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Background imageBook Author Collection: Dante and Virgil in Inferno, crossing the cocytus, 1885 (engraving)

Dante and Virgil in Inferno, crossing the cocytus, 1885 (engraving)
XEE746645 Dante and Virgil in Inferno, crossing the cocytus, 1885 (engraving) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); Private Collection; (add.info.: Inferno)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving)

Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving)
6026362 Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy (engraving) by Walker, Emery (1851-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems of Thomas Hardy)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)

Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)
5996966 Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving) by Brion, Gustave (1824-77) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene from Les Miserables)

Background imageBook Author Collection: J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911 (b / w photo)

J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911 (b / w photo)
876905 J.R.R. Tolkien, 1911 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Adolphe d Ennery, French dramatist and novelist (litho)

Adolphe d Ennery, French dramatist and novelist (litho)
2818995 Adolphe d Ennery, French dramatist and novelist (litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Adolphe d Ennery, French dramatist and novelist. Adolphe d Ennery)

Background imageBook Author Collection: The Great Symbol of Solomon

The Great Symbol of Solomon
3785355 The Great Symbol of Solomon by Levi, Eliphas (1810-75) (after); (add.info.: The Great Symbol of Solomon- from illustration by Eliphas Levi, published in his work The History of magic)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Dreyfus case: Emile Zola (1840-1902) at the seine court for the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, 1898

Dreyfus case: Emile Zola (1840-1902) at the seine court for the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, 1898
XEE4143082 Dreyfus case: Emile Zola (1840-1902) at the seine court for the trial of Alfred Dreyfus, 1898. Cover of " The illustrious progress" of February 13, 1898

Background imageBook Author Collection: Emile Zola at the Palais de Justice (colour litho)

Emile Zola at the Palais de Justice (colour litho)
2818838 Emile Zola at the Palais de Justice (colour litho) by Meyer, Henri (1841-99) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Emile Zola at the Palais de Justice)

Background imageBook Author Collection: LEON TOLSTOI LABOURANT, 1887 (oil on cardboard)

LEON TOLSTOI LABOURANT, 1887 (oil on cardboard)
7215383 LEON TOLSTOI LABOURANT, 1887 (oil on cardboard) by Repin, Ilya Efimovich (1844-1930); Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; (add.info.: 1887//Oil on cardboard At Iasnaya Polyana in August 1887)

Background imageBook Author Collection: John Buchan

John Buchan
LLM460204 John Buchan by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Buchan. Illustration for Willss Cigarette card.); © Look and Learn

Background imageBook Author Collection: Sylvia Thompson, English novelist (litho)

Sylvia Thompson, English novelist (litho)
980817 Sylvia Thompson, English novelist (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sylvia Thompson (1902-1968), English novelist

Background imageBook Author Collection: The Return of Sherlock

The Return of Sherlock
3774427 The Return of Sherlock by Paget, Sidney (1860-1908); (add.info.: The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-police detective Lestrade with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Don Quixote by French artist Adrien Demont, 1851 - 1928. On display at the National Gallery of

Don Quixote by French artist Adrien Demont, 1851 - 1928. On display at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
7264860 Don Quixote by French artist Adrien Demont, 1851 - 1928. On display at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background imageBook Author Collection: Portrait of the British Poet John Keats (painting)

Portrait of the British Poet John Keats (painting)
LRI5040817 Portrait of the British Poet John Keats (painting) by Hilton, William (1793-1879); 76.2x63.5 cm; National Gallery, London

Background imageBook Author Collection: Physician and story-teller (engraving)

Physician and story-teller (engraving)
728831 Physician and story-teller (engraving) by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Physician and story-teller)

Background imageBook Author Collection: William Shakespeare (engraving)

William Shakespeare (engraving)
7239653 William Shakespeare (engraving) by Cook, J.W. (19th Century); Private Collection; (add.info.: William Shakespeare, 1564-1616. English poet, playwright, dramatist and actor)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Mrs Bardell from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens (gravure)

Mrs Bardell from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens (gravure)
7184903 Mrs Bardell from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens (gravure) by Lewin, Frederick George (1861-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mrs Bardell from The Pickwick Papers)

Background imageBook Author Collection: David Copperfield

David Copperfield
3773673 David Copperfield by Browne, Hablot Knight (Phiz) (1815-92); (add.info.: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Illustration by Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne). Caption reads: Our Pew at Church

Background imageBook Author Collection: The Adventures of Oliver

The Adventures of Oliver
3770816 The Adventures of Oliver by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); (add.info.: The Adventures of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - A new edition revised and corrected)

Background imageBook Author Collection: English poet Percy Bysshe Shelleys room on the first floor of University College, Oxford (litho)

English poet Percy Bysshe Shelleys room on the first floor of University College, Oxford (litho)
5996604 English poet Percy Bysshe Shelleys room on the first floor of University College, Oxford (litho) by Railton, Herbert (1857-1910) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Portrait of Sir Walter Scott (engraving)

Portrait of Sir Walter Scott (engraving)
819905 Portrait of Sir Walter Scott (engraving) by Newton, Gilbert Stuart (1794-1835) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, playwright and poet)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Academy House, Tewkesbury (b / w photo)

Academy House, Tewkesbury (b / w photo)
3093885 Academy House, Tewkesbury (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Academy House, Tewkesbury. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageBook Author Collection: The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of

The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by
1275249 The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by As Peake et al (Waverley, c 1910.) by Penrose

Background imageBook Author Collection: P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait (b / w photo)

P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait (b / w photo)
5998065 P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: P G Wodehouse, smoking cigar, portrait.); © Look and Learn

Background imageBook Author Collection: Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Thenardiers escape (engraving)

Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Thenardiers escape (engraving)
5996958 Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Thenardiers escape (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene from Les Miserables)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Robinson Crusoe after the shipwreck (chromolitho)

Robinson Crusoe after the shipwreck (chromolitho)
735900 Robinson Crusoe after the shipwreck (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Robinson Crusoe after the shipwreck)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Gullivers Travels by Johnathan Swift

Gullivers Travels by Johnathan Swift
3750919 Gullivers Travels by Johnathan Swift by Rackham, Arthur (1867-1939); (add.info.: Gullivers Travels by Johnathan Swift. First Published in 1726. Caption: The review of the troops)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Robinson Crusoe building his hut (chromolitho)

Robinson Crusoe building his hut (chromolitho)
735901 Robinson Crusoe building his hut (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Robinson Crusoe building his hut)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Bleak House

Bleak House
3756678 Bleak House by Browne, Hablot Knight (Phiz) (1815-92); (add.info.: Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Illustration by Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne). HKB, English artist: 12 July 1815-8 July 1882

Background imageBook Author Collection: Charles Dickens, English novelist (litho)

Charles Dickens, English novelist (litho)
5208258 Charles Dickens, English novelist (litho) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English novelist

Background imageBook Author Collection: Sir W Raleigh, The History of the World, W Stansby for W Burre 1614 (b / w photo)

Sir W Raleigh, The History of the World, W Stansby for W Burre 1614 (b / w photo)
5988844 Sir W Raleigh, The History of the World, W Stansby for W Burre 1614 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sir W Raleigh)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Portrait of Lord Byron (engraving)

Portrait of Lord Byron (engraving)
3099357 Portrait of Lord Byron (engraving) by Harlow, George Henry (1787-1819) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of Lord Byron)

Background imageBook Author Collection: David Copperfield

David Copperfield
3772754 David Copperfield by Browne, Hablot Knight (Phiz) (1815-92); (add.info.: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Illustration by Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Geoffrey Chaucer at the court of King Edward III of England (colour litho)

Geoffrey Chaucer at the court of King Edward III of England (colour litho)
977892 Geoffrey Chaucer at the court of King Edward III of England (colour litho) by Brown, Ford Madox (1821-93) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) (engraving)

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) (engraving)
1701279 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) (engraving); (add.info.: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) french officer and writer author of "Dangerous Liaisons", engraving)

Background imageBook Author Collection: BALZAC, Honore of (1799-1850). English realist novelist. Representation of ' Monsieur Fontaine' to

BALZAC, Honore of (1799-1850). English realist novelist. Representation of " Monsieur Fontaine" to illustrate
CUL4866966 BALZAC, Honore of (1799-1850). English realist novelist. Representation of " Monsieur Fontaine" to illustrate " La Comedie humaine" of Balzac

Background imageBook Author Collection: Hansel and Gretel, illustration from Once Upon a Time published by Ernest Mister, c

Hansel and Gretel, illustration from Once Upon a Time published by Ernest Mister, c. 1900 (colour litho)
IL288829 Hansel and Gretel, illustration from Once Upon a Time published by Ernest Mister, c.1900 (colour litho) by Dudley, Robert Ambrose (1867-1951); Private Collection

Background imageBook Author Collection: Leon Tolstoi (1828-1910) avec son epouse Sophie (1844-1919), lors du premier anniversaire de la

Leon Tolstoi (1828-1910) avec son epouse Sophie (1844-1919), lors du premier anniversaire de la mort de leur fils
FIA5411442 Leon Tolstoi (1828-1910) avec son epouse Sophie (1844-1919), lors du premier anniversaire de la mort de leur fils. Photographie a l albumine, 1895

Background imageBook Author Collection: Tattooed and bare-breasted young woman dancing a hula while seated on the ground

Tattooed and bare-breasted young woman dancing a hula while seated on the ground
6339140 Tattooed and bare-breasted young woman dancing a hula while seated on the ground by Arago, Jacques Etienne Victor (1790-1855) (after); (add.info)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Enlightenment: Portrait of Denis Diderot (1713-1784), writer

Enlightenment: Portrait of Denis Diderot (1713-1784), writer and philosopher painting by Claude Bornet (1733-1804)
BEN5478408 Enlightenment: Portrait of Denis Diderot (1713-1784), writer and philosopher painting by Claude Bornet (1733-1804). Paris Library of the French Comedy.; Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageBook Author Collection: Franklin Roosevelt and General John Pershing on Armistice Day, USA, 1936 (b/w photo)

Franklin Roosevelt and General John Pershing on Armistice Day, USA, 1936 (b/w photo)
5858564 Franklin Roosevelt and General John Pershing on Armistice Day, USA, 1936 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: U.S)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Statue of Gustave Larroumet (1852-1903), Art Historian, French writer

Statue of Gustave Larroumet (1852-1903), Art Historian, French writer, Marble sculpture by Paul Roussel (1867-1928)
YOU4418272 Statue of Gustave Larroumet (1852-1903), Art Historian, French writer, Marble sculpture by Paul Roussel (1867-1928). Photography, KIM Youngtae, Paris

Background imageBook Author Collection: Bust of Edouard Pailleron (1834-1899), French playwright, poet, journalist

Bust of Edouard Pailleron (1834-1899), French playwright, poet, journalist, Statue installed at Parc Monceau
YOU4418468 Bust of Edouard Pailleron (1834-1899), French playwright, poet, journalist, Statue installed at Parc Monceau, Sculpture by Leopold Barnstamm (1859-1939). Photography, KIM Youngtae, Paris

Background imageBook Author Collection: Statue of Alphonse Daudet (1840-1892), French writer. Stone sculpture by Rene de Saint Marceaux

Statue of Alphonse Daudet (1840-1892), French writer. Stone sculpture by Rene de Saint Marceaux (1845-1915)
YOU4418257 Statue of Alphonse Daudet (1840-1892), French writer. Stone sculpture by Rene de Saint Marceaux (1845-1915). Photography, KIM Youngtae, Paris

Background imageBook Author Collection: Cenotaphe by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), poet, French art critic, author of Les Fleurs du mal

Cenotaphe by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), poet, French art critic, author of Les Fleurs du mal
YOU4418605 Cenotaphe by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), poet, French art critic, author of Les Fleurs du mal, monument to the memory of the poet

Background imageBook Author Collection: Cenotaphe by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), poet, French art critic, author of Les Fleurs du mal

Cenotaphe by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), poet, French art critic, author of Les Fleurs du mal
YOU4418607 Cenotaphe by Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), poet, French art critic, author of Les Fleurs du mal, monument to the memory of the poet

Background imageBook Author Collection: Paul Morand at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in 1929 (b/w photo)

Paul Morand at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in 1929 (b/w photo)
1762554 Paul Morand at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in 1929 (b/w photo) by French Photographer (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageBook Author Collection: Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Italian adventurer, writer escapes from the venitian prison Piombi

Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Italian adventurer, writer escapes from the venitian prison Piombi with italian friar
ELD4876137 Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Italian adventurer, writer escapes from the venitian prison Piombi with italian friar Marino Balbi



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"Exploring the Literary World: A Glimpse into the Lives of Iconic Book Authors" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of literature as we take you on a journey through the lives and works of renowned book authors. Delve into Thomas Hardy's Wessex, beautifully depicted in an intricate map that brings his novels and poems to life. Feel the essence of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables with a captivating scene showcasing Javert, the relentless detective. Step into Emile Zola's realm at Palais de Justice, where his vivid imagination thrived amidst vibrant colors. Charles Dickens' timeless tale, A Christmas Carol, warms hearts even after all these years. Witness Don Quixote's adventures through Adrien Demont's exquisite artwork displayed at Australia's National Gallery of Victoria. Marvel at John Keats' poetic genius captured in an intimate portrait that reveals his innermost thoughts. David Copperfield takes center stage as we unravel Charles Dickens' masterpiece filled with twists and turns. Follow Oliver Twist on his daring escapades that have captivated readers for generations. Percy Bysshe Shelley invites us into his sanctuary within University College, Oxford—a room brimming with creativity and inspiration. P. G. Wodehouse exudes charm while enjoying a cigar, reflecting his wit and humor that have delighted readers worldwide. Enter Bleak House, where Charles Dickens paints a hauntingly beautiful picture of Victorian society entangled in legal complexities. David Copperfield reappears to remind us of Dickens' unparalleled ability to craft unforgettable characters. These glimpses into the lives and creations of extraordinary book authors invite you to embark on literary adventures like no other—where imagination knows no bounds and words weave magic beyond compare.