Victorian Literature

Dublin Core


Victorian Literature

Items in the Victorian Literature Collection

Bleak House
Bleak House is one of Dickens’ most famous novels. Bleak House centers around a legal dispute known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Readers are introduced to a panoply of characters, each of whom is shown to have some connection to the case in one way or…

London Labour and the London Poor : A cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work
Henry Mayhew created this piece of Victorian journalism in which he detailed the conditions of the people working in London. The project began as a series of articles in London’s Morning Chronicle. Mayhew collected and published his essays in three…

Cranford is a collection of satirical stories about life in the countryside in Victorian-era England. It was initially published in 1853 as a full novel, though before this it was published serially in Household Words, which was edited by Charles…