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

A Slow Fire Burning
Rock Paper Scissors
The Reading List
Sisters in Arms
Once There Were Wolves
Battle Royal (Palace Insiders, #1)
The Last Chance Library
The Mismatch
The Bookseller's Secret
Bombshell (Hell's Belles, #1)
The Manningtree Witches
The Last Debutantes
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (Enola Holmes #7)
At Summer's End
Her Heart for a Compass
The Therapist
The Heron's Cry (Two Rivers, #2)
Home Stretch
The Holiday
The Scarlet Dress
Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels, #7)
Bring Them Home (Detective Karen Hart, #1)
Sorrow and Bliss
The Reading List
The Disappearing Act
And Now You're Back
What You Did
Where Secrets Lie (Detective Karen Hart, #2)
Playing Nice
The Happy Family
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingNoughts & Crosses by Malorie BlackmanHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Best #UKYA Books
571 books — 402 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
2,282 books — 3,346 voters
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoevskyLittle Women by Louisa May AlcottGreat Expectations by Charles DickensWar and Peace by Leo TolstoyLes Misérables by Victor Hugo
Best Books of the Decade: 1860s
217 books — 400 voters

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonAtonement by Ian McEwanNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroOne Day by David NichollsOn Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Contemporary British Novels
532 books — 570 voters
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa GregoryThe Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison WeirThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryWolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
Best Books About Tudor England
605 books — 1,602 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)
Animal Farm
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
Sense and Sensibility

Stephen Fry
There were people who believed their opportunities to live a fulfilled life were hampered by the number of Asians in England, by the existance of a royal family, by the volume of traffic that passed by their house, by the malice of trade unions, by the power of callous employers, by the refusal of the health service to take their condition seriously, by communism, by capitalism, by atheism, by anything, in fact, but their own futile, weak-minded failure to get a fucking grip.
Stephen Fry, Revenge

Robert B. Parker
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. ...more
Robert B. Parker, Mortal Stakes

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