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She did not actively seek to defy the roles set for women at the time, as others like George Sand did, but used her words in a modest feminist stand against the times. She met her partner George Henry Lewes through her literary circle in London. As he was married, their relationship was shunned by friends and family but they lived together despite the scandal. Her most famous novel, Middlemarch helped her to gain social acceptance through her psychological insights.
After serving as a soldier in WW1, he settled into life as a professor first at Oxford and then Cambridge university. However, his first book in his Chronicles of Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, released in , remains one of the most beloved of his published works. By the time he published his first big novel, Animal Farm in , he was an established, and indeed prolific, journalist. He had dealt with British colonies, unemployed miners, civil wars and communism in his work — all of which had a profound impact on his writing.
Animal Farm shows his anti-Stalin beliefs through a political, farmyard fable. Several years later Nineteen Eighty-Four came out and secured his longevity as an author. The writer of the Bond novels created a winning framework for the world of spy literature. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry.
Daniel Defoe born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain and along with others such as Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than books, pamphlets and journals on various topics.
Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Now his novels and short stories are popular too. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. Alasdair Gray. John Fowles.
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