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 Royal We
A Desperate Fortune
The Alchemist's Daughter
The Other Side of Midnight
The Duke's Disaster (True Gentlemen, #0.5)
The Color of Secrets
The Duke and the Lady in Red (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, #3)
The Scoundrel and the Debutante (The Cabot Sisters, #3)
Too Dangerous For a Lady (Company of Rogues, #16)
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #20)
A Heart Revealed
While You Were Spying (Spies, #0)
We That Are Left
Medium Dead: An Alexandra Gladstone Mystery
Meadowlands: A World War I Family Saga


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