Some of the most memorable classics in English Literature such as “Pride and Prejudice”, “Great Expectations“, “Hamlet” and “Wuthering Heights” have been penned by British authors. These books have struck a special chord with the readers of every generation. The success of any author lies in his or her skill of perceiving the numerous facets of human behavior or temperament and articulating emotions with such intensity that they seem alive to the reader.
The history of English literature would be incomplete without the mention of William Shakespeare’s unparalleled contributions. Often addressed as “The Bard of Avon”, Shakespeare’s name remains alive in every century through his phenomenal works like “Hamlet”, “Othello”, “As You Like It”, “All’s Well that Ends Well”, “Comedy of Errors”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dreams”, “The Merchant of Venice”, and “Romeo and Juliet”.
Another popular British writer whose work normally highlighted the social aspects of life was Jane Austen. Her writings reflect a conservative line of thought emphasizing the need of a man in a woman’s life to attain social and financial stability. Some of her timeless classics include “Sense and Sensibility”, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Emma”, and “Mansfield Park”.