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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, 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, John Steinbeck
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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
During his early years Steinbeck pursued writing, but for a living maintained himself by working as a caretaker. In 1935 TORTILLA FLAT was successfully published and fame was achieved. He married three times and was involved in politics and controversy over W.W.II and the Vietnamese War. Steinbeck received the Nob...
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, Jonathan Swift
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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
All that most people know of Swift is that he wrote Gulliver's Travels. However, it is such an extraordinary work and has had such influence that it is not surprising that he wrote much else and lived an interesting and unusual life. Born to Protestant parents in Dublin, he attended Trinity College before working...
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, Mark Twain
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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
Born Samuel Langhorn Clemens, Twain was a newspaperman, prospector, riverboat pilot, humorist, speaker - and perhaps America's best beloved writer. Speculative business ventures led to financial ruin, but he recovered.
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, Percy Bysshe Shelley
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produced by Kevin Jones and Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
Looks at influences on Shelley's work, including his interest in the supernatural, the French Revolution, and his friendships with Byron and Leigh Hunt.
produced by Kevin Jones and Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
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Famous Authors, Robert Louis Stevenson
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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), 34 mins
Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, an only child of middle class parents. He gained a law degree from the university there but (despite his parents opposition and a lifetime of poor health) became a successful writer. He died in Samoa mourned by young people the world over. His works include Treasure Island and Kidn...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 34 mins
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Famous Authors, Samuel Johnson
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produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
Johnson's reputation for erudition has concealed the fact that he left Oxford without obtaining a degree; much of his reputation rests on the great Dictionary of 1755. His life was marked by brilliant conversation and ebullient personality.
produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, Sir Walter Scott
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produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
Scott, who began his literary career as a poet, was financially successful for most of his life until an investment in a publishing firm ended in disaster and he died in debt.
produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
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Famous Authors, Victor Hugo
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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), 47 mins
The son of one of Napoleon's generals, Victor Hugo began to write at an early age and had a notable career as a poet, playwright, novelist, and even politician. His fearless defense of the common man endeared him to the French people, but led to his exile. He lived for 19 years in the Channel Islands. His works in...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 47 mins
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