Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish.
Top Ten Dead Authors I'd Love To Meet:
I know it sounds a little morbid, but the authors of yesteryear were just so damned interesting.
Jules Verne (February 8th 1828 - March 4th 1909)
Considered by many (myself included) to be the 'Father of Science Fiction'. He was so ahead of his time you only have to look at his novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea or From the Earth to The Moon to see how advanced and ahead of his time he truly was.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30th 1874 - April 24th 1942)
Where would my youth have been if I didn't have Anne of Green Gables or Emily of New Moon to have kept me company in some of the darkest of times? I can imagine sitting on a porch swing in Green Gables hearing about her life.
A.A. Milne (January 18th 1882 - January 31st 1956)
He created Winnie the Pooh. That alone makes me want to share a cup of coffee with him.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1st 1875 - March 19th 1950)
As a life long fan of Tarzan (was raised on the films) I'd love to sit down and share a drink with him. Talk about where he got his inspiration. Why did he chose to write about John Carter of Mars. Space travel? Time travel. These were big ideas for his time.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22nd 1859 - July 7th 1932)
He's given us one of the most brilliant detectives in history. How he created Holmes and how he had him solving crimes was very advanced for his time. He was a brilliant man, and I'd love to pick his brain about his writing.
Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943)
Author and illustrator of The Peter Rabbit series, known for her rich water colour paintings, and preserving lands that now make up most of Lake District National Park in the United Kingdom. I'd love to hear about her life in her words. What was it like as a woman in her time? I'd love to pick her brain over tea.
Agatha Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976)
She's still the top selling novelist of all time and she's been dead 41 years. I would love to learn about her writing process. What was it like to be a female mystery writer in a genre so male dominated?
Anya Seton (January 23, 1904 – November 8, 1990)
Author of novels such as Katherine, Green Darkness, My Theodosia and Dragonwyck among many others. I first came across her writing back in 2010 when I read Green Darkness. Told in two time lines and very sensual and dark I would love to know more about her as not very much has been written about her.
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)
His writings have always moved me and for some reason he's always seemed so sad to me. I know it might not matter to him but I'd love to tell him how his poetry always brought me out of the darkness he seemed to dwell in.
Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990)
The man gave us The BFG, Matilda, The Witches and many other tales of wonder with eccentric main characters. He wrote books that I have some of the fondest memories of reading and having had his books read to me. I'd like to thank him for those stories.