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 Girl Before
Behind Her Eyes
A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2)
A Quiet Kind of Thunder
Seven Minutes in Heaven  (Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers, #3; Desperate Duchesses, #9)
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes
Ready Set Rogue (Studies in Scandal, #1)
An Uncommon Courtship (Hawthorne House, #3)
The Impossible Boy
Watching and Wanting (Housemates, #4)
Wanted, A Gentleman
Waiting For an Earl Like You (Masters of Seduction, #3)
The Horseman
After Hello
The Girl on the Train
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
In a Dark, Dark Wood
After You (Me Before You, #2)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II
Swing Time
Paris for One and Other Stories
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
The Muse
The Perfect Girl
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie KinsellaBridget Jones's Diary by Helen FieldingI've Got Your Number by Sophie KinsellaThe Undomestic Goddess by Sophie KinsellaConfessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
British Chick Lit
291 books — 323 voters

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth OzekiThe Lowland by Jhumpa LahiriThe Luminaries by Eleanor CattonTransAtlantic by Colum McCannThe Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
2013 Man Booker Prize Longlist
13 books — 256 voters
Outlander by Diana GabaldonThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken FollettThe Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyDragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Best Historical Fiction Set in UK and Ireland
1,048 books — 1,241 voters

Muscling Through by J.L. MerrowPressure Head by J.L. MerrowScrap Metal by Harper FoxThe Magpie Lord by K.J. CharlesGlitterland by Alexis  Hall
Very British MM
438 books — 307 voters
Shattered by Teri TerryTrouble by Non PrattBanished by Liz de JagerSay Her Name by James DawsonHalf Bad by Sally  Green
UKYA in 2014
141 books — 232 voters

Popular British Literature Books

Jane Eyre
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Wuthering Heights
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
Sense and Sensibility
Animal Farm
Great Expectations

Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory The Red Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #3)
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Douglas Adams
Would it save you a lot of time if I just gave up and went mad now?
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Benjamin Disraeli
Sir, I shall not defeat you - I shall transcend you.
Benjamin Disraeli

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