Robert Graves, c. 1914, age 19. Reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive the war. He became a translator, poet, and novelist, and was the author of I, Claudius.
Isaac Newton (1643-1727) Toen Isaac Newton op een avond een appel van een appelboom zag vallen, begon hij na te denken. Hij dacht: ''Waarom valt de appel wel van de boom, maar de maan niet op de aarde?'' Via deductie (= via behulp van enkele algemene theorieën, tot 1 nieuwe theorie komen) kwam hij op een conclusie dat er zwaartekracht is om de aarde, en dat er voor zorgde dat de maan niet op de aarde viel.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."
Dame Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989), Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now.
Pearl S. Buck, the Youngest Woman to Receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, on Art, Writing and the Nature of Creativity
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her most famous book was The Good Earth.