Top 31 Victorian Age Writers and Their Works

Top 31 Victorian Age Writers and Their Works- It’s easy to get notes on the Victorian age in English literature. In terms of national glamour and glory national pride and patriotism, progress and prosperity, the Victorian age were equivalent to the Elizabethan age.

The British Empire expanded so much that proverbially the sun never set in the British empire. The victorian age covers the period from 1837 the year of Victoria’s accession to the throne, to 1901 the year of her death.

The Victorian age was an age of astonishing variety and complexity in all fields, social-political and literary. Referring to Victorian literature, W.H Hudson says ” It is such literature as could not have produced at any other time in the world’s history.”

A very striking feature of the Victorian age was the conflict between science and Religion. There was a ceaseless conflict between the two.

Top 31 Victorian Age Writers and Their Works
Top 31 Victorian Age Writers and Their Works

Top 31 Victorian Age Writers and Their Works

  1. Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
  2. Robert Browning (1812-1889)
  3. Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
  4. Arthur Hugh Clough (1889-1861)
  5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
  6. D.G Rossetti (1828-1882)
  7. Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)
  8. William Morris (1834-1896)
  9. A.C Swinburne (1837-1909)
  10. H.W Longfellow(1807-1882)
  11. Edward Fitzerald (1809-1883)
  12. Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)
  13. John Davidson (1857-1909)
  14. W.E Henley (1849-19.3)
  15. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
  16. John Ruskin (1819-1900)
  17. T.B Macaulay (1800-1859)
  18. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
  19. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1861)
  20. George Meredith (1828-1909)
  21. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)
  22. Emily Bronte (1818-1848)
  23. Anne Bronte (1820-1849)
  24. George Eliot (1810-1880)
  25. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
  26. Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
  27. R.L  Stevenson (1850-1894)
  28. Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)
  29. Charles Kingsley (1810-1875)
  30. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
  31. Thomas Hardy (1840-1828)

Famous Victorian Age Writers and Their Works

It seems necessary to talk about the background of Victorian England. However, Victorian England had unprecedented wealth and prosperity. England had its colonial states all over the globe from East to West. Victoria became the Empress of Indian in 1876. The ever-expanding horizons of knowledge, the new discoveries, and inventions of science.

1-Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • The Princess
  • In Memoriam
  • Maud
  • Enoch Arden
  • Idylls of the King
  • Queen Mary
  • Harold
  • Bracket
  • Akbar’s Tomb
  • Crossing the Bar
  • Locksley Hall
  • Dora
  • Poems Chiefly Lyrical
  • Ulysses
  • The Lotos-Eaters
  • The Death of Oenone and Other Poems

2- Robert Browning

  • Pauline
  • Paracelsus
  • Strafford
  • Sordello
  • Bells and Pomegranates
  • Christmas Eve and Easter Day
  • Dramatis Personae
  • The King and The ook
  • Fra Lippo Lippi
  • Andrea Del Sarto
  • King Victor and King Charles
  • Dramatic Lyrics
  • Dramatic Romances and Lyrics

3-Mathew Arnold

  • Sohrab and Rustum
  • Tristram and Iseult
  • Balder Dead
  • Empedocles on Etana
  • Stanzas from the Grande chartreuse
  • The Strayed Reveller and other poems
  • Dover Beach
  • Thyrsis
  • Scholar Gypsy
  • On Translating Homer
  • New Poems
  • On the Study of Celtic Literature
  • Culture and Anarchy
  • Literature and Dogma
  • Mixed Essays
  • Friendship’s Garland
  • God and the Bible

4- Arthur Hugh Clough

  • Diptychs
  • Bothie of Tober na Vuolich
  • Amours de voyage
  • Say not the struggle naught availeth

5-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Casa Guidi Windows
  • Cry of the Children
  • Aurora Leigh
  • Sonnets From the Portuguese
  • Prometheus Bound
  • The Seraphim and Other Poems
  • An Essay on Mind

6- D. G Rossetti

  • The Blessed Damozel
  • World’s Worth
  • Ave
  • The White Ship
  • Sister Helen
  • Eden Bower
  • The House of Life
  • Ballads and Sonnets

7-Christina Georgina Rossetti

  • The Goblin Market
  • The Prince’s Market
  • A Pageant and Other Poems

8-William Morris

  • The Defence of Guenevere
  • The Life and Death of Jason
  • The Earthly Paradise
  • A dream of John Bull
  • News from Nowhere
  • A Tale of the House of the Wolfings
  • The Roots of the Mountains
  • The Roots of the Mountains
  • The Story of the Glittering Plain
  • The Sundering Flood
  • Hope and Fears for art
  • Signs of Change

9-A.C Swinburne

  • Atlanta in Calydon
  • Erechtheus
  • Tristam of Lyonesse
  • Chesterland
  • Bothwell
  • Mary Stuart
  • William Blake: A Critique
  • A study of Shakespeare
  • A Study of Ben Jonson
  • Songs Before Sunrise

10- H.W Longfellow

  • Pilgrimage Beyond the sea
  • Voices of the Night
  • Evangeline
  • The SOng of Hiawatha

