The Bridge of San Luis Rey - by Thornton Wilder

Julia Demmer  The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder     Thornton Wilder was born in Wisconsin, USA, 1897. He graduated from Yale and then spent a year at the American Academy in Rome. For the next four years Wilder taught French at a preparatory school and later English at Chicago University. During these years he also ...
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Late Medieval Welsh uprising 1400 - 1416   Owain Glyn Dwr began a major revolt against English dominance in September 1399. Descended from the Princes of Powys (but a former servant of Richard II) his revolt was closely connected to Henry IV's difficulties in establishing a regime. Glyn Dwr co-operated with the English opposition ...
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  1. Poet and his life  Jack London was born on Jan. 12, 1876 in San Francisco, California, USA. Jack London was only a pseudonym, adopting the surname of his stepfather, London for it. His real name was John Griffith Chaney.   Because of his parent’s lack of money, London had to drop out of school after the eighth gra ...
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The Celts

The Celts   From 500 BC to 795 AD the Celts were the exclusive tribe of the island. They were not the first inhabitants. But when they arrived they assimitlated with the native people. Most of the Celts were, tall and blond and they learned to work with iron. they lived scattered on farms with high walls around. There were no urban centres ...
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The Communist Manifesto

Study Guide for The Communist Manifesto  Click here for the Manifesto online. Page numbers referred to in these notes are those of the International Publishers edition. The Communist Manifesto, first published in 1848 for theCommunist League, had little influence in its own day. Only after Karl Marx andFriedrich Engels' other writings ha ...
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF LETTERS AND BOOKS   Letters Why was a writing system introduced?   The primary cause for inventing writing was to record official matters such as taxes, payments for trading goods or details of ownerships. It took nearly three thousand years after the invention until people began to use writing in m ...
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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm  George Orwell was born i 903 and died in 1950. His books were always pointing at important political themes of real importance.   Mr. Jones is the owner of the Manor farm and most of the time he is drunk. One day old Major has a dream. He dreams that the animals live like slaves on the farm and he wants to finish the s ...
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Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993)     There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark chill winter bastard though dry. The Korova Milkbar was a milk-plus mesto, and you m ...
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Austen Jane

0. Introduction   Jane Austen is a significant British author. Her ingenious - ironical Prose and her elegant style are characteristic for the passage of English Literature from Classicism of the 18th century to the Romantic, respectively Realism. Austen’s novels had great success while published . They differentiate themselves in ...
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What is Autism? Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
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