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Paris Review - Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction No. 28. Paris Review - Lawrence Durrell, The Art of Fiction No. 23. George Eliot (1819-1880) Biographical materials Works List of works Themes and subjects Religious themes and contexts Historical contexts Scientific themes and contexts Characterization Sitemap Plot, narrative structure and setting Symbols, images, motifs Genre, mode and style Literary relations Sitemap George Eliot and the visual arts Sitemap Resources for research Related web resources George Eliot texts ( Matsuoka's Hyper-Concordance allows word searches the complete texts of ten Eliot novelsGeorge Eliot photograph archive (BBC Coventry and Warwickshire website)George Eliot country (BBC Coventry and Warwickshire website) Virginia Woolf - Biography - Author, Journalist. English Writer Virginia Woolf became famous for her nonlinear prose style, especially noted in her novels Mrs.

Dalloway and To the Lighthouse. Synopsis Born into a privileged English household in 1882, writer Virginia Woolf was raised by free-thinking parents. She began writing as a young girl and published her first novel, The Voyage Out, in 1915. Her nonlinear, free form prose style inspired her peers and earned her much praise. Early Life English writer Virginia Woolf was raised in a remarkable household. Two of Woolf’s brothers had been educated at Cambridge, but all the girls were taught at home and utilized the splendid confines of the family’s lush Victorian library.

From the time of her birth, on January 25, 1882, until 1895, Woolf spent her summers in St. As a young girl, Virginia was light-hearted and playful. Despite her misery, Woolf managed to take classes in German, Greek and Latin at the Ladies’ Department of King’s College London. Writings Death. Dame Beryl Bainbridge - Literature. Beryl Bainbridge began her working life as an actress and remained an entertainer, as one of Britain's most popular and best-loved novelists.

Her work attracted a wide readership as well as critical acclaim, was short-listed for the Booker Prize four times, and won the Whitbread Prize three times, including for Every Man for Himself (1996). Her trademark is the sardonic, even at times macabre wit in her books, usually mercilessly black comedies with eccentric characters. But, by the author's skill, we never lose sympathy with these inhabitants of a peculiarly 'dismal England'.

This is partly because of her fine ear for the nuances of dialogue, though what is left unsaid is often as important as what is. Dr Jules Smith, 2001. Archive - Modern Writers - In Conversation | Keith Waterhouse. Thomas Hardy. Thomas Hardy aged 70, by William Strang Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth.[1] Charles Dickens was another important influence.[2] Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society. Most of his fictional works – initially published as serials in magazines – were set in the semi-fictional region of Wessex.

They explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Life[edit] Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in Higher Bockhampton (Upper Bockhampton in his day), a hamlet in the parish of Stinsford to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, England, where his father Thomas (1811–1892) worked as a stonemason and local builder. Hardy's work was admired by many younger writers, including D. Mr. D. Emily Brontë. Emily Jane Brontë (/ˈbrɒnti/, commonly /ˈbrɒnteɪ/;[1] 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848)[2] was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell. Early life and education[edit] The three Brontë sisters, in an 1834 painting by their brother Branwell Brontë.

After the death of their mother on 15 September 1821 from cancer, when Emily was three years old,[8][9] the older sisters Maria, Elizabeth and Charlotte were sent to the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge, where they encountered abuse and privations later described by Charlotte in Jane Eyre. The three remaining sisters and their brother Patrick Branwell were thereafter educated at home by their father and aunt Elizabeth Branwell, their mother's sister. Adulthood[edit] Wuthering Heights[edit] John Wyndham. "When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.

" Birthplace The village of Knowle, just outside Birmingham Education Bedales school, Hampshire Other jobs During the second world war, Wyndham worked as a civil servant in the censorship department and subsequently joined the army, where he served in the Royal Corps of Signals as a corporal cipher operator.

Did you know? John Wyndham's full name is John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris. Critical verdict Christopher Priest famously summed up the most frequently voiced criticism of Wyndham's work when he described him as "the master of the middle-class catastrophe". Recommended works The Day of the Triffids, Wyndham's first significant novel, has been permanently in print since its publication in 1951, and remains one of his most widely-read and highly acclaimed works.

Influences Now read on Adaptations Criticism Useful links and work online Work online· Consider Her Ways. Virginia Woolf. From Modernism Lab Essays Wiki Articles The Voyage Out Night and Day Monday or Tuesday Jacob's Room Mrs. To the Lighthouse "The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection" "Mr. "The Russian Point of View" Hogarth Press Orlando The Pargiters The Years Woolf's Reading of Joyce's Ulysses, 1918-1920 Woolf's Reading of Joyce's Ulysses, 1922-1941 Photos of Monk's House Biography by Jessica Svendsen and Pericles Lewis Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English novelist, essayist, biographer, and feminist.

