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 ...

  • 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) ...

  • 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 ...

  • Frankenstein

    Created by: Mary Shelley

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

  • '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 ...

  • '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 ...

  • Persuasion

    Created by: Jane Austen

    Jane Austen’s (1775 – 1817) final novel was written during a period of failing health, in 1815-16, ...

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Created by: Jane Austen

    During 1796-7 young Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) wrote First Impressions. Her early effort was rejected, but ...