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
Charles DickensCharles Dickens
07 February 1812
Writer

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890
 

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
 

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist

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

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Author & Poet

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866
Writer
Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer
Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897
Writer

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet
D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
Novelist

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer
A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter
Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866
Author

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist
E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879
Writer

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Poet

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

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

SakiSaki
18 December 1870
Writer

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

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Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886
 

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821
Translator

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

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

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Jerome K. JeromeJerome K. Jerome
02 May 1859
Writer

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

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

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

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819
Priest

Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836
Author
Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892
British author

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880
Poet

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright
Neville Cardus Neville Cardus
03 April 1888
Writer & Critic

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

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist

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
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author

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
Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer

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

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,

John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801
Theologian
Victoria CrossVictoria Cross
01 October 1868
Writer
Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan
17 October 1817
Judge, Philosopher, Knight, Lawyer

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

Paul Joseph WatsonPaul Joseph Watson
24 May 1982
Radio host

W. Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham
25 January 1874
Playwright, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter
Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892
Writer

Jim CorbettJim Corbett
25 July 1875
Writer, Hunter, Naturalist

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

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

Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
09 January 1854
Autobiographer, Writer, Socialite
Arnold RidleyArnold Ridley
07 January 1896
Actor

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright,
Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

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

Alma RevilleAlma Reville
14 August 1899
Screenwriter, Film editor, Writer
Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Dramaturge, Writer, Playwright, Children's writer,

Sister NiveditaSister Nivedita
28 October 1867
Writer
Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer

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

Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,

Anna LeonowensAnna Leonowens
05 November 1834
Writer
Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist
James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat

Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893
Nurse, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Pacifist,
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,