Find out more about the greatest 19th Century British Novelists, including Charles Dickens, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley and Arthur Conan Doyle.
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812
Writer

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898
Novelist

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866
Writer

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer
Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899
Writer

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist
D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
Novelist

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879
Writer
Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820
Writer

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815
Novelist

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894
Novelist and Playwright

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
Novelist

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer
Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist
William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright

Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer
A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

Victoria CrossVictoria Cross
01 October 1868
Writer
Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892
Writer

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John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801
Theologian
George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
10 July 1903
Fiction Writer

E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858
Author

Edward Bulwer-LyttonEdward Bulwer-Lytton
25 May 1803
Writer
Kenneth GrahameKenneth Grahame
08 March 1859
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890
Writer

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873
Novelist

Arthur MachenArthur Machen
03 March 1863
Writer
John MasefieldJohn Masefield
01 June 1878
Poet

Anna SewellAnna Sewell
30 March 1820
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist

Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
25 July 1896
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880
Poet
Maria EdgeworthMaria Edgeworth
01 January 1768
Writer

Sax RohmerSax Rohmer
15 February 1883
Novelist
Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883
Writer

Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771
Author

Emma OrczyEmma Orczy
23 September 1865
Novelist
George MeredithGeorge Meredith
12 February 1828
Novelist

Elinor GlynElinor Glyn
17 October 1864
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter
Evelyn UnderhillEvelyn Underhill
06 December 1875
Writer

George GissingGeorge Gissing
22 November 1857
Novelist

Sir Henry Maximilian BeerbohmMax Beerbohm
24 August 1872
Essayist

Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882
Poet

Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson
02 August 1867
Poet
Henry NewboltHenry Newbolt
06 June 1862
Poet

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785
Novelist

OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist

Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866
Writer, Novelist
Israel ZangwillIsrael Zangwill
21 January 1864
Author

David GarnettDavid Garnett
09 March 1892
Writer
Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792
Naval officer

Richard AldingtonRichard Aldington
08 July 1892
Writer

Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775
Author
Arthur Quiller-CouchArthur Quiller-Couch
21 November 1863
Writer

Sylvia Townsend WarnerSylvia Townsend Warner
06 December 1893
Novelist
Edwin Abbott AbbottEdwin Abbott Abbott
20 December 1838
Theologian, Science fiction writer, Teacher,

John Cowper PowysJohn Cowper Powys
08 October 1872
Philosopher

Henry WilliamsonHenry Williamson
01 December 1895
Novelist
Richard JefferiesRichard Jefferies
06 November 1848
Author

Thomas HughesThomas Hughes
20 October 1822
Lawyer
Letitia Elizabeth LandonLetitia Elizabeth Landon
14 August 1802
Poet

Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie
06 December 1803
Author

Marie CorelliMarie Corelli
01 May 1855
Novelist

William Henry HudsonWilliam Henry Hudson
04 August 1841
Author
Anthony HopeAnthony Hope
09 February 1863
Novelist
William Michael RossettiWilliam Michael Rossetti
25 September 1829
Writer

Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853
Novelist

Alec WaughAlec Waugh
08 July 1898
Novelist, Writer

E. Phillips OppenheimE. Phillips Oppenheim
22 October 1866
Author
Mary Elizabeth BraddonMary Elizabeth Braddon
04 October 1835
Novelist

Edward John TrelawnyEdward John Trelawny
13 November 1792
Biographer

John Middleton MurryJohn Middleton Murry
06 August 1889
Writer

Ivy Compton-BurnettIvy Compton-Burnett
05 June 1884
Novelist

William Harrison AinsworthWilliam Harrison Ainsworth
04 February 1805
Novelist
Dorothy RichardsonDorothy Richardson
17 May 1873
Author

James Anthony FroudeJames Anthony Froude
23 April 1818
Historian
Mary WebbMary Webb
25 March 1881
Novelist

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell
07 February 1883
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Novelist,
Arthur UpfieldArthur Upfield
01 September 1890
Writer
Frederick RolfeFrederick Rolfe
22 July 1860
Writer