The Beautiful and Damned / the Scarlett Letter / the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / the House of Mirth
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in Minnesota in 1896. He is considered a member of the 'Lost Generation' of the 1920s and his novels depict the Jazz Age. His third novel, The Great Gatsby, has sold millions of copies. Edith Wharton was born in New York in 1862. In 1921 she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature with The Age of Innocence, and she was also thrice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem in 1804 and spent his life as a writer. He disowned and burned his first novel, Fanshawe, but assured his reputation with The Scarlet Letter twenty years later. Mark Twain is the pseudonym for Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born in 1835 in Missouri, which provided the inspiration for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, often regarded as the Great American Novel.