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Charles Evans Hughes

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948) US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2,690 words
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...of the Victorian period remains Charles Dickens , many of whose stories were first published in magazines that were extremely popular. His works centers on the lives of Londoners, the plight of the poor, and the class differences in Victorian society. Dickens modeled some of his most famous characters on real people, with his power to exaggerate their traits occasionally making them comical but powerfully memorable. Among the Victorian period's other popular writers were George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann, or Marian, Evans), William Makepeace Thackeray , ...

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