Friday, 4 July 2014

WHO IS WHO: Beginning With B

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)

Identity:

an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author.

Works:

Novum Organum,Essays, New Atlantis.

Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616) and Fletcher, John (1579-1625)

Identity:

English poets, joint authors of many plays.

Works:

The Maid's Tragedy, Philaster.

Blake, William (1757-1827)

Identity:

English poet, philosopher and artist.

Works:

Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience.

Bond, Ruskin (b.1934)

Identity:

Indian author and novelist.

Works:

Room on the Roof, Flight of Pigeons.

Bronte, Charlotte (1816-1855)

Identity:

English novelist of the 19th century; one of the three Bronte Sisters.

Works:

Jane Ire(1847), Shirley(1849), Villette(1853).

Bronte, Emily (1818-1848)

Identity:

English novelist of the 19th century; one of the three sisters.

Works: 

Wuthering Heights (1847)

Brooke, Rupert (1887-1915)

Identity:

English poet; fought in First World War.

Works: 

The Soldier, Clouds, The Dead.

Brown, Dan (b.1964)

Identity:

American author, novelist.

Works: 

The Da Vinci Code(2003), The Last Symbol, Inferno(2013).

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861)

Identity:

A poet; wife of Robert Browning.

Works:

Sonnets from the Portuguese(1850), The seraphim and Other Poems(1838), Casa Guidi Windows(1851), Poems before Congress(1860).

Browning, Robert (1812-1889)

Identity:

One of the greatest English poets of the Victorian Age; famous for his dramatic monologues.

Works:

Dramatic Lyrics(1842), Dramatic Romances and Lyrics(1845), Men and Women(1855), Dramatis Personae(1864), The Ring and the Book(1868).

Buck, Pearl S (1892-1973)

Identity:

American novelist, Nobel Prize winner (1938), Pulitzer Prize winner (1932).

Works:

The Good Earth.

Bunyan, John (1628-1688): 

Identity:

English writer, son of a tinker, set to his father's trade in early life.

Works:

Pilgrim's Progress (1678), The Holy War (1665).

Burns, Robert (1759-1796)

Identity:

The greatest poet of Scotland, unofficial national poet and lyricist.

Works:

 Tom o'Shanter, John Anderson, The Banks of Doon.

Butler, Samuel (1835-1902)

Identity:

English scholar, novelist.

Works:

Erewhon, The Way of all Flesh, Evolution, Old and New.

Byron, Lord (1788-1824)

Identity:

George Gordon; one of the greatest English poets of the 19th century.

Works:

Mazeppa, The Prisoner of Chillon, Child Harold,s Pilgrimage(1812). ====================================
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