Virginia Adeline Stephen was the third child of Leslie Stephen, a Victorian man of letters, and Julia Duckworth. Mental Illness In May 1895, Virginia’s mother died from rheumatic fever. Though Woolf’s mental illness was periodic and recurrent, as Lee explains, she “was a sane woman who had an illness.”[6] Her “madness” was provoked by life-altering events, notably family deaths, her marriage, or the publication of a novel.

Bloomsbury Feminist Critiques The Effect of War Hogarth Press Female Relations Suicide. The Wodehouse Society. Archive - HG Wells on the Future - BBC broadcasts from the father of science fiction. The Evelyn Waugh Society. Minette Walters | Books. Books by Minette Walters "I believe you should write what you enjoy reading. If you attempt to write something you don't like, you'll go mad! " Since 1992, Minette Walters has been captivating readers and critics alike with her psychological novels that explore the dark heart beating below a calm surface. Her unique ability to bring crime 'uncomfortably close to home' has earned her the title 'Queen of British crime fiction', and her novels have been published in 35 different languages.

Never one to follow rules, Minette eschews a series character, preferring instead to have each novel stand on its own. "I may write dark fantasies, but they are never entirely bleak. THE CHAMELEON'S SHADOW When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his previously outgoing personality. THE DEVIL'S FEATHER Have you ever wanted to bury a secret so deeply that no one will find out about it? Sue Townsend - Penguin Books UK Authors.

Sue Townsend: An Obituary 1946 - 2014 Sue Townsend was one of Britain's most popular, and most loved, writers with over 10 million copies of her books sold in the UK alone. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and has become a modern classic. Born in Leicester in 1946, Sue left school at 15 years of age.

She married at 18, and by 23 was a single parent with three children. At the age of 35, she won the Thames Television Playwright Award for her first play, Womberang, and started her writing career. The first of these, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ was published in 1982 and was followed by The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1984). Several of her books have been adapted for the stage, including The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾: The Play (1985) and The Queen and I: a Play with Songs (1994), which was performed by the Out of Joint Touring Company at the Vaudeville Theatre and toured Australia. Archive - Modern Writers - Release | JRR Tolkien. Tom Sharpe obituary. Tom Sharpe, who has died aged 85, was in the great tradition of English comic novelists and his bawdy style and vulgar approach were said to have made bad taste into an art form – like "PG Wodehouse on acid", in the words of one critic.

Sharpe did not start writing comic novels until 1971, when he was 43, but once he got going he gained a large readership. He was a huge bestseller whose hardback editions sold like most authors only sell in paperback. Wilt (1976) introduced perhaps his most popular character: Henry Wilt, a mild-mannered teacher of literature at the fictional Fenland College of Arts and Technology, who gets involved in a murder investigation.

Sharpe claimed that the account of teaching day-release apprentice butchers and tradesmen in classes timetabled as "Meat One" and "Plasterers Two" was based on his own experiences as a lecturer at the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology. Born in Croydon, south London, Sharpe had a most unusual and troubled boyhood. Dorothy L. Sayers. Dorothy Leigh Sayers (usually pronounced /ˈseɪ.ərz/, although Sayers herself preferred /ˈsɛərz/ and encouraged the use of her middle initial to facilitate this pronunciation;[1] 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, and Christian humanist.

She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays. Biography[edit] Childhood, youth, and education[edit] Sayers was an only child, born on 13 June 1893 at the Head Master's House, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

From 1909 she was educated at the Godolphin School,[4] a boarding school in Salisbury. Demons In Her View: The Ruth Rendell Information Site. This section of Gusworld is a companion to the rather more comprehensive Fatal Inversions site which I created to cover Ruth Rendell's Barbara Vine novels. It contains basic information on Rendell's novels, short stories and non-fiction works in her own name, along with the usual selection of links, interviews, news and other bits and pieces. Full acknowledgement must go to the Yahoo Ruth Rendell group, where intelligent conversation about Rendell is always assured. Last updated 10/05/2015 (Short story guide uploaded) At the moment, these pages just offer basic information on each group of titles; I plan to add more detailed comments later.

Novels From To Fear A Painted Devil to Thirteen Steps Down. LinksIne Jacet has an excellent Rendell site with detailed descriptions of each of the books, a biography and numerous links. Rendell appeared with her friend and fellow author PD James at the 2004 Cheltenham Festival of Literature on October 15. A Glastonbury Romance. Introduction and summary of the plot[edit] A Glastonbury Romance has several climactic moments, before the major final one. Firstly there is Sam Dekker's decision, following his Grail vision, to give-up of his adulterous affair with Nell Zoyland, and to lead a monk-like existence. Then there's Evans' failed attempt to destroy his sadistic urge, by playing the part of Christ on the Cross at the Easter Pageant.

