10 Classic Victorian Novels Everyone Should Read

Ok, so this reblog is a pure indulgence. I studied most if not all of these novels during my Undergraduate degree and have a great love of the Bronte sisters and Thomas Hardy’s Tess. Does anyone else love these? In my current Masters of Literature studies I am currently looking at popular Young Adult Fiction and woah, what a contrast. From Wuthering Heights and North and South to Twilight and Divergent! Eek.

 

Interesting Literature

Here is our list of the 10 Victorian novels we at Interesting Literature think everyone should read – whether because they’re great novels, because they tell us something important about Victorian society, because they stand as classics of the period, or (in most cases) all three. They’re not arranged in any particular order (that would be too difficult and controversial a task!). We know you, dear reader, are bound to have a different idea of what should make the top 10, so please let us know which you think we’ve given an undeserved place on this list, which we should have included but haven’t, and your suggestions for further reading for Victorianists. Oh, and tell us how many of the 10 you’ve read…

Anthony Trollope, The Warden (1855). This was Anthony Trollope’s first real success, although he was already the author of a handful of novels. His day job was…

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