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The Victorian era was an exciting time for England. Usually associated with pious and devout women and serious, stern men, the Victorian era was one of great change in England. Industrialization brought more jobs but poverty was rampant and life was far from perfect. Out of the this time emerged some of Britain’s most famous writers including: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Alfred Lord Tennyson among many others. Also, this was the era when Charles Darwin wrote ‘On the Origin of Species’ and flipped the whole science community on it’s ear.
Victorian era “fashion show” through slides
Information on Child Labour
‘Worst Jobs in History’ clip, presented by the guy who played Baldric on Blackadder!
A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
The Importance of Being Earnest- Oscar Wilde
The Victoria Women Writes Project
1. What are some the arguments for saying the Victorian era was a reaction to the Romantic era?
2. What was the social and economic climate at the beginning of the Victoria era as opposed to the end?
3. Why were so many Victorian novels so long?