Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (And What the Neighbors Thought)

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Melissa Hughes, Kathleen Krull

Narrated By: John Brown

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2011

Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes


Which writer dressed solely in white? Who ate chocolate for breakfast? Who liked to challenge houseguests to swallow goldfish? Learn this and more about twenty literary luminaries, ranging from Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare to Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain, who are profiled in this entertaining and informative collection. Winner of A School Library Journal's Book of the Year Award, Lives of the Writers is both an indispensable reference tool and an exhilarating gossipfest. Author Kathleen Krull makes learning fun, painting realistic portraits of Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allan Poe, Frances Hodgson Burnett, the Bronte sisters, Emily Dickinson, E.B. White, Jack London, Murasaki Shikibu, Miguel de Cervantes, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, and more. Krull serves up an outstanding introduction to the classics of literature for the whole family, while telling us all the real - and at times wacky - stories behind their writers. Recommended for Grades 4 and up.