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Literature from the United Kingdom. The term "British literature" refers to works set in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. This contains works from the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

01. Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by Mary Anne Evans, who wrote under the pen name George Eliot. It was first published in 1871 and 1872 in eight installments. It is set in 1829 to 1832 in Middlemarch, a fictional English Midland town, and follows multiple stories with many individuals.

02. Virginia Woolf's work To the Lighthouse was published in 1927.

Ramsay and his eight children are vacationing in the Hebrides this summer (a group of islands west of Scotland). A big lighthouse stands across the bay from their home. Mrs. Ramsay promises that they would travel to the lighthouse the next day if the weather permits. Six-year-old James Ramsay is ecstatic to go to the lighthouse. 

03. Mrs. Dalloway is a novel written by Virginia Woolf about a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman living in post-World War I England. It's one of Woolf's most well-known works. Mrs. Dalloway's working title was The Hours. It was released on May 14, 1925.

04. Great Expectations is Charles Dickens' twelfth novel and his penultimate finished novel. Pip, a blacksmith's apprentice in a small community, spends his youth and early adult years in Great Expectations. He inherits a vast fortune (beyond his wildest dreams) from a mysterious donor and relocates to London, where he joins high society. 

05. Jane   Bleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens that was first serialized in March 1852 and September 1853 as a 20-episode serial. The Jarndyce family waits in vain to inherit money from a contested wealth in the settlement of Jarndyce and Jarndyce's extraordinarily long-running litigation, Bleak House.

06. Eyre is a novel written by Charlotte Bronte and published by Smith, Elder & Co. of London on October 16, 1847, under the pen name "Currer Bell." The novel tells the narrative of Jane, an apparently ordinary young woman who fights with life's challenges. Jane faces numerous challenges in her life, including her cruel and violent Aunt Reed, the deplorable conditions at Lowood School, her feelings for Rochester, and Rochester's marriage to Bertha.

07. Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights was first published in 1847 under the pen name Ellis Bell. Heathcliff, a strange gypsy-like figure, is followed from their youth (about seven years old) till his death in his late thirties. Heathcliff climbs through the ranks of his adopted family before being demoted to a servant position and fleeing when the young woman he loves marries another.

08. David Copperfield is a magician who lives in the United Kingdom (Charles Dickens, 1850)

In an uncaring adult world, a sweet orphan learns about life and love. With his lovely mother Clara Emilia Fox) and their housekeeper Peggotty, David Copperfield (Daniel Radcliffe) has a practically ideal existence (Pauline Quirke). When his mother remarries, everything changes for him. David Copperfield's moral message could be summarized as follows: kindness, sympathy, and charity are more important and potentially desired than wealth, power, or social status.

09.  Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published in 1818. The film Frankenstein portrays the narrative of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who, in an unusual scientific experiment, creates a sentient creature.

10. William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair is set in England. Becky Sharp, a strong-willed, destitute young woman, and her friend Amelia 'Emmy' Sedley, a good-natured affluent young woman, are the central characters in Vanity Fair. Vanity Fair follows the girls' tribulations in love, marriage, and family against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.

11. Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice was published in 1813. Elizabeth Bennet, the daughter of a country gentleman, and Fitzwilliam Darcy, a wealthy aristocratic landowner, have a tumultuous relationship in Pride and Prejudice. To fall in love and married, they must conquer the eponymous sins of pride and prejudice.

12. George Orwell's work Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes stylized as 1984) is a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale. Winston Smith struggles with persecution in Oceania, a world where the Party scrutinizes human behavior through ever-watchful Big Brother, as depicted in George Orwell's novel 1984. Winston defies a restriction on individualism by writing down his views in a diary and pursuing a relationship with Julia.

13. Ford Madox Ford's work The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion was published in 1915. It is set immediately before World War I and tells the story of Edward Ashburnham, the titular character, and his seemingly ideal marriage, as well as the marriages of two American friends.

14. Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella written by the Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad. It chronicles the narrative of Charles Marlow, a sailor who accepts a job as a ferry-boat captain in the African interior from a Belgian trading corporation.

15. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, or simply Tom Jones, is a comedy novel written by Henry Fielding, an English dramatist, and author. It's a Bildungsroman and a picaresque novel all rolled into one. It was initially published in London on February 28, 1749, and is one of the earliest English novels to be designated as such.

16. Virginia Woolf's novel The Waves, published in 1931, is considered her most experimental effort. Six characters speak soliloquies in the book: Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny, and Louis. Percival, the seventh character, is also significant, even though readers never hear him speak in his own voice.

17. W. Somerset Maugham's semiautobiographical novel Of Human Bondage was released in 1915 and is regarded as his best. It's an insightful portrayal of a young man's inner solitude and eventual realization of life. Philip Carey, who was born with a club foot, is painfully aware of his handicap.

18. George Orwell's satirical allegorical novella Animal Farm was first published in England on August 17, 1945. The plot follows a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer in the hopes of establishing a society in which all animals are equal, free, and joyful. 


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