Who Are Some of Your Favorite Victorian Writers?

I love historical fiction and romance. It just so happens that Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy, are three of my favorite writers in this genre, along with Charlotte Bronte, who is my most favorite female writer of this time period. Although, it is very difficult not to love most historical writers of this era. Although, a favorite too, Jane Austin’s books came before the Victorian era, but, not so, Alexander Dumus, Edgar Allen Poe, Jules Verne, and Mark Twain, to name of few. Thank you, Prof. Charles French for this opportunity to remember them.

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In the next entry in my series on favorite writers, I want to consider Victorian authors, with a time period defined as the time of Queen Victoria’s reign–1837-1901. This period has been filled with many excellent writers, and I will focus on only a few as my choices. I could, however, easily expand my list.

Without further discussion, here are three of my favorite Victorian writers:



Charles Dickens

Dickens was an extraordinary success, both as a popular writer and with critics. His work is part of the body of literature, and he has touched much of the population of the world. Among his most important and well-known pieces are A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations.



Thomas Hardy

He achieved much in fewer novels than Dickens. Among his novels are Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, and Far…

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