What are the greatest British novels ever written? We asked each to name the 10 greatest British novels ever published, with their top pick receiving 10 points in the tabulation. Here are the top Credit: Getty Images.
She was first published in , and her literary career spanned nearly sixty years, producing more than twenty novels and over a hundred short stories , in addition to poetry, literary criticism , translations, and children's books. Frequently described as an author of science fiction, Le Guin has also been called a "major voice in American Letters". Having earned a master's degree in French, Le Guin began doctoral studies but abandoned these after her marriage in to historian Charles Le Guin. She began writing full-time in the late s and achieved major critical and commercial success with A Wizard of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness , which have been described by Harold Bloom as her masterpieces. Several more works set in Earthsea or the Hainish universe followed; others included books set in the fictional country of Orsinia , several works for children, and many anthologies.
The film also features two women of color who are labor activists and socialists. Brissenden is as white as can be. The author wanted the real world to be for whites only. He mostly populated his fictional universe with white men and white women. Never will even the highest anthropoid apes evolve into man; likewise the negro into a type of man higher than any existing.
This article is focused on English-language literature rather than the literature of England, so that it includes writers from Scotland, Wales, and the whole of Ireland, as well as literature in English from former British colonies. It also includes, to some extent, the US, though the main article here is American literature. Modernism is a major literary movement of the first part of the twentieth-century.