Jack London - novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist - literary movement: Realism and Naturalism
- famous works: novels – The cruise of the dazzler, A daughter of The snows, The call of the wild, White Fang, The iron heel, Martin Eden; short story collections- Son of the wolf, Children of the Frost, Tales of the fish patrol.
- Nobel Prize-winning American author. - best known for his Yoknapatawpha cycle, a comédie humaine of the American South started in 1929 with SARTORIS / FLAGS IN THE DUST and completed with THE MANSION in 1959 - literary technique: stream of consciousness. - works: The soldier’s pay, The sound and the fury, The marble’s faun
- American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet, whose work is often classified as part of the genre of dark romanticism. - genres : Captivity narrative, Sea story, Gothic Romanticism, Allegory, Tall tale - best known for his novel Moby-Dick, often considered one of the greatest literary works of all time.
- Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer - the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel - techniques: the omniscient narrator and the use of regional speech, localized settings, sophisticated character delineation - famous works: Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
- an English novelist, essayist, diarist, epistler, publisher, feminist, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. - technique: stream of consciousness - famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway To the Lighthouse, Orlando and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own
- English crime writer of novels, short stories and plays, considered the 'Queen of Crime' - best remembered for her 80 detective novels, particularly those featuring detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and her successful West End theatre plays - famous novels: Ten Little Indians, Murder is Easy, The Witness for the Prosecution
- English novelist, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters - lived during the Victorian era - genre: Gothic romance - representative works: Jane Eyre, Villette
- English novelist - genre: romantic fiction set among the gentry - her realism and biting social commentary have cemented her historical importance as a writer. - notable works: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion
- English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer referred to by some as among the founders of the English novel - wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural) - genre: adventure - notable works: Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders
- English author, best known for his work in the science fiction genre - referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction", together with Jules Verne - a prolific writer in many genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary - notable works: The Time Machine, The First Men in the Moon, - The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man
- Irish playwright, short story writer, poet, journalist and prominent aesthete - lived during the Victorian era - works: his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, who brought him most lasting recognition, The Importance of Being Earnest.(play), De Profundis, a 50,000 word letter, the poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
- English writer, of both fiction and non-fiction - a humanist and pacifist, and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism - best known for his novels including Brave New World and wideranging output of essays - edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.
- English novelist, political writer and journalist - wrote literary criticism and poetry, as well as fiction - his work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense, revolutionary opposition to totalitarianism - best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm
William Makepeace Thackeray
- English novelist of the 19th century - genres: Historical Fiction - lived during the Victorian era - famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.