The Victorian era is one of my favorite settings for my reading selection. If a book says: set in Victorian London, 9 out of 10 times I’m sold solely on that premise. I’m not sure what I find so intriguing about the 19th century. Because to me ‘Victorian setting’ embodies more than just London or England for that matter. Especially the latter half of the 19th century was a crucial time for what we do an know nowadays and I guess I like being transported back to that time period to grasp a sense of what it would have been like to be alive back then. So I’ve selected some of my favorite books set in the Victorian time period and a few books that are on my TBR.
A selection of the books featured in the video below! Find it after the cut.
This video consists of three different parts. I first share with you my favorite books that were written in the Victorian era. Secondly, I will share with your books that are written by modern authors but that are set in the 19th century. Some of them in England, but some are not. Lastly I will share with you 5 books that are still on my TBR that takes place or were written in the 19th century. There’s a good mix of classics and other books in this video. I hope you enjoy and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Robert L. Stevenson – Dr. Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Bram Stoker – Dracula
Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Edgar Allan Poe – Selected Stories
Matthew Plampin – The Street Philosopher
Michael Sims – Dracula’s Guest Victorian Vampire Stories
Selden Edwards – The Little Book
Alex Grecian – The Yard
Cassandra Clare – The Infernal Devices
Genevieve Cogman – The Masked City
Jack London – People of the Abyss
Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White
Charles Robert Maturin – Melmoth the Wanderer
Jennifer Donnelly – These Shallow Graves
What is your favorite time period for books to be set in?