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John Donne. John was born in the year 1572 and past away in 1631. Poet John is famous for his religious poems & Sermons that he wrote mostly for funerals and such. ”No man is an island ”. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731). British writer during the enlightenment Wrote more than 500 books

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John Donne

  • John was born in the year 1572 and past away in 1631.

  • Poet

  • John is famous for his religious poems & Sermons that he wrote mostly for funerals and such.

  • ”No man is an island”

Daniel Defoe(1660-1731)

  • British writer during the


  • Wrote more than 500 books

  • Robinson Crusoe

  • One of the earliest proponents of the novel

Jonathan Swift1667-1745

  • Satirical writer

  • “A Tale of a Tub”,“Gulliver’s Travels”,“Journal to Stella”

  • Dean in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

  • London, England

  • Poet, Iliad and Odyssey. (Iliaden & Odysseen)

  • Pott's diseases (tuberkulos)

  • England, Cockermouth

  • Poet of: Lyrical Ballads, Poems in two volumes,

  • The Excursion.

  • Wrote during Romanticism.

  • Was married 4 times!

  • The prospectus contains his most famous lines:

    • My voice proclames

    • How exquisitely the individual mind

    • ( And the progressive powers perhaps no less

    • Of the hole whole species) to the external World

    • Is fitted:-- and how exquisitely, too , Theme this but little heard of among Men, The external World is fitted to the mind.

William Wordsworth

1770 – 1850

Jane Austen

  • 16 december 1775 – 18 july 1817

  • English Novelist

  • Works of romantic fiction

  • She was born at Steventon, hampshire

  • Famous work: ”Sense and sensibilty”, ”Pride and Prejuidice”, ”Mansfield park”.

Romantic poet

Ode of a Grecian urn

Ode of a Nightingale

He wrote about a 100 poems

He became more famous after his death.

John Keats31 okt 1795 - 23 feb 1821

Sir Walter Scott(1771-1832)

British (Scotish) writer

Creator of the novel genre

Wrote 29 novels


Mary Shelley

  • Born 30 august 1797 Died 1 february 1851

  • Gothic Roman- and novel writer

  • Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus

  • Romanticism

Edgar Allen Poe

January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849

  • American author ,Poet, editor and literary critic!

  • He is considered to be the inventor of the detective-fiction genre.

  • Some of his most famous tales are Tell-taled heart, Black cat, and The Raven.

  • Poe's best known fiction works are Gothic.

Charlotte Brontë1816 - 1855

  • Both Novelist and Poet, wrote under the name Currer Bell.

  • Penn name Currer Bell

  • Her novels are English Literature standards.

  • Victorian literature

  • Jane Eyre

  • Villette

  • Had two sisters that also wrote

American journalist, poet and a essayist

Wrote about death and sexuality

Born in Long Island – New York

Franklin Evans (1842) Leaves of grass

Most infuential poet, Father of free verse

Walt WhitmanMay 31 1819 – March 26 1892

Emily Dickinson1830-1886

  • Famous poet, wrote short poems about death

  • and immortality

  • I am nobody! Who are you?

  • A bird came down the walk

  • Heaven is what i cannot reach

  • Very few of her poems were published during her lifetime, it was after her death that her family found her poems that her sister later published. Even if Emily did not want to.

  • Emilys last wish was that they should burn her poems.

Oscar ”Ogge” Wilde1854-1900



London's most popular playwrights (1890)

Lady Windermere´s Fan


Virginia Woolf1882-1941

Born in London 1882, she was a brittish author

and a feminist.

Her most famous works are Mrs Dalloway(1925),

To the lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928).

Mrs Dalloway – Created from two stories

Orlando – A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-west.

To the lighthouse – A landmark novel of high modernism.

She married her husband Leonard Woolf 1912, who also was a writer.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie1890-1976

  • Writer

  • Miss Marple & Ten little niggers

    (And then there were none)

  • Some of her books were evolved to games

John Steinbeck(1902-1968)

Characteristic: American Author

Of Mice and Men, Cup of gold, The Grapes of Wrath

Nobel Prize for Literature, Oscar.

George Orwell1903-1950

A modern british author

Animal farm , Nineteen Eighty-Four

Samuel Beckett13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989

He was a Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and a poet. He was an absurdist.

Theatre Waiting for Godot (1953) Come and Go (1965)

Novels Murphy (1938)

Samuel Beckett, awarded the Croix de guerre by General Charles de Gaulle in March, 1945.Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature

Sir William Golding(1911-1993)

  • Novelist, poet and playwriter

  • Novels

  • Knighted

  • Nobel Prize

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