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Agatha Christie(1890-1976) Agatha Christie’s works Christie published more than 60 detective novels, 6 psychological novels and 19 story collections. Her 16 plays have been staged in London. The most famous works by Agatha Christie are “And then there were none”, “Murder on the Orient express”, “Poirot investigates”, “The man in the brown suit” and many others.
Lewis Carrol (1832 -1898) - English writer Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of Charles L. Dodgson, the man who wrote a famous book for children "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Charles L. Dodgson was born in England in 1832 The first Russian translation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" came out in 1923. In England the book was published very many times during the author's life and you can always find it in the bookshops of today. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is still a favourite children's book.
Charlotte Bronte(1816- 1855) Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816 in a small English town. In her works she wrote about the society she lived in and criticized it. The best novel Jane Eyre, published in 1847, is partly biographical. In 1849 the novel Shirley was published. The story is about the Luddits, workers who did not understand that the real enemy of the working class were the capitalists and aristocrats. They thought that machinery, which they destroyed, was their enemy. Charlotte Bronte died from tuberculosis in 1855.
Oscar Wilde(1856-1900) Oscar Wilde is one of the most interesting representatives of British literature . "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is one of his most famous novels. It is a story of a young man Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde's literary heritage is very large and his works are often staged nowadays.
Charles Dickens(1812-1870) He poured out novel after novel – "Oliver Twist", "Nickolas Nickleby", "The Old Curiosity Shop", "David Copperfield", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Great Expectations". Charles Dickens's books are read by all – by learned and simple, by rich and poor alike. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Jane Austen (1775 -1817) - English writer Jane Austen was a well-known British novelist and the author of several masterpieces. she wrote the famous novels “Pride and Prejudice”, “Sense and Sensibility” and some others. However these works for a long time remained only drafts and haven’t been published. The real name of the author never appeared on Jane’s books, although all her relatives and close friends knew who wrote them. In 1816 she was honored to receive the review on her novel “Emma” from Sir Walter Scott. Austen died in 1817 in Winchester. It was known that she suffered from Addison’s disease.
George Gordon Byron (1788 - 1824) Byron led extravagant life. He had numerous love affairs and scandals. Having married to Anne Isabella Milbanke ("Annabella") on 2 January 1815, Byron divorsed in 1816. Lady Caroline Lamb described him as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know”. In 1809 a two-year trip to the Mediterranean countries provided material for the first two cantos (the main divisions of long poems) of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Their publication in 1812 earned Byron instant glory.