11- Edward Fitzgerald

  • Euphranor: A Dialogue on Youth
  • Translation of Rubaiyat

12- Sydney Dobell

  • Festus

13- John Davidson

  • The Testament of John Davidson
  • The Yellow Book
  • The Savoy

14- W.E Henley

  • Lyra Heroica
  • For England’s Sake
  • A late lark Twitters
  • Invictus

15- Thomas Carlyle

  • Sartor Resartus
  • The French Revolution
  • Heroes and Hero-Worship
  • Past and Present
  • The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell
  • Latter-Day Pamphlets
  • Life of John Sterling
  • History of Frederick the Great
  • Christian

16-John Ruskin

  • The Modern Painters
  • Salsette and Elephanta
  • The Seven Lamps of Architecture
  • The Stones of Venice
  • The Two Paths
  • Unto This Last
  • Munera Paulveris
  • Time and Tide by Wear and Tyne
  • Fors Clavigera
  • Sesame and Lilies
  • The Crown of Wild Olive

17- T.B Macaulay

  • History of England from the Accession of James II
  • Lays of Ancient Rome

18-Charles Dickens

  • Pickwick Papers
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Martin Chuzzlewit
  • Dombey and Son
  • David Coperfield
  • Bleak House
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Great Expectations
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • Edwin Drood
  • Oliver Twist
  • Little Dorrit
  • Barnaby Rudge
  • The Uncommercial Traveller
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Hard Times
  • Old Curiosity Shop

19- William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Vanity Fair
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Pendennis
  • Henry Esmond
  • The New Comes
  • The Virginians
  • Adventure of Philip
  • The Book of Snobs
  • The History of Pendennis
  • Lovel the Widower
  • The Roundabout Papers
  • The Four Georges
  • Rebecca and Rowena
  • The Rose and The Ring
  • Ivanhoe

20- Charlotte Bronte

  • Jane Eyre
  • Shirley
  • The Professor
  • Villette

21- Emily Bronte

  • Wuthering Heights

22- Anne Bronte

  • Agnes Gray
  • The Tenant of Wild Fell Hall

23-George Eliot

  • Adam Bede
  • The Mill on the Floss
  • Silas Marner
  • Scenes of Clerical Life
  • Life of Jesus
  • Romola
  • Felix Holt the Radical
  • Daniel Deronda
  • Middlemarch

24-Antony Trollope

  • The Warden
  • Doctor Thorne
  • The Kellys and the O’Kellys
  • Barchester Towers
  • Phineas Redux
  • The Last Chronicle of Barset

25- Benjamin Disraeli

  • Vivian Gray
  • Sybil: Or the Two Nations
  • The Voyage of Captain Popavilla
  • Henrietta Temple
  • Coningsby” Or the New Generation
  • Tancred: Or the New Crusade
  • The Wondrous Tale of Alroy and the Rise of Iskander
  • Contarini FLEMING: a Psychological Auto-biography

26- R.L Stevenson

  • Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
  • An Inland Voyage
  • Virginibus Pueresque
  • New Arabian Nights
  • Treasure Island
  • The Strange Case of Dr.Jackyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Kidnap
  • The Black Arrow
  • The Master of Ballantrae
  • Catriona
  • Underwear
  • A Child’s Garden of Verse

27- Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell

  • Cranford
  • Sylvia’s Lover
  • Wives and Daughter
  • North and South
  • Mary Barton: A Tale
  • My Lady Ludlow
  • Cousin Philis

28- Charles Kingsley

  • Westward Ho
  • Alton Locke
  • Yeast: A Problem
  • Hypatia or New Foes with an Old Face

29- Wilkie Collins

  • The Dead Secret
  • No Name
  • The woman in White
  • The Moonstone

30-Thomas Hardy

  • Under the Greenwood Tree
  • Desperate Remedies
  • A Pair of Blue Eyes
  • Two on  a Tower
  • Far From the Madding Crowd
  • The Return of the Native
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Tess of the D’Ubervilles
  • Jude the Obscure
  • The Hand of Ethelbert
  • The Trumpet Major
  • The Woodlanders
  • The Well-beloved
  • A Laodicean
  • A Group of Nobel Dames
  • Life’s Little Ironies
  • Wessex Poems
  • The Dynasts
  • A Changed Man
  • Winter Words
  • The Waiting Supper and Other Tales

31- Sydney Dobell

  • The Roman Balder

MCQ on Victorian Age in English Literature

1- The Oxford movement basically a

A-Religious Movement

B- National Movement

C-Social Movement



2- The Oxford movement was started by

A-The Scholar of Oxford University

B-The Scholar of Cambridge University

C- The Authority of Oxford University



3-Who was the leader of the Pre-Raphalite group of artists in England

A-D.G Rossetti





4-Who is the author of The Blessed Damozel?

A-D.G Rossetti





5- Who is the author of Aurora Leigh?

A-Elizabeth Barret Browning


C- Browning


Notes on Victorian Age in English Literature

There are thousands of books and notes available in the market regarding the Victorian era in English literature. Here are some of the important books and notes for the Victorian period in English literature.

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Top 10 Best Books For English Literature


A Critical History Of English Literature

 David Daiches

Objective Type Questions On Literature In English


A Glossary of Literary Terms 


Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present


English Literature


Outlines of English and American Literature


A History of Indian English Literature


Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies By Chris Barker

Dramatic Concepts Greek and Indian

Bharat Gupt

UGC NET English

Arihant Publications

Characteristics of the Victorian Age in English Literature

Top 31 Victorian Age Writers and Their Works

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