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

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

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894
Novelist and Playwright
Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815
Novelist

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
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

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform
Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

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

John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801
Theologian

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

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George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric

E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858
Author

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
10 July 1903
Fiction Writer

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist
Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890
Writer

Kenneth GrahameKenneth Grahame
08 March 1859
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Arthur MachenArthur Machen
03 March 1863
Writer

Ford Madox FordFord Madox Ford
17 December 1873
Novelist

John MasefieldJohn Masefield
01 June 1878
Poet
Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist

Anna SewellAnna Sewell
30 March 1820
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Josephine TeyJosephine Tey
25 July 1896
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter,

Radclyffe HallRadclyffe Hall
12 August 1880
Poet

Maria EdgeworthMaria Edgeworth
01 January 1768
Writer

George GissingGeorge Gissing
22 November 1857
Novelist

George MeredithGeorge Meredith
12 February 1828
Novelist
Sax RohmerSax Rohmer
15 February 1883
Novelist

Israel ZangwillIsrael Zangwill
21 January 1864
Author

Elinor GlynElinor Glyn
17 October 1864
Actor, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter

Mina LoyMina Loy
27 December 1882
Poet
Evelyn UnderhillEvelyn Underhill
06 December 1875
Writer

Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771
Author
Letitia Elizabeth LandonLetitia Elizabeth Landon
14 August 1802
Poet

Compton MackenzieCompton Mackenzie
17 January 1883
Writer

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785
Novelist
Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775
Author

Henry WilliamsonHenry Williamson
01 December 1895
Novelist
David GarnettDavid Garnett
09 March 1892
Writer

Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson
02 August 1867
Poet

Edwin Abbott AbbottEdwin Abbott Abbott
20 December 1838
Theologian, Science fiction writer, Teacher,
Richard JefferiesRichard Jefferies
06 November 1848
Author

OuidaOuida
01 January 1839
Novelist
John Cowper PowysJohn Cowper Powys
08 October 1872
Philosopher

Thomas HughesThomas Hughes
20 October 1822
Lawyer

Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792
Naval officer

Richard AldingtonRichard Aldington
08 July 1892
Writer
Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866
Writer, Novelist
William Henry HudsonWilliam Henry Hudson
04 August 1841
Author

Sylvia Townsend WarnerSylvia Townsend Warner
06 December 1893
Novelist

Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853
Novelist

Henry NewboltHenry Newbolt
06 June 1862
Poet
William Michael RossettiWilliam Michael Rossetti
25 September 1829
Writer

Anthony HopeAnthony Hope
09 February 1863
Novelist

William Harrison AinsworthWilliam Harrison Ainsworth
04 February 1805
Novelist

Marie CorelliMarie Corelli
01 May 1855
Novelist

Mary Elizabeth BraddonMary Elizabeth Braddon
04 October 1835
Novelist
Arthur Quiller-CouchArthur Quiller-Couch
21 November 1863
Writer

John Middleton MurryJohn Middleton Murry
06 August 1889
Writer
Ronald FirbankRonald Firbank
17 January 1886
Novelist

James Anthony FroudeJames Anthony Froude
23 April 1818
Historian

Alec WaughAlec Waugh
08 July 1898
Novelist, Writer
George BorrowGeorge Borrow
05 July 1803
Writer

Mary WebbMary Webb
25 March 1881
Novelist
Mary Augusta WardMary Augusta Ward
11 June 1851
Novelist

R. D. BlackmoreR. D. Blackmore
09 June 1825
Novelist

Frederick RolfeFrederick Rolfe
22 July 1860
Writer

Vernon LeeVernon Lee
14 October 1856
Writer
Charles Robert AshbeeCharles Robert Ashbee
17 May 1863
Architect

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell
07 February 1883
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Novelist,
Charles ReadeCharles Reade
08 June 1814
Novelist

E. Phillips OppenheimE. Phillips Oppenheim
22 October 1866
Author
Michael ArlenMichael Arlen
16 November 1895
Author

Alfred AustinAlfred Austin
30 May 1835
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Journalist
Thomas Jefferson HoggThomas Jefferson Hogg
24 May 1792
Barrister