Robert Cormier

1925 - 2000

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Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 – November 2, 2000) was an American writer and journalist, known for his deeply pessimistic novels, many of which were written for young adults. Recurring themes include abuse, mental illness, violence, revenge, betrayal, and conspiracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Cormier has received more than 338,058 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Cormier is the 6,450th most popular writer (down from 5,726th in 2019), the 12,045th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,601st in 2019) and the 885th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 340k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Chocolate War
Gangs, Juvenile fiction, Fiction in English
Beyond the chocolate war
Schools, Young adult fiction, High schools
Dark deeds continue at Trinity High School, climaxing in a public demonstration of one student's homemade guillotine. Sequel to "The Chocolate War."
I Am the Cheese
Organized crime, Witnesses, Juvenile fiction
A young boy desperately tries to unlock his past yet knows he must hide those memories if he is to remain alive.
French Canadians, Paranormal fiction, Juvenile fiction
IT IS THE summer of 1938 when young Paul Moreaux discovers he can "fade." First bewildered, then thrilled with the power of invisibility, Paul experiments. But his "gift" soon shows him shocking secrets and drives him toward a chilling act."Imagine what might happen if Holden Caufield stepped into H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man, and you'll have an idea how good Fade is. . . . I was absolutely riveted."--Stephen KingFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
After the first death
Fathers and sons, Fiction, Terrorism

Page views of Robert Cormiers by language

Over the past year Robert Cormier has had the most page views in the with 39,500 views, followed by French (1,810), and Simple English (1,462). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (102.05%), Esperanto (88.37%), and Egyptian Arabic (47.41%)


Among writers, Robert Cormier ranks 6,450 out of 7,302Before him are Judith Merril, Ted Tally, Tierno Monénembo, Rosa María Britton, Thomas Beatie, and Nahed Hattar. After him are Susan Bassnett, Conn Iggulden, Peter Hitchens, David Foenkinos, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Saunders Lewis.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert Cormier ranks 504Before him are Božena Srncová, James Moody, Kurt Lundquist, Adelina Gutiérrez, Roy Brown, and Eddie Baily. After him are Finn Pedersen, Cara Williams, Aristid Lindenmayer, Christopher Zeeman, Bobby Ball, and George MacDonald Fraser. Among people deceased in 2000, Robert Cormier ranks 348Before him are Wilf Mannion, Nora Swinburne, Alfred Kuchevsky, Jimmie Davis, Tranquilino Garcete, and Sylvia Lance Harper. After him are Sid Abel, Jacob Lawrence, Mack Robinson, Veerasamy Ringadoo, Kurt Schmid, and Roger Verey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Cormier ranks 12,045 out of 20,380Before him are James Burrows (1940), Kitty Wells (1919), Meredith Brooks (1958), Daniel Cosgrove (1970), Kelly Carlson (1976), and Josh Groban (1981). After him are Esther Rolle (1920), Ron Canada (1949), Elle King (1989), CeeLo Green (1974), Shelley Fabares (1944), and David Blackwell (1919).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Cormier ranks 885Before him are J. P. Donleavy (1926), Joel Barlow (1754), Joe Medicine Crow (1913), Judith Merril (1923), Ted Tally (1952), and Thomas Beatie (1974). After him are Brené Brown (1965), Amy Sherman-Palladino (1966), Ellen Glasgow (1873), Lionel Shriver (1957), Stephen Chbosky (1970), and Forrest J Ackerman (1916).