The Student Room Group

what books are the famous British books in the UK

I would like to ask a question. What are the great classic British books in the UK? I mean the books for which almost all Britons know the names of those books. For example, there are four great classic Chinese novels in China - A Dream of Red Mansions, Journey to the West, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, and almost all Chinese people know the names of these four books (even Chinese kindergarten children know the names of these four books). So, I would like to know, what books are the great classic British books in the UK?:confused:
(edited 1 year ago)

Scroll to see replies

Harry Potter
Original post by black tea
Harry Potter


Is this the only book that is a British classic?
Canterbury tales, Shakespeare plays, dickens novels, conan Doyle books etc
Original post by Guru Jason
Canterbury tales, Shakespeare plays, dickens novels, conan Doyle books etc

Can you leave the name of the book?
Jane Eyre, pride & prejudice and a Christmas carol
Original post by lili_xo
Jane Eyre, pride & prejudice and a Christmas carol


I have seen all three works, they are wonderful. But, are there only three books of British classics?
There’s tons along those mentioned above, Dracula, Moll Flanders, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, the works of Chaucer, MiddleMarch, 1984, Heart of Darkness, Wuthering Heights, Dorian Gray, The Hobbit, Death on the Nile, Treasure Island, A Passage To India.. etc
Reply 8
Original post by gandalfslipper
There’s tons along those mentioned above, Dracula, Moll Flanders, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, the works of Chaucer, MiddleMarch, 1984, Heart of Darkness, Wuthering Heights, Dorian Gray, The Hobbit, Death on the Nile, Treasure Island, A Passage To India.. etc


Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde were not British.
Thread title had me go through every stage of confusion.
Original post by Son of the Sea
Thread title had me go through every stage of confusion.


I meant to ask "What are the great classic British books in the UK?"
Original post by gjd800
Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde were not British.


gandalfslipper did not mention Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde
Original post by willwongeleven53
gandalfslipper did not mention Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde

Prey tell who wrote Dracula and Dorian Gray, then?
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by willwongeleven53
gandalfslipper did not mention Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde

Stoker wrote Dracula and Wilde wrote Dorian Gray…
Enid Blyton: The Famous Five series
C S Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple books
Anna Sewell: Black Beauty
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A A Milne: Winnie the Pooh
William Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White
J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord of The Rings
Thank you for your detailed answer, the book you exemplified filled my brain with childhood memories. Especially The Chronicles of Narnia

Original post by Surnia
Enid Blyton: The Famous Five series
C S Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia
Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca
Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple books
Anna Sewell: Black Beauty
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A A Milne: Winnie the Pooh
William Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White


Thank you for your detailed answer, the book you exemplified filled my brain with childhood memories. Especially The Chronicles of Narnia:smile:
Original post by gjd800
Prey tell who wrote Dracula and Dorian Gray, then?

I forgot
Original post by willwongeleven53
I forgot


Apology accepted.
Original post by PinkMobilePhone
J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord of The Rings


That work is indeed a classic. I still remember my blood boil every time I watch this work.

Quick Reply

Latest

Trending

Trending