English Literature

The timid world of BritLit needs to be shaken up by a mutinous new clique of writers

His pessimism about Britain proved untrue — and its own kind of comforting fantasy

Who is the man behind “The IPCRESS File”?

One hundred years ago two literary masterpieces changed the literary world forever

Lincoln Allison says the torrent of popular school stories that followed Tom Brown’s Schooldays inverted its central message of Christian reform

Never has a man turned so little knowledge to such great account

Not reactionary, just drawn that way

Christmas ghost stories are meditations on darkness at the darkest point of the year

Can we leave old books alone?

Although Hermione rarely names names or dishes dirt with quite the enthusiasm that her mother did, then she too has her tales to tell