Victorian literature refers to English literature throughout the reign of Queen Victoria. It was during this period that the book became the most popular literary genre in English, especially for British books. Some of the popular Victorian novels during this time period are “Great Expectations”, “The Mysterious Woman”, “The House of Many Hills” and “Robinson Crusoe”.
During the late Victorian era, British authorship increased and this led to the decline of Victorian literature. But the work of realist writers like William Wordsworth, Mary E. Frye and Charles Dickens were never forgotten. In fact, many writers dedicated their efforts to exploring the lives of ordinary people and nature. By portraying a more realistic depiction of daily life, Victorian literature helped to develop public awareness about the natural world.
“The Mysterious Woman” by Mary E. Frye is one of the most famous and long-running stories in the annals of British literature. Another great Victorian literature writer is Charles Dickens, whose “A Christmas Carol” remains one of the best-selling books ever written. “The Pickwick Papers” is another favorite. “The Paper Dolls” is another funny tale written by Charles Dickens. Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” is perhaps the most important work of British literature ever written. All these great British authors not only created great works of art but also gave a popular influence to millions of writers all over the world.
Victorian literature had strong influences from reality and from religion. The realists like Mary E. Frye and Charles Dickens based their stories on actual life. On the other hand, some Victorian writers, such as the writers Arthur Conan Doyle and John Woolf, adopted the religious angle to depict supernatural characters. Some modern authors like Paul Coppin are influenced by the realists, while others, like Philip Pullman, have created very imaginative Victorian literature that still leaves the audience with a sense of wonder.
British literary artists like Samuel Dylan Wookey and Samuel Simon were among the first poets to focus on creating images that inspired poems, stories and novels. A notable feature of the Victorian literature was the fact that great poets often showed their personal qualities and their unique style through their work. Many writers wrote about their feelings and emotions, while others used fantasy to create a world where readers could identify themselves. The use of symbols and images were common in this period of literature.
Poetry is the oldest form of literary communication and it was popularized during the Victorian literature period. During the time of the Victorians, there were a greater emphasis on using formal language and on rhyme when writing poetry. Victorian poetry is known for its elegant style of rhyming. One example of Victorian poetry is “Oh, how I love the new year, When all around me appears so new and lovely” by Robert Graves.
Although there were some constraints as to how poetry was to be written, it was widely accepted during the Victorian era as a highly creative form of art. Poetry during this time period was often centered on a single theme or story. Victorian literature can be classified into two main eras – the enlightenment era, which produced literature focusing on intellectual topics, and the Victorian era, which produced literature that focused on more popular topics. Both of these eras had strong influences on poetry during the Victorian period, and some of the most popular poets during this era are Coleridge, Wordsworth, Colville, Hazlitt, and Mary E. Frye.
During the Victorian era, there was a greater emphasis on classic literature than on mass-produced fiction. For example, Evelyn W. Herrin’s “My Last Duchess” is a fictionalised account of an English courtier who marries an American woman and settles in Australia. However, most of the stories in this collection were based on real events. The most popular characters in these collections were those that displayed a strong resemblance to real people from Victorian times such as Queen Victoria, the Duke of Bedford, the poet John Keats, the writer Henry David Thoreau, and the author Jane Austen. While the style of Victorian literature changed over time, the impact of the era on literature remains strong.