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Victorian Authors

Ann Bronte (Hannah Boyan), Emily Bronte (Emily Irons), Charles Dickens (Alex Lai), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Bradley Robaczweski

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Victorian Authors By Hannah Boyan, Emily Irons,
Alex Lai, and Bradley Robaczewski Author 2:
Emily Bronte Author 1:
Anne Bronte Author 3:
Charles Dickens Author 4:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Early Life:
Born: July 30, 1818
Six Brothers and Sisters
Had 2 sisters who wrote too, Anne Bronte and Charlotte Bronte
Attended school at Cowan Bridge, where they were abused
After that, they got home-schooled
Wrote gondal poems with sisters
Worked as a teacher at Law Hill in 1838, but quit shortly afterwards Writing Career:
Published gondal poems in 1846.
They were a huge hit.
Wrote romanticism novels
Ellis Bell was her cover name
Most famous novel was Wuthering Heights
Never married. Death:
Emily got a bad cold, but
refused the help of doctors
She died on December 19, 1848
She lives on as a well known Victorian
romantic author Her Famous Works:
Wuthering Heights
Love and Friendship
No Coward Soul is Mine
Oh, Thy Bright Eyes Must Answer Now
The Night is Darkening Round Me
Spellbound Early Life:
Born: January 17, 1820
Youngest in the family
6 brothers and sisters
2 of her sisters also wrote: Charlotte
and Emily
Wrote gondal poems with her sister, Emily
1839-1840: Worked as governess for the Ingham family
1840-1845: Worked as governess for the Robinson family. Writing Career:
In May 1846, under the pseudonym
Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, she published a book of poetry with her sisters.
Pen name was Acton Bell
1847: Her first novel, Agnes Gray, is published.
1848: Her second novel, The Tenant of Wildfeld Hall is published. Death:
Anne Bronte was diagnosed
with tuberculosis in January 1849.
Died May 28, 1849 at the age of 29.
Her grave says "Here lie the remains of
Anne Bronte, daughter of the Reverend
P Bronte, Incumbent of Haworth, Yorkshire.
She died, aged 28, May 28, 1849." Anne Bronte died when she was 29, not 28. Famous Works:
Agnes Gray
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
A volume of poetry called Poems
with her sisters (Emily and Charlotte) Excerpt:
"My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring
And carried aloft on the wings of the breeze:
For above and around me, the wild wind is roaring,
Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas.
The long withered grass in the sunshine is glancing,
The bare trees are tossing their branches on high;
The dead leaves beneath them are merrily dancing,
The white clouds are scuddling across the blue sky.
I wish I could see how the ocean is lashing,
The foam of its billows to the whirlwinds of spray;
I wish I could see how its proud waves are dashing,
And hear the wild roar of their thunder to-day!"
-Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day Early Life:
Born: February 7, 1812
Parents: John and Elizabeth Dickens
John Dickens was a clerk in the Naval Pay Office. In 1824, he was in debtor's prison.
Family was also in prison.
Charles worked briefly at Warren's Blacking Factory. The experience scarred him for the rest of his life.
Father saved Charles from working, and between 1824 and 1827, Charles was a day pupil at a London school.
When he was 15, he became an office boy at an attorney's and studied shorthand at night.l
In 1829, he became a Free Lance Reporter at Doctor Common's Courts
His first relationship lasted from 1830-1833 with Maria Beadnell
In 1832, he began work as a newspaper reporter. He was also a successful shorthand reporter of Parliamentary debates in the House of Commons. Writing Career:
1834: Adopted pseudonym, "Boz".
1836: Marries Catherine Hogarth, meets his best friend, John Forster. Pickwick Papers started.
1837: The first of three volumes of Oliver Twist is published. First child, Charles is born.
1838: Nicholas Nickelby started.
1840: The Old Curiousity Shop is started.
1842: Visits America and Canada. Advocates international copyright and abolition of slavery. American Notes is published.
1843: A Christmas Carol is released.
1844: Tours Italy
1846: Dombey and Son begins getting published. Tours Switzerland
1848: His sister, Fanny dies. The Haunted Man is published.
1849: David Copperfield publication begins.
1851: John Dickens dies.
1852: Bleak House publication begins.
1853: Dickens gives first public reading.
1854: Hard Times published.
1855: Little Dorritt published.
1856: Purchases Gad's Hill Place
1858: Dickens seperates from his wife.
1859: A Tale of Two Cities published.
1860: His brother, Alfred, dies. Dickens burns his personal papers.
1863: His mom, Elizabeth, dies.
1864: Our Mutual Friend begins getting published.
1865: Involved in Staplehurst Railway Accident
1867: Dickens tours America.
1869: Dickens stops public readings. Death:
1870: Dickens gives his last public reading.
He suffered a stroke on June 8, 1870
He died June 9, 1870. Famous Works:
Pickwick Papers
Oliver Twist
Nicholas Nickelby
The Old Curiosity Shop
American Notes
A Christmas Carol
Dombey and Son
The Haunted Man
David Copperfield
Bleak House
Hard Times
Little Dorritt
A Tale of Two Cities
Our Mutual Friend Excerpt:
Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
-A Tale of Two Cities Early Life:
Born: May 22, 1859
Born in: Edinburgh, Scotland
Parents: Charles and Mary Doyle
Third child of 10
Irish Catholic
Grew up in a wealthy family
Seven years at a Jesuit boarding school
Rebelled at the school's corporal punsihment
Attended Stonyhurst college
Graduated at the age of 17
Went to Edinburgh University Writing Career
Worked in the medical field for most of his life
Starting writing stories for publishers like The Edinburgh Journal
1885: Married Louise Hawkins
Had 2 kids: Mary Louise and Alleyene Kingsley
Wrote Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887
1888: The Mystery of Cloomberg published
1891: Sherlock Holmes first published
1894: Toured United States and Canada
1900: Served as doctor in South African War
Worked on many South African war books
Earned the title Knight Bachelor from King Edward VII in 1902
Served as military correspondent in WWI
1906: His wife dies of tuberculosis
1907: Married Jean Blyth
Had 3 more children
Wrote spititual books throughout the 1920s Death:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died July 7, 1930 in Crowborough, Sussex at his home
His gravestone reads Steel True, Blade Straight, Arthur Conan Doyle, Knight, Patriot, Physician, and Man of Letters Famous works:
The Mystery of Sassassa Valley
The Mystery of Cloomber
The Captain of the Polestar
The Firm of Grindstone
Beyond the City
Round the Red Lamp
The Parasite
Rodney Stone
A Duet
The Great Boer War
The Adventures of Gerard
Through the Magic Door
The New Revelation
A Visit to Three Fronta
The Green Flag
Sherlock Holmes series
The Lost World
The History of Spiritualism; Volumes I and II Quote:
"You see, but you do not observe." THE END
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