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Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield

(1804 – 1881),prime minister and novelist

Earliest work:Lothair(1870)

Latest work:Lothair(1870)

Donne, John

(1572 – 1631),poet and Church of England clergyman

Earliest work:Paradoxes(1592)

Latest work:Letter To Mrs. Cokayne. 15 January(1631)

Dryden, John

(1631 – 1700),poet, playwright, and critic

Earliest work:Upon the death of the Lord Hastings(1649)

Latest work:Fables Ancient and Modern; Translated into Verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace and Chaucer(1700)

Dunbar, William

(1460 – 1513),poet and courtier

Earliest work:The Golden Targe(1508)

Latest work:To the Merchantis of Edinburgh(1622)

Eadmer of Canterbury

(b. c.1060 – d. in or after 1126),Benedictine monk and historian

Earliest work:Vita Sancti Odonis: The Life of St Oda(c.1089–93)

Latest work:Vita et Miracula Sancti Oswaldi: The Life and Miracles of St Oswald(c.1113–6)

Edgeworth, Maria

(1768 – 1849),novelist and educationist

Earliest work:Maria Edgeworth to Sophy Ruxton (15 Oct)(1802)

Latest work:To Mrs. Edgeworth (8 April)(1844)

Eliot, George

(1819 – 1880),novelist

Earliest work:Scenes of Clerical Life(1857)

Latest work:Daniel Deronda(1876)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

(1803 – 1882),lecturer and author

Earliest work:The Genius and National Character of the Anglo-Saxon Race(1843)

Latest work:The Rule of Life(1867)


(c.239 – 169 BC),poet

Earliest work:Annals(169 BC)

Latest work:Annals(169 BC)

Erasmus Roterodamus, Desiderius

(c.1467 – 1536),humanist scholar and reformer

Earliest work:To Peter Winckel(1484)

Latest work:To Conrad Goclenius (28 June)(1536)


(c.485 – 406 BC),tragic dramatist

Earliest work:Alcestis(438 BC)

Latest work:Iphigenia at Aulis(406 BC)

Evelyn, John

(1620 – 1706),diarist and writer

Earliest work:Anacreontea 21(c.1630–50)

Latest work:Diary(1706)

Fairfax, Edward

(1568 – 1632/5),translator

Earliest work:Godfrey of Bulloigne(1600)

Latest work:Fairfax's Original Poems(1600)

Fanshawe, Richard, first baronet

(1608 – 1666),diplomat and translator

Earliest work:Poems from Il Pastor Fido(1648)

Latest work:[7. To Lady Fanshawe] Merida Sunday 28 of February(1666)

Fantosme, Jordan

(fl. 1170 – 1180),historian

Earliest work:Chronicle(1174–5)

Latest work:Chronicle(1174–5)

Farquhar, George

(1676/7 – 1707),playwright

Earliest work:On the Death of General Schomberg kill’d at the Boyn.(1694)

Latest work:The Beaux Stratagem(1707)

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb

(1762 – 1814),philosopher

Earliest work:I. Philosophy [Monday, February 24](1794)

Latest work:Outline of what is Distinctive of the Wissenschaftslehre with regard to the Theoretical Power(1795)

Fielding, Henry

(1707 – 1754),author and magistrate

Earliest work:To Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (September)(1727)

Latest work:To John Fielding (20 September)(1754)

Fielding, Sarah

(1710 – 1768),novelist

Earliest work:78. To Samuel Richardson [Duke Street]. 8 Jan. 1748/9(1749)

Latest work:110. To Mrs Elizabeth Montagu 22 Aug. 1767(1767)

Finch, Anne, Countess of Winchilsea

(1661 – 1720),poet

Earliest work:An Apology for my fearful temper in a letter in Burlesque upon the firing of my chimney at Wye College(1702)

Latest work:To His Excellency the Lord Cartret at Stockholm(1720)