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.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set largely in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. Maiwa's Revenge is a short novel about the hunter Allan Quartermain. The story involves Quartermain going on a hunting expedition, then taking part in an attack on a native kraal to rescue a captured English hunter, and avenge Maiwa, an African princess whose baby has been killed.
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.
William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The Yellow Mask is a mystery novel. The secret of Wilkie Collins's success is the combination of various genres: the writer-master of intrigue and fascinating plot skillfully combines melodrama, detective and a manners novel in his books, generously flavoring them elements of the Gothic novel.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. A Set of Six I contains three stories including The Informeran, The Brutean and Gaspar Ruiz, an enthralling novel of inspirational rise from obscurity to light.