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 Heron's Cry (Two Rivers, #2)
The Therapist
Home Stretch
The Holiday
The Scarlet Dress
Bring Them Home (Detective Karen Hart, #1)
Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels, #7)
Sorrow and Bliss
The Reading List
The Disappearing Act
The Appeal
Playing Nice
Mrs England
How to Kill Your Family
Where Secrets Lie (Detective Karen Hart, #2)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëTwilight by Stephenie MeyerPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Animal Farm by George OrwellCoraline by Neil GaimanThe Metamorphosis by Franz KafkaStrange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis StevensonThe Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Best Knock-out Novelettes - Novellas
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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Wuthering Heights
1984
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

Shashi Tharoor
The British are the only people in history crass enough to have made revolutionaries out of Americans.
Shashi Tharoor

Caitlin Moran
But, of course, you might be asking yourself, 'Am I a feminist? I might not be. I don't know! I still don't know what it is! I'm too knackered and confused to work it out. That curtain pole really still isn't up! I don't have time to work out if I am a women's libber! There seems to be a lot to it. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?' I understand. So here is the quick way of working out if you're a feminist. Put your hand in your pants. a) Do you have a vagina? and b) Do you want to be in charge of it? If yo ...more
Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

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