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 Christmas Carol

    Created by: Charles Dickens

    A Christmas book by Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), published in 1843. Dickens was prompted to write this ...

  • Adam Bede

    Created by: George Eliot

    Adam Bede is George Eliot’s first full-length novel, and embodies the realist aims she would continue to ...

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Created by: Lewis Carroll

    This fantasy novel of 1865 was originally entitled Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. It was written by the ...

  • Emma

    Created by: Jane Austen

    Jane Austen began writing Emma in 1814 and the novel was published in 1816. The book can be classed as a ...

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Created by: Thomas Hardy

    Thomas Hardy’s (1840 – 1928) fourth novel, published in 1874, proved popular and successful. Its ...

  • Frankenstein

    Created by: Mary Shelley

    Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (1797 – 1851), later Mary Shelley, devised this Gothic novel in 1816 while ...

  • Great Expectations

    Created by: Charles Dickens

    A novel by Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), which first appeared in All the Year Round in 1860–61, and ...

  • Hard Times

    Created by: Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) published this ‘Condition of England’ novel in 1854. His setting ...

  • Jane Eyre

    Created by: Charlotte Bronte

    Charlotte Brontë’s (1816 – 1855) iconic novel of 1847 is subtitled ‘An ...

  • Jude the Obscure

    Created by: Thomas Hardy

    A novel by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928) originally printed in abridged and bowdlerized form in Harper's New ...

  • Mary Barton

    Created by: Elizabeth Gaskell

    Subtitled 'A Tale of Manchester Life', Elizabeth Gaskell’s (1810 – 1865) first novel (published ...

  • Middlemarch

    Created by: George Eliot

    Originally published in eight parts in 1871-72, Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life is set four decades ...

  • Mill on the Floss

    Created by: George Eliot

    A sibling relationship is at the heart of George Eliot’s (1819 - 1880) semi-autobiographical novel, ...

  • Nicholas Nickleby

    Created by: Charles Dickens

    A novel by Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), published 1838–9.  Impoverished after his ...

  • North and South

    Created by: Elizabeth Gaskell

    A novel by Elizabeth Gaskell (1810 – 1865), published serially in Household Words in 1854–5 and in ...