Victorian age


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Jul 31, 2023
I am a history professor, and I love England at the XIX century, mainly in the Victorian Era. I am fascinated with Cambridge and Oxford. Do you recommend me some stories passed in this time?

By the way, I am Brazilian but I love England aesthetics.
For older stories, Jules Verne. H G wells was at the end of the Victorian era. There are a lot of technology based fantasy stories during that time period in the Steam Punk genre. A lot of Steam Punk is alternative history. Some writers do a lot research on the background, whiles others use minimal props. Wiki has a list of the more popular steampunk authors with a link that has a fairly good description of their stories. There are another thousand indie author steam punk stories to choose from.

If you like Victorian detective/police stories, Anne Perry wrote a very realistic series featuring Thomas Pitt.
If you are looking for Oxbridge novels, and are willing to include early 20th century as well, the choice gets much better.

Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh - especially this one.

Otherwise, contemporary Victorian novelists:
Charles Dickens
The Brontes
William Makepeace Thackerey
Anthony Trollope
George Elliott
Arthur Conan Doyle
M R James was provost of Kings College, Cambridge. Some of his ghost stories were set in that period, but most have the flavour of the late 19th Cebtury.
The Woman in White and The Moonstone. both by Wilkie Collins