British Literature: The Victorian Era
The Victorian Era of British Literature lasted through Queen Victoria's reign, from 1837 to 1901, and focused on themes related to industrialization and progress in the 19th century. It was preceded by British Romanticism and followed by the Edwardian period.
Excerpt from Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist asks for more food in this excerpt from Charles Dickens’ classic.
Excerpt from Far From the Madding Crowd
A young woman captures attention of men at the market.
“Jabberwocky” tells the story of a boy who must follow his father’s advice as he encounters a creature called the Jabberwock.
The Walrus and the Carpenter
A walrus and a carpenter convince a group of young oysters to follow them.
Excerpt from Heart of Darkness
A seaman imagines what it must have been like for the Romans who first came to England.