Authors of the 1900's

There are many important things about the 1900's. One of the most important influences came from the authors of that date. Most of today's authors look at or have studied the works of earlier authors. This page is just a guide to help you find out who some of the famous authors were and how their writings left an impact on the world today. Some of the authors on this page are Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Stephen Alfred Forbes, and Lucy Maud Montgomery. This page is filled with information about each and every one of them, so I encourage you to read on.

Ernest Hemingway



1927 - publishes short story collection, "Men Without Women" 1932 - Death in the Afternoon published
1935 - Green Hills of Africa published 1940 - For Whom the Bell Tolls published
1950 - Across the River and into the Trees published 1952 - The Old Man and the Sea published
1954 - receives Nobel Prize for Literature

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William Faulkner 

William Faulkner

He lived most of his life in Oxford, Mississippi, and his works combined regional traditions and culture with masterful characterization and technical experimentation. In a career lasting more than three decades, Faulkner published 19 novels, more than 80 short stories, 2 books of poems, and numerous essays. Like Thomas Mann and James Joyce, writers he greatly admired, Faulkner depicted traditional society not only in its own terms but also in terms of ageless human dramas.

In the book Early Life and Works, Faulkner's principal setting is Yoknapatawpha County, a fictional domain loosely based upon places and subjects near to him in his youth. His family had played a significant role in Mississippi history. His great-grandfather, the model for the senior John Sartoris of several novels, was a lawyer, soldier, painter, railroad builder, poet, and novelist and was twice acquitted of murder charges. Faulkner grew up surrounded by traditional lore--family and regional stories, rural folk wisdom and humor, heroic and tragic accounts of the War Between the States, and tales of the hunting code and the Southern gentleman's ideal of conduct.

In his lifetime and in his works, Faulkner bore witness to great political, economic, and social changes in the life of the South. Although Oxford, Miss., was in some ways rural, it was also the seat of the state university, the county government, and the federal district court, and it had ties to major cultural centers. A voracious reader, more schooled than he would ever admit, Faulkner began writing in his early teens. As a young man he produced hand-lettered and hand-illustrated books for his friends, including books of poems, at least one esoteric play, an allegorical story, and a children's tale. These works show his early commitment to a writer's life.


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Edwin Arlington Robinson


Robinson has had a major impact on the way authors write today. Robinson was well known for his poetry. Some of his works were The Man Against the Sky (1916), Avon's Harvest (1922), and Collected Poems (1922). Many of his stories and poems are "based on the legends of King Arthur: Merlin, Lancelot, and Tristram."

"Robinson was raised in Gardiner, Maine, a small town that served as the model for Tilbury Town, the fictional setting of many of his finest poems." Robinson had a pretty good life up until his father (a lumber merchant) died. Robinson attended Harvard for two years before the death of his father. It was at Harvard, Robinson began to express himself through poetry. Looking for financial help he took off to New York. There President Theodore Roosevelt "appointed him to a post at a New York customshouse." His first volume of poetry to gain recognition was The Town Down the River (1910). "During the 1920's Robinson received more recognition than any other American poet, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1922, 1925, and 1928."

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Another famous author that you might know


Lucy Maud Montgomery's and her works:

1908 Anne of Green Gables 1909 Anne of Avonlea 1910 Kilmeny of the Orchard
1911 The Story Girl 1912 Chronicals of Avonlea 1913 The Golden Road
1915 Anne of the Island 1916 The Watchman & Other Poems 1917 Anne's House of Dreams
1919 Rainbow Valley 1920 Further Chronicles of Avonlea 1921 Rilla of Ingleside
1921 Rilla of Ingleside 1923 Emily of New Moon 1925 Emily Climbs
1926 The Blue Castle 1927 Emily's Quest 1929 Magic for Marigold
1931 A Tangled Web 1933 Pat of Silver Bush 1934 Courageous Women (with others)
1935 Mistress Pat 1936 Anne of Windy Poplars 1937 Jane of Lantern Hill
1939 Anne of Ingleside 1974 The Road to Yesterday

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Anne of Green Gables


I hope you have injoyed my page about authors of the 1920's. I hope that you will view the sites posted to get a better idea of how important reading is.


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