There’s no doubt that Shakespeare has influenced English literature enormously, from his impact on other authors, his addition of thousands of words and phrases to the language, and the continued reinterpretation of his plots, again and again.

In this section of the site, we go beyond Shakespeare to look at English literature more broadly. We explore how we use the English language, and delve into the very best writers and works in the English language.

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Dramatic Irony
Shakespeare’s Poetic Techniques
Famous Authors: The 30 Greatest Writers Of All Time
The 20 Most Influential Works of Fiction
English Authors: The 10 Best English Writers (After Shakespeare)
20 Best American Writers