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TOPIC :- WRITE NOT ON MAJOR VICTORIAN
NAME :- Pandya Dharmishtha D.
CLASS:- M.A. Part-1 (Sem-2)
ROLL NO.:- 24
YEAR :- 2016
PAPER NO.:- 6 (The Victorian Literature)
SUBMITTED:- Department of English
The Victorian era was a period of immense social,
political and religious change, but few realize that it is
the period in which “the novel” truly emerged.
Background and Feature of the age :-
An Era of peace
Conflict between Science and Religious
The Achievement of the Age
Like many Victorian Novelist;
Born on 1818, Thornton,
West Yorkshire, England.
Emily was the fifth of the
six children of Patrick
Emily created the
breakaway island with her
younger sister Anne
survive poems about this
fantasy world shoe the
influence of Wordsworth,
Walter Scott and Byron.
Best known for her novel
(1847), Emily was also
write over 200 poems
which her sister
Charlotte thought had, ‘a
Emily’s death, aged 30,
from tuberculosis in
She was younger sister of
She’s famous work:
1) “Agnes Gray” (1847)
2) “The Tenant of wild fell
CHARLOTTE BRONTE :-
Born on 1816 Thornton,
West Yorkshire, England.
She was third of six
children of Patrick Bronte.
Charlotte was only five in
1821 when her mother
Charlotte’s famous novel:
Jane Eyre (1847)
The Professor (1857).
Most famous for her passionate novel Jane Eyre.
died aged 38 on 31 March 1855.
He was born in Portsmouth on 7
February 1812, son of John Dickens,
and he was married Elizabeth.
Charles Dickens is perhaps as famous
today as he was in his lifetime, the
author of 15 novels, five novellas, and
countless stories and essays,
His famous work:
‘The Pickwick papers’ (1836) his first
novel. The novel’s main character
Samuel Pickwick, written for the
publication as serial.
‘Oliver Twist’ (1838), subtitle ‘The
Parish Boy’s progress’, is the second
The semi-comedic ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ (1839).
Dickens soon graduated to writing the complex
and resonant masterpieces that ‘David
Copperfield’ (1850), story from childhood to
‘Bleak House’ (1853),
‘Great Expectations’ (1861) and
‘Our Mutual Friend’ (1865).
He died of a stroke in 1870, leaving The Mystery
of Edwin Drood unfinished.
Born on 1819, Chilver Coton,
George Eliot was the pen name
of the novelist Mary Ann Evans.
Leading writer of the age.
Her published work:
‘Adam Bede followed’ in
1859,is her first novel and a full
‘The Millon the Floss’ in 1860,
is partly autobiographical story.
‘Silas Marner: the weaver of reveloe’ (1861), a
short story of village life.
Her most famous book: -‘Middlemarch’, was
published in eight instalment from in 1871 to
1872, a study of provincial life.
Died in 1880, Chelsea, England.
Born on 1810, Chelsea, London, England.
After her mother died in 1811.
The novelist Elizabeth Gaskell is now
best-known as the author of ‘Cranford
and North and South’, and the
biographer of her friend Charlotte
Her greatest books were written in
reaction to the industrialization of
In January 1853 she published the
controversial ‘Ruth’, the story of a
She was still working on ‘Wives and
Daughters’, a humorous coming-of-age
tale, when she died suddenly of a heart
attack on 12 November 1865.
Born on 1840, Stinsford, Dorset,
Thomas Hardy is perhaps most
famous for his powerfully visual
He wrote in his spare time until
the success of ‘Far From The
Madding Crowd’ (1874). He could
then give up architecture for
writing, and marry Emma Gifford,
whom he had met in Cornwall in
Between 1874 and 1895, he wrote over a dozen novels
and collections of stories, including
‘The Return of the Native’ (1878),
‘ The Mayor of Casterbridge’ (1886) and ‘
Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891).
After the adverse reception of the savagely bleak ‘Jude
the Obscure’ (1895) he turned to poetry, which he
continued to write and publish throughout the rest of his
He died at Max Gate on 11 January, 1928, the house in