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
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898
Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868
Writer, Diplomat

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Author & Poet

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

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

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer
Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet
Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866

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

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet
E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820
Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist
William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
18 July 1811
Author & Novelist

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Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822

18 December 1870

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

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870
Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859

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

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

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

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician

Neville Cardus Neville Cardus
03 April 1888
Writer & Critic
Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892
British author

Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849
Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808

Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872
British Journalist & Author
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862
English essayist
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816

P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright

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

Sir Noël Peirce CowardSir Noël Peirce Coward
16 December 1899
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,

Victoria CrossVictoria Cross
01 October 1868

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

Jim CorbettJim Corbett
25 July 1875
Writer, Hunter, Naturalist

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,

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

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

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Alma RevilleAlma Reville
14 August 1899
Screenwriter, Film editor, Writer
Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,

Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer
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,

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,
Sister NiveditaSister Nivedita
28 October 1867

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat

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,
Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
03 February 1826
Journalist, Economist, Political scientist,

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
12 June 1802
Linguist, Journalist, Economist, Historian,
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
Oskar KokoschkaOskar Kokoschka
01 March 1886
Painter, Playwright, Writer, Poet, University