List of Famous Authors
The published works of the following authors are extremely valuable to collectors who wish to invest in quality first editions and editions that are signed.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author best known for his jungle hero Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. Burroughs wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving his characters transported to various planets (notably Barsoom, Buroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amor, his fictional name for Venus), lost islands, and into the interior of the hollow earth in his Pellucidar stories, as well as westerns and historical romances.
Herbert George Wells was an English writer most famous for the science fiction novels he published between 1985 and 1901: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes and The First Men on the Moon. He was an out spoken socialist and a pacifist whose later works became political and didactic.
Jules Verne was a French writer with an extraordinary vision of the future. He published his first novel Five Weeks in a Balloon in 1863, the first of his adventure series. Other novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1864. From the Earth to the Moon in 1865, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1869 and Around the World in Eighty Days in 1873.
When not living in France, Verne and his wife spent time sailing on his ship the Saint- Michel. In 1876 he sailed around Europe and his adventures sailing to numerous ports in Europe provided much fodder for his short stories and novels. The final novel prior to his death in 1905 was the Invasion of the Sea.
Sinclair Lewis was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. In 1930, he became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as characterizations of modern working women.
Main Street was published in 1920. Babbitt in 1922, Arrowsmith in 1925, Elmer Gantry in 1927 and Dodsworth in 1929.
James Augustine Alogsius Joyce was an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel Ulyssus in 1922, and it's highly controversial successor novel Finnegans Wake in 1930. Other works include; Dubliners in 1914 and the semi-autobiographical novel, A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man in 1916.
Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis was an Irish writer and scholar whose diverse works include essays on Christianity and fiction relating to the fight between good and evil. Examples of Lewis's works include; The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy. Lewis was a close friend of J.R.R.Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald was an American writer best known for The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned. Fitzgerald was part of the lost generation of writers, (WW1). Fitzgerald's work often showed his feelings of emptiness due to war.
Dickens was an English author best known for Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol. His first popular work was in 1836 with The Pickwick Papers.
Twain was an American writer best known for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Pudd'nhead Wilson. Twain has often been referred to as the father of American literature for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Mark Twain served as a pilot on a riverboat along the Mississippi River before becoming an author.
Hemingway was an American author best known for A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises, The Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway started as a journalist before becoming an author. Hemingway enlisted for WW1 and the Spanish Civil War where he got inspiration for his novels. He won the Noble Prize in Literature in 1954.
Steinbeck was an American writer best known for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, East of Eden. The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939 and it won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.
In 1962 Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize in Literature.