Classic Author Focus: Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas was a French writer who was certainly from an extraordinary family. His father, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was the son of an African slave and a French nobleman and became a great and popular general of the French Revolution. However, he fell out of favor with Bonaparte and the … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Alexandre Dumas


Classic Author Focus: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson Although Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from severe bronchial trouble most of his life, he still traveled extensively and was a prolific writer of novels, essays, poems, and travel books and articles. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a lighthouse engineer. As a child, he suffered from ill health, as … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Robert Louis Stevenson

Classic Author Focus: Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield Katherine Mansfield was a New Zealand author who was considered a master of the short story form and one of the most influential and important Modernist authors. Her works explored anxiety, existentialism, and sexuality, and eventually developed a New Zealand identity. Mansfield was born in Thornton near Wellington to a socially prominent family. … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Katherine Mansfield