more mysterious side of Hollywood.

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Mark Twain, 1867 photograph by Abdullah Frères The (almost) Complete Works of…
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. via LC

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Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) We've grown used to the image of the older man with the crazy white hair.

Mark Twain, 1867 photograph by Abdullah Frères The (almost) Complete Works of…

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Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, born May 25, 1803.
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Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, born May My favorite by far a very intellectual man who lived life each day with passion

Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, born May I went through a phase in life & read most, if not all, of his books.

Transcendentalists were critics of contemporary society for unthinking conformity. Emerson taught individuals to use in his words, "an original relation to the universe." The ideas of transcendentalism centered around Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, born May 25, 1803.

Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, born May 25, 1803.
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John Updike 1962 (W. Earl Snyder)
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About John Updike: John Hoyer Updike was an American writer. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run;

Ivy-Style mourns the passing of John Updike, who died Tuesday at While his status as a Great American Novelist is well known, his role as an icon of sartorial understatement is not.

March 1932 – January Updike: 'A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.' “Confessions of a Wild Bore” in Assorted Prose

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). The Scarlet Letter. "Young Goodman Brown". Romanticism.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne- photo circa 1855 to 1865

Young goodman brown essay introductions As A. Kaul says in the “Introduction” to Hawthorne – A Collection of Critical Essays. Young Goodman Brown Essays] 1120 words pages) Strong Essays

Here for your perusal is a one-of-a-kind photograph of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). The Scarlet Letter. "Young Goodman Brown". Romanticism.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). The Scarlet Letter. "Young Goodman Brown". Romanticism.
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Marie-Henri Beyle (1/23/1783-3/23/1842), better known by his pen name, Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism, as is evident in the novels 'The Red and the Black' & 'The Charterhouse of Parma'. Stendhal suffered from syphillis in his final years as he continued to produce some of his most famous works. He died on the streets of Paris from a seizure.
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Marie-Henri Beyle (1/23/1783-3/23/1842), better known by his pen name, Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism, as is evident in the novels 'The Red and the Black' & 'The Charterhouse of Parma'. Stendhal suffered from syphillis in his final years as he continued to produce some of his most famous works. He died on the streets of Paris from a seizure.

Marie-Henri Beyle (1/23/1783-3/23/1842), better known by his pen name, Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism, as is evident in the novels 'The Red and the Black' & 'The Charterhouse of Parma'. Stendhal suffered from syphillis in his final years as he continued to produce some of his most famous works. He died on the streets of Paris from a seizure.
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Outside text recommendation for The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born 22 May 1859 - "If in 100 years I am only known as the man who invented Sherlock Holmes then I will have considered my life a failure" - 155 years later Sherlock Holmes fans would never agree

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based the character of Sherlock Holmes on a professor he had at the University of Edinburgh. By transferring his own personal experience to text, it makes Holmes seem even more real.

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