Mark Williams is an international best-selling author and British ex-pat living bemneath picture-postcard skies in The Gambia, West Africa. He is author of the books Sugar & Spice and Anca's Story, published under the name Saffina Desforges. Co-author...
Publisher since October 29th, 2015 from Warszawa, Poland Reviews 0 Discussions 0William Shakespeare, born in 1564 in Stratford, is widely regarded as the greatest English language writer of all time and the world's per-eminent dramatist. He wrote or co-wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few other verses. Shakespeare was...
Jane Austen, born 1775, lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family of the English landed gentry. Her novels are set among this social class and are valued for their realism, irony and social commentary. Her acclaimed plots, though fundamentally comic,...
Rudyard Kipling was born in 1865 in Bombay, the place on Earth he admired the most and later described in his famous books. He couldn't join the army because of sight problems and became an avid military journalist and soon the successful short-story writer, poet,...
Lewis Carroll, born 1832, was exceptionally talented in mathematics and logic. He produced nearly a dozen scientific books, developed many games and various inventions. On the other hand, he faced difficulties in his social life and suffered from a serious health...
Publisher since October 29th, 2015 from Warszawa, Poland Reviews 0 Discussions 0Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847 – 1912) The most literary successful of business managers ;-) During his lifetime, Irish author was better known as the personal assistant of extremely famous actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theater in London,...
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 – 1851) wrote her most famous Gothic novel "Frankenstein" aged only 18, when she was on a runaway with her lover, Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley, who she married after his first wife committed suicide. Her life...
Charles Dickens, born 1812, left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he wrote 15 novels, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, edited a weekly journal for 20 years and...
OpenBooks.com Classics is a publishing initiative which aims to deliver high quality eBooks written by most loved authors. By creating fresh layouts and hiring independent artists to design amazing new covers we want to bring back pearls of literature to contemporary...
Publisher since October 29th, 2015 from Warszawa, Poland Reviews 0 Discussions 0Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 to a Scottish family of lighthouse engineers, but as a young man, he turned from his family profession, as well as from the Christian faith and morals that he had been brought up in. He travelled extensively throughout Europe,...
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