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The curious Case of Benjamin Button, a 1921 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, now a major motion picture, features Benjamin Button, who, born as an old man much to the dismay and chagrin of his father and family Doctor, ages backwards until he leaves this world as a newborn. (Summary by Mike Vendetti)
This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history. (Summary from the Preface)
Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbor's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre popular in 18th-century Britain. However, Tom's status as a bastard causes Sophia's father and Allworthy to oppose their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and also acted as the foundation for criticism of the book's "lowness." (Summary from Wikipedia)
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The InsideCreativeWriting.com podcast is a weekly audio discussion of craft and technique for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction. Every week we examine a different specific element of craft through examples, insight, and weekly writing challenges. The podcast features guest interviews on specific elements of the writing craft and incorporates listener feedback in the form of topic suggestions, responses to previous episodes, favorite quotes and advice on writing, and questions. About the Host: Brad Reed lives and works in Corvallis, Oregon, home of Oregon State University. His passion is writing: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenplay—however the stories in his head best come out on paper. He has been writing for over two decades and is an avid student of the craft and techniques of creative writing. Brad has been married for over twenty years and has three children. He is working on the forthcoming novel The Giant Life of Emmett Mills in addition to the occasional poem, work of short fiction, creative nonfiction essay, and random musing.
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