Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Links to Useful and Interesting Sites

The Romantics and Their Contemporaries

Romantic Literature--General Interest
  • NASSR -- North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

  • Romantic Circles -- Resources for studying Blake, Wordsworth, and other Romantic Poets

  • The Gothic Literature Page -- Resources for Gothic drama and fiction, including Frankenstein

 Lord Byron (1788-1824)


Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
Romantic Literature--Selected Authors

The Victorian Period

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
  General Interest
  • The Victorian Web -- One of the first literature sites on the Web, and still one of the best, prepared by George P. Landow.   One word of caution, however:  many of the essays posted here were written by students, and while most of these essays are of  high quality, they are still not considered appropriate sources for a research paper.  The Victorian Web is a good starting point for research--not one-stop shopping.  

  • Victoria Research Web -- Companion site to the VICTORIA listserve

  • The