This is a list of 100 important writers of the English language, hand-typed, and utilizes Tony Buzan’s Master Your Memory as the main reference.

Format: Name (Date of Birth-Death) Famous Work(s)

1. Geoffery Chaucer (1340-1400) The Canterbury Tales
2. Edmund Spencer (1552-1599)  The Faerie Queene
3. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) The History of the World
4. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) The Advancement of Learning
5. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, etc.
6. Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) The Passionate Shepherd
7. John Donne (1572-1613) Elegies and Sonnets
8. Ben Jonson (1572-1637) Volpone
9. John Milton (1608-1674) Paradise Lost
10. John Bunyan (1628-1688) The Pilgrim’s Progress
11. John Dryden (1631-1700) Marriage à la Mode
12. Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) Diary
13. Daniel Dafoe (1660-1731) Robinson Crusoe
14. Jonathan Swift (1667-1754) Gulliver’s Travels
15. Joseph Addison (1672-1719) Cato
16. George Berkeley (1685-1753) An Essay Towards a New Theory of Vision
17. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) The Rape of the Lock
18. Samuel Richardson (1689-1761) Pamela
19. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Observation on the Relationship of Britain to her Colonies
20. Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Tom Jones
21. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) Dictionary
22. Thomas Grey (1716-1771) Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
23. Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) The Vicar of Wakefield
24. Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Reflections on the Revolution of France
25. William Cowper (1731-1800) Table Task
26. James Boswell (1740 - 1795) The Life of Dr. Johnson
27. Fanny Burney (1752-1832) Evelina
28. George Crabbe (1754-1832) The Village
29. William Blake (1757-1827) Songs of Innocence and Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
30. Robert Burns (1759-1796) Aud Lang Syne
31. William Cobbett (1762-1835) Rural Rides
32. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) Ode: Intimations of Immortality, Prelude (to the Lyrical Ballads)
33. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Ivanhoe
34. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan
35. Jane Austen (1775-1817) Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma
36. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) Tales from Shakespeare (in collaboration with Mary Lamb)
37. William Hazlitt (1778-1830) The Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays
38. Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) Confessions of an Opium Eater
39. Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824) Don Juan
40. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) The Last of the Mohicans
41. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) Prometheus Unbound, Ode to the West Wind
42. John Clare (1793-1864) The Shepherd’s Calendar
43. John Keats (1795-1821) Ode on an Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale
44. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Sartor Resartus
45. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) Aurora Leigh
46. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Song of Hiawatha
47. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado
48. Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) In Memoriam
49. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Vanity Fair
50. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield
51. Robert Browning (1812-1889) The Pied Piper of Hamelin
52. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) The Barchester Chronicles
53. Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) Jane Eyre
54 Emily Brontë (1818-1848) Wuthering Heights
55. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) The Water-Babies
56. George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880) Middlemarch
57. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) Leaves of Grass
58. John Ruskin (1819-1900) Modern Painters
59. Anne Brontë (1820-1849) Agnes Grey
60. Mathew Arnold (1822-1888) Dover Beach
61. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) The Chariot
62. Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson] (1832-1898) Alice in Wonderland
63. Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorn Clemens] (1835-1910) Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn
64. Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) Atalanta in Calydon
65. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Far from the Madding Crowd
66. Henry James (1843-1916) The Turn of the Screw
67. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) The Wreck of the Deutschland
68. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) The Importance of Being Earnest; The Picture of Dorian Gray
69. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Pygmalion
70. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Lord Jim, The Secret Agent
71. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Sherlock Holmes
72. James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) Peter Pan
73. William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Adoration of the Magi
74. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Jungle Book, Just So Stories
75. Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) The Time Machine, Island of Dr. Moreau
76. John Galsworthy (1867-1933) The Forsyte Saga
77. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) The Old Wives' Tale
78. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) The Listeners
79. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) The Innocence of Father Brown
80. William Somerset Maugham (1874-1956) Liza of Lambeth
81. John Masefield (1878-1967) Reynard the Fox
82. Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) A Room with a View
83. James Joyce (1882-1969) Ulysses, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
84. David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) Sons and Lovers, Lady Chatterley's Lover
85. Ezra Pound (1885-1972) The Spirit of Romance
86. Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950) Last Men in London
87. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) Façade
88. Joyce Cary (1888-1957) Mister Johnson
89. Thomas Sterns Eliot (1886-1965) The Waste Land
90. Ivy Compton-Burnett (1892-1969) Pastors and Masters
91. John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984) The Good Companions
92. Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night
93. William Harrison Faulkner (1897-1962) The Sound and the Fury
94. Ernest Hemmingway (1898-1961)
95. Noël Coward (1899-1973) Private Lives
96. George Orwell (1903-1950) Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm
97. Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) Vile Bodies
98. Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972) From Feathers to Iron
99. Graham Greene (1904-1991) The Heart of the Matter
100. Samuel Beckett (1906-1987) Waiting for Godot

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