Charles Dickens

Four of the best English writers of the 19th century: Dickens, Thackeray, Charlotte Bronte and Elisabeth Gaskell were called by Karl Marx the «Glorious School of English Novelists». Marx said that these writers had done more to show social and political truths to the world than all the politicians, journalists and moralists put together. They gave a picture of the English upper classes with all their selfishness and pride, their ignorance and greed.