Who are the most famous English writers

The BBC-Big Read: The British list of the most important works in world literature

Harry Potter and Winnie the Pooh alongside literary titans like Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann and Charles Dickens?

The British are stubborn. But on the other hand - who doesn't have classics next to Trivia on their home bookshelf?

Here we present the large selection of at least 750,000 British people who took part in the BBC's "Big Read" and thus selected the most important works of world literature from a British perspective:

⇒ Special finds: classics that you should have read ...

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien


2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen


3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman


4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams


5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Joanne K. Rowling (biography)


6. Who disturbs the nightingale (review), Harper Lee


7. Winnie the Pooh, Alan Alexander Milne


8. 1984, George Orwell


9. The King of Narnia, C.S. Lewis


10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë


11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller


12. Sturmhöhe, Emily Brontë (biography)


13. Song of the Great Fire, Sebastian Faulks


14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier


15. The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger


16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame


17. Great expectations, Charles Dickens


18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott


19. Corelli's mandolin, Louis de Bernières


20.War and Peace (review), Leo Tolstoy (biography)


21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell


22.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Joanne K. Rowling (biography)


23.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Joanne K. Rowling (Biogafie)


24.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Joanne K. Rowling (biography)


25. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien


26. Tess von den d’Urbervilles: A pure woman, Thomas Hardy


27. Middlemarch, George Eliot


28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving


29. Fruits of Wrath, John Steinbeck


30. Alice in Wonderland (review), Lewis Carroll


31. The Incredible Story of Tracy Baker, Jacqueline Wilson


32. A hundred years of solitude, Gabriel García Márquez


33. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett


34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens


35. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl (biography)


36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson


37. A city like Alice, Nevil Shute


38. Persuasion, Jane Austen


39. Dune - the first trilogy, Frank Herbert


40. Emma, ​​Jane Austen


41. Anne on Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery


42. Down by the river, Richard Adams


43. The great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald


44. The Count of Monte Christo, Alexandre Dumas (biography)


45. Goodbye to Brideshead, Evelyn Waugh


46. ​​Animal Farm, George Orwell


47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens


48. At the green edge of the world, Thomas Hardy


49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian


50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher


51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett


52. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck


53. The Stand, Stephen King


54. Anna Karenina (review), Leo Tolstoy (biography)


55. A good match, Vikram Seth


56. Sophiechen and the giant, Roald Dahl


57. Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome


58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell


59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer


60. Debt and Atonement, Fyodor Dostoyevsky


61. Heaven and Hell, Malorie Blackman


62. The geisha, Arthur Golden


63. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens


64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough


65. Grim reaper, Terry Pratchett


66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton


67. The Magus, John Fowles


68. Good omen, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman


69. Guard! Guards !, Terry Pratchett


70. Lord of the Flies, William Golding


71. The perfume, Patrick Süskind


72. The philanthropists in ragged pants, Robert Tressell


73. The night watchmen, Terry Pratchett


74. Matilda, Roald Dahl (biography)


75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding


76. The Secret Story, Donna Tartt


77. The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins


78. Ulysses, James Joyce


79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens


80. Charlie's double life, Jacqueline Wilson


81. The Zwicks are upside down, Roald Dahl (biography)


82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith


83. Holes, Louis Sachar


84. At the castle, Mervyn Peake


85. The god of little things, Arundhati Roy


86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson


87. Brave new world, Aldous Huxley


88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons


89. Magician, Raymond Feist


90. On the way, Jack Kerouac


91. The godfather, Mario Puzo


92. Ayla and the Bear Clan, Jean M. Auel


93. The colors of magic, Terry Pratchett


94. The alchemist, Paulo Coelho


95. Katherine, Anya Seton


96. Cain and Abel, Jeffrey Archer


97. Love in the times of cholera, Gabriel García Márquez


98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson


99. All of a sudden, princess, Meg Cabot


100. Midnight Children, Salman Rushdie


Author: Best Books