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John Updike

Writer (March 18, 1932 - January 27, 2009)
Nationality: American
For John Updike, the mundanity and repressed conflicts of American middle class life are the best subjects for a good story. With his widely admired style of prose, Updike's "Rabbit" tetralogy solidified his status as one of America's great authors.
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Frankenstein

  • Novel 1818
Frankenstein has enjoyed an immeasurable cultural impact since its publication in 1818. Mary Shelley's tale of a science experiment gone awry is still relevant today, addressing the relationship between scientific advancement and human responsibility.

Works by Shelley, Mary

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Gale's Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 165,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 215,000 titles into one source.