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Classics Nov 7

Attitude of scorn, dark vision of life centers on warfare and cruel joke played on humanity Bierce
1842-1914 ? Bierce
Meigs County, Ohio Bierce
Joined 9th Indiana Volunteers, saw Civil war battles, cited for bravery 15 Xs Bierce
Joined brother Albert to work in US Mint in San Francisco Bierce
contributed witty, short pieces to city's weeklies Bierce
Muckraking reporter & editor of San Francisco's NEWS LETTER Bierce
Acquaintance of Mark Twain Bierce
nickname Bitter _______ Bierce
Married and moved to England, 4yrs of editing/contributing to humor mag, 1st attempts at fiction Bierce
Returned to San Fran and wrote regular column Bierce
witty scholar and literary dictator of W. Coast but did not get wide recognition Bierce
The Devils Dictionary//The Cynics Word Book Bierce
Joined Mexican Rev b/c it was a better way to die.. and no one ever heard about him after that.. 1914 Bierce
An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge Bierce
1809-1849 Edgar Allan Poe
Orphan Edgar Allan Poe
Foster parents - John and Frances Allan in Richmond, VA Edgar Allan Poe
Moody Edgar Allan Poe
Tamerlane (poems), not a lot of recognition Edgar Allan Poe
Enters US Military Academy to please stepfather Edgar Allan Poe
El Aaraaf (poems) Edgar Allan Poe
Moves in with aunt- Maria Poe Clemm and marries cousin Virginia Edgar Allan Poe
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym - his only novel Edgar Allan Poe
The Gold Bug Edgar Allan Poe
The Purloined Letter Edgar Allan Poe
The Murders in the Pue Morgue Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe
The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe
writes psychological thrillers, unsetting truth in human mind Edgar Allan Poe
Finally fame- The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
Wife dies of brain lesion Edgar Allan Poe
Found delirious and dies in 1849 Edgar Allan Poe
most celebrated humorist in American history, humor is hard to translate, but he appealed to entire world Mark Twain
Adventures of Huck Finn Mark Twain
born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens Mark Twain
Hannibal, Missouri (setting of Tom Sawyer) Mark Twain
boyhood ended at 12 b/c father died Mark Twain
Printer for 15 yrs Mark Twain
Loved steamboats, apprenticed for Horace Bixby, got penname Mark Twain
Confederate Civil War Soldier Mark Twain
Funny b/c pretended not to recognized absurdity of material Mark Twain
Journalist Mark Twain
recognition for The Celebrated jumping Frog of Calaveras County Mark Twain
The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain
Married Olivia Langdom Mark Twain
Moved to Hartford, Connecticut Mark Twain
Roughing It Mark Twain
Does a series in friend Will Howells The Atlantic Monthly & it expanded into Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - celebration of boyhood Mark Twain
Adventures of Huck Finn Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court Mark Twain
Pudd'n head Wilson Mark Twain
Financial (economic panic of 1893), personal (2 daughters and wife die, then he dies), and professional disappointments Mark Twain
Later years - bitter Mark Twain
atmosphere - spooky The Raven
symbolizes sorrow, haunting of death of Lenore The Raven
1817-1862 Henry David Thoreau
Failed as teacher, husband, lectures Henry David Thoreau
Harvard Edu Henry David Thoreau
WAlden Pond, Mass Henry David Thoreau
Hard to get along with Henry David Thoreau
Walden- success - fundamental spiritual truths Henry David Thoreau
Resistance to Civil Gov. (essay) Henry David Thoreau
Tuberculosis - dies peacefully Henry David Thoreau
simple & natural life Walden, Thoreau
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