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  • 1. THOMAS HARDY
  • 2. THOMAS HARDY  Thomas Hardy  (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth.  Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy. Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society.
  • 3.  Hardy's family was Anglican, but not especially devout.  He was baptized at the age of five weeks and attended church, where his father and uncle contributed to music.  However, he did not attend the local Church of England school, instead being sent to Mr. Last's school, three miles away.
  • 4. ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN
  • 5. ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN  Alfred Edward Housman  (26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936)  usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad.  Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems' wistful evocation of doomed youth in the English countryside, in spare language and distinctive imagery, appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste, and to many early 20th century English composers (beginning with Arthur Somervell).
  • 6. CHARLES JOHN HUFFAM DICKENS
  • 7. CHARLES JOHN HUFFAM DICKENS  Charles John Huffam Dickens  (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870)  was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.  Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens left school to work in a factory after his father was thrown into debtors' prison.
  • 8. LEWIS CARROL
  • 9. LEWIS CARROL  Charles Lutwidge Dodgson  27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898)  better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.  His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Shark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.
  • 10.  He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy, and there are societies in many parts of the world (including the United Kingdom, Japan, the United States, and New Zealand) dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
  • 11. OSCAR WILDE
  • 12. OSCAR WILDE  Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde  (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)  was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.