March 22, 2022
|By :
Kavya Agarwal

7 best English writers of all time

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    Since its inception, the world has witnessed remarkable writers. With words as their weapons, these writers have contributed a great deal to shaping the world.

    From French Revolution to Harlem Renaissance, writers have used their words to amplify the voices of the oppressed.

    But, these writers have also faced their share of struggles. It wasn't an easy task for them to raise their voice in a world that was constantly trying to suppress them.

    Here we have a list of the seven best English writers who left their marks in history.

    1. William Shakespeare- The first writer that everyone comes across in their life is undoubtedly William Shakespeare. He is one of the most famous playwrights, with over 38 plays written under his name. His best-known works include Romeo And Juliet, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Othello, and many more.
    2. Jane Austen- Austen has been considered one of the most influential writers of the Victorian Era. Her works are well known for presenting the perspective of a woman of Victorian Era England. Pride and Prejudice by Austen is one of the most celebrated novels.
    3. Agatha Christie- Anyone who loves detective fiction cannot be unaware of the legendary writer that Christie is. Agatha Christie has more than 66 detective fiction novels and 14 short story collections. She is known not only for writing detective fiction but upturning the rules of writing detective fiction.
    4. Charles Dickens - Dickens is another pillar when it comes to the important writers of the Victorian Era. His works like Great Expectations make it evident that larger-than-life characters do impact the human mind.
    5. Geoffery Chaucer- Geoffery Chaucer is one of the greatest names when it comes to English poetry. Though written more than seven hundred years ago, Chaucer's verses are considered timeless. Even today, his verses are loved and celebrated across the globe. Most of his verses are adapted into plays to perform them.
    6. William Blake- William Blake was both a painter and poet who was far ahead of his time. For such reasons, he was not only disregarded but was also considered insane. Two of his most famous works of poetry include Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. He believed in poetry that was immediate, accessible, and was straightforward in language.
    7. John Milton- Milton is another most remarkable English writer. English is also known as "the language of Shakespeare and Milton." For over four centuries, his poetic works have been considered the finest works of literature. His work Paradise Lost is an exceptional work when it comes to epic poetry.

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