Ray Bradbury Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Books, education, Quotes, Death, Net Worth, Facts & More.




 

Ray Bradbury Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Books, education, Quotes, Death, Net Worth, Facts & More.

 

 

 

 

Who is Ray Douglas Bradbury?


Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. Ray Bradbury was a one of the science fiction writer whose works were translated in more than 40 languages.  Bradbury was a one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers.

 

Early life

 

Bradbury was born on 22 August 1920, in Waukegan, Illinois. His father, Leonard Spaulding Bradbury (1890–1957) Spaulding Bradbury, was a telephone lineman and technician. His mother, Esther Marie Bradbury (1888–1966), was a Swedish immigrant.

Bradbury attended Amphi Junior High School and Roskruge Junior High School (Tucson). In 1934 his family settled in Los Angeles, California, when Bradbury was 14 years old. He attended Los Angeles High School, where he was involved in the drama club and planned to become an actor.

 

Bradbury was selling newspapers on the streets of Los Angeles, and spending days in the local library and nights at the typewriter. Bradbury began writing his own stories at age 12. At that time he published his stories in fanzines.

 

Career

 

In 1941 Bradbury became a paid writer when the pulp magazine Science Stories published his short story, titled "Pendulum", for which he earned $15. His first book "Dark Carnival" was published in 1947. Bradbury's first published story was "Hollerbochen's Dilemma", which appeared in the January 1938 in fanzine Imagination!.

 

Bradbury sold his first solo story, "The Lake", for $13.75. Bradbury was famous for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and his short-story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951). In 1962, his novel "Something Wicked This Way Comes" was published. The novel combines elements of fantasy and horror, analyzing the conflicting natures of good and evil that exist within all individuals. Bradbury worked in a variety of modes, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction.

 

Bradbury authored more than 27 novels and story collections. More than eight million copies of his works, published in over 36 languages, have been sold around the world.

 

Short Biography

 

Birth Name: Ray Douglas Bradbury

Date of Birth: 22 August 1920

Birth place: Waukegan, Illinois, United States

Died: June 5, 2012 (aged 91)

Death Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Resting place: Westwood Memorial Park, Westwood, Los Angeles

Education: Los Angeles High School

Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse: Marguerite McClure (m. 1947–2003)

Children: Susan, Ramona, Bettina and Alexandra

Parents: Leonard Spaulding Bradbury (1890–1957) (Father)

             Esther Marie Bradbury (1888–1966) (Mother)

Occupation: Writer

Genre: Fantasy science, horror, mystery, magic realism

Net Worth: $30 Million

 

Awards and honors

 

American Academy of Arts and Letters (1954)

Inkpot Award (1974)

Daytime Emmy Award (1994)

National Medal of Arts (2004)

Pulitzer Prize Special Citation (2007)

Prometheus Award (1984)

Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award (1994)

World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (1977)

Sir Arthur Clarke Award (2007)

85th Academy Awards (2013)

 

Quotes

 

1. There are two races of people - men and women - no matter what what women's libbers would have you pretend. Men are born with no purpose in the universe except to procreate. There is lots of time to kill beyond that.

2. I am one of those fortunate people who were born to be joyful writers discovered the fact early on.

3. I have fun with ideas. I play with them.

4. I don't believe in being serious about anything. I think life is too serious to be taken seriously.

5. Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.

 

Novels

 

The Martian Chronicles (1950)

Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

Dandelion Wine (1957)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962)

The Halloween Tree (1972)

Death Is a Lonely Business (1985)

A Graveyard for Lunatics (1990)

Green Shadows, White Whale (1992)

From the Dust Returned (2001)

Let's All Kill Constance (2002)

Farewell summer (2006)

 


Short Story Collections

 

Dark Carnival (1947)

The Illustrated Man (1951)

The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)

The October Country (1955)

A Medicine for Melancholy (1959)

S is for Space (1966)

Twice 22 (1966)

I Sing The Body Electric (1969)

Ray Bradbury (1975)

Long After Midnight (1976)

The Fog Horn and Other Stories (1981)

Dinosaur Tales (1983)

A Memory of Murder (1984)

The Parrot Who Met Papa (1991)

Selected from Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed (1991)

Quicker Than The Eye (1996)

Driving Blind (1997)

One More for the Road (2002)

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales (2003)

Is That You, Herb? (2003)

The Cat's Pajamas: Stories (2004)

Summer Morning, Summer Night (2007)

A Pleasure To Burn (2010)

 

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1. A Beautiful Mind

 

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Book Title: A Beautiful Mind: a Biography of John Forbes Nash

Author: Sylvia Nasar

Published Year: 1998

Total Page count: 460

Types:  Biography

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States

Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography/Autobiography (1998)

 

Summary of book

The powerful, dramatic biography of conomist and mathematician John Forbes Nash, who overcame serious mental illness and schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize.

