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English Literature

There are many important writers in the english literature.In this presentation you will discover some of them. So, discover, play and learn!

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Do you recognise all these writers?

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

Now you know their names... Do you dare to know important facts about them? If so, click in each writer to know more

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Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859at 11 Picardy Place, Edinburgh,Scotland..He was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.From 1876 to 1881, Doyle studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School,

In 1903, Doyle published his first Holmes short story in ten years.Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. He died of a heart attack at the age of 71 in his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930

Doyle worked as doctor after his graduation and he became .an expert on diseases of the eye but he did many otther things such as: politics, sports, justice...

Statue of Sherlock Holmes in Edimbourgh

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Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on the 15 th. September 1890 inTorquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom.She served in a Devon hospital during the First World War,

tending to troops coming back from the trenches, before marrying and starting a family in London. During the Second World War she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, and acquired a good knowledge of poisons which featured in many of her novels.She created the characters of Hercule Poirot and Miss

Marple, Murder on the Orient ExpressThe Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Death on the Nile, The Murder at the Vicarage, Partners ...Her novels have been translated into at least 103 languagesAgatha Christie died on 12 January 1976 at age 85 from natural causes at her home in Winterbrook, Cholsey, Oxfordshire

Statue d'Hercule Poirot à Ellezelles, Belgique.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was born the 7th, February 1812 inLandport, Hampshire, England.He left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison.

Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles....

Dickens's literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers

His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, with the character of Mr Scrooge, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted.

On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day's work on Edwin Drood. He never regained consciousness, and the next day he died at Gad's Hill Place.

First edition 1843

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He was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in

James Matthew Barrie was born the 9th, May 1860 inKirriemuir, Angus, Scotland.

Peter Pan statue by Sir George Frampton in Kensington Gardens, London

Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work. Barrie died of pneumonia on 19 June 1937 and was buried at Kirriemuir next to his parents and two of his siblings. His birthplace at 4 Brechin Road is maintained as a museum by the National Trust for Scotland.

Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,

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pre-eminent dramatist. He produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, which are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth, considered

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England andBaptised the26th April 1564.He was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the language and the world's

Shakespeare's funerary monument in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616, at the age of 52.. He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in "perfect health".

some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances and collaborated with other playwrights.

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Hamlet

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He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century".

Roald Dahl was born the 13th September 1916 inLlandaff, Cardiff, Wales, UK. He was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Charlie and the factory chocolate

Roald Dahl died on 23 November 1990, at the age of 74 of a rare cancer of the blood, myelodysplastic syndrome, in Oxford and was buried in the cemetery at St Peter and St Paul's Church in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England.

His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990.Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda...

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His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark – all examples of the genre of literary nonsense.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born the27th. January 1832 inDaresbury, Cheshire, EnglandHe was better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll. He was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.

One of Carroll's own illustrations

He died of pneumonia following influenza on 14 January 1898 at his sisters' home, "The Chestnuts", in Guildford. He was two weeks away from turning 66 years old. He is buried in Guildford at the Mount Cemetery.

His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990.Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda...

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Alice in Wonderland

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He was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, . He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River.He earned a great deal of money from his writings

Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher,and lecturer.He was born the 30th, November 1835 inFlorida, Missouri, U.S.

In 1909 he said: "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it."His prediction was accurate; he died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910 in Redding ,Connecticut, one day after

and lectures, but he invested in ventures that lost most of it. He passed through a period of deep depression which began in 1896 when his daughter Susy died of meningitis in 1904

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comet's closest approach to Earth.

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million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films. She ws born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while

Joanne Rowling, (born 31 July 1965), who writes under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist and screenwriter who wrote the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards, and sold more than 400

Harry Potter'swax statue

She is the United Kingdom's best-selling living author, The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List ranked Rowling as the 197th richest personthe UK.

on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997. There were six sequels, of which the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written four books for adult readers.

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King Cross station (London) a popular tourist spot" Rowling's parents met here ona train as a gateway into the Wizarding World,

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

Can you match each writer with his characters? GO!

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

Sherlock Holmes

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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Miss Marple

Hercules Poirot

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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Mister Scrooge((A Christmas story)

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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Peter Pan

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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Charlie and thechocolate factory

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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Alice inwnoderland

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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Tom Sawyer

HuckleberryFinn

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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HarryPotter

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ConanDoyle

Agatha Christie

WilliamShakespeare

MarkTwain

J.K.Rowlings

CharlesDickens

RoaldDahl

James M. Barrie

LewisCarrol

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Hamlet

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