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We, all of us, remember only too well the great relief we felt upon discovering this haven for Jane Austen Addicts. If your eyes did not widen, if you did not gasp in recognition, if you did not experience a frisson of excitement when you discovered a whole campful of soldiers - er - a whole websiteful of fellow Jane Austen Fanatics, then this place may not be for you. We are The Truly Obsessed here and have been known to talk for weeks about Jane Austen's spelling quirks and Mr. Darcy's coat ("No, no - the green one.")
How it is with Samuel Beckett in many parts as it is heard and said. The mediation of the heart, or, as Beckett summed up his own work, simply a stain upon silence, is what we contemplate here. What can be said to that? What can be said about that? What can be said? Sometimes laughter when it seems worth the effort. How it will be with Samuel Beckett to be heard and said. Come in and wait for it all to mean something.
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The Thomas Hardy Society was established in 1968, the fortieth anniversary of Thomas Hardy’s death. Its aim was to make his work better known and to bring together those who enjoy his books, want to know them better, and would like to meet others who share their interest.
Our aim is to encourage and further interest in the life and works of the late Professor J.R.R. Tolkien C.B.E., author of two of the most well-known and best-loved books of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. This site has information about JRR Tolkien, the books he wrote, his life, books others have written about him, our Society and its events, and a host of other items.
Wilkie Collins was born on 8 January 1824 and died on 23 September 1889. In those 65 years he wrote 25 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. A close friend of Charles Dickens from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens' death in 1870, Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers.