English literature includes many countries and has been evolving for more than 1400 years, so it is not strange that it considers diverse topics such as the brilliance of comedy, the birth of the novel, and deep landscape poetry. It is known for some great literary movements such as Modernism and Romanticism as well as influential authors including Woolf, Dickens, Austen, Wordsworth, Johnson, Donne, Chaucer, Shakespeare, etc.
Below you'll find a list of book summaries from authors that influenced the English literature and left their mark in the writing world.
Dame Agatha Christie, the queen of crime stories, is one of the bestselling and most widely published English authors of all time.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English novelist who wrote 45 books and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature seven different times.
Epic poem Beowulf is set in about 500 A. D. Some of the characters are based on members of Danish and Swedish royalty.
He was an English novel writer and a storyteller and one of the most popular writers in the history of literature.
- A Christmas Carol
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Bleak House
- David Copperfield
- Great Expectations
- Hard Times
- Oliver Twist
She was an English novelist and a poet, famous for the book Jane Eyre and is one of the pioneers of the Gothic novel genre.
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett
She was one of the best Anglo-Saxon writers. Amongst readers she was appreciated for her children's stories.
He was a British writer born in India. His most famous and significant work were a distopian novel 1984 and an allegorical fable Animal Farm.
Herbert George Wells was an English author, most famous for his SF novels with prophetic depictions of the triumphs of technology and the horrors of 20th-century warfare.
She was an English writer who died at the age of 41. She wrote 6 novels during her life that became famous in English literature.
She was an English writer who wrote essays, short stories, and novels. The main part of her work is consisted out of 9 novels.
He was a great English writer and is probably the biggest playwright in the world. He wrote 37 plays that are famous even today.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
- King Lear
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Romeo and Juliet
- Taming of the Shrew
- The Merchant of Venice
- The Tempest
- The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
- Twelth Night: Or, What You Will
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