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52-Famous English Literature-2

There is a lot of very famous English literature which is very necessary to know in relation to Indian literature. Only British and American literature has been written in English language. You will find here many famous names and many famous books. If you have read literature in English language, this list is a reminder to you to your old days.

Spy, Thriller, Crime, War etc Miscellaneous Literature
Carrie, John le
(1) The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963)

Christie, Agatha (20th century) - Crime Novelist
Author of almost 80 crime novels and some theater plays; particularly featuring the detectives Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple, have given her the title the 'Queen of Crime' and made her one of the most important and innovative writers. include,
(1) Murder on the Orient Express (1934) - Filmed also
(2) Death on the Nile (1937) - Filmed also
(3) And Then There Were None (1939)

Fleming, Ian (20th century) - Thriller Writer
Creator of James Bond 007 in 1952 while on holiday at his Jamaican estate, Golden Eye. Fleming chronicled Bond's adventures in 12 novels, including
(1) Casino Royale 1953,
(2) Live and Let Die 1954,
(3) Dr No (1958)
(4) Goldfinger (1959)
(5) Thunderball (1961), and nine short story works.

Fallet, Ken - Spy Thriller Novels
(1) Eye of the Needle (1978)
(2) The Key to Rebecca (1980)
(3) The Pillars of the Earth (1980) - historical
(4) World Without End (2007) - a sequel to No 3

Forsyth, Frederic - Thriller Novels
(1) The Day of the Jackal (1971) - filmed
(2) The Odessa File (1972) - filmed
(3) The Dogs of War (1974)
(4) The Fourth Protocol (1984)

Higgins, Jack
(1) The Eagle Has Landed (1975) - filmed

King, Stephen
(1) The Shining - filmed

MacLean, Alistair
(1) The Guns of Navarone (1957) - filmed
(2) Where Eagles Dare (1968) - filmed

Naipaul, VS
(1) A Bend in the River
(2) A House for Mr Biswas
(3) Miguel Street
(4) A Million Mutinies Now

Pratchett, Terry - Comic Fantasy Novels
Discworld series of comic fantasy novels
(1)  The Colour of Magic (1983) and includes
(2) Mort (1987)
(3) Good Omens. (1990)
(4) Hogfather (1996), and
(5) Night Watch (2002)

Rushdie, Salman  - The Nobel Laureate
(1) Midnight's Children (1981) - that was awarded both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and Booker prize later that year, and was named Booker of Bookers in 1993.
(2) The Satanic Verses (1989) - his most controversial novel, inspired in part by the life of Muhammad.

Tolkein, RR
(1) The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2) - filmed
(2) The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings #3) - filmed
The Silmarillion

Children's Literature

(1) "Winnie-the-Pooh" - AA Milne's collection of about a fictional bear
(2) "Famous Five" - by Enid Blyton, a series of books
(3) "The Once and Future King" - Fantasy books by TH White, its first part being "The Sword in the Stone" (1938)
(3) "The Borrowers" - by Mary Norton
(4) "The Secret Garden" - by Frances Hodgson Burnnett
(5) "Dr Dolittle" - A series of 12 books by Hugh Lofting - some filmed

(6) "Harry Potter" fantasy series - by JK Rowling,
a collection of seven fantasy novels that chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter, the idea for which Rowling conceived whilst she was on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990.
--(1) "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (1997)
--(2) "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
--(3) "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"
--(4) "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
--(5) "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
--(6) "Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince"
--(7) "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (2007)

(7) Harry Harrison
--(0) The Stainless Steel Rat is Born
--(4) The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You
--(5) The Stainless Steel Rat for President
--(7) The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues
--(8) The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell

--(1) The Stainless Steel Rat Returns
--(2) The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus
--(6) The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
--(7) The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge
--(8) The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted

(8) Some Other Children Series -
Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Snow White, The Grinch

Pinocchio - by Carlo Collodi, in 1883

Peter Pan - by JM Barrie, the boy who can fly and he never ages

Snow White are German tales - by Brothers Grimm in 1812
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White and the Huntsmen
Snow White and Red Rose
Snow White and the Three Stooges

The Grinch - by Dr Seuss, in 1957
How the Grinch Stole Christmas


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Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 05/19/13