Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Bored with school and too argumentative for a tutor, Joseph Conrad turned to the sea for his education. He served 16 years in the British navy and went on to become a master storyteller. His novel Heart of Darkness remains critical literature in the story of good versus evil.
The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On British WWII Propaganda Poster
Is propaganda always bad? London-based illustrator and filmmaker Temujin Doran created The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On, short film that tells the origin of the iconic WWII British government propaganda poster. The original poster from 1939 was rediscovered in 2000 by English secondhand bookshop, Barter Books.
Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth. Wikipedia Born: June 2, 1840, Stinsford Died: January 11, 1928, Dorchester, Dorset Buried: Westminster Abbey Spouse: Florence Dugdale (m. 1914–1928), Emma Lavinia Gifford (m. 1874–1912) ......................... Photo is Emma with Thomas....
A Legendary Poetic Love Affair
The love affair of Emily Barrett and Robert Browning is one with which anyone who is a romantic at heart (secretly or visibly) can't help but treasure. Two poets completely in love writing beautiful poetry and 573 letters to each other. Not the only time this has happened but thankfully it ended better than say Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.
Who was Alfred Lord Tennyson? Everything You Need to Know
Alfred Lord Tennyson was a poet laureate of the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria and also one of the most known poets in English Literature. He continued and refined the traditions of Romantic Movement left to him by his predecessors, Wordsworth, Byron and Keats. His poetry was considered remarkable for its metrical variety, rich descriptive imagery and exquisite verbal melodies