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CHARLES DICKENS

Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth. His father worked in the naval dockyard. The family later moved to Chatham and London but slowly slid into poverty. Dickens ended up working in a factory. He took up journalism, then at 24 had great success as a novelist. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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D H LAWRENCE

D H Lawrence 1885 - 1930

Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. His father was a coalminer and his mother a schoolteacher. He went to Nottingham University College. He began a teaching career in London but in 1812 became a full-time writer. He went off with the aristocratic German wife of his professor at Nottingham. After a turbulent but ultimately successful career he died of tuberculosis when he was forty-five. The DVD covers his life and background.


DVD / 35 minutes

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EDGAR ALLAN POE

Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston the son of actors David and Elizabeth Poe. His father disappeared when he was three and his mother died a year later. He was adopted by a Richmond, Virginia family called Allan. When he was 17 he was disowned by his foster parents. He was determined to be a writer and through many difficulties he succeeded in becoming one of the first great imaginative writers in the United States. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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EMILE ZOLA

Emile Zola 1840 - 1902

Zola was born the son of an Italian engineer. He early determined to be a writer and via work with the publishing firm Hachette, he began writing the many realistic novels with which he made his mark. His work was very popular with a wide audience and he was seen as a champion of democracy and the people. He was exiled for the stance he took against the government at the Dreyfus trial. The DVD traces his successful and industrious life and ends with an overview of his works.


DVD / 35 minutes

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EUGENE O'NEILL

Eugene O'Neill 1888 - 1953

O'Neill's father was a successful actor and as a child he was loved and cared for. He spent his youth rebelling against everything and finally settled down to become America's first serious dramatist of international stature. He won the Nobel prize for literature in 1936. The DVD covers his life and background.


DVD / 35 minutes

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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896 - 1940

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St Paul Minnesota into a fairly well-off family. He began his first novel while at Princeton University and very shortly after leaving it was accepted by Scribners and successfully published. He went on to be the prophet of the Jazz age of the twenties but his popularity declined. He is now recognised as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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FRANZ KAFKA

Franz Kafka 1883 - 1924

Franz Kafka was born in Prague, still under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was well educated and from an early age he determined to become a writer. He worked in an insurance company and in his ample free time wrote a number of remarkable novels and short stories. His heroes are all struggling to find themselves against a background of the totalitarian state or tribe or religion, and his name has become synonymous with the idea of modern man and his struggle to maintain his individuality. The video traces his life and is followed by a brief overview of his works.


DVD / 35 minutes

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GOETHE

J W von Goethe 1749 - 1832

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt on Main, Germany, into a well-to-do family. He made some attempts to become a lawyer but eventually began writing poetry and novels. He was immediately successful. He joined the court of the Duke of Weimar and from there became accepted as the greatest writer of his age. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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HEMINGWAY

Ernest Hemingway 1899 - 1961

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, a wealthy suburb of Chicago. He became a reporter on the Kansas City Star at the age of 18, then went to Italy to serve for a few months in the war. His first novel was published in 1926 and he achieved tremendous popularity almost at once. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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JANE AUSTEN

Jane Austen 1775 - 1817

Like most women of her time, Jane Austen lived out her life on home ground. Her adventurous brothers meant however that she was very much in touch with her age. Coupling this with her own remarkable personality she produced some of the finest novels in English literature. The DVD covers her life and background and ends with an overview of her work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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MARK TWAIN

Mark Twain 1835 - 1910

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorn Clemens in the small town of Florida Missouri. When he was four his parents moved the family to Hannibal, a larger town not far away on the banks of the Mississippi river. There he had an idyllic childhood which was to form the basis of some of his later novels. He began life as a river pilot then became a gold prospector. He finally began writing under the name Mark Twain and achieved immense success. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 - 1864

Hawthorne was born in the New England seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Steeped in the history of his Puritan forebears and at the same time a part of the astonishing development of the new American society, Hawthorne reflected powerfully in his novels the divisions and contradictions which drove the world about him and gave it its strength. The programme examines his life and ends with a summary of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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OSCAR WILDE

Oscar Wilde 1854 - 1900

Oscar Wilde was certainly one of the most brilliant writers of comedy for the English stage. The tale of his tragic downfall, caused by the society of his time condemning his private sexual life, has generally overshadowed the importance of his work. The film follows his early career and attempts to regain the balance between tragic figure and artist. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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P B SHELLEY

Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822

Shelley was born in 1792 in a house in Surrey on the estate of his grandfather Sir Bysshe Shelley. He was educated at Syon House Academy in London and at Eton. In 1810 he went to University College Oxford and published his first poems. He was expelled from Oxford and lived variously in England and Italy where he died in a sailing accident off Leghorn in 1822 when he was thirty. The DVD covers his life and background.


DVD / 35 minutes

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894

Stevenson was born in Edinburgh the only child of middle class parents. He went to the University of Edinburgh and took a law degree but in spite of his parents' opposition he was intent on being a writer. He suffered from poor health throughout his life but was successful from early in his career. He died in Samoa celebrated the world over. He wrote many travel books and short stories but is best known for his novels. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare 1564 - 1616

Shakespeare was born in the country town of Stratford-upon-Avon.He was educated at the local grammar school. He went to London in 1588 to begin a life in the theatre. He was immensely successful and he is now recognised as the greatest dramatist of all time. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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THE BRONTE SISTERS

The three Bronte sisters Charlotte (b.1816), Emily (b.1818) and Anne (b.1810) were all born in the village of Thornton in Yorkshire. They spent most of their lives not far away at Haworth where their father was vicar. They were largely educated at home. All three achieved their goal of becoming successful novelists. The programme follows their lives and their development as writers and ends with an overview of their work.

DVD / 35 minutes

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THOMAS HARDY

Thomas Hardy 1840 - 1928

Hardy was born near Dorchester in Dorset. His father was a stonemason. He was educated at local schools and trained as an architect. He went to London to further his career. He wrote his first novel when he was thirty-one and went on to have huge success. In later years he gave up novel writing for poetry. The DVD covers his life and background.


DVD / 35 minutes

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VICTOR HUGO

Victor Hugo 1803 - 1885

Victor Hugo was born the son of a General under Napoleon Bonaparte. At an early age he began writing and his career as a poet, playwright, novelist and even politician has rarely been equalled. His fearless stance for the rights of the common man endeared him to the French people but caused governments to drive him into exile. He lived for nineteen years in the English channel islands. The DVD covers his life and background and ends with an overview of his work.


DVD / 35 minutes

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WORDSWORTH

William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850

Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth in the Lake District in 1770. His father ran the estate of a local landowner and the family lived in a large and comfortable house. He was well educated at the grammar school in nearby Hawkshead. He went to St John's College Cambridge in 1737. He lived most of his life in his beloved Lake District enjoying the fame he achieved as the greatest poet of the romantic age. The DVD covers his life and background.


DVD / 35 minutes

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