2011 Victorian Literature Challenge

2011 Victorian Literature Challenge (Starts Jan 1, 2011)

Selected Level: Desperate Remedies: 15+ books.

Here is the list of books I’ll be reading over the next year as part of the 2011 Victorian Literature Challenge. I will try to blog and post about each one. Many of these I have read and many I have not but have wanted to and thought this would be the perfect excuse. All of these books were written during the specified Victorian timeline (1837-1901).

These books are in no special order and I will not be reading in this order but I will post what I am reading.

Challenge starts Jan 1 2011! Here’s the list!

  1. Wuthering Heights/ Emily Bronte
  2. Great Expectations/ Charles Dickens
  3. The Moonstone/ Wilkie Collins
  4. The Woman in White/ Wilkie Collins
  5. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes/ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray/ Oscar Wilde
  7. Middlemarch/ George Elliot
  8. The Mill on the Floss/ George Eliot
  9. Silas Marner/ George Elliot
  10. Agnes Grey/ Anne Bronte
  11. Les Miserables/ Victor Hugo
  12. The Importance of Being Earnest/ Oscar Wilde
  13. Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass/ Lewis Carroll (since they are both short)
  14. A Christmas Carol/ Charles Dickens
  15. Vanity Fair/ William Thackeray
  16. The Purloined Letter and other short stories/ Edgar Allan Poe
  17. Tale of Two Cities/ Charles Dickens
  18. The Turn of the Shrew or The Portrait of a Lady/ both by Henry James
  19. The Return of Sherlock Holmes/ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  20. His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes)/ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

11 thoughts on “2011 Victorian Literature Challenge

  1. Oh yay!! What an awesome list!!

    (Is Sense and Sty a Victorian read? I thought it was published in 1811?)

    I wanted to read that one too. If you can do it, I might do it. 😛

    Have fun!

  2. Oh yay!! What an awesome list!!

    (Is Sense and Sensibility a Victorian read? I thought it was published in 1811?)

    I wanted to read that one too. If you can do it, I might do it. 😛

    Have fun!

    1. Ohhh good catch 🙂 I seem to always consider Austen part of the ‘Victorian’ era since it’s within a decade or so LOL 🙂
      I will modify my list….let’s see……Les Miserables/ Victor Hugo and Madame Bovary/Gustave Flaubert or perhaps David Copperfield/ Charles Dickens or The Importance of Being Earnest/ Oscar Wilde….so many to choose from 🙂 though I might still read the Austen novels since I just love Austen so much 🙂

      1. Me too, on Austen! I know, I thought she was Victorian too, and was disappointed when I saw the date.

        Go for Wilde! I am! 🙂


    I really ought to read some Arthur Conan Doyle. It’s almost embarrassing that I haven’t yet, considering I’ve been in Edinburgh for six years.

    Also – Austen is always considered as a Victorian writer even though she didn’t publish in the Victorian era! That’s because the themes, the style, etc are all a precursor to what came after. She was before her time, as they say!

    1. Hummm well the plot thickens 🙂 perhaps I will read an Austen novel, I’ll have to see how things go with the first couple 🙂
      I’ve read the four novels of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventures of- of the four novels I would recommend The Hound of Baskervilles, the Adventures of were good too which I why want to read more for the Challenge 🙂
      So excited!!

Charming comments go here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s