Top 141 Most Important Works of English Literature

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Top 141 Most Important Works of English Literature
Top 141 Most Important Works of English Literature

Top 141 Most Important Works of English Literature

  1. Animal Farm- George Orwell
  2. Arcadia- Sir Philip Sidney
  3. Absalom and Achitophel- John Dryden
  4. Adam Bede- George Eliot
  5. Agnes Grey- Anne Bronte
  6. Alchemy- Alexandrian Greeks
  7. Alchemist- Ben Jonson
  8. Amelia- Henry Fielding
  9. American- Henry James
  10. American Tragedy- Theodore Dreiser
  11. Astrophel and Stella- Sir Phillip Sidney
  12. Arcadia- Sir Philip Sidney
  13. As You Like It- Shakespeare
  14. Badman, The Life and Death of Mr- John Bunyan
  15. Bartholomew Fair- Ben Jonson
  16. Beowulf- Unknown
  17. Biographia Literaria- S.T Coleridge
  18. Borough- Crabbe
  19. Bostonians- Henry James
  20. Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
  21. Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh
  22. Cake and Ale- Somerset Maugham
  23. Caleb Williams, The Adventures- Godwin
  24. Can You Forgive Her- Trollope
  25. Candida- G.B Shaw
  26. Canterbury Tales- Geoffrey Chaucer
  27. Castle of Otranto- Horace Walpole
  28. Cenci- P.B Shelley
  29. Chaste Maid in Cheapside- Thomas Middleton
  30. Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage- Lord Byron
  31. Christabel- S.T Coleridge
  32. Clarissa- Samuel Richardson
  33. Colin Clout’s Come Home Again- Spenser
  34. Colonel Jack- Daniel Defoe
  35. Comical Revenge- Etherege
  36. Confessio Amantis- John Gower
  37. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater- Thomas De Quincey
  38. Confidence Man- Herman Melville
  39. Coningsby- Disraeli
  40. Daniel Deronda- George Eliot
  41. Dombey and Son- Chrles Dickens
  42. Don Juan- Lord Byron
  43. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- R.L Stevenson
  44. Dubliners- James Joyce
  45. Duchess of Malfi- John Webster
  46. Edwin Drood- Charles Dickens
  47. Egoist- George Meredith
  48. Emma- Jane Austen
  49. Endymion- John Keats
  50. Essay of Dramatic Poesy- John Dryden
  51. Essay on Man- Alexander Pope
  52. Essay in Criticism- Matthew Arnold
  53. Essay of Elia- Charles Lamb
  54. Euphues- John Lyly
  55. Eve of St.Agnes- John Keats
  56. Every Man in his Humour- Ben Jonson
  57. Far From The Madding Crowd- Thomas Hardy
  58. Forsyte Saga- John Galsworthy
  59. Four Quarters- T.S Eliot
  60. Frankenstein- Mary Shelley
  61. Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay- Robert Green
  62. Gulliver Travels- Jonathan Swift
  63. Hamlet- Shakespeare
  64. Hard Times- Charles Dickens
  65. Heart of Midlothian- Sir Walter Scott
  66. House of Fame- Geoffrey Chaucer
  67. Idler- Samuel Johnson
  68. In Memoriam- Alfred Tennyson
  69. Instauratio Magna- Francis Bacon
  70. Intimation of Immorality From Recollection- William Wordsworth
  71. The Invisible Man- H.G Wells
  72. Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
  73. Jonathan Wild The Great- Henry Fielding
  74. Joseph Andrews- Thomas Hardy
  75. Julius Caesar- Shakespeare
  76. Kidnapped- R.L Stevenson
  77. Kubla Khan- S.T Coleridge
  78. Kim- Rudyard Kipling
  79. Kipps- H.G Wells
  80. King Lear- Shakespeare
  81. Knight’s Tale- Geoffrey Chaucer
  82. Lady Chatterley’s Lovers- D.H Lawrence
  83. Lady of Shalott- Alfred Tennyson
  84. Lives of the Poets- Samuel Johnson
  85. Lord Jim- Joseph Conrad
  86. Love’s Labour’s Lost- Shakespeare
  87. Lycidas- John Milton
  88. Macbeth- Shakespeare
  89. Mayor of Casterbridge- Thomas Hardy
  90. Merchant of Venice- Shakespeare
  91. Mill in the Floss- George Eliot
  92. Moll Flanders- Daniel Defoe
  93. Monk- Matthew Lewis
  94. Much Ado About Nothing- Shakespeare
  95. Nicholas Nickleby- Charles Dickens
  96. Nigger of Narcissus- Joseph Conard
  97. Nineteen Eight Four- George Orwell
  98. Of Human Bondage- Somerset Maugham
  99. Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens
  100. Pair of Blue Eyes- Thomas Hardy
  101. Pamela or Virtue Rewarded- Samuel Richardson
  102. Passage To India- E.M Forster
  103. Persuasion- Jane Austen
  104. Prelude- William Wordsworth
  105. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
  106. Professor- Charlotte Bronte
  107. Prologue to The Canterbury Tales- Geoffrey Chaucer
  108. Pygmalion- G.B Shaw
  109. Rape of the Lock- Alexander Pope
  110. Religio Medici- Sir Thomas Browne
  111. Romeo and Juliet- Shakespeare
  112. Room with a View- E.M Forster
  113. School for Scandal- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  114. Scrutiny- F.R Levies
  115. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
  116. Sentimental Journey- Laurence Sterne
  117. Shepherd’s Calendar- John Clare
  118. Shoemaker’s Holiday- Thomas Dekker
  119. Silas Mariner- George Eliot
  120. Sons and Lovers- D.H Lawrence
  121. Tale of A Tub- Jonathan Swift
  122. Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
  123. Tempest- Shakespeare
  124. Tess of The D’Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
  125. Tom Jones- Henry Fielding
  126. Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
  127. Troilus and Criseyde- Geoffrey Chaucer
  128. Twelfth Night- Shakespeare
  129. To The Light House- Virginia Woolf
  130. Ulysses- James Joyce
  131. Under the Greenwood Tree- Thomas Hardy
  132. Venus and Adonis- Shakespeare
  133. Vicar of Wakefield- Oliver Goldsmith
  134. The Way of the World- William Congreve
  135. Waverly- Sir Walter Scott
  136. Where Angels Fear to Tread- E.M Forster
  137. The Women in Love- D.H Lawrence
  138. Woodlanders- Thomas Hardy
  139. Wuthering Heights- Emil Bronte
  140. Absentee- Maria Edgeworth
  141. Anna of the Five Towns- Arnold Bennett

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