Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Like the fictional Mrs. Bruner, Rex Stout had his own run in with the FBI. After Rex Stout wrote the book, he found himself on the FBI's do not contact list. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the author, Rex Stout, and his writing.
1) Research: Read biographical information about Rex Stout. Write the answers to these questions: When was Rex Stout born? How old was he when he died? What was his full name? Who were his parents and what did they do? What religion did his family practice? Where was Stout born? Where did he spend most of his growing up years? What kind of a student was he? In which branch of the military did Stout serve? Why didn't he stay in college? When did Stout marry? What did he and his new wife do for a living at first? What...
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