10 Delightful Facts about Famous Authors

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1.) Despite the bodily injuries, nothing could stop Ernest Hemingway from going right back into dangerous situations.

fact about Hemingway, one of the famous authors of his time

2.) Was Mark Twain really one of the “anti-Janites” comprising of a formidable literary squad of the 19th and 20th century?

fact about Twain and Jane Austen, two of the famous authors of their time

3.) Lord Byron had a great love of animals, especially for his Newfoundland dog named Boatswain for which he commissioned an impressive marble funerary monument at Newstead Abbey.

Lord Byron fact

4.) Cliffhanger endings are a thing even way back then, Charles Dicken uses this in his serial publications that kept readers in suspense and allowed him to evaluate the audience’s reaction.

fact about Charles Dickens, one of the famous authors of his time

5.) The young Tolkien liked to draw landscapes and trees but it turns out he also has a strong feeling about the ‘moving forest’ in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

JRR Tolkien fact

6.) In 1954, Hemingway was almost fatally injured in two successive plane crashes. Yes. Two. Successive. Plane Crashes.

fact about Hemingway's plane accident

7.) Emerson in 1839, helped Jones Very issue a collection called Essays and Poems – this is after the latter’s release from an insane asylum.

fact about Jones Very, one of the famous authors of his times

8.) Most of Shaw’s journeys were with his wife Charlotte – she enjoyed voyages on ocean liners and Shaw found peace to write during the long travels at sea. How does he find peace on land, you asked?

fact about George Bernard Shaw, one of the famous authors of his time

9.) It may not be the most ideal situation, but it’s quite a responsible move on their part to voluntarily quarantine themselves.

Hemingway's quarantine fact

10.) Poe was the first well-known American writer that makes a living through writing alone – although it did result in a financially difficult life and career, you can’t disregard the fact though that he’s pretty perseverant.

Edgar Allan Poe fact

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