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    James Vinson
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The 14th century writer Geoffrey Chaucer is considered by many to be the Father of English Literature and the greatest poet of the Middle Ages. He was instrumental in developing the use of the vernacular Middle English. The most famous writer of all time is probably William Shakespeare. Also known as The Bard, the 16th century writer’s influence on the world literature has been so profound that his works are read even today. Another highly influential British writer was William Wordsworth who played a prominent role in the development of the literary movement called Romanticism.

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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81), alternatively known by the shorter title Lives of the Poets, is a work by Samuel Johnson comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets.

Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81), alternatively known by the shorter title Lives of the Poets, is a work by Samuel Johnson comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. These were arranged, approximately, by date of death.

English poet and writer; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. He received three gold medals for his poetry from the Triton College and his poems were recorded for the Library of Congress, Washington DC. USA. ‘Remote Beginnings’ and ‘A Selection of Verse’ (ISBN 0-19-577812-X ), are his anthologies. He also did translations of the classic Urdu poet Ghalib in English.

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James Joyce, novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early century. His best-known works include Ulysses, Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake. Books, Great Writers and Poets. What others are saying. He was greatly influenced by other English poets during the Romanticism time period. William Blake was an English poet and artist.

Biographies of famous writers, authors, poets and playwrights. An iconic writer of the ‘jazz age’. From Homer to Shakespeare and modern authors, such as Orwell, Jane Austen, . Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) Anglo-Irish writer born in Dublin. Notable works include The Great Gatsby (1925), and Tender Is the Night (1934) – cautionary tales about the ‘Jazz decade’ and the American Dream based on pleasure and materialism. Enid Blyton (1897 – 1968) British children’s writer, known for her series of children’s books – The Famous Five and The Secret Seven.

Geoffrey Chaucer is widely regarded as the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was not a professional writer, but a courtier and civil servant who successfully served three kings in a long career. Still, he was able to achieve considerable fame as an author during his lifetime. The primary characteristics of his works are their variety in subject matter, genre, tone and style. Tennyson was appointed the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1850 and he held the position for a record 42 years till his death in 1892.

Surveys major English language poets since the 12th century with biographies and bibliographies of works for each poet and a critical evaluation of their work and role in the poetic tradition