 

2. Alan Turing: The Enigma

 

Biographic information

 

Book Title: Alan Turing: The Enigma

Published Year: 1983

Author: Andrew Hodges

Total Page count: 587

Types:  Biography

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States

 

Summary of book

This book is a biography of the British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing. The book covers Alan Turing's hole life and work. The film The Imitation Game (2014) is loosely based on the book.

 

3. Alexander Hamilton

 

Biographic information

 

Book Title: Alexander Hamilton

Published Year: 2004

Author: Ron Chernow

Total Page count: 818

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States

 

Summary of book

"Alexander Hamilton" is a biography of American statesman Alexander Hamilton. "Alexander Hamilton" is written by famous historian and biographer Ron Chernow. Alexander Hamilton was an instrumental promoter of the U.S. Constitution, founder of the nation's financial system. Alexander Hamilton was first Secretary of the Treasury. Alexander Hamilton was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

 

4. Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

 

Biographic information

Book Title: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Published Date: 8 May 2018

Author: Zora Neale Hurston

Total Page count: 208

Types: Biography

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States

 

Summary of book

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" this book is written by Zora Neale Hurston.  This book is based on Hurston’s interviews with the last remaining survivor of the Middle Passage slave trade, a man named Cudjo Lewis. In this book true story of Cudjo Lewis, an Alabama man who was believed to be the last living person captured in Africa and brought to America on a slave ship.

 

5. Churchill: A Life

 

Biographic information

Book Title: Churchill: A Life

Published Year: 1991

Author: Martin Gilbert

Types: Biography

Book Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Total Page count: 1066 pages

 

Summary of book

"Churchill: A Life Churchill" is a brilliant marriage of the hard facts of the public life and the intimate details of the private man. a vital portrait of one of the most remarkable men of any age as well as a revealing depiction of a man of extraordinary courage and imagination. Winston Churchill — considered by many to be

Britain’s greatest prime minister ever. A dexterous balance of in-depth research and intimately drawn details makes this biography.

 

6. E=mc²: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

 

Biographic information

Book Title: E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

Author: David Bodanis

Published Year: May 2000

Book Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Total Page count: 336 pages

Types: Biography

 

Summary of book

In this book David Bodanis attempts to explain the meaning, beauty and implications of the most famous equation in physics. This “biography of the world’s most famous equation”

 

7. Enrique's Journey

 

Biographic information

Book Title: Enrique's Journey

Published Year: 2006

Author: Sonia Nazario

Total Page count: 300 pages

Book Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC

Types: Novel, Biography

 

Summary of book

Enrique's Journey: this is the Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother. This book based on a 17-year-old boy from Honduras who travels to the United States in search of his mother.

 

8. Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

 

Biographic information

Book Title: Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

Published Year: 1983

Author: Hayden Herrera

Book Publisher: Harper

Types: Biography, Biographical Fiction

 

Summary of book

"Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo" is a book written by Hayden Herrera about the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her art, and her relationship with muralist Diego Rivera. "Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo" this book was Published in 1983.

 

9. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

 

Biographic information

Book Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Published Year: 2 February 2010

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Total Page count: 381

Types: Biography

Book Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Originally Book Language: English

Country: United States

 

Summary of book

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is a non-fiction book written by American author Rebecca Skloot. This book is about a woman whose cells completely changed the trajectory of modern medicine.

 

10. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Three Tenant Families

 

Biographic information

Book Title: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families

Published Year: 1941

Author: James Agee

Book Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Total Page count: 416 pages

Subjects: History

 

Summary of book

"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" is a book written by American writer James Agee and published in 1941 in the United States. The book is documents the lives of impoverished tenant farmers during the Great Depression.


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