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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  • A Christmas Carol

    Created by: Charles Dickens

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

  • '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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Aurora Leigh

    Created by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

  • 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 ...

  • '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 ...

  • Don Juan

    Created by: Lord Byron

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

  • 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 ...

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Created by: Thomas Hardy

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

  • Frankenstein

    Created by: Mary Shelley

    Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (1797 – 1851), later Mary Shelley, devised this Gothic novel in 1816 whilst ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hard Times

    Created by: Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) published this ‘Condition of England’ novel in 1854. His setting ...

  • 'Hyperion'

    Created by: John Keats

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