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

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
12 February 1809
Naturalist

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
Occultist

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898
Writer
Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Journalist, Poet & Novelist

Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Writer & Physician
Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866
Author

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866
Writer
William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757
Painter, Poet

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Novelist, Mathematician & Photographer

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897
Writer
John Maynard KeynesJohn Maynard Keynes
05 June 1883
Economist

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
26 April 1889
Philosopher

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet
John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
20 May 1806
British Philosopher and Civil Servant.

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
Novelist
John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
29 May 1874
Writer

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist
George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Poet & Novelist

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809
Poet

Sir Noël Peirce CowardSir Noël Peirce Coward
16 December 1899
Playwright

Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet
E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879
Writer

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Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer
William MorrisWilliam Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899
Writer

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright
Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868
Writer, Diplomat
Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Poet

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Poet

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820
Writer

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886
 

William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
18 July 1811
Author & Novelist

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822
Poet
Mary SeacoleMary Seacole
23 November 1805
Heroine of the Crimean War

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright
Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821
Translator

Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815
Novelist
J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894
Novelist and Playwright

Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter
Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Poet

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

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist

SakiSaki
18 December 1870
Writer

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist
Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles
06 July 1781
Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872
Illustrator

Anna LeonowensAnna Leonowens
05 November 1831
Writer, Educator

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
Novelist
C. S. ForesterC. S. Forester
27 August 1899
Novelist

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

H. Rider HaggardH. Rider Haggard
22 June 1856
Writer

Jerome K. JeromeJerome K. Jerome
02 May 1859
Writer
A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859
Poet

Havelock EllisHavelock Ellis
02 February 1859
Physician
Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892
British author

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808
Author

Isabella BeetonIsabella Beeton
12 March 1836
Author
Robert W. ServiceRobert W. Service
16 January 1874
Poet & Writer

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819
Priest
William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849
Journalism

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
16 September 1880
Poet

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862
English essayist

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer
Neville Cardus Neville Cardus
03 April 1888
Writer & Critic
Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872
British Journalist & Author

A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform

Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

Alfred, Lord TennysonAlfred, Lord Tennyson
06 August 1809
Poet
James BrookeJames Brooke
29 April 1803
Politician, Writer, Diplomat

Vita Sackville-WestVita Sackville-West
09 March 1892
Writer

Paul Joseph WatsonPaul Joseph Watson
24 May 1982
Radio host

Arnold RidleyArnold Ridley
07 January 1896
Actor

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian
Gerard Manley HopkinsGerard Manley Hopkins
28 July 1844
Poet, Writer

Vyvyan HollandVyvyan Holland
03 November 1886
Writer
Ivor NovelloIvor Novello
15 January 1893
Actor, Playwright, Composer, Writer, Screenwriter,

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald
10 December 1824
Writer, Minister, Poet, Novelist, Cleric
Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890
Writer
Branwell BrontëBranwell Brontë
26 June 1817
Painter, Poet, Writer