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.
The secret of Wilkie Collins's success is the combination of various genres: the writer-master of intrigue and fascinating plotskillfully combines melodrama, detective and a manners novel in his books, generously flavoring them elements of the Gothic novel. The Yellow Mask - a complete mystery novel.
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard is a 1904 novel by Joseph Conrad, set in the fictitious South American republic of "Costaguana". The events described in the novel are typical for political life in underdeveloped countries. The author takes up the problem of imperialism and its corrupting action even on the best people, which is the main character of the novel - the sailor Nostromo.
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.
Cousin Phillis is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The story is about 19-year-old Paul Manning, who moves to the country and befriends his mothers family and his (second) cousin Phillis Holman. This novel is also recognized as a fitting prelude for Gaskells final and most widely acclaimed novel, Wives and Daughters.
Cousin Phillis is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell. The story is about 19-year-old Paul Manning, who moves to the country and befriends his mother's family and his (second) cousin Phillis Holman. This novel is also recognized as a fitting prelude for Gaskell's final and most widely acclaimed novel, Wives and Daughters.
Virginia Woolf's Orlando "The longest and most charming love letter in literature", playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Costantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the novel ends in 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Orlando, now a wife and mother, stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for women.