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British Writers

For a small group of islands Britain has some of the greatest and most famous poets, playwrights and novelists in the world including, arguably the king of them all, William Shakespeare. Please click on the relevant link below to find more information on the person you require.

Novelists I Poets I Dramatists I Other Writers


Jane AustenAldous Huxley
Arnold BennettJerome K. Jerome
Richard D. BlackmoreD.H. Lawrence
Anne BronteFrederick Marryat
Charlotte BronteWilliam S. Maugham
Emily BronteGeorge Orwell
John BuchanSir Walter Scott
Fanny BurneyMary Shelley
Wilkie CollinsLaurence Sterne
Daniel DefoeRobert Louis Stevenson
Charles DickensJonathan Swift
Arthur Conan DoyleWilliam Thackeray
George EliotJ. R .R.Tolkien
Henry FieldingAnthony Trollope
E.M. ForsterEvelyn Waugh
John GalsworthyH. G. Wells
Graham GreeneVirginia Woolf
Thomas Hardy


W.H. AudenWalter Savage Landor
Sir John BetjemanEdward Lear
William BlakeThomas Malory
Robert BrowningChristopher Marlowe
Robert BurnsJohn Masefield
Lord ByronJohn Milton
Geoffrey ChaucerWilfred Owen
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeAlexander Pope
George CrabbeSiegfried Sassoon
John DonnePercy Bysshe Shelley
John DrydenEdmund Spenser
T. S. EliotRobert Southey
Oliver GoldsmithAlgernon C. Swinburne
Thomas GrayAlfred Lord Tennyson
John KeatsDylan Thomas
Rudyard KiplingWilliam Wordsworth


John DrydenWilliam Shakespeare
Oliver GoldsmithGeorge Bernard Shaw
Ben JonsonRichard Brinsley Sheridan
Christopher MarloweOscar Wilde

Other writers

John BunyanCharles Lamb
Lewis CarrollA. A. Milne
William CobbettSamuel Pepys
Edward FitzgeraldBeatrix Potter
Edward GibbonThomas De Quincey
William HazlittGilbert White
Samuel Johnson

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