Followed, however, by his wife Cordelia's ability to defeat of his desire to witness a murder. Characters in "A Glastonbury Romance"[edit] The High Street, Glastonbury John Geard, a mystic who influenced the late Canon Crow of Glastonbury and received the man's riches when he died. The Grail and mysticism in the novel[edit] The Grail in the novel is depicted not only in its original, Christian guise, but is mixed in with local folklore and Celtic mythology. Lawsuit[edit] Reception[edit] One of Powys's major novels, it was praised on publication by J.

References[edit] External links[edit] Deborah Moggach ~ Best-selling Author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Heartbreak Hotel » Biography. Welcome to my website. Here’s a very basic autobiography, but there’s lots more information about my books – how they came about, what inspired them, plots, reviews and so on – if you click onto individual titles. There’s also an extract from “Tulip Fever”, “These Foolish Things” and “In The Dark”.

And there’s an Interview, Photos, a Newsletter with the latest developments and events, a page of Contacts, and an email address if you’d like to get in touch and ask me some questions: Both my parents were writers – my father wrote naval history, biographies and children’s books; my mother wrote and illustrated children’s books. I had three sisters, and we grew up to the sound of typewriters tapping in the veranda, where our parents sat side by side, working. I wasn’t a particularly writerly child, however. I preferred playing with cars and animals. I then left my own life behind. See more at: Hilary Mantel - Author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. A Hypertextual & Illustrated Companion to Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano.

C.S. Lewis. A scholar and author, Clive Staples Lewis left his mark on the realms of literary criticism, Christian apologetics, and fantasy stories. While children know him best for the seven Chronicles of Narnia, his religious writings such as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters remain popular today, and his work on Milton, A Preface to Paradise Lost, is considered a standard critical work. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lewis was educated and lived most of his life in England. He served and was wounded in the trenches of World War I France, after which he completed his studies at Oxford University. In 1925, he was elected to a Fellowship in English Language and Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he taught for thirty years. Beginning in the 1930s, Lewis and some friends often gathered informally to discuss their writings and other topics. Participate in a SURVEY on Lewis's Mere Christianity. John Le Carré. D.H. Lawrence Review home.

Ken Kesey. Jack Kerouac. LibriVox. BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Hermann Hesse - Bibliography. David Guterson. Aspects of E.M. Forster: Criticism, Summaries, Pictures ... Everything about the British Author. Helen Fielding. JP Donleavy’s The Ginger Man at 60. EL Doctorow, author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, dies in New York aged 84. James Joyce - Author - George Orwell. J.D. Salinger (Author of The Catcher in the Rye) J.K. Rowling - Biography - Author. John Berger: a life in writing. Mary Wesley. John Fowles--The Web Site. Minette Walters: Official Website. P.D. James: About the Author P.D. James. Main Page. Ruth Rendell | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster. Isaac Asimov - Writer - Emily Brontë - Writer - Changing Places by David Lodge - the campus novel in full flight.

Joseph Conrad - Writer - Annie Proulx: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle. Sir Arthur C. Clarke. About - Ian Rankin. Biography – The Tolkien Society. Gormenghast, the official website. Lawrence Durrell | biography - British author. Henry Miller - Author - Maeve Binchy, Writer Who Evoked Ireland, Dies at 72. Colin Dexter - Strand Mag. Hermann Hesse. D.H. Lawrence - Author, Journalist, Poet, Playwright - 82, Edna O'Brien. Joseph Conrad. J.B.Priestley. Ian McEwan Website: Homepage. James A. Michener Audiobook Collection 21 Unabridged Historical Fiction Books - James A. Michener Audiobook Torrent Downloads, Free Audio Book Torrents, 67724. Ronald Searle. On the Black Hill.

Douglas Adams' bibliography. Antoine De Saint-Exupéry. About Ayn Rand - Biography. The Official Website of Dan Brown. R F Delderfield. Harper Lee Biography. F. Scott Fitzgerald (Author of The Great Gatsby) Download free ebook many format epub mobi pdf: Thirteen Novels by Frederick Forsyth (.ePUB)(.MOBI) C p snow. ANITASHREVE.COM.

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19 Contemporary British Novels You Need to Read Now. American Book Review :: Home. The Arthur Ransome Society (TARS) | Website of the Arthur Ransome Society (TARS) No Boats on Bannermere. How Nick Hornby Keeps His Writing Fresh. John Steinbeck (Author of Of Mice and Men) Ernest Hemingway (Author of The Old Man and the Sea) Homepage. Archive. How Green Was My Valley. Siegfried Lenz: Deutschstunde (Buchtipp) Booker club: Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively.