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

Beautiful World, Where Are You
Portrait of a Scotsman (A League of Extraordinary Women, #3)
The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club, #2)
The Wisdom of Crowds (The Age of Madness, #3)
Eight Perfect Hours
The Heron's Cry (Two Rivers, #2)
The Collector's Daughter
Just Haven't Met You Yet
The Matchmaker's Lonely Heart
The Duchess Hunt (Once Upon a Dukedom, #2)
A Reckless Match (Ruthless Rivals, #1)
The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice
Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village
The Midnight Hour (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery, #6)
The Night She Disappeared
The Therapist
The Holiday
The Road Trip
The Heron's Cry (Two Rivers, #2)
The Scarlet Dress
The Reading List
The Last Chance Library
The Serial Killer’s Wife
Home Stretch
The Marriage
The Skylark's Secret
Sorrow and Bliss
An Eye for an Eye (Detective Kate Young, #1)
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie BlackmanHarry Potter Series Box Set by J.K. RowlingThe Golden Compass by Philip PullmanFinding Sky by Joss StirlingThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Young Adult fiction by UK authors
399 books — 369 voters
The Goldfinch by Donna TarttAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddThe Bone Clocks by David MitchellThe Circle by Dave Eggers
Man Booker Prize Eligible 2014
164 books — 724 voters

A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens1984 by George Orwell84, Charing Cross Road by Helene HanffBridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
London Calling
1,156 books — 646 voters
Muscling Through by J.L. MerrowThe Magpie Lord by K.J. CharlesPressure Head by J.L. MerrowGlitterland by Alexis  HallScrap Metal by Harper Fox
Very British MM
650 books — 437 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 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

Dodie Smith
So many of the loveliest things in England are melancholy.
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Philippa Gregory
If it means something, take it to heart. If it means nothing, it's nothing. Let it go. ...more
Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl

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