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Research & How To > Leisure & Pastimes > Literature

Literature of the Era:

Detail from CDV,
collection of Kathryn Coombs

Key Off-Site Links:

Articles / Resources On Other Sites:

Individual Writers of the Era:

Texts of CW Era Novels online:

Texts of Short Stories Online

Romanticism and Medievalism:

  • Legends: As Victorians romanticized the medieval and renaissance eras, this site is useful background on the Arthurian legend and other Anglo-Celtic folklore
  • John Esten Cooke's poem, "The Dream of the Cavaliers", published in Harpers, December 1860

Post War Literature About the War:

Online Novel Texts, All Periods:


BIBLIOGRAPHY: Mid 19th c. Literature: