The most famous British writers

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  • Feb 7, 1478

    Thomas More

    Thomas More
    Sir Thomas More , known by Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He is commemorated by the Church of England as a "Reformation martyr". More coined the word "utopia" – a name he gave to the ideal and imaginary island nation, the political system of which he described in Utopia published
  • Apr 23, 1564

    William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare was baptized April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players. Written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his artistry. All that can be deduced is that over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote plays that capture the complete range of human emotion and conflict.
  • Daniel Defoe

    Daniel Defoe
    Daniel Defoe born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and along with others such as Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics.
  • Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political, poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
    He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry.
  • Jonathan Swift

  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen
    Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens
    Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters.During his lifetime Dickens' works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame. Now his novels and short stories are popular too.
  • Charlotte Bronte

    Charlotte Bronte
    Born -21 April 1816
    Thornton, Yorkshire, England
    Died -31 March 1855 (aged 38)
    Haworth, Yorkshire, England
    Pen name -Lord Charles Albert
    Florian Wellesley
    Currer Bell
    Occupation -Novelist, poet
    Nationality -English
    Genres -Fiction, poetry
    Notable work(s) -Jane Eyre
    Villette
    Spouse(s) Arthur Bell Nichols (1854–1855 (her death))
  • Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll
    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, as well as the poems "The Hunting of the Snark" and "Jabberwocky", all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy.
  • Lewis Carroll. Alica in Wonderland.

  • Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Robert Louis Stevenson.
    Scottish essayist, poet, and author of fiction and travel books, known especially for his novels of adventure. Stevenson's characters often prefer unknown hazards to everyday life of the Victorian society. His most famous examinations of the split personality are THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. and TREASURE ISLAND .Many of Stevenson's stories are set in colorful locations, they have also horror and supernatural elements.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson. Treasure island.

  • Jerome K. Jerome

    Jerome K. Jerome
    Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat. Jerome was born in Caldmore, Walsall, England, and was brought up in poverty in London. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School. Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat; and several other novels.
  • Conan Doyle

    Conan Doyle
    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling

    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist .Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), Just So Stories , Kim , many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" ; and his poems, his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling

  • Herbert George Wells

    Herbert George Wells
    Born - 21 September 1866
    Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom
    Died -13 August 1946 (aged 79)
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Occupation -Novelist, teacher, historian, journalist
    Nationality- British
    Alma mater -Royal College of Science (Imperial College London)
    Genres-Science fiction
    Notable work(s) -The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Shape of Things to Come
  • Alan Alexander Milne

    Alan Alexander Milne
    In 1923 his first children's poem 'Vespers' was published in Vanity Fair. The poem featured his son Christopher Robin.In 1924, after the success of 'Vespers' Milne published a book of children's poems entitled 'When We Were Very Young'. This book includes a poem about a Teddy Bear who "however hard he tries grows tubby without exercise". 'When We Were Very Young' proved to be an instant success and sold over 50,000 copies within eight weeks.
  • Alan Alexander Milne

  • Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

    Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays.
    According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly four billion copies.
  • Henry Graham Greene

    Henry Graham Greene
    Henry Graham Greene was an English author, playwright and literary critic. His works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. Greene was notable for his ability to combine serious literary acclaim with widespread popularity : Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter and The End of the Affair, The Confidential Agent, The Third Man, The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor .
  • Joanne Rowling

    Joanne Rowling
    Joanne "Jo" Rowling, better known as J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies to become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a popular series of films.
  • Joanne Rowling. Harry Potter