Literature of the 1800s was dominated by the British/English connoisseurs. Period. Unlike never before, literature bloomed and blossomed in the 19th century Britain as English writers went on to produce historic novels that became precedents of the future of the literary world. Unlike their predecessors, novelists, writers and authors of 19th century Britain rose from the ordinary and challenged class system, gave a real view of the deplorable state of the working class, offered us our first taste of feminist literature, and created some unforgettable characters that have immortalized British literature and litterateurs. Be it Charles Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist’, Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the D’Ubervilles’ or Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice Adventure in Wonderland’, Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ or Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island’, each of them and many more British authors took literature to an altogether new level with their masterpieces. Such has been the immense effect of the work of these novelists and writers that they have left a lasting imprint on everything from thereon. Discover an amazing feat accomplished by British writers during the 19th century through their body of work. Their sheer works of genius would leave you spellbound!

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer, Poet
Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890
 

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812
Writer

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
 

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

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist
Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868
Writer, Diplomat

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Author & Poet

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866
Writer
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer
A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet
George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer
D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
Novelist

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866
Author

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897
Writer
William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879
Writer

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Poet

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894
Novelist and Playwright
Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
18 July 1811
Author & Novelist

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886
 

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820
Writer
Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822
Poet

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

SakiSaki
18 December 1870
Writer

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821
Translator

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Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Poet
Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859
Poet
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870
Writer

Jerome K. JeromeJerome K. Jerome
02 May 1859
Writer
C. S. ForesterC. S. Forester
27 August 1899
Novelist

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
02 February 1859
Physician

Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer

Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892
British author

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819
Priest

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician
Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836
Author

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880
Poet

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849
Journalism
Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872
British Journalist & Author

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809
Poet

Neville Cardus Neville Cardus
03 April 1888
Writer & Critic

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862
English essayist
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright
P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
29 May 1874
Writer
A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform

Sir Noël Peirce CowardSir Noël Peirce Coward
16 December 1899
Playwright
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,

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan
17 October 1817
Judge, Philosopher, Knight, Lawyer
W. Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham
25 January 1874
Playwright, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter
Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
09 January 1854
Autobiographer, Writer, Socialite

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881
Writer, Translator, Journalist, Playwright, Poet,

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet, Illustrator, Painter, Writer, Artist,

Jim CorbettJim Corbett
25 July 1875
Writer, Hunter, Naturalist
Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815
Writer, Autobiographer, Novelist, Biographer

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright,

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer
Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer,

Alma RevilleAlma Reville
14 August 1899
Screenwriter, Film editor, Writer

James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat
Harold NicolsonHarold Nicolson
21 November 1886
Horticulturist, Politician, Diplomat, Diarist,

Sister NiveditaSister Nivedita
28 October 1867
Writer
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer
Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,

Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University
Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist

I. A. RichardsI. A. Richards
26 February 1893
Literary critic, Philosopher, Writer

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

E. H. CarrE. H. Carr
28 June 1892
Historian, Journalist, Diplomat, Writer, Political
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,