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

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

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882
Novelist

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875
Occultist

Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788
Poet, Politician
H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866
Writer

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Author & Poet

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894
Writer
Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer
P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899
Writer

George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819
Author and Novelist

Beatrix PotterBeatrix Potter
28 July 1866
Author

Enid BlytonEnid Blyton
11 August 1897
Writer

John RuskinJohn Ruskin
08 February 1819
Art Critic and Painter
Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818
Novelist

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840
Novelist & Poet

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885
Novelist

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834
Textile Designer, Poet

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
01 January 1879
Writer
Gertrude BellGertrude Bell
14 July 1868
Writer, Diplomat

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893
Poet

Aubrey BeardsleyAubrey Beardsley
21 August 1872
Illustrator
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812
Poet & Playwright

Anne BrontëAnne Brontë
17 January 1820
Writer

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828
Poet

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Explorer
Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886
 

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William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
18 July 1811
Author & Novelist
Anthony TrollopeAnthony Trollope
24 April 1815
Novelist

Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821
Translator

Anna LeonowensAnna Leonowens
05 November 1831
Writer, Educator

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895
Poet & Novelist
J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
13 September 1894
Novelist and Playwright
Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822
Poet

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

Frances Hodgson BurnettFrances Hodgson Burnett
24 November 1849
Novelist

SakiSaki
18 December 1870
Writer
Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Elizabeth GaskellElizabeth Gaskell
29 September 1810
Novelist

Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887
Poet

Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles
06 July 1781
Former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb
13 November 1785
Novelist
H. Rider HaggardH. Rider Haggard
22 June 1856
Writer

Hilaire BellocHilaire Belloc
27 July 1870
Writer
Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

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

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

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819
Priest

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

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849
Journalism

Norman AngellNorman Angell
26 December 1872
British Journalist & Author
Neville Cardus Neville Cardus
03 April 1888
Writer & Critic

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

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881
Writer

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816
Novelist
Amy LevyAmy Levy
10 November 1861
Poet, Novelist, Essayist

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874
Novelist & Playwright
Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772
Poet

P G WodehouseP G Wodehouse
15 October 1881
Playwright and Author

Gilbert K. ChestertonGilbert K. Chesterton
29 May 1874
Writer
Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860
Writer

A.P. HerbertA.P. Herbert
24 September 1890
Humorist, Novelist, Playwright & Law Reform
Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870
Poet

Sir Noël Peirce CowardSir Noël Peirce Coward
16 December 1899
Playwright

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

Victoria CrossVictoria Cross
01 October 1868
Writer
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

John Henry NewmanJohn Henry Newman
21 February 1801
Theologian

Arnold BaxArnold Bax
08 November 1883
Composer
Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
25 October 1800
Historian

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

Kenneth GrahameKenneth Grahame
08 March 1859
Writer, Novelist, Children's writer
Grey OwlGrey Owl
18 September 1888
Writer, Novelist

E. NesbitE. Nesbit
15 August 1858
Author
Vyvyan HollandVyvyan Holland
03 November 1886
Writer

John WyndhamJohn Wyndham
10 July 1903
Fiction Writer
Houston Stewart ChamberlainHouston Stewart Chamberlain
09 September 1855
Racial theorist, Writer, Politician, Philosopher,
Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890
Writer