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Victorian

In the first thirty years of Victoria's reign, reform established the basis of democratic government, the agrarian and industrial revolutions meant the poor became poorer, the middle class flourished and the aristocracy began to fade. The latter part of the century saw the adverse effects of this growth and success - self satisfaction, belief in the superiority of the British leading to a jingoistic foreign policy and much resting on laurels. It was an incredible period of transistion, investigated, revealed and ultimately attacked by writers, the like of which we shall never see again.

Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome

Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome

"This is a sensible book. I want you to understand that. This is a book to improve your mind. In this book, I tell you all about Germany – at all events all I know about Germany – and the Ober-Ammorgau Passion Play. I also tell you about other things. I do not tell you all I know ab…

£13.49

The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen

The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen

‘The Woman Who Did’ written in 1893, wholly and solely to satisfy the author’s conscience was perhaps the most controversial book of the late 19th Century. Certainly, it was a success de scandale and a commercial triumph. The heroine, Herminia Barton, chooses to live unmarried with…

£15.99

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

William Crimsworth escapes the brutal employment of his brother in a Yorkshire mill town, changes profession and takes a position as tutor in a boys' school in Brussels.             The authoress is unusually frank, for the time, in her scr…

£26.49

The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne

The Coral Island by R. M. Ballantyne

Heroes Ralph, Jack and Peterkin set sail on the Arrow and are the only three survivors of a fearful shipwreck. They are washed ashore on a seemingly idyllic coral island.             This tranquillity is violently disturbed, first by a tribe of…

£26.49

Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell

Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell

The tale of a rural habitation in the late 19th Century and the effect of industrialisation on the local community.             Seventeen year old Phillis lives on Hope Farm with her parents Minister Ebenezer Holman and his simple wife. Her sec…

£13.49

The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins

Richard Wardour leaves England on a voyage to the African coast under the impression he is engaged to delicate orphan Clara Burnham. Despite sending him a letter stating the contrary Clara is anxious for her honour. She is aware that he may not have received the missive and is now betrothed to anoth…

£13.49

Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome

Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome

The aptly titled sequel to "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow" which is also recorded by Assembled Stories and proved immensely popular.           In this succeeding outburst of whimsy Jerome reflects on a variety of subjects such as 'the art…

£21.49

The Sowers by H.S. Merriman

The Sowers by H.S. Merriman

A romantic adventure yarn of plotting and corruption largely set against the panorama of Imperialist Russia but with some of the skulduggery taking place in the major capitals of Europe.           An old Etonian and half Russian, Prince Paul Alexis, inhe…

£28.99

Uncle Silas by J.S. Le Fanu

Uncle Silas by J.S. Le Fanu

When rich recluse Austin Ruthyn dies from a heart attack, Maud, his daughter is made a ward to the sinister Uncle Silas. Silas is already suspected of the grisly murder of a creditor several years earlier but has never been tried for the crime. Should Maud die before she reaches her majority, Silas …

£28.99

Love and Mr Lewisham by H.G. Wells

Love and Mr Lewisham by H.G. Wells

Love and Mr Lewisham is a hugely uplifting tale from the pen of one of our greatest writers. Wells drew on his own experience as a young teacher to provide the background and, one suspects, the emotional drama. The plot enables him to satirise the educational establishment and deliver many wry obser…

£22.99

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

A wonderfully evocative tale of the courtship of Fancy Day, newly arrived schoolmistress, by Dick Dewy, carrier of goods, during the four seasons of one year in Wessex. Most of Hardys’ work had tragedy woven into the narrative but ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’ is full of whimsy and go…

£18.49

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert L. Stevenson

Dr Jekyll creates a potion whereby he can divide the good and evil parts of his personality and thus free the good side to work for the benefit of mankind without the distraction of his baser instincts. Unfortunately, he undertakes the experiment while the depraved side of his nature is in the ascen…

£11.99

The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald

The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald

Revolutionary for the time in encouraging children to think like children, the adventure of Princess Irene and Curdie, the boy miner, was to influence generations of writers, including Chesterton and Tolkien. Overflowing with fantastic ideas and images to delight the young and allegory to inspire th…

£15.99

The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The hugely successful romantic adventure story which continues to thrill a century after it was written. It has all the classic ingredients - a twisting plot of betrayal and deception, love interest, great swashbuckling action and a most beguiling villain in Rupert of Hentzau, who captured the publi…

£18.49

Mr Wray's Cash-Box by Wilkie Collins

Mr Wray's Cash-Box by Wilkie Collins

Mr. Reuben Wray, a retired actor who has had little public success, flees Stratford-upon-Avon fearing pursuit by the police. He arrives in Tidbury in the Marsh and sets up shop teaching elocution. Two local villains notice he carries a rather large cash box and attempt to steal the contents. When th…

£13.49


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