Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015 – June: Victorian (1837 – 1901)

Victorian novels tend to be idealised portraits of difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love and luck win out in the end; virtue would be rewarded and wrongdoers are suitably punished. They tended to be of an improving nature with a central moral lesson at heart. For the majority of writers and thinkers, the inequality present in Victorian society was a kind of illness that would sooner or later come to a tipping point. Many intellectuals saw it as their duty to speak out against the injustices of this new and frightening world. The philosophy of female emancipation, however, became a rallying point for many female Victorian writers and thinkers. [Source 1] [Source 2]

Some of the Victorian authors:
(you may pick other authors outside the list)

Charles Dickens
William Thackeray
the Brontë sisters
George Elliot
Thomas Hardy
George Bernard Shaw
Oscar Wilde
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rudyard Kipling
Robert Louis Stevenson

You can submit your review posts on Victorian books in the linky below (linky will be opened on June 15th, 2015)


  1. Just out of curiosity, when are you going to put up the linky? It's June 23rd at the moment.

    1. So sorry!! My internet connection sucks lately, and I have been hectic this week, and quite forgot that the linky isn't up yet. Now it's up, and you can submit your post.

    2. No worries, life (and bad Internet connection) happens. :-)


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