British Literature

English literature is the literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; for example, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Joseph Conrad was born in Poland, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian, but all are considered important writers in the history of English literature. In other words, English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of English spoken around the world. In academia, the term often labels ...more

The Summer Before the War
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours
Jane Steele
Into the Dim (Into the Dim, #1)
Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy, #3)
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1)
The Last Days of Magic
Journey to Munich (Maisie Dobbs, #12)
Maestra
The Madwoman Upstairs
The Forbidden Orchid
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
The Study of Seduction (Sinful Suitors, #2)
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War
Margaret the First
'Til Death Do Us Part
Death of a Nurse (Hamish Macbeth, #31)
The Year of the Runaways
The Madwoman Upstairs
Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
A Gentleman's Position (Society of Gentlemen, #3)
The Loney
Mothering Sunday
No Shred of Evidence (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #18)
Missing, Presumed
Love, Lies and Spies
A Fashionable Indulgence (Society of Gentlemen, #1)
When Falcons Fall (Sebastian St. Cyr, #11)
A Line of Blood
Arcadia
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryThe Constant Princess by Philippa GregoryThe Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
Best Books About Tudor England
508 books — 1,320 voters
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeBanker's Draft by Clive MullisWood, Talc and Mr. J by Chris   RoseCalico Jack in your Garden by Karl Wiggins
British Wit and Humour
328 books — 225 voters

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff1984 by George OrwellNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman
London Calling
798 books — 477 voters

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie KinsellaBridget Jones's Diary by Helen FieldingThe Undomestic Goddess by Sophie KinsellaI've Got Your Number by Sophie KinsellaRemember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
British Chick Lit
282 books — 292 voters

Popular British Literature Books

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Wuthering Heights
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
1984
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
Sense and Sensibility
Animal Farm


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Yeah. Floyd is his batman." His what?" Batman, like in the British army, each officer had a batman, a personal servant." You spend too much time reading, Spenser. You know more stuff that don't make you money than anybody I know.
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