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Theodor Fontane

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Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) was a German writer, journalist, novelist and poet. Although he published his first novel at the age of fifty-eight, he still became one of the most important German writers in the 19th century: Fontane was a pioneer of modern realistic fiction in Germany and some of his successful works include A Summer in London, Men and Heroes and Before the Storm. 

Thomas Carlyle

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Scottish philosopher

The Scottish author, philosopher, essayist, mathematician and also historian, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), is an important figure in Victorian Literature, not least because his book, The French Revolution, inspired Dickens to write A Tale of Two Cities. Carlyle also produced several other well-known works such as Sartor Resartus, On Heroes, Hero Worship, and The Heroic in History. 

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Thomas De Quincey


Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was an English author, essayist and journalist. One of his best-known and most amusing, works was The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater; it was an autobiographical work about his laudanum addiction. Some of his other works were Lake Reminiscences and On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth.

Thomas More


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Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) was an English lawyer, philosopher, statesman, and an author who wrote the fictional book, Utopia, which is about the social and political system of a fictional island. He argued against Henry VIII's divorce with Catherine of Aragon and his new marriage with Anne Boleyn; More was accused of treason because of refusing to take the Oath of Supremacy and executed in the Tower of London as a result of this. His last words were: "I die the King's good servant, but God's first". The Catholic Church declared him as a patron saint in year 2000. 

T. S. Eliot

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Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was an American-born British essayist, playwright, critic and poet known best as a pioneer of the Modernist movement in poetry. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 for his contribution to modern poetry and was also awarded the British Honour, Order of Merit. Some of Eliot’s notable works were The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, Four Quartets and Murder in the Cathedral.

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