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Great Books II Final Authors

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Charles Dickens
Father went to debtors prison multiple times
Charles Dickens
Sent away to work at Warren's Blacking Factory to get father out of debtor's prison
Charles Dickens
Used pseudonym "Boz"
Charles Dickens
Family always went to him for money when they needed it
Charles Dickens
Infatuated with his wife's sister
Charles Dickens
Toured the US promoting copyright laws and abolition of slavery - not impressed
Charles Dickens
Made foray into playwriting, but failed
Charles Dickens
Fell in love with an actress in one of his plays and left his wife for her
Charles Dickens
Buried in Westminister Abbey
Charles Dickens
Mary Hogarth inspired his ideal female characters
Leo Tolstoy
Born in central Russia
Leo Tolstoy
Had aristocratic connections
Leo Tolstoy
Teachers described him as unable and unwilling to learn
Leo Tolstoy
Had a desire for a rational and moral justification of life
Leo Tolstoy
Joined the military in the Caucus mountains to escape his gambling debts
Leo Tolstoy
Moved toward an eastern religions worldview
Leo Tolstoy
Mixed with literary elite, but did not get along with them well
Leo Tolstoy
Unhappy with having so much money so gives it away
Leo Tolstoy
Was at one point a Justice of the peace
Leo Tolstoy
Converted to some form of Christianity and had followers
Leo Tolstoy
Believed in civil disobedience
Joseph Conrad
Grew up in Polish Ukraine
Joseph Conrad
Belonged to the Szlachta social class
Joseph Conrad
Father caught for suspicious activity and family exiled
Joseph Conrad
Was a sailor for 20 years before writing
Joseph Conrad
Courted many women to no avail
Joseph Conrad
Went to the Congo
Joseph Conrad
Detested colonialism
F Scott Fitzgerald
Came from a family with inherited wealth
F Scott Fitzgerald
Married a girl who's family had earned their wealth
F Scott Fitzgerald
Enlisted to avoid flunking out of Princeton
F Scott Fitzgerald
Wife went crazy
Aldous Huxley
As a child went temporarily blind
Aldous Huxley
Critiqued drama for Westminister Gazette
Aldous Huxley
Staff writer for House and Garden and Vogue
Aldous Huxley
pacifist, mystical, experimented with LSD
George Orwell
Real name was Eric Arthur Blare
George Orwell
Born in India
George Orwell
Fought in the Spanish civil war
George Orwell
attracted to the idea of society without class distinction
George Orwell
Contracted and died from Tuberculosis