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Charles Dickens

(1812—1870) novelist

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Antoine Galland

Antoine Galland  

(1646–1715)French translator and orientalist. His Mille et une nuits (1704–17) was the first translation into a European language of the Arabic Thousand and One Nights (see Arabian Nights ...
British and Irish fairy tales

British and Irish fairy tales  

1. The medieval periodEnglish fantasy could be said to have its beginning in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, the best-known early work in English literature, generally dated in the ...
Harry Furniss

Harry Furniss  

(1854–1925).Born in Wexford and educated at the Royal Hibernian Academy Schools in Dublin, he settled in London at the age of 19 and became an illustrator, contributing to the ...
oriental fairy tales

oriental fairy tales  

Things oriental since time immemorial have constituted a source of inspiration for Western imagination and creativity. Geographically, the East is not only the direction of sunrise (‘ex oriente ...
Victorian fairy painting

Victorian fairy painting  

In his final speech of The Tempest, Prospero recognizes the necessity for a friendly collusion between the audience and the performer in order that the illusion of fantasy prevails. Victorian ...

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