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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  • 'The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point'

    Created by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s (1806-1861) original version of this anti-slavery poem appeared in The ...

  • Mary Barton

    Created by: Elizabeth Gaskell

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

  • '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 between ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • '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 ...

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

    Created by: William Wordsworth

    ‘Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802’ is a sonnet by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) ...

  • 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 ...

  • Jane Eyre

    Created by: Charlotte Bronte

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

  • 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, ...