Great Britain gave the world a
lot of talented people. Many famous writers and poets were born and lived in
One of the best known English
playwrights was William Shakespeare. He draw ideas for his tragedies and
comedies from the history of England and ancient Rome. Many experts consider
Shakespeare the greatest writer and the greatest playwright in English
language. William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays which may be divided into: comedies
(such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream"), tragedies (such as
"Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear",
"Macbeth") and historical plays (such as "Richard II",
"Henry V", "Julius Caesar", "Antony and
Robert Burns represents the
generation of Romantic writers. In his poems he described with love and
understanding the simple life he knew. Among his well-known poems are
"Halloween", "The Jolly Beggars", "To a Mouse".
Lord George Gordon Byron. His
free-spirited life style combined with his rare poetic gift makes him one of
the most famous figures of the Romantic Era. His famous works such as
"Stanzas to Augusta", "The Prisoner of Chillon",
"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", "Manfred" draw readers into
the passion, humors and conviction of a poet whose life and work truly embodied
the Romantic spirit.
Sir Walter Scott wrote the
first examples of historical novel.
Lewis Carroll became famous
when he published "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".