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Victorian age well-known writers

Charles Dickens (1812-70)
As a child Charles Dickens was poor. He left school at a young age to work in a factory for long hours. He never forgot this bad experience. His first novel was The Pickwick papers (1837) and it was a success. He wrote fourteen important novels, includine Oliver Twist (1839) and David Copperfield (1849-50). He wrote about the poor people and the social problema at that time.

Anna Sewell (1820-78)
In 1877 Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty. It was about the life and adventure of a horse. After reading this book people began to understand that animals were living creatures and it was wrong to mistreat them.

Wilkies Collins (1824-89)
In 1868 Wilkie Collina published The Moonstone with one of the first detectives in English fiction, Sergeant Cuff. The novel became very popular and people starter detective fiction.Lewis

Carroll (1832-98)
Lewis Carroll wrote the first fantasy story for children, called Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). It was a best seller. Victorian children loved the book with its exciting adventures and beautiful illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)
In 1883 Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a great adventure book for young people called Treasure Island. It was about a young boy’s adventures with pirates at sea. He also wrote other adventure stories, like Kidnapped (1886) and The Black Arrow (1888)

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book (1894), The Second Jungle Book (1895) and Just So Stories (1902); they were very popular with children. Most of the characters of these books were animals.

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