ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Language Arts & Disciplines / Authorship

Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died

| £12.49 | €14.05 | Ca$20.26 | Au$20.00
by Jim Bernhard
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died by Jim Bernhard

“Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case." –William Saroyan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

Famous authors, like everybody else, know that one day they will die. Final Chapters tells the fascinating stories of more than one hundred writers' encounters with death—and their attitudes toward the Grim Reaper: fear, uncertainty, or acceptance.

Francis Bacon wrote, “It is as natural to die as to be born," while Socrates told the judges who condemned him, “And now we go our ways, I to die and you to live. Which is better is known to God alone."

Death often came in startling ways for these well-known writers. The playwright Aeschylus was conked by a turtle falling from the sky. Christopher Marlowe was stabbed in a barroom brawl. Moli?re collapsed while playing the role of a hypochondriac in one of his plays.

Edgar Allan Poe was found semicomatose in someone else's clothes shortly before he died. Sherwood Anderson was felled by a toothpick in a martini. Did Dylan Thomas really die of eighteen straight whiskeys? And was it a bottle cap or murder that did in Tennessee Williams?

If these authors have lessons for us, the best may be that of Marcus Aurelius: “Death smiles at us all; all we can do is smile back."

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 780623

Ebook Details
Pages: 312
Size: 6.3 MB
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781510700611 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Essays
Nonfiction > Reference > Curiosities & Wonders
Nonfiction > Language Arts & Disciplines > Authorship

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Games > Puzzles
Nonfiction > Reference > Trivia
Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Essays
Nonfiction > Reference > Curiosities & Wonders
Nonfiction > Language Arts & Disciplines > Authorship

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016