Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)
He lived under the reign of Victoria. He described (popisuje) truly the life of poor people in England in the 19th century. He combines comic and serious (vážné) situations and accuses (obviňuje) both the aristocracy and the middle class of acting heartlessly (chování bez srdce) towards the common people. He himself suffered (trpěl) in his childhood and his bitter (hořká) experience can be found in his works. Among his major novesl belong: Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, the Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist…..
Oscar Wilde (1856 – 1900)
The best of his plays is The Importance of Being Earnest. He wrote also tales, the best of them is The happy Prince. He wrote also novels – f.e. The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The 20th century
He was born in India. He got a very good education. His famos novels are Animal Farm – it ispolitical atire of the revolution in Russia in 1917 in a Soviet Union. This work in agains absolute power which was in Russia. The basic ideo that all animals are equel (rovna) is in the end changed, but some animals are more equel than the others.