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Charles Dickens

(1812—1870) novelist

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A. A. Milne

A. A. Milne  

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(1882–1956)British writer, noted especially for his ever-popular children's books and his plays.After attending Westminster School and reading mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, Milne found ...
Adah Isaacs Menken

Adah Isaacs Menken  

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(1835–69), actress.Although her real name was later given variously as Ada McCord, Adelaide McCord, and Dolores Adios Fuertes, this flamboyant, controversial performer, who was the most famous of all ...
Adam Bede

Adam Bede  

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A novel by G. Eliot, published 1859.The action takes place at the close of the 18th cent. Hetty Sorrel, pretty, vain, and self‐centred, niece of the genial farmer Martin Poyser, is loved by Adam ...
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adaptation  

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The process of making a work of art upon the basis of elements provided by an earlier work in a different, usually literary, medium; also the secondary work thus produced. Literary works have been ...
Adelaide Ann Procter

Adelaide Ann Procter  

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(1825–1864) British poet and campaigner for women's rightsLegends and Lyrics [1st series; 2nd series, 1861] (1858) PoetryThe Victoria Regia (1861) AnthologyA Chaplet of Verses (1862) PoetryLegends ...
Adelphi Theatre

Adelphi Theatre  

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A theatre on the Strand, London, in what is now the West End. Originally the Sans Pareil, it opened as the Adelphi in 1818. Rebuilt in 1858, 1901, and 1930 ...
Albert Smith

Albert Smith  

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(1816–60)English performer and writer who began his career as a journalist, contributor to Punch, and author of theatrical extravaganzas. His 1850 performance The Overland Mail initiated a series of ...
Albery Theatre

Albery Theatre  

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London, in St Martin's Lane, seating 900, built for Charles Wyndham, who opened it in 1903 as the New Theatre with a revival of Parker and Carson's Rosemary, after which ...
American Conservatory Theatre

American Conservatory Theatre  

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(ACT)Founded in 1965 in Pittsburgh by director William Ball, it moved the following year to Stanford University before finding a permanent home at San Francisco's Geary Theater in 1967 ...
American Notes for General Circulation

American Notes for General Circulation  

Travel account by Dickens, published in 1842. Dickens visited the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) in a tour that took him from Boston and New York to Canada and as far west as St. Louis. His book is almost ...

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