The Dab of Dickens The Touch of Twain and The Shade of Shakespeare



[BOOKS] ✮ The Dab of Dickens The Touch of Twain and The Shade of Shakespeare ✰ Elliot Engel – E17streets4all.co.uk You'll never look at these literary giants the same way againThey are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms homes and pubs Yet for mo You'll never look of Dickens Epub Ù at these literary giants the same way againThey are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms homes and pubs Yet for most readers the living breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown until now In this utterly captivating book Dr Elliot Engel a leading authority on the lives of great authors illuminates the The Dab PDF \ fascinating and flawed members of literature's elite In lieu of stuffy biographical sketches Engel provides fascinating anecdotesEssays read by Dr Elliot Engel PhD; other selections read by David Birney Scott Brick Grover Gardner Joe Barrett Stefan Rudnicki Ralph Cosham and others.The Dab of Dickens The Touch of Twain and The Shade of Shakespeare

Published in both of Dickens Epub Ù Great Britain and the US Engel is the author of seven books including A Dab of Dickens A Touch of Twain Literary Lives from Shakespeare's Old England to Frost's New England His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Newsweek As one of the most sought after and beloved speakers on literature his mini lecture series on his favorite literary hero Charles Di.

The Dab of Dickens The Touch of Twain and The Shade of
  • Audiobook
  • The Dab of Dickens The Touch of Twain and The Shade of Shakespeare
  • Elliot Engel
  • English
  • 14 April 2016
  • 9781455137589

10 thoughts on “The Dab of Dickens The Touch of Twain and The Shade of Shakespeare

  1. says:

    Excellent biographical essays on various famous British and American writers Sort of wish my professor of literature at university was as witty as mister Engel

  2. says:

    Good Interesting and informativeThis little book reminds me of a fruitcake with morsels of yumminess here and there

  3. says:

    I can only wish that I had taken one of the author’s classes I picked this up in a delightful used book store in the San Juan Islands in the Northwest While I have read many many books I have read very few biographies of the authors My favorite author is Jane Austen yet I have never read her biography Granted the sections in this book on each author are not lengthy but were interesting in that each section told something of the author’s life and how successful they were during that life why they were considered a great author their writing style a little trivia and a little humor Most people know that Mark Twain’s real name was Samuel Clemens but how many know that the monster Grendel’s in Chaucer’s “Beowulf” habit of starting the day by eating a few soldiers from Denmark continues to this day when we have a couple of danish for breakfast A highly worthy and entertaining read

  4. says:

    This is one enjoyable read especially because most of the authors featured are the ones I like or interested in What's great about this collection is that Engel not only gives a biography on the authors he also present arguments on why they are considered literary genius The writing is a bit juvenile at times too many uses of unfortunately for example but fortunately haha the anecdotes shared are very interesting and kept me reading

  5. says:

    Includes lots of good anecdotes and historical facts about these authors some well known than other But I was disappointed in the authors he chose to focus on with the 4 women out of the 20 being fairly obvious and old fashioned choices — Elizabeth Barrett Browning?

  6. says:

    Great bookCovers the interesting life stories of these 3 authorsAlso includes excepts from their lesser known writingsInteresting Facts Shakespeare Wrote 37 plays Dropped out of school at age 14 Invented the following phrases Thank you from the bottom of my heartLeft high and dryPiece of cakeTongue tiedRefuse to budge an inchIn a pickleSlept not one winkThe long and short of itThrough thick and thinmany Charles Dickens Had 15 major works Invented the paperback book Invented 'procrastinated suspense' aka only releasing parts of the story at a time to keep readers coming back Earned 68 Million as a writer the most ever Mark Twain Could have become rich selling cocaine but decided to become a river boat captain His river boat captain days lasted less than a month because the Civil War broke out The name Mark Twain is a river boat term used when they boat is in 12ft aka 2 fathoms of water and they can anchor the ship Wrote the first book that used American dialect

  7. says:

    Rosemary Carter recommended this book a collection of bios by Elliot Engel an articulate and knowlegeable English professor Covering 19 of the greatest English writing authors from Chaucer to Frost Dr Engel spins delightful anecdotes based on his college lectures insightful and most importantly the very human lives of these revered writers While far from a Dickensian scholar I took an entire semester of Dickens yet learned from this book than I did as a student like the little known reason Poe chose a raven based on a luncheon meeting with Dickens or how The Pickwick Papers evolved from a drunken illustrator's images and a near bankrupt publisherDelightful captivating and edifying ADODAATOT is a casual non academic perepective of the serendipitous lives of great authors

  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this book Learned so much about these authors and other tid bitsthings I never learned in high school Highly recommend this book Might even suggest it as a book club book

  9. says:

    Entertaining read about 19 authors and their backgrounds that thrust them into the literary world I want to read of the classics now

  10. says:

    The coolest way to build my book list and inspire my dream of being a writer A well done introduction to classic writers as real people

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