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

His & Hers
The Heir Affair (Royal We, #2)
Boyfriend Material
Utopia Avenue
The Woman Before Wallis
The Day She Came Back
Dust (Heirs of Neverland, #1)
The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows (Feminine Pursuits, #2)
Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)
500 Miles from You
Dear Emmie Blue
A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby (Rogues and Remarkable Women, #1)
Daring and the Duke (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #3)
Seven Lies
Remain Silent
The Other Wife
The Lost Girls of Devon
The Last Mrs. Summers (Her Royal Spyness, #14)
The Day She Came Back
The House Guest
The Girl on the Train
His & Hers
The Darwin Affair
Here To Stay
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
What You Did
The Bookshop on the Shore (Scottish Bookshop, #2)
If I Never Met You
In a House of Lies (Inspector Rebus, #22)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenRight Ho, Jeeves by P.G. WodehouseThree Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
British Wit and Humour
407 books — 308 voters
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
289 books — 358 voters

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëA Room of One's Own by Virginia WoolfThe Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Best Feminist Books
2,140 books — 3,201 voters

A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens1984 by George Orwell84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
London Calling
1,168 books — 616 voters
Muscling Through by J.L. MerrowPressure Head by J.L. MerrowThe Magpie Lord by K.J. CharlesGlitterland by Alexis  HallScrap Metal by Harper Fox
Very British MM
621 books — 403 voters

Pride and Prejudice
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)
Animal Farm
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

Victor Hugo
England has two books, the Bible and Shakespeare. England made Shakespeare,but the Bible made England.
Victor Hugo

Douglas Adams
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Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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