With fake news running wild, how do we know what’s true? Here’s what William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, George R. R. Martin and others have to say.
There was a great historian lost in Wolverstone. He had the right imagination that knows just how far it is safe to stray from the truth and just how far to colour it so as to change its shape for his own purposes. ~ Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad. ~ Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
“I make no manner of doubt that you threw a very diamond of truth at me, though you see it hit me so directly in the face that it wasn’t exactly appreciated, at first.” ~ Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. ~ The Professor at the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Kate Chopin’s maiden name was O’Flaherty. She was born on February 8, 1850 in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1870 she married Oscar Chopin. During the course of their marriage they had six children. The family initially lived in New Orleans. Later they moved to Cloutierville.
Oscar Chopin died of malaria in 1882 and left Kate with a great deal of debt. In 1884 Kate and her children moved back to St. Louis to live with Kate’s mother. Sadly, Kate’s mother died the next year.
The death of her husband and mother in such a short span of time hit Kate hard. A family friend suggested that she take up writing as a way to deal with her depression. By the early 1890s Chopin’s work was being published in magazines in newspapers. Her best-known work, The Awakening, was published in 1899.
Kate Chopin died on August 22, 1904.
Anne of Avonlea was published in 1909. It is the second book in the Anne of Green Gables series and depicts Anne’s life from ages 16 to 18. This book introduces the characters of the twins, Davy and Dora. It also marks the first appearance of the neighbor, Mr. Harrison.
The Anne of Green Gables Series
All’s Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It’s believed that Shakespeare wrote it between 1604 and 1605.
Historically the play has been classified as a comedy. However some critics believe it to be one of his “problem plays”, so named because they cannot be neatly classified as tragedy or comedy. The other problem plays are Measure for Measure and Troilus and Cressida.
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
Shakespeare was baptised on April 26, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. While his exact date of birth is unknown, historians believe it to be April 23, 1564.
At the age of 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. They had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, Shakespeare began a career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a theatrical company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. The company later changed its name to the King’s Men.
It’s believed that in 1613 Shakespeare retired to Stratford. He died there three years later.
There are few records of Shakespeare’s private life. That’s lead to much speculation about his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs and the authenticity of works attributed to him.
Comedies by William Shakespeare
- All’s Well That Ends Well
- As You Like It
- The Comedy of Errors
- Love’s Labours Lost
- Measure for Measure
- The Merry Wives of Windsor
- The Merchant of Venice
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Pericles, Prince of Tyre
- Taming of the Shrew
- The Tempest
- Troilus and Cressida
- Twelfth Night
- Two Gentlemen of Verona
- Winter’s Tale
Histories by William Shakespeare
- Henry IV, part 1
- Henry IV, part 2
- Henry V
- Henry VI, part 1
- Henry VI, part 2
- Henry VI, part 3
- Henry VIII
- King John
- Richard II
- Richard III
Tragedies by William Shakespeare
- Antony and Cleopatra
- Julius Caesar
- King Lear
- Romeo and Juliet
- Timon of Athens
- Titus Andronicus
Partial List of Poems by William Shakespeare
- The Sonnets
- The Rape of Lucrece
- Venus and Adonis
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