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Listmania on the Victorian Era


Postby annis » Wed March 24th, 2010, 7:17 pm

Yes, I read the Barforth series back in the day and really enjoyed them. BJ also wrote two very good historicals set in ancient Rome which are hard-to-come-by rnow- "Antonia" and "Daughter of Aphrodite"

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Postby Kate Quinn » Wed March 24th, 2010, 9:18 pm

Those are good too, but I think she really found her footing in the Victorian period. The Barforth trilogy and the others are better, in my opinion.

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Postby Divia » Wed March 24th, 2010, 9:33 pm

I haven't but I may give them a go. :) Being the Victorian freak that I am I'm always looking for new stuff.
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Postby Kate Quinn » Thu March 25th, 2010, 1:10 pm

Jagger really gets the mentality of the Victorian era - these middle-class wealthy girls who got married young and then wondered just what they were supposed to do next. "Verity" is a great one to start with; a girl who marries her cousin at sixteen and rather slowly builds a relationship with him while handling adultery, children, family troubles, etc.


Postby djunamod » Sun December 18th, 2011, 1:30 pm

Thank you for this list. I am new to historical writing and I've read a lot of Victorian novels written during that time (think: Dickens, Eliot, James, and the like :D ), I've been looking for historical fiction set in the Victorian era but written in modern times to see how modern writers handle the historical detail and background. So this is very helpful!



Postby Kat » Wed June 26th, 2013, 10:24 am

I would recommend The Wake of the Dragon by Jaq D. Hawkins and Jack Dawkins by Charlton Daines for any list of Victorian era novels. Both are well-researched and well written. Wake of the Dragon is Steampunk, about airship pirates and the opium trade but it has a lot of humour. Jack Dawkins is the further adventures of the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist. In both of these books I got a real feel for the Victorian era, even if airships didn't play a part in the actual history.

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