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GREAT WRITERS OF GREAT BRITAIN
DANIEL DEFOE Daniel Defoe was born in about 1660 in the parish of St. Giles Cripplegate, London.
DANIEL DEFOE Daniel Defoe was an English writer, journalist, pamphleteer now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. A versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural)
DANIEL DEFOE Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe (1719) tells of a man's shipwreck on a deserted island and his subsequent adventures. Defoe's next novel was Captain Singleton (1720), a bipartite adventure story whose first half covers a traversal of Africa and whose second half taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy.
DANIEL DEFOE In 1684, Defoe married Mary Tuffley, the daughter of a London merchant. They had eight children. A house near London, England, where Defoe once resided.
DANIEL DEFOE Daniel Defoe died on 24 April 1731. He was interred in Bunhill Fields, London, where a monument was erected to his memory in 1870.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 at 11 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE He was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE The first story from the series “ the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the Prototype of the main hero, soon became legendary detective consultant, was Joseph bell, Professor, University of Edinburgh. In 1912 Conan Doyle published a sci-Fi story “the Lost World”. The main hero of both works became Professor Challenger.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Doyle's house in South Norwood, London Doyle with his family in New York City, 1922
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Doyle was found clutching his chest in his house on 7 July 1930. He died of a heart attack at the age of 71. He was first buried on 11 July 1930 in Windlesham.
LEWIS CARROLL He was born on January 27, 1832 in Northern Ireland
LEWIS CARROLL Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician and photographer.
LEWIS CARROLL Eventually presented her with a handwritten, illustrated manuscript entitled «Alice's Adventures Under Ground» in November 1864. In 1864 Lewis Carroll finally published his work, as «Alice in Wonderland». Well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.
LEWIS CARROLL Died on 14 January 1898 in Guildford, Surrey. He was buried in the Mount Cemetery.
JOSEH RUDYARD KIPLING He was born on December 30, 1865 in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.
JOSEH RUDYARD KIPLING Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children.
JOSEH RUDYARD KIPLING Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book , Just So Stories (1902), Kim (1901) , many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899)
JOSEH RUDYARD KIPLING Bundi, Rajputana, where Kipling was inspired to write Kim Kipling's house in Torbay, Devon, with an English heritage blue plaque on the wall
JOSEH RUDYARD KIPLING Rudyard Kipling died from ulcer perforation on the 18 January 1936 in London. He was buried in the poets Corner in Westminster Abbey.