Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

Rachel Carson Biography | Author of Silent Spring

This Study Guide consists of approximately 88 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Silent Spring.
This section contains 790 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Silent Spring Study Guide

Author Biography

Rachel Louise Carson was born on May 27,1907, in Springdale, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Robert Warden Carson and Maria Frazier McLean. The family had very little money—Robert Carson made only a slim living as a salesman and utility employee—but thanks to their talented and well-educated mother, Rachel and her older brother and sister enjoyed a comparatively stimulating childhood. A great reader and passionate naturalist, Maria Carson left an especially deep imprint on her youngest child. While still quite young, Rachel began writing stories about animals, and by age ten, she had published a prize-winning magazine piece.

In 1925, Carson earned a scholarship for Pennsylvania Women's College where she hoped to prepare herself for a literary career by majoring in English. As had always been her habit in school, the bright but reserved student focused on academics rather than socializing and was soon one of the college's top scholars...

(read more from the Author Biography section)

This section contains 790 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Silent Spring Study Guide
Copyrights
Silent Spring from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook