American Authors and Their Famous Works

1. Introduction

In this essay, we will be reviewing the works of four American authors. These writers are Edwin Arlington Robinson, Alice Munro, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. We will briefly talk about each author and then focus on one of their most famous works. The pieces that we will be discussing are “Richard Cory” by Robinson, “How I Met My Husband” by Munro, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Poe, and “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Poe.

2. Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson

“Richard Cory” is a short poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson. It consists of four stanzas with a rhyme scheme of a, a, b, an. The poem is about a man named Richard Cory who is envied by the speaker and the other townsfolk because he seems to have everything they want: wealth, good looks, and social status. However, one day, Richard Cory kills himself for unknown reasons, shocking everyone who thought he had it all together. The poem ends with the townspeople still wondering why someone like Richard Cory would take his own life.

3. How I Met My Husband by Alice Munro

“How I Met My Husband” is a short story written by Alice Munro. It is about a young woman named Edie who gets married at a young age to a man she doesn’t love just because she feels like she has to hurry up and get married before she becomes too old. Edie’s husband ends up being abusive and she eventually leaves him. She then meets the man of her dreams, but unfortunately he is already married. Edie ends up settling for a friendship with this man even though she knows they will never be anything more than friends.

4. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Cask of Amontillado” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe. It is about a man named Montresor who gets revenge on his former friend, Fortunato, by luring him into the catacombs of his palace and leaving him there to die. Montresor hides Fortunato’s body behind a wall and feels no remorse for his actions because he believes that Fortunato deserves to be punished for all the wrongs he has done to him over the years.

5. The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Fall of the House of Usher” is another short story written by Edgar Allan Poe. It is about a man named Roderick Usher who lives in an isolated palace with his sick sister, Madeline. Madeline dies suddenly and is buried in the family crypt beneath the palace. Roderick becomes increasingly paranoid and believes that Madeline’s spirit is haunting him from beyond the grave. His fear eventually drives him mad and he dies along with his sister when the house collapses due to an earthquake.

6. Conclusion

In conclusion, these are four of the most famous works by American authors. These pieces of literature have stood the test of time and are still popular today. If you haven’t read them yet, we highly recommend that you do.


The four American authors being reviewed in this essay are Bret Easton Ellis, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker.

Bret Easton Ellis has a writing style that is considered to be very controversial because of the graphic violence and sexual content that is often included in his novels. Toni Morrison's writing style has been praised for its lyrical quality and her ability to create vivid characters. Maya Angelou's writing style is known for its focus on the African-American experience and she often writes about topics such as racism and sexism. Alice Walker's writing style is known for its use of Southern dialects and she often writes about topics such as feminism and civil rights.

I would recommend Bret Easton Ellis' book "Less Than Zero" to someone looking for a good read. ["The four American authors being reviewed in this essay are William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck.","Each author's writing style is unique, but all four are considered to be masters of the craft. Faulkner is known for his complex and often confusing prose, while Fitzgerald is known for his beautiful and lyrical writing style. Hemingway is known for his concise and straightforward prose, while Steinbeck is known for his realistic and down-to-earth storytelling.","The topics that each author typically writes about vary widely. Faulkner often wrote about the American South and its history, while Fitzgerald wrote about the Jazz Age and the wealthy elite. Hemingway often wrote about war and travel, while Steinbeck wrote about the working class and poverty.","All of these authors' books are worth reading, but some of our favorites include Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury," Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men.""]