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Novels Collection

Background imageNovels Collection: Map of Wessex

Map of Wessex
A map of the Wessex of the novels

Background imageNovels Collection: Guy de Maupassant, French writer

Guy de Maupassant, French writer
Guy de Maupassant ( Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant ), French writer of novels, short stories and poems

Background imageNovels Collection: Dickens Cartoon 1867

Dickens Cartoon 1867
CHARLES DICKENS " Au Revoir" - Dickens is bidden farewell to by some of the characters from his novels

Background imageNovels Collection: John Cowper Powys

John Cowper Powys
JOHN COWPER POWYS English Author of novels such as Owen Glendower (1940), poetry, philosophical and critical works

Background imageNovels Collection: Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist

Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist
Leo Tolstoy (Count Lyev Nikolayevich Tolstoy), Russian novelist, essayist, dramatist and educational reformer

Background imageNovels Collection: Dore, Paul Gustave (1832-1883). Don Quixote reading

Dore, Paul Gustave (1832-1883). Don Quixote reading
" Dore, Paul Gustave (1832-1883). Don Quixote reading chivalresque novels. 1863. Illustration of " Don Quixote of La Mancha" (preface of the first part). Etching. SPAIN. Madrid

Background imageNovels Collection: Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford
Photograph of Nancy Freeman-Mitford on the front cover of The Tatler at the time of the anouncement of her engagement to Peter Rennell Rodd

Background imageNovels Collection: GEORGE ORWELL 1903-1950

GEORGE ORWELL 1903-1950
GEORGE ORWELL (real name Eric Arthur Blair) English writer, fought in Spanish Civil War on the Republican side and gained fame with novels Animal Farm (1944) and 1984 (1949)

Background imageNovels Collection: James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet

James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet
James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish novelist and poet. 1921

Background imageNovels Collection: John Ridd meets Lorna Doone

John Ridd meets Lorna Doone
A scene from the novel set in 17th century Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore. Lorna, from the notorious Doone clan, meets John Ridd, destined to be her lifelong love. Date: 1937

Background imageNovels Collection: Ant. Saint-Exupery

Ant. Saint-Exupery
SAINT-EXUPERY SAINT-EXUPERY French aviator and writer. Author of novels and essays, most with an aviation theme

Background imageNovels Collection: H G Wells, English writer

H G Wells, English writer
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), English writer, best known for his science fiction books. He also wrote contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary

Background imageNovels Collection: Sarah Grand, Irish feminist writer

Sarah Grand, Irish feminist writer
Sarah Grand (real name Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke, 1854-1922), Irish feminist writer. circa 1900

Background imageNovels Collection: Trollopes - Sambourne

Trollopes - Sambourne
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) English novelist: a satire on his Barsetshire series of novels

Background imageNovels Collection: Hammond Innes, British novelist

Hammond Innes, British novelist
Ralph Hammond Innes (1913-1998), British novelist, giving a speech at a dinner

Background imageNovels Collection: Sheila Kaye-Smith - 3

Sheila Kaye-Smith - 3
SHEILA KAYE-SMITH Writer, notably of novels about Sussex such as Sussex Gorse. Date: 1887 - 1956

Background imageNovels Collection: Edith Oenone Somerville

Edith Oenone Somerville
EDITH ANNA OENONE SOMERVILLE Irish novelist pictured with her cousin Violet Florence Martin (Ross) with whom she produced a series of novels

Background imageNovels Collection: Home of Charles Dickens in Devonshire Terrace, London

Home of Charles Dickens in Devonshire Terrace, London
The home of Charles Dickens, English novelist, at 1 Devonshire Terrace, London

Background imageNovels Collection: Sheila Kaye-Smith

Sheila Kaye-Smith
SHEILA KAYE-SMITH Writer; known especially for her novels set in Sussex

Background imageNovels Collection: Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, Kazakh-Soviet officer and author

Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, Kazakh-Soviet officer and author
Baurzhan Momyshuly (Momish-Uly) (1910-1982) - a Kazakh-Soviet military officer and author. As an author he wrote several books - military prose, stories and novels for adults and children

Background imageNovels Collection: Ponson du Terrail, French novelist

Ponson du Terrail, French novelist
Pierre Alexis, Viscount of Ponson du Terrail (1829-1871), French novelist, best known for his fictional character Rocambole. Date: circa 1860s

Background imageNovels Collection: White Flowers

White Flowers
Painting of an array of white flowers, by the Queen of Roumania who is keenly interested in all the arts. She writes poems and novels, and, as seen here, is an artist with skill and a personal touch

Background imageNovels Collection: Illustration, The Newcomes, by Thackeray, showing a group of men dining at a table

Illustration, The Newcomes, by Thackeray, showing a group of men dining at a table, with a boy standing on the left. Date: first published 1850s

Background imageNovels Collection: Monument to Daniel Defoe, Bunhill Fields, London

Monument to Daniel Defoe, Bunhill Fields, London
Monument (erected 1870) above the grave of Daniel Defoe (1661-1731), English journalist and novelist, in Bunhill Fields, London. Date: 19th century

Background imageNovels Collection: Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy, American writer

Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy, American writer
Amelie Louise Rives Troubetzkoy (1863-1945), American novelist, poet and playwright, best known for two novels: The Quick or The Dead? (1888) and World's End (1914). Date: 1914

Background imageNovels Collection: Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist and essayist

Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist and essayist
Salman Rushdie (Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, b 1947), British-Indian novelist and essayist. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageNovels Collection: C P Snow, physicist, novelist and civil servant

C P Snow, physicist, novelist and civil servant
C P Snow (Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of the City Of Leicester, 1905-1980), English physicist, novelist and civil servant. Best known for his series of novels entitled Strangers and Brothers

Background imageNovels Collection: Mervyn Stockwood, Barbara Cartland and Eric Heffer

Mervyn Stockwood, Barbara Cartland and Eric Heffer
Bishop Mervyn Stockwood (1913-1995), Anglican Bishop of Southwark, with Barbara Cartland (1901-2000), English romantic novelist, and Eric Heffer (1922-1991), left-wing Labour politician

Background imageNovels Collection: Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet Russian novelist

Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet Russian novelist
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (1905-1984), Soviet Russian novelist, winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Literature. Best known for his novel, Quiet Flows the Don. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageNovels Collection: Fay Weldon, English author, essayist and playwright

Fay Weldon, English author, essayist and playwright
Fay Weldon (b 1931), English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has a strong feminist element. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageNovels Collection: Stephen Spender, English poet, novelist and essayist

Stephen Spender, English poet, novelist and essayist
Sir Stephen Harold Spender (1909-1995), English poet, novelist and essayist. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageNovels Collection: Iris Murdoch, British novelist and philosopher

Iris Murdoch, British novelist and philosopher
Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageNovels Collection: Brendan Behan, Irish writer and republican

Brendan Behan, Irish writer and republican
Brendan Behan (Brendan Francis Behan, 1923-1964), Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also an Irish republican and IRA volunteer

Background imageNovels Collection: Compton Mackenzie, novelist and nationalist

Compton Mackenzie, novelist and nationalist
Compton Mackenzie (Sir Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, 1883-1972), English-born Scottish novelist and nationalist. Aside from his writing he also worked as an actor

Background imageNovels Collection: Graham Greene, English writer, in old age

Graham Greene, English writer, in old age
Graham Greene (Henry Graham Greene, 1904-1991), English author, playwright and literary critic, best known for his novels focusing around Roman Catholicism and morality: Brighton Rock

Background imageNovels Collection: Samuel Beckett, Irish playwright, novelist and poet

Samuel Beckett, Irish playwright, novelist and poet
Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish avant-garde playwright, novelist and poet. Photographed in the year he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Date: 1969

Background imageNovels Collection: MRS ALEXANDER

MRS ALEXANDER Annie French Hector) Irish wife of archeologist, after whose death she wrote nearly 50 novels and hymns including All things bright & beautiful Date: 1818 - 1895

Background imageNovels Collection: GRAVE OF JEROME K JEROME

GRAVE OF JEROME K JEROME
The grave of Jerome K. Jerome: author of Three Men in a Boat & other novels, in the church yard at Ewelme, Oxon. He died on June 14th 1927, aged 68 Date: 1988

Background imageNovels Collection: Comic postcard, Girl reading a French novel Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Girl reading a French novel Date: 20th century

Background imageNovels Collection: The Way of an Eagle, by Ethel M Dell, published by Fisher Unwin

The Way of an Eagle, by Ethel M Dell, published by Fisher Unwin, London Date: early 20th century

Background imageNovels Collection: Sheila Kaye-Smith

Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887 - 1956), English writer, photographed at her London home in 3, Pembroke Studios. Kaye-Smith was known for her novels set in rural England, particularly Kent and Sussex

Background imageNovels Collection: Steerforth and Mr Mell, David Copperfield

Steerforth and Mr Mell, David Copperfield
Steerforth and Mr Mell at Dotheboys Hall, in a scene from the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. 19th century

Background imageNovels Collection: Fair Maids House, Perth, Scotland

Fair Maids House, Perth, Scotland (a reference to Walter Scotts novel, The Fair Maid of Perth), with six tartans in the background: Cameron, Stewart, Mackenzie, Robertson, Gordon and Fraser

Background imageNovels Collection: Illustration, The Newcomes, by Thackeray

Illustration, The Newcomes, by Thackeray, showing a supposed sketch by Clive Newcome, following a visit to his step-grandmother

Background imageNovels Collection: Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist

Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist. 19th century

Background imageNovels Collection: Sarah Grand (1854 - 1943), Irish feminist writer active and author. Date: 1897

Sarah Grand (1854 - 1943), Irish feminist writer active and author. Date: 1897

Background imageNovels Collection: Alger Seeks Inspiration Date: 1950

Alger Seeks Inspiration Date: 1950

Background imageNovels Collection: Honore Balzac, Satirical caricature

Honore Balzac, Satirical caricature
HONORE DE BALZAC (1799 - 1850) French novelist and playwrite. Considered one of the founders of European Realism for his short stories



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