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Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet and literary critic regarded highly for his Gothic – and often macabre – literature such as The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Fall of the House of Usher. As well as this, Poe’s short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue was considered to be the first detective story.

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E. M. Forster


Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) was an English author whose works include A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage to India. Forster was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature sixteen times but never actually won!

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Elizabeth Bowen


Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) was an Irish-British author and short story writer who was awarded a CBE for her work. She is best known for fiction about life in wartime London and her works include The Last September, The House in Paris, The Death of the Heart, The Heat of the Day and Eva Trout. 

Elizabeth Gaskell

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Often referred to as just Mrs Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell 

(1810-1865) was an English novelist, short story writer and biographer. As well as writing books such as Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters, Gaskell contributed to Charles Dickens' periodical magazine, Household Words and was also friends with Charlotte Brontë (incidentally writing her biography, The Life of Charlotte Brontë). 

Emile Zola

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Émile Zola (1840-1902) was a French novelist, playwright and journalist. He was a naturalist writer and arguably the most influential French novelist of the late 19th century. Zola was nominated for the first ever Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901 and subsequently also in 1902, but he never won. Some of his best works were Les Rougon-Macquart, Thérèse Raquin, Germinal and Nana.

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Ezra Pound


Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was an American poet and critic and an important figure in the Modernist poetry movement. Some of his notable works were Ripostes, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, The Cantos – which he never finished – and The Pisan Cantos, for which he was awarded the Bollingen Prize in poetry in 1949. 

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