Popular Victorian Literature Books

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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 59 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,309,485 ratings — published 1847
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.80 — 997,345 ratings — published 1847
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Great Expectations Great Expectations (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.71 — 545,301 ratings — published 1861
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The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray (Paperback)
by (shelved 37 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.03 — 721,754 ratings — published 1890
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 206,766 ratings — published 1891
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Middlemarch Middlemarch (Paperback)
by (shelved 34 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.89 — 153,617 ratings — published 1872
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North and South North and South (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.12 — 137,410 ratings — published 1855
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A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.77 — 838,258 ratings — published 1859
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Bleak House Bleak House (Paperback)
by (shelved 30 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.97 — 109,081 ratings — published 1853
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Villette Villette (Paperback)
by (shelved 29 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 82,238 ratings — published 1853
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The Mill on the Floss The Mill on the Floss (Paperback)
by (shelved 26 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.75 — 47,987 ratings — published 1860
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Vanity Fair Vanity Fair (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.74 — 146,935 ratings — published 1847
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Oliver Twist Oliver Twist (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.83 — 283,722 ratings — published 1835
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The Woman in White The Woman in White (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.97 — 152,967 ratings — published 1860
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Dracula Dracula (Paperback)
by (shelved 24 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.95 — 638,685 ratings — published 1897
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Far from the Madding Crowd  Far from the Madding Crowd (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.87 — 116,181 ratings — published 1874
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A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol (Paperback)
by (shelved 23 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.98 — 386,398 ratings — published 1843
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Adam Bede Adam Bede (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.74 — 25,604 ratings — published 1859
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Jude the Obscure Jude the Obscure (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.78 — 58,951 ratings — published 1895
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.23 — 2,024,990 ratings — published 1813
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Agnes Grey Agnes Grey (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.62 — 56,379 ratings — published 1847
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Cranford Cranford (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.85 — 41,589 ratings — published 1851
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Our Mutual Friend Our Mutual Friend (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.06 — 36,954 ratings — published 1864
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Silas Marner Silas Marner (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.55 — 50,495 ratings — published 1861
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Shirley Shirley (Paperback)
by (shelved 18 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.68 — 40,535 ratings — published 1849
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The Mayor of Casterbridge The Mayor of Casterbridge (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.76 — 47,628 ratings — published 1886
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The Return of the Native  The Return of the Native (Paperback)
by (shelved 16 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.82 — 32,381 ratings — published 1878
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David Copperfield David Copperfield (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.94 — 205,362 ratings — published 1850
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Hard Times Hard Times (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.49 — 46,634 ratings — published 1854
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Wives and Daughters Wives and Daughters (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.05 — 66,464 ratings — published 1865
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Daniel Deronda Daniel Deronda (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.81 — 27,121 ratings — published 1876
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The Way We Live Now The Way We Live Now (Paperback)
by (shelved 14 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.03 — 18,448 ratings — published 1875
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The Moonstone The Moonstone (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.88 — 71,323 ratings — published 1868
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Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 4.04 — 890,784 ratings — published 1811
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The Old Curiosity Shop The Old Curiosity Shop (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.72 — 17,502 ratings — published 1841
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Felix Holt: The Radical Felix Holt: The Radical (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.63 — 3,846 ratings — published 1866
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Little Dorrit Little Dorrit (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.95 — 52,415 ratings — published 1857
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Nicholas Nickleby Nicholas Nickleby (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.86 — 46,907 ratings — published 1839
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The Pickwick Papers The Pickwick Papers (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.79 — 28,332 ratings — published 1837
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The Professor The Professor (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.58 — 22,793 ratings — published 1857
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No Name No Name (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.88 — 11,280 ratings — published 1862
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Northanger Abbey Northanger Abbey (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.78 — 251,415 ratings — published 1817
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Martin Chuzzlewit Martin Chuzzlewit (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as victorian-literature)
avg rating 3.81 — 17,886 ratings — published 1844
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“The world of shadows and superstition that was Victorian England, so well depicted in this 1871 tale, was unique. While the foundations of so much of our present knowledge of subjects like medicine, public health, electricity, chemistry and agriculture, were being, if not laid, at least mapped out, people could still believe in the existence of devils and demons. And why not? A good ghost story is pure entertainment. It was not until well into the twentieth century that ghost stories began to have a deeper significance and to become allegorical; in fact, to lose their charm. No mental effort is required to read 'The Weird Woman', no seeking for hidden meanings; there are no complexities of plot, no allegory on the state of the world. And so it should be. At what other point in literary history could a man, standing over the body of his fiancee, say such a line as this:

'Speak, hound! Or, by heaven, this night shall witness two murders instead of one!'

Those were the days.

(introduction to "The Weird Woman")”
Hugh Lamb, Terror by Gaslight: More Victorian Tales of Terror

Virginia Woolf
“No sooner have you feasted on beauty with your eyes than your mind tells you that beauty is vain and beauty passes”
Virginia Woolf

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