The Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century
A Composite List and Ranking
by Brian Kunde


<- Milne, A. A., 1882-1956.
         Full name: Alan Alexander Milne. English playwright, novelist and poet born in Hampstead, London. Initially known as a contributor to and then an assistant editor of Punch, and afterwards for his numerous plays and adult novels. His mid-career children's fiction and poetry came to overshadow the remainder of his work.
  • <- Winnie the Pooh. 1926.
             A beloved children's novel compiled from stories previously published in Punch and other magazines, relating the imaginary adventures of the stuffed animals of the author's son Christopher Robin in the Hundred Acre Wood, a fictionalized Ashdown Forest. The main characters are the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore the donkey, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, and Christopher Robin himself. Preceded by a collection of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young (1924), some verses in which feature a few of the same characters, and followed by Now We Are Six (1927), another poetry collection, and The House at Pooh Corner (1928), containing additional stories of the cast and adding the character of Tigger. A late sequel authorized by Milne's estate, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus, appeared in 2009. Adapted to film and television in numerous cartoons by Disney beginning in the 1960s.

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, and last updated Dec. 3, 2013.
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