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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  • 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 1816 and ...

  • '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 ...

  • 'Hyperion'

    Created by: John Keats

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

  • Lyrical Ballads

    Created by: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    This collaborative collection by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was ...

  • 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 father’s ...

  • Aurora Leigh

    Created by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) completed this controversial nine-book novel in blank verse form in 1856. ...

  • 'Kubla Khan'

    Created by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

  • 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 1862. It ...

  • 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 Monthly ...

  • A Christmas Carol

    Created by: Charles Dickens

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

  • '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 James ...

  • 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 ...

  • Don Juan

    Created by: Lord Byron

    Lord Byron’s (1788-1824) entertaining mock-epic version of the famous Don Juan legend (1819-24) proved ...