From The Norton Anthology of English Literature:

The Victorian Age, 1830-1901: Introduction


Alfred, Lord Tennyson, from In Memoriam A.H.H: "Prologue" and 1, 7, 21, 34-35, 54-56, 95, 118, 124, 130; "The Lady of Shalott";

Robert Browning, "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed's Church"

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "The Blessed Damozel"

Christina Rossetti, "Goblin Market"

Emily Brontë, "No Coward Soul Is Mine", "I'm Happier When Most Away", "Remembrance"

Thomas Hardy, "The Ruined Maid"


Thomas Carlyle, from Sartor Resartus ("The Everlasting No", "The Everlasting Yea", "Natural Supernaturalism")

Thomas Hardy, "On the Western Circuit"

John Stuart Mill, from ch. 5 of Autobiography ("A Crisis in My Mental History. One Stage Onward"); from ch.13 of On Liberty ("Of Individuality as One of the Elements of Well-Being")

John Ruskin, from Modern Painters

Matthew Arnold, from Culture and Anarchy ("Sweetness and Light", "Doing As One Likes")

Walter Pater, from The Renaissance


Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (Norton edition)

George Eliot, Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Classics)

Secondary literature

Walter E. Houghton, The Victorian Frame of Mind

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