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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 Burns
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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), 35 mins
Born into a poor family in the little town of Alloway on the west coast of Scotland, Burns spent his youth working on his fathers farm. He wrote poetry which was eventually published when he was 26, and became an instant success. He went to Edinburgh and was lionized by literary society as a ploughman poet.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 35 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, The Bronte Sisters
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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), 31 mins
Examines the lives of Anne, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, and the influence of Lord Byron, John Martin, and their Aunt Branwell on their literary careers.
directed by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008; produced by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
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Famous Authors, Thomas Hardy
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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), 31 mins
Pieces that were known to be Hardy's favorite folk tunes embellish this program which faithfully documents his life and his literature.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; 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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Famous Authors, Virginia Woolf
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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), 31 mins
Documents Virginia Woolf's life; her childhood in London, her marriage to Leonard Woolf, her bouts with mental illness and her eventual suicide.
directed by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008; produced by Peter Hort, fl. 1996-2008, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 31 mins
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Famous Authors, Voltaire
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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), 38 mins
The life of Voltaire proves that "The pen is mightier than the sword." In his long life he wrote novels, plays, poems, and philosophical works which embroiled him in difficulties with the absolute monarchy of eighteenth century France. His promotion of the rights of the individual brought him imprisonment in the B...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 38 mins
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