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13 Topic Pages Found in British Literature and starting with the letter P
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Paradise Lost

Poem by John Milton , published in 1667. A revised edition (1674) rearranged the 10 books as 12. Paradise Lost was begun in 1658 and completed in

Parkinson, Cyril Northcote (1909 - 1993)

English writer and historian, celebrated for his study of public and business administration, Parkinson's Law: the Pursuit of Progress (1958), which

A Passage to India

A novel (1924) by E.M. Forster (1879-1970) whose three parts represent respectively the Muslim, Western and Hindu approaches to truth, rationality and

Open Peake, Mervyn (1911 - 1968)
Peake, Mervyn (1911 - 1968)

1911-68 English writer and artist Born in south China, where his father was a missionary, he was educated at Tientsin Grammar School, Eltham College

Open Pessoa, Fernando (1888 - 1935)
Pessoa, Fernando (1888 - 1935)

( pĕs'wä ), 1888–1935, Portuguese poet, b. Lisbon. Reflecting the influence of both the classical tradition and French symbolism, his poetry moves

Pope, Alexander (1688 - 1744)

English poet and satirist. He established his poetic reputation with the precocious Pastorals (1709) and An Essay on Criticism (1711), which were

Potter, Beatrix Helen (1866 - 1943)

1866-1943 English author and illustrator of books for children Beatrix Potter was born in Kensington, London, into a wealthy family. The atmosphere at

Powell, Anthony, 1905-2000

Anthony Dymoke Powell was born December 21, 1905 in London. His father was a military officer of Welsh and English ancestry, his mother a descendant

Powell, (John) Enoch (1912 - 1998)

British Conservative politician. He was minister of health (1960–63), and contested the party leadership in 1965. In 1968 he made a speech against

Pride and Prejudice

A novel by Jane Austen . It was begun in 1796 and completed the following year under the title ‘First Impressions’, but rejected by a publisher in