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What does the rest of the world see as the greatest British novels? The British novel has influenced the form around the world for centuries, so we felt it was important to get a global perspective. Each who participated submitted a list of 10 British novels, with their pick for the greatest novel receiving 10 points. The points were added up to produce the final list. There but for the Ali Smith, Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry,
Toggle navigation. They were responsible for some of the best poems, plays and novels in British history, from the beginning of British literature through today. Beowulf Poet 7th to 11th centuries The unknown Beowulf Poet produced one of the greatest surviving works of the early Middle Ages. This poem tells the story of the hero, Beowulf, and his fight with the monster, Grendel. This is one of the first works written in Middle English, rather than Latin.