Works of literature

From the Romantic poetry of Blake, Shelley and Keats to the Victorian novels of Dickens, Eliot and the Brontë sisters, and beyond to fin de siècle works by Wilde, explore 50 of the most famous works of literature from 1780 – 1901.

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  • 'A Red, Red Rose'

    Created by: Robert Burns

    A poem by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796). Towards the end of his short life, Burns contributed many songs to ...

  • Aurora Leigh

    Created by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) completed this controversial nine-book novel in blank verse form ...

  • Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

    Created by: Lord Byron

    A poem in Spenserian stanzas by Lord Byron (1788 – 1824), Cantos I and II appeared in 1812, Canto III in ...

  • 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 18...

    Created by: William Wordsworth

    ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802’ is a sonnet by William Wordsworth (1770 ...

  • Don Juan

    Created by: Lord Byron

    Lord Byron’s (1788 – 1824) entertaining mock-epic version of the famous Don Juan legend (1819-1824) ...

  • Goblin Market and other Poems ('Remember', 'Goblin...

    Created by: Christina Rossetti

    Goblin Market and Other Poems was Christina Rossetti's (1830 – 1894) first volume of poetry, published in ...

  • 'Hyperion'

    Created by: John Keats

    Both Hyperion and the revised version The Fall of Hyperion are unfinished allegorical poems. The drafts were ...

  • 'I wandered lonely as a cloud'

    Created by: William Wordsworth

    A lyric poem inspired by an event on 15 April 1802, when Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy came across a ...

  • 'In Memoriam A H H'

    Created by: Alfred Lord Tennyson

    A poignant tribute to Arthur Henry Hallam, this poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1882) was written ...

  • 'Kubla Khan'

    Created by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    A poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834), published 1816. Coleridge composed ‘Kubla Khan; Or, ...

  • Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St Agnes and Other Poe...

    Created by: John Keats

    This volume by John Keats (1795 – 1821) was published in July 1820. It included: the three narrative poems ...

  • Lyrical Ballads

    Created by: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    This collaborative collection by William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 ...

  • 'Ode to a Nightingale'

    Created by: John Keats

    John Keats (1795 – 1821) composed this poem one morning in early May 1819, when he was still mourning the ...

  • 'Ozymandias'

    Created by: Percy Bysshe Shelley

    A sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822), written in 1817. Ozymandias was the Greek name of Pharaoh ...

  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    Created by: William Blake

    A collection of poems by William Blake (1757 – 1827), illustrated with the poet's own etchings and ...