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PostSubject: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeSun 2 Aug 2015 - 4:31

The Victorian era is my favorite time period, so of course that literature would be my favorite. So far, Jane Eyre is my favorite, but I really like Pride and Prejudice too. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are also Victorian works, I recently discovered. Are there any other fans of these books?

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 0:10

I don't know if these count as Victorian, but I definitely like Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, The Five Little Peppers, and a few other old books.

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 1:45

Anne of Green Gables and A Little Princess are a smidge late, but The Five Little Peppers isn't. I loved Anne of Green Gables, I read it when I was younger.

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 2:35

I also love Anne of Green Gables! I've read The Five Little Peppers, but it wasn't one of my favorites, even though I had it in my collection for some reason for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 2:44

In my Mom's house, she has a collection of late 1800s-early 1900s books on her shelf. One of the books is the famous Sherlock Holmes, for example, is a Victorian-era series of stories about the great detective in London. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the first Sherlock Holmes story "A study in Scarlet" involves his trip to the Salt Lake valley in Utah and the first appearance of Dr. Watson.

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 3:29

I love Romantic and Victorian literature. Jane Eyre is my all-time favourite. I constantly re-read it. I also adore Wuthering Heights (Brontë time all the time).

Poe, Austen, Hawthorne, both Shelleys--I love them all. I keep sending my husband love poems from Robert Browning and he seems a bit concerned by the tone... n_~ Perhaps I shouldn't have selected "My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover".
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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 5:53

Awesome!!! I've only read one Sherlock Holmes, Hound of the Baskervilles.

Wuthering Heights is on my list, I'll definitely give it a read.

Haha, that's pretty cool!! Poor guy's probably confused.

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 5:56

Haha, he's more worried than confused. Robert Browning is known for dramatic dialogue with darker themes. It's not hearts and fluff.
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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeThu 6 Aug 2015 - 5:57

Heheh, I gotcha.

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeSun 16 Aug 2015 - 6:58

I believe the Portrait of Dorian Grey may fall into this category. I got about half way through it on a book discussion site before it went down but it was extremely thought provoking. I intend to go back and do a re-read soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeSun 16 Aug 2015 - 6:59

Ooh, yeah, I read that for summer reading

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeSun 16 Aug 2015 - 14:11

Oh yeah! I also read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, which is basically Anne of Green Gables but different.

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeWed 19 Aug 2015 - 7:25

Ooh, I'll have to look into that!

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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeFri 5 Feb 2016 - 7:21

I read romance novels, and for the most part they too are in Victorian London and I love it!  If you are old enough, PM me for author recs.
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PostSubject: Re: Victorian Literature   Victorian Literature I_icon_minitimeFri 5 Feb 2016 - 13:43

Sherlock Holmes is my homeboy! The stories are so much fun to read. I bought an illustrated version not too long ago and I can't wait to read it (although I'm pretty sure I've read most of the stories in there).

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