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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  • 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 ...

  • Frankenstein

    Created by: Mary Shelley

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

  • 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 ...

  • Jane Eyre

    Created by: Charlotte Bronte

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

  • North and South

    Created by: Elizabeth Gaskell

    A novel by Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), published serially in Household Words in 1854–55 and in ...

  • Oliver Twist

    Created by: Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens’s (1812-1870) second novel, originally published in serial parts 1837-39, and as a three ...

  • Salome

    Created by: Oscar Wilde

    A play by Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) composed in 1891, and inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé’s ...

  • 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 published in ...

  • 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 novel ...

  • 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

    Created by: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s (1772-1834) experimental, supernatural poem was originally published in Lyrical ...