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!

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812
Writer
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892
Writer

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890
 

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
 

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

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist
H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866
Writer

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
Writer

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer
George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet

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

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866
Author

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet
John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897
Writer
E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879
Writer

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Poet

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
18 July 1811
Author & Novelist
Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet
Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886
 

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820
Writer

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Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822
Poet

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

SakiSaki
18 December 1870
Writer

J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894
Novelist and Playwright
Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821
Translator

Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles
06 July 1781
Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Poet

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist

Jerome K. JeromeJerome K. Jerome
02 May 1859
Writer
Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
Novelist

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870
Writer

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

C. S. ForesterC. S. Forester
27 August 1899
Novelist

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
02 February 1859
Physician

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859
Poet
Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819
Priest

Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892
British author

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

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880
Poet
Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872
British Journalist & Author

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849
Journalism
Neville Cardus Neville Cardus
03 April 1888
Writer & Critic

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862
English essayist
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809
Poet

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright
Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist

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

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
29 May 1874
Writer

A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform
Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Poet
Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer

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,
John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801
Theologian

Anne ListerAnne Lister
03 April 1791
Writer

Victoria CrossVictoria Cross
01 October 1868
Writer

Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan
17 October 1817
Judge, Philosopher, Knight, Lawyer

Paul Joseph WatsonPaul Joseph Watson
24 May 1982
Radio host
Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892
Writer

Arnold RidleyArnold Ridley
07 January 1896
Actor
Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian

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

Sister NiveditaSister Nivedita
28 October 1867
Writer
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer,

Alma RevilleAlma Reville
14 August 1899
Screenwriter, Film editor, Writer
Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer

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

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

Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,
Anna LeonowensAnna Leonowens
05 November 1834
Writer

Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,
Elizabeth SiddalElizabeth Siddal
25 July 1829
Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist
E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858
Author

Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer
John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
10 July 1903
Fiction Writer