A Timeline of Authors: When Authors Lived, Died, and Published Their Most Famous Book #infographic

A Timeline of Authors: When Authors Lived, Died, and Published Their Most Famous Book #infographic

When did your favorite author make his living? Were they amongst other great authors contemporary? What was it they were living through? This closer look at the results of the Great American Read survey outlines the top 50 favorite books in America, revealing which part of the history these authors lived through. Did you know, for example, that both John Steinbeck, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie and Ayn Rand lived through both world wars and the Great Depression?

Knowing that context can certainly put literary works into perspective, even certain quotations, such as this one from Gandalf in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings:"... So do everybody who lives to see those days. But it is not up to them to decide that. All we have to decide is what to do with the time given to us. "See what time these incredible people, who wrote some of the best works in the world, were given to. From Jane Austen to Suzanne Collins, see when those authors lived, died, and in this timeline wrote their most famous work from PlaygroundEquipment.com!

A Timeline of Authors: When Authors Lived, Died, and Published Their Most Famous Book #infographic

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