A very happy Independence Day to all of our US customers out there! Today is a day to appreciate all things American - and, of course, as an online vintage bookstore, authors are at the top of our list! There are many titans of classic American literature covering a wide range of genres. Today we're going to be taking a look at just a few, and appreciating all they left for us to enjoy even long after their time.
Praised as "the greatest humorist this country (the US) has ever produced", Mark Twain truly was a national treasure. Best known for his works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often being called the "Great American Novel", Twain's wit and satire remains unparalleled even today - over an entire century after his death. In celebration of our author of the month, we've written a brief history on the times and talents of Twain to show our appreciation for all this American great has left for us.
With only five novels written during his lifetime (including one unfinished novel, but not including shorts stories and novellas), F. Scott Fitzgerald left us with more to love, cherish, and appreciate than many could with one thousand written works due to the quality of his storytelling. Though not without his personal troubles (his life was tragically cut short by a heart attack at the age of 44 due to poor health and alcoholism), it's often the most troubled minds that leave us with the most inspirational and impressive works of art. With his birthday just around the corner on September 24th, it's time celebrate this revered writer by exploring his ultimate success and re-discovering why he is rightfully remembered as one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century.
Independence Day; a time for Americans to come together and celebrate everything that has made their country what it is today. In celebration of this annual holiday for our friends across the pond, we're taking the time to appreciate some of the titans of American literature, whose works and talents have contributed greatly to the world of storytelling.