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Famous English writers and their compositions
William Shakespeare The English poet and playwright, wrote the famous 154 Sonnets and numerous highly successful dramatic works. William Shakespeare was born on 23 April, 1546 in Stratford – upon – Avon. Tragedies: Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet. Comedies: All's Well That Ends Well, Comedy of Errors, Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Winter's Tale. Poetry: A Lover's Complaint, Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle, Venus and Adonis.
Daniel Defoe English novelist, pamphleteer and journalist. Daniel Defoe was born in 1660 in London, England. Daniel Defoe is best known for his novels Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders.
Robert Burns a Scottish poet and lyricist, the Bard of Ayrshire. Also known as Rabbie Burns. Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. Poetry books: Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns Poetry: A Bard's Epitaph, A Dream, A Grace, A Mother's Lament, A Winter Night, Bonnie Jean, Caledonia, Captain Matthew Henderson, Halloween, Handsome Nell, Liberty, Nannie, Song of Death, The Red, Red Rose, The Rights of Woman, The Vision, The Whislte, Young Peggy.
Charles Dickens English writer and social critic. Charles John Huffman Dickens was born on 7 February, 1812 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. His best novels: Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man.
Charlotte Bronte English author and eldest of the famed Bronte sisters. Charlotte was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1816. Best novels: Jane Eyre, Shirley, The Professor. Poetry: Evening Solace, Frances, Mementos, Parting, Passion, Pilate's Wife's Dream, Preference, Regret, The Letter, Winter Stores.
Lewis Carroll English author, mathematician, and Anglican clergyman. True name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on 27 January, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. Lewis Carrol is best known for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Shark, Through the Looking Glass
Jerome K Jerome an English writer and humourist. Jerome Klapka Jerome was born on 2 May 1859 in Walsall, Staffordshire, in the heart of England. Jerome is best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat.
William Somerset Maugham A British playwright, novelist and short story writer. William Somerset Maugham was born on 25 January 1874 in UK Embassy, Paris, France. Best works: Of Human Bondage, A Man of Honour, The Magician. Plays: Lady Frederick, Jack Straw, The Unknown, The Circle, Our Betters, The Constant Wife, Sheppey.
Agatha Christie an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. Agatha Christie was born on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, England. Detective novels: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot), And Then There Were None, The Secret Adversary, Sleeping Murder Short stories: The House of Beauty, The Thirteen Problems ( Miss Jane Marple)