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Question: Geoffrey Chaucer, the poet, was also a diplomat.
Answer: Chaucer, the author of The Canterbury Tales, was a diplomat and royal official for many years.
Question: Jim Corbett was born in India.
Answer: Jim Corbett, a colonel in the British Indian army, wrote several books about India’s wildlife. He was born in Uttarakhand in 1875.
Question: Thomas Hardy is best known as one of the greatest humorous writers of the Victorian era.
Answer: Essentially a tragic novelist, Thomas Hardy wrote books that strike many readers as overly gloomy and pessimistic. A great novelist of the Victorian era, Hardy was also an accomplished poet.
Question: W. Somerset Maugham was one of the most influential writers of the Italian Renaissance.
Answer: William Somerset Maugham was an English writer born in France in 1874, long after the Renaissance had ended! He wrote many popular plays, novels, and stories.
Question: As a boy the novelist Charles Dickens was forced to support his family by working in a factory.
Answer: When Dickens was young, his family was sent to prison for debt. Though he was barely a teenager, he had to live alone and work in a factory. This unpleasant experience deeply influenced his writing.
Question: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. died in London in 1895.
Answer: Vonnegut died on April 11, 2007, in New York City.
Question: Isaac Asimov wrote hundreds of books.
Answer: Isaac Asimov wrote several hundred books, many of them science-fiction classics such as the Foundation trilogy of novels.
English novelist Charles Dickens; undated engraving.

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