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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  • 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 ...

  • Salome

    Created by: Oscar Wilde

    A play by Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) composed in 1891, and inspired by Stéphane ...

  • Silas Marner

    Created by: George Eliot

    George Eliot’s (1819 – 1880) short novel of 1861, in which the protagonist is obliged to leave his ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sonnets from the Portuguese

    Created by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    This sonnet sequence by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) first appeared in Poems (1850). The title ...

  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Created by: Robert Louis Stevenson

    A short novel by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894), published in 1886. Stevenson wrote his allegorical ...

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    Created by: Thomas Hardy

    A novel by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928), published in 1891. The work brought Hardy fame, fortune and ...

  • 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'

    Created by: Alfred Lord Tennyson

    A poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 – 1892), first published in The Examiner in 1854. Tennyson became ...

  • 'The Cry of the Children'

    Created by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    A two-volume anthology, Poems, by Elizabeth Barrett, later Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) was published in ...

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    Created by: Oscar Wilde

    Subtitled ‘A Trivial Comedy for Serious People’, Oscar Wilde’s (1854 – 1900) masterpiece ...

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    Created by: H G Wells

    A scientific romance by H G Wells (1866 – 1946), published in 1896. In 1895, Wells had written a paper on ...

  • 'The Lady of Shalott'

    Created by: Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Alfred Lord Tennyson’s (1809 – 1892) love of Arthurian legends found expression in one of his early ...

  • 'The Masque of Anarchy'

    Created by: Percy Bysshe Shelley

    A poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822) in 1819. In August of that year, a huge but peaceful ...

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Created by: Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde’s (1854 – 1900) Gothic tale first appeared in Lippincott’s Magazine in 1890. It ...