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What are the most popular English authors? The world’s most famous writers and the best American writers have been discussed elsewhere, so here we present the best English authors, ranked from best to worst. Considering a massive couple of famous English writers, it wasn’t an easy task over the years.
Most Popular English Writers And Their Books
- John Donne – Holy Sonnets
John Donne is one of the most impressive writers to have ever lived a man and a poet. It was a colorful life he led, and his poetry is a significant achievement in the language department. Writer, more or less contemporary with Shakespeare, Fletcher and Webster but very distant from them in terms of both social class and work of literature, he is now viewed as the which was before poet of a type of poetry it which we refer to as “metaphysical poetry”.
- Sir Terry Pratchett – The Colour of Magic
Many of you were captivated by Sir Terry’s Discworld novels and would feel his unique writing style in the literary community for years to come.
- Harold Pinter – Complete works
Few years before his death from cancer, Harold Pinter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The director, playwright, actor, and screenwriter had a career that spanned more than 50 years. Unquestionably the essential Thinkers playwright of the 20th century, he deserves a place on this list of the most influential playwrights.
- Coleridge, Samuel Taylor – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
In addition to being a poet, Coleridge was a philosopher and literary critic. When people talk about the Romantic poets, Coleridge’s name immediately comes to mind.
- Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
Bath’s many popular visitors and residents include Jane Austen, who is perhaps the best-known and most-loved. Jane Austen is undeniably one of the most popular English writers – some assume the famous after Shakespeare – and indeed the leading English novelist and one of the most popular English women who ever lived. So why is there so much restraint in that? Jane Austin’s best quotes are available.
- William Blake – Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Although his contemporaries did not regard him favourably as a painter or a poet, William Blake does distinguish between being included in the top ten of both the English writers and the English painters, respectively.
- Geoffrey Chaucer – General Prologue
Geoffrey Chaucer is known as the greatest poet of the English language. His poetry is also read and enjoyed today, and it is frequently adapted for theatrical productions. It is full of characters who, even though individuals inspired them Chaucer observed or more seven hundred years ago, are still recognisable as the types we encounter in our daily lives today.
- Charles Dickens – David Copperfield
Charles Dickens was a remarkable man in many ways. Although he is known best as a novelist, he was more than that in his life. He was just as prominent in his other pursuits, but they are not aspects of life where people could still see him today. Many of his works are considered classics, including David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, and many others. Because he was so prolific, we’ve compiled a list of some of Charles Dickens’s most famous quotes for your convenience.