Famous Authors

A lot of our Readers are classic stories written by famous authors. We have listed some of these famous authors below. Have you heard of them or read any of their books? We’ve listed some fun facts about each author below. You can click on the images for more information about their work and available Readers.

Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen

Three facts about Jane Austen:

– Jane Austen started writing when she was 12 years old
– In her short lifetime she published 6 novels and she was one of the few female writers of her time
– She lived in what we call the ‘Romantic’ period, based on the type of literature that was being written at the time

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Cover-WutheringHeightsBrontë sisters

Three facts about the Brontë sisters:

– The Brontë sisters were thee siblings called Charlotte, Emily and Anne
– All three sisters became famous writers of poetry and novels
– They were born in Yorkshire, a county in the north of England

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Oliver TwistCharles Dickens

Three facts about Charles Dickens:

– Charles Dickens published his novels in installments, using cliffhangers to create suspense
– His first stories were published under the pseudonym ‘Boz’
– One of his first jobs was working as a journalist for a newspaper

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A Midsummer Night's DreamWilliam Shakespeare

Three facts about William Shakespeare:

– Shakespeare was born 450 years ago, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
– He lived in what is now called the Elizabethan period, named after Queen Elizabeth I
– A lot of words and phrases we use today were first used by Shakespeare, like ‘birthplace’ and ‘colourful’

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The_Prince_and_the_PauperMark Twain

Three facts about Mark Twain:

– Mark Twain was born in 1835 in Florida, Missouri in the USA
– ‘Mark Twain’ was not his real name. His real name was Samual Langhorne Clemens
– He was one of the first writers to use a typewriter

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Invisible-Man-with-CD-cover-667x1024H. G. Wells

Three facts about H. G. Wells:

– H. G. Wells was a famous Science fiction writer
The Time Machine is H.G. Wells’ first novel which made him famous instantly.
– One of his novels The War of the Worlds was adapted for the radio and when it was played in 1938 people believed the alien invasion to be real!

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The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde

Three facts about Oscar Wilde:

– Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854
– He lived in the Victorian period, named after Queen Victoria
– His full name is Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde

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