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