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Alfred Lord Tennyson

1809 - 1892

The English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson was named Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during the largest part of Queen Victoria’s reign. He is, indeed, often regarded as the main figure of the Victorian age in poetry. He remains, nowadays, one of the most popular British poets.
His poetry is said to be remarkable for its metrical variety, its rich descriptive imagery and its exquisite
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Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer best known for his crime fictions and his creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific author who wrote 4 novels and over 50 short stories featuring his famous detective. He is generally considered as a master in the field of detective fiction. He also wrote fantasy and science fiction stories, poetry, plays, non fiction, …
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Charles Dickens

1812 - 1870

Charles Dickens, regarded nowadays as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, was an English writer and social critic. During his lifetime, he fought for children’s rights, education and other social reforms in England. He is mainly famous for his style, which is based on humour, satire, and on a precise observation of characters and society. He is also known for his massive production
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H. G. Wells

1866 - 1941

The English novelist, journalist, sociologist and historian, H. G. Wells, had an enormous influence on both his own generation and the one that immediately followed it. Best remembered nowadays for his science fiction novels such as The Island of Doctor Moreau, he was called a father of the genre, alongside Jules Vernes and Hugo Gernsback. He was nominated 4 times for the Nobel Prize in
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Lewis Carroll

1832 - 1898

Lewis Carroll was the pen name of the English logician, mathematician, photographer and novelist, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, nowadays well known for his puns on words, logic and fantasy. His most famous writings are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. His poem "The Hunting of the Snark" is considered to be a masterpiece of nonsense literature
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Oscar Wilde

1854 - 1900

The Irish playwright, novelist, essayist an d poet, Oscar Wilde, is considered a spokesman for the late 19th century Aesthetic movement in England. His best known work, The Picture of Dorian Gray, reflects the Aesthetic rallying call: art for art’s sake. Many of his works are designed around the exposure of a secret sin on curiosity and consequent disgrace and decadence
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Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

Robert Louis Stevenson is a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer who created the children’s novel Treasure Island, and of the horror story The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His whole work is based on a key theme is the impossibility of identifying and separating good from evil. His writing relies on visual effects, and on numerous narrators and points of views