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Athenaeum

Athenaeum  

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(1828–1921),J. S. Buckingham's literary review. The founder wished the journal to become the resort of thinkers, poets, orators, and other writers. Dilke was editor 1830–46, and the list of ...
Benito Pérez Galdós

Benito Pérez Galdós  

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(1843–1920), most important Spanish novelistin the 19th century. His contribution to the short-story genre has been traditionally overlooked, and not until recently have his tales been published ...
George Szirtes

George Szirtes  

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(1948– )Poet and translator, born in Budapest into a family of Jewish origin, who entered Britain as refugees in 1956 after fleeing a perceived upsurge in fascism stirred up in ...
Holtby Memorial Bequest, Winifred

Holtby Memorial Bequest, Winifred  

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British literary prize awarded to the author of the best annual ‘regional’ novel,named after Holtby (1898–1935), a novelist and feminist campaigner. Administered by the Royal Society of Literature, ...
Joseph Moxon

Joseph Moxon  

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(1627–91)Maker of globes and mathematical instruments, printer, and typefounder, born in Wakefield, the son of a printer. He wrote Mechanic Exercises, or The Doctrine of Handy-Works Applied to the ...
Matej Bel

Matej Bel  

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 (1684–1749) Leading Hungarian scholar of Slovak origin.Called ‘the Great ornament of Hungary’ (Magnum decus Hungariae), he organized scholarly research and promoted understanding among the nations ...
2nd Earl of Arundel, Thomas Howard

2nd Earl of Arundel, Thomas Howard  

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(b Finchingfield, Essex, 7 July 1585; d Padua, 4 Oct. 1646).English diplomat, collector, and patron. Apart from Charles I, he was the greatest English collector of his time. His knowledge of art was ...
scientific books and journals

scientific books and journals  

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Treating academic topics in the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, technology, engineering, or computer science, scientific books and journals are printed to exchange information among ...
Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy  

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(1840–1928),born at Upper Bockhampton, near Dorchester in Dorset, son of a stonemason. At the age of 16 he was articled to a local architect and when he was 22 he went to London to continue his ...
W. H. Heinemann Award

W. H. Heinemann Award  

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British literary prize established through the benevolence of the publisher W. H. Heinemann.The Heinemann Foundation of Literature was administered by the Royal Society of Literature, and the award ...

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