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‘The Bloomsbury Group’ is a name given to a circle of English writers intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. The Bloomsbury Group began as a loose collection of friends and relatives who lived, worked and studied together near Bloomsbury, London, during the first half of the 20th century.
“The great thing about a short story is that it doesn’t have to trawl through someone’s whole life; it can come in glancingly from the side,” said Emma Donoghue. Today Leopold Classic Library offers you to get acquainted with a number of exciting short stories and their authors. Listed in the article is a collection of the brief biographies about the life and works of famous short story writers from around the world.
Poetry has great power. It awakens the beauty of the human mind, it inspires, it heals the soul, it helps people understand themselves and the world around them. Innumerable gorgeous poems have touched people’s hearts and minds with the perfection of their style, the fullness of their rhythm and rhyme, and their unique insights into the human condition. Choosing the best poems ever written will always depend on personal taste and preferences. Leopold Classic Library is delighted to bring to your attention its own Top 5 greatest poems of all time:
​​​In 1973, historian Richard B. Morris identified the following seven figures as the key Founding Fathers: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. In today's blog we are talking about 6 of them, their politics, contributions and influence in American History, described in a number of biographical works. 
Is it possible to imagine a world with no translators? All the incredible literary works that have touched people at the far corners of the world would not be available to the ordinary reader. It is due to the talent and meticulous work of translators that we have an opportunity to enjoy every literary genre, and discover the cultural and historical treasures of any country.
​Can't get enough of novels, poems, authors and literature facts? We put together a salmagundi of our favourite facts about famous authors, their works, and lives. We hope you will enjoy them!
The 19th century is often regarded as a high point in British literature. It was during the Victorian era that the novel came to prominence as the dominant genre. Almost all novels were first published in serial form, and only after some time did the books appear for sale. Our article, "Writers of the Victorian Period," shows how you can discover the prominent works and authors of that time through Leopold Classic Library.
Winter came again and with it all the joys of Christmas came too. The magic time of decorating the tree, buying gifts and putting them under it, shouting "Merry Christmas" to people who pass the streets and looking around at all the beautiful Christmas lights. The one thing that makes these holidays even better is reading books, which also make an excellent gift. Here are some good reading suggestions as Christmas approaches.
In English literature, the key figures of the early Romantic period are considered to be the group of poets including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey. Later they become known as the Lake Poets, named after the Lake District in the north-west of England where they lived.
How often does a film adaptation of a book you like meet your expectations? Only a few films have so impressed audiences that they are considered to be “as good as the novel”. So what are they?
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