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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

Wells, H. G.

Wells, H. G.   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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... he worked as a science teacher and correspondence tutor, until chronic ill-health forced him to give up teaching for a precarious life as a literary journalist. His first marriage, to his cousin Isabel , broke down in 1893 ; two years later he married his former student Amy Catherine Robbins . In 1895 he burst on the literary scene with The Time Machine and with the first of several volumes of short stories. There followed in quick succession The Island of Doctor Moreau ( 1896 ), The Invisible Man ( 1897 ), The War of the Worlds ( 1898 ), and The...