Praxis II English: Authors
Authors who will be on the Praxis II English Test.
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wrote "Sonnet 18", "Macbeth", "Hamlet", "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
wrote Sounder: An American children's author and educator, best known for his 1969 novel Sounder, which won the Newbery Medal.
wrote The Joy Luck Club (widely hailed for its depiction of the Chinese-American experience of the late 20th century)
wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Used escapism to tell stories of mankind's ability to do noble and heroic things
wrote The Time Machine: An English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre.
wrote Holes: An American author of children's books. He is best known for the series Sideways Stories From Wayside School and for the novels Pig City and Holes which he has followed with two companion novels.
wrote To Kill a Mockingbird; American author
wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray; Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories and one novel
Louisa May Alcott
wrote Little Women: American writer and reformer best known for her largely autobiographical novel Little Women (1868-1869).
wrote "A Farewell to Arms" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls": One of the most popular writers of the 1920's who wrote "A Farewell to Arms"
Author of The Call of the Wild (1903) which portrayed the conflict between nature and civilization
wrote Frankenstein: English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
wrote Robinson Crusoe; known as the father of the English novel
wrote "The Giver" and "Number the Stars": An American writer credited with more than thirty children's books and an autobiography. She won the American Library Association annual Newbery Medal for both Number the Stars in 1989 and The Giver in 1993.
Wrote the Catcher in the Rye. His main theme deals with loss of innocence and is a master of symbolism.
wrote The Outsiders: Wrote the first realistic young adult novel and was criticized at first for having written something too violent for teens
Percy Bysshe Shelley
wrote Prometheus Unbound: English poet during the Romantic movement who also the husband of Mary Shelley. A vocal social critic who published Prometheus Unbound.
wrote "The Scarlett Letter" and "Young Goodman Brown": United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864)
wrote Island of the Blue Dolphins: An American author of 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books.
wrote "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "I Still Rise"; African-American autobiographer and poet.
wrote Fahrenheit 451: United States writer of science fiction (born 1920).
wrote "Red Badge of Courage": Author who used realism in his novel, "Maggie, A Girl of the Streets", to depict urban poverty and slum life.
wrote "Wild Nights--Wild Nights!;" "I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died," and "Because I Could Not Stop For Death--;" 19th century poet; major themes: flowers/gardens, the master poems, morbidity, gospel poems, the undiscovered continent; irregular capitalization, use of dashes & enjambment, took liberty with meter
wrote Narrative of the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: one of the most prominent african american figures in the abolitionist movement. escaped from slavery in maryland. he was a great thinker and speaker. published his own antislavery newspaper called the north star and wrote an autobiography that was published in 1845.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
wrote Self-Reliance: American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement. Wrote "self reliance", which was very popular.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
wrote the Great Gatsby: An American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
wrote The Diary of a Young Girl (autobiographical literature set between 1942-1944) 1st published in 1952, chronicles her life in Nazi Germany
wrote "The Road Not Taken", "After Apple Picking", and "Home Burial." American poet; highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech; won Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry four times
Zora Neale Hurston
wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God; 20th century African-American writer; folklorist during the Harlem Renaissance
On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer: An English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work only having been in publication for four years before his death.
wrote The Story of My Life: American author and political activist who was deaf and blind from early childhood
wrote A Wrinkle in Time: An American writer best known for young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels.
wrote The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist born in Belfast, Ireland.
wrote Moby Dick: American writer whose experiences at sea provided the factual basis of Moby-Dick (1851), considered among the greatest American novels
wrote "1984" and "Animal Farm": imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
Edgar Allen Poe
wrote "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Raven": An American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.
wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
wrote The Color Purple; American author, self-declared feminist and womanist; won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
wrote Leaves of Grass: American poet and transcendentalist who was famous for his beliefs on nature, as demonstrated in his book, Leaves of Grass.
Wrote Harriet the Spy. An American author and illustrator of young adult and children's literature.