Gaskell was born as Elizabeth Stevenson at 93 Cheyne Walk in Chelsea.
In 1832 she moved to Manchester where she saw first-hand the conditions
in which people worked and lived in one of Britain's major industrial
centres. It was these experiences which she used to write her novels.
was born in Camberwell in 1812.
Never the time and the place
And the loved one all together!
Never the Time and the Place (1842)
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?
Andrea del Sarto (1855)
Trollope was born in London in 1815 and died in the capital
in 1882. He is buried at Kensal
Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer.
The Bertrams (1859)
A man's mind will very generally refuse to make itself up until it
be driven and compelled by emergency.
Ayala's Angel (1881)
Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.
It is admitted that a novel can hardly be
made interesting or successful without love ... It is necessary because
the passion is one which interests or has interested all. Everyone
feels it, has felt it, or expects to feel it.
born in Laleham, Middlesex
in 1822 and was buried at the parish church of All
Saints' in 1888.
Not deep the Poet sees, but wide.
1824 Wilkie Collins was born as William
Wilkie Collins in London. He wrote the novels The Woman in White
and The Moonstone; the first English mystery books written.
He died in London in 1889 and is buried at Kensal
poet and painter Dante
Gabriel Rossetti was born as Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti
at 110 Hallam Street, Westminster in 1828.
sister the poet Christina
was born in London in 1830 and died at her home at 30 Torrington Square
in Camden in 1894. She is buried at Highgate
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land.
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
died at Highgate, his home for the last eighteen years of his life.
He is also buried there.
Friends of Coleridge
The Sun's rim dips; the stars rush out;
At one stride comes the dark.
Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)
writer William Makepeace Thackeray
died in London in 1863. He is buried at Kensal
children's book author and illustrator Beatrix
Potter was born as Helen Beatrix Potter in South Kensington in
writer Edgar Wallace was found abandoned
at the age of nine days in Greenwich in 1875. He was named Richard
Horatio Edgar Wallace.
Forster, author of Howards End and A Passage to India,
was born as Edward Morgan Forster in London in 1879.
Forster later in life
There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none
of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line.
The Longest Journey (1907)
Personal relations are the important thing
for ever and ever, and not this outer life of telegrams and anger.
Howards End (1910)
author of Middlemarch George
Eliot, died at her home at 4 Cheyne Walk in Chelsea in 1880 and
was buried at Highgate
"Character" says Novalis, in one of his questionable aphorisms
- "character is destiny."
The Mill on the Floss (1860)
Woolf was born as Adeline Virginia Stephen in London in 1882.
Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain
Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him
by heart; and his friends could only read the title.
Jacob's Room (1922)
This is an important book, the critic assumes,
because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it
deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
A Room of One's Own (1929)
historian and philosopher Thomas Carlyle
died in 1881 at his home in
Cheyne Row where he had lived since moving to London in 1834.
He was buried in Scotland in Ecclefechan in Dumfriesshire, the village
of his birth.
creator of Winnie the Pooh the children's author A.A.
Milne, was born as Alan Alexander Milne in St
John's Wood in 1882.
was born in London in 1895. He died in 1985 in Deyá on the
island of Majorca where he had lived - except during the Second World
War - since 1931.
His eyes are quickened so with grief,
He can watch a grass or leaf
Every instant grow; he can
Clearly through a flint wall see,
Or watch the startled spirit flee
From the throat of a dead man.
Lost Love (1921)
was born in London in 1896. He grew up in rural Kent and many of his
poems dealt with life in the country. He also wrote some of the best
war poetry about his experiences surviving the First
First World War