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Famous Authors, Charles Dickens
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
The work of Dickens is forever associated with Victorian England. The imprisonment of his father for debt gave him a trenchant insight into the world of the poor; his later involvement with projects for the betterment of man and the emotional strength of his novels derive from his first-hand experience.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
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Famous Authors, Daniel Defoe
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
Period illustrations and quotations from letters and diaries highlight this account of events during Defoe's life - The Great Plague, the Fire of London, his work as a secret agent. His best known novel was Robinson Crusoe.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, D.H. Lawrence
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directed by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008; produced by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
Chronicles the life of D.H. Lawrence from his birth and childhood in Nottinghamshire to his death in Venice, and tells of his attitudes on war and censorship.
directed by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008; produced by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
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Famous Authors, Edgar Allan Poe
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
Poe was born in Boston to actors David and Elizabeth Poe; but his father disappeared when Edgar Allan was three, and his mother died a year later. He was adopted by a family in Richmond, Virginia but was disowned when he was 17. After a brief career as a West Point cadet and soldier, he endured many difficulties b...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
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Famous Authors, Emile Zola
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
From an early age Zola determined to be a writer. His childhood and youth were spent in Aix en Provence; his closest friend was painter Cezanne (whose story is told in our Impressionist series). Despite failing his final school exams he got a job with the publishing house of Hatchette and therefore knew just how t...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 37 mins
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Famous Authors, Ernest Hemingway
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
Hemingway's life and literary work were closely intertwined. World War One experiences in Italy inspired A Farewell to Arms. Works such as For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea reflect the passions of his life: bullfighting, deep sea fishing & African game hunting. A self-imposed exile in Cuba, he sh...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
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Famous Authors, Eugene O'Neill
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
O'Neill was born into a loving and caring family; his father was a successful actor. After a rebellious youth, young O'Neill settled down to become America's first serious dramatist of international stature. He won the Pulitzer for Long Days Journey Into Night and the Nobel Prize for literature in 1936.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 32 mins
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Famous Authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
Fitzgerald's success with THIS SIDE OF PARADISE enabled him to marry Zelda Sayre and enjoy celebrity, partying and visits to Europe and writing for Hollywood. Zelda's schizophrenia and his deepening alcoholism were the background for work on TENDER IS THE NIGHT. He died in 1940 with his novel THE LAST TYCOON only...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, George Bernard Shaw
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
Born into a Protestant family of declining social status in Catholic Dublin, Shaw left school to become a clerk at 15. At 23 he went to London to pursue a career as a writer. With his brilliant wit and capacity for hard work he became the most prominent dramatist of his age.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, George Eliot
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
Examines the life of Mary Anne Evans, who wrote under the name of George Eliot. Her work as an editor of the Westminster Review and the influence of her long-term liaison with George Henry Lewes are discussed.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
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