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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  • 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 in book ...

  • Mill on the Floss

    Created by: George Eliot

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

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Created by: Thomas Hardy

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

  • Nicholas Nickleby

    Created by: Charles Dickens

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

  • Don Juan

    Created by: Lord Byron

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Frankenstein

    Created by: Mary Shelley

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