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)
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
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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 — 370 voters

Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenJane Eyre by Charlotte BrontëThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë1984 by George Orwell
Best British and Irish Literature
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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
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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

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

George Bernard Shaw
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw

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