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Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) is an outstanding English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
The Brontës were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Haworth in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte (1816 - 1855), Emily (1818 - 1848), and Anne (1820 - 1849), are well known as poets and novelists.
Kenneth Elton Kesey (1935 – 2001) was an American author, best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962) which was adapted for movie in 1975. This movie won 5 Oscars and many other prizes. Ken Kesey is believed to be a counter-cultural figure who considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. "I was too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie," Kesey said in a 1999 interview with Robert K. Elder.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age. He is regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night, and his most famous, The Great Gatsby. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.
Alexandre Dumas (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French novelist, best known for his historical novels of breathtaking adventures. Translated into nearly 100 languages, these have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne were originally published as serials. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a bestseller. It was published in English in 2008 as The Last Cavalier.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an Portsmouth-born English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime, Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the 20th century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His works, which are considered as masterpieces of English literature, consist of The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations. Some of them have been adapted into movies and TV-series.
Ken Follett (born 5 June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh author of outstanding thrillers and historical novels. He has sold more than 100 million copies of his works. Four of his books have reached the number 1 ranking on the New York Times bestseller list: The Key to Rebecca, Lie Down with Lions, Triple, and World Without End.
Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (born March 6, 1927)is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. He is considered as one of the most significant authors of the 20th century. He was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest remaining living recipient.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894).
Henry Graham Greene(2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English author, playwright and literary critic. His works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. Greene was notable for his ability to combine serious literary acclaim with widespread popularity. The Quiet American is amongst his best-known novels. The book is about the America - Vietnam war.
The list consists of movies and TV series that are based on classical books by world-renowned authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dicken,Bronte Sisters and so forth