Some Famous Quotes about Reading Books

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FOR THE SAKE OF INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY Have a look at those quotes on reading Some Famous Quotes about Reading Books I’ve traveled the world twice over, Met the famous; saints and sinners, Poets and artists, kings and queens, Old stars and hopeful beginners, I’ve been where no-one’s been before, Learned secrets from writers and cooks All with one library … Read More

Summary of Animal Farm by George Orwell

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Summary of Animal Farm by George Orwell (From Cliffs Notes)   One night, all the animals at Mr. Jones’ Manor Farm assemble in a barn to hear old Major, a pig, describe a dream he had about a world where all animals live free from the tyranny of their human masters. Old Major dies soon after the meeting, but the animals — … Read More

CHARLES DICKENS' WORKS – A SIMPLE CHRONOLOGY-

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1837-39 Oliver Twist 1838-39 Nicholas Nickelby 1840-41 The Old Curiosity Shop, Baranby Rudge. 1842 Travelled to the United States. 1843-44 Martin Chuzzlewit, A Christmas Carol. 1844-45 Travelled to Italy and France. 1846-48 Dombey and Son. 1849-50 David Copperfield. 1852-53 Bleak House 1854 Hard Times 1855-57 Little Dorrit 1857 A year before leaving his wife, Dickens fell in love with a … Read More

CHARLES DICKENS’ WORKS – A SIMPLE CHRONOLOGY-

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1837-39 Oliver Twist 1838-39 Nicholas Nickelby 1840-41 The Old Curiosity Shop, Baranby Rudge. 1842 Travelled to the United States. 1843-44 Martin Chuzzlewit, A Christmas Carol. 1844-45 Travelled to Italy and France. 1846-48 Dombey and Son. 1849-50 David Copperfield. 1852-53 Bleak House 1854 Hard Times 1855-57 Little Dorrit 1857 A year before leaving his wife, Dickens fell in love with a … Read More

CHARLES DICKENS' BIOGRAPHY

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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, England. His father, John Dickens, was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office at Portsmouth, and his wife Elizabeth Dickens (née Barrow, 1789–1863) was a housewife. In 1814, John Dickens was transferred to London, and in 1817, the whole family moved to Chatham, near the naval docks. When he … Read More

CHARLES DICKENS’ BIOGRAPHY

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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, England. His father, John Dickens, was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office at Portsmouth, and his wife Elizabeth Dickens (née Barrow, 1789–1863) was a housewife. In 1814, John Dickens was transferred to London, and in 1817, the whole family moved to Chatham, near the naval docks. When he … Read More

List of Contemporary British Authors and Novelists

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List of Contemporary British Authors and Novelists at the Virginia Public Library   Adams, D ouglass (born 1952; Cambridge, England) Dirk Gently’s H olistic Detective Agency, c1987, FIC ADA [247 p.] o Mystery stories, English; Science Fiction, English; H um orous stories, English; Time travel; Detectives. The H itchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, c1979, SCI FI ADA [215 p.] o … Read More

SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY

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  SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY   This handout was prepared by Dr. William Tarvin, a retired professor of literature. Please visit his free website www.tarvinlit.com. Over 500 works of American and British literature are analyzed there for free. Note:  This handout uses the following text:  David Bevington, ed. The Complete       Works of Shakespeare, 4th ed.  New York:  Longman, 1997.   I.  … Read More