This is a discounted bundle featuring 6 of Hyperink's most popular Quicklets on American literature classics, including:
-The Sun Also Rises
-To Kill A Mockingbird
-The Call of the Wild
-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Here are some selected excerpts below. Buy them together and save over 66% off the combined price!
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From Quicklet on Moby-Dick:
Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, the third in a family with eight children. he left home in 1837 in the aftermath of his father’s death. The need to make living coupled with an in-born wanderlust lead Melville to spend the majority of the next ten years at sea.
Melville traveled to such diverse locals as England, Hawaii, and the Marquesas Islands on whaling ships and cargo transports. It was these voyages that inspired the subject matter for Melville’s early works, such as Typee, Omoo, and White Jacket. These adventure stories, with their exotic locales and equally alluring female protagonists, ignited the imagination of the English-speaking world and made Melville a writing sensation on both sides of the Atlantic.
With the proceeds from his book sales, Melville settled down in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he married and bought a small farm tract with the intention of assuming the life of a full-time writer. Soon after, Melville became involved in the relationship that would alter his destiny: a friendship with fellow writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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From Quicklet on The Sun Also Rises:
Born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1899, Ernest Miller Hemingway went on to become one of the most important writers in American history. At 17, he began his writing career as a reporter for the Kansas City Star and a year later served as a voluntary ambulance driver on the Italian front in the First World War. His experiences in Italy and later as a reporter in Europe undoubtedly influenced his writing, known for themes of love and the conflict of war.
In the 1920’s, Hemingway moved to Paris, where he famously hung out with a group of expatriate writers and artists, including Gertrude Stein and James Joyce. Based on his experiences there, “The Sun Also Rises” was his first novel and published in 1926. Other major works include “A Farewell to Arms,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Old Man and the Sea.” In 1954, Hemingway received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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From Quicklet on To Kill A Mockingbird:
Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird in 1960. Shortly thereafter, the book won the Pulitzer Prize and is now known as one of the greatest books ever written, selling over 30 million copies in 18 languages. The immediate fame the book achieved came as a shock to Lee, who never relished being in the spotlight.
Much of Lee’s novel is drawn from real events from her childhood in Monroeville, Alabama, during the Great Depression. As such, the racial and moral undertones of the book provide a very realistic portrait of southern life in the 1930s.
The book’s hero, Atticus Finch, is lauded as one of the great fictional moralists – a man who not only fought racial injustice, but defended his family through it all refused to compromise any of his values or integrity.