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Open Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)
Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)

Dannie Abse, a Welsh writer and pulmonologist, is considered one of Britain’s most important contemporary poets. Abse’s poems, plays, essays, and

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902

1834–1902, English historian, b. Naples; grandson of Sir John Francis Edward Acton and of Emmerich Joseph, duc de Dalberg. Denied entrance into

Adam Bede

Adam Bede is set in the ‘Eden-like peace and loveliness’ of Hayslope in Loamshire. Adam, a sturdy, honest carpenter, blindly loves Hetty Sorrel, who

Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719

(1672–1719), English essayist, poet, and statesman. He was educated at Charterhouse, where he was a classmate of Richard Steele, and at Oxford, where

Open Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004
Aiken, Joan, 1924-2004

A., one of the more popular and prolific novelists for children, has long been recognized as a highly accomplished writer whose novels, short stories,

Open Aldiss, Brian W. (Brian Wilson), 1925-
Aldiss, Brian W. (Brian Wilson), 1925-

Although best known as one of the prime contributors to the rapid expansion of interest in SCIENCE FICTION during the 20th c., Aldiss was involved in

Open Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The story of how Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematics don at Christ Church, Oxford, came to write Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has long since

Ambler, Eric, 1909-1998

Certain writers can be considered to be the originators of the genre they practice. Their work defines its nature, how one recognizes that a work is

Amis, Kingsley

( ā'mĭs ), 1922–95, English novelist. He attended St. John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1949) and for some 20 years taught at Oxford, Swansea, and

Amis, Martin

English novelist and journalist. His works are characterized by their sharp black humour and depict the absurdity and excesses of modern society. They