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Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Chatterley's Lover
was published by D.H. Lawrence in 1928 and quickly became known for its explicit descriptions of sex and use of "naughty words." The publication of an uncensored version in Great Britain triggered a six-day "obscenity trial" that ended with a "not guilty" verdict.
Henry Fielding
Henry Fielding
published the satiric poem The Masquerade and had his first play, Love in Several Masques, performed in 1728. His most famous novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, was published in 1749. He was also an excellent journalist and essayist.
Alan Alexander Milne
Alan Alexander Milne
is best known for his Winnie the Pooh series, which was based on his son and a favorite teddy bear. He was also a prolific playwright, screenwriter, author of mystery novels, and a collector of short stories.
Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
was a prolific author of poetry, short stories, and novels. He is today most remembered for his children's books, especially The Jungle Book and Just So Stories.
William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats
was the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. Although he received the Prize chiefly for his dramatic works, his significance today rests on his lyric achievement, with The Wild Swans at Coole, Michael Robartes and the Dancer, and The Tower being among his best known.
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