Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859 -1927) was an English writer and humourist. The author sets himself a Herculean task, as main character in his own novel: to fictionally compose another novel, in collaboration with a trio of his pipe-party bachelor friends: Jephson, Brown, and MacShaughnassy.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. A Pair of Blue Eyes - third published novel, but not his third novel. This is because the very first novel he completed, he never published, and in fact he destroyed the manuscript. This is the story about the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds.
Anne Bronte was an English novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Bronte literary family. Agnes Grey was an 1847 novel based on her experience. At age of nineteen Anne Bronte left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Bronte depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can affect a young woman.
A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman, Lucy, in the repressed culture of Edwardian England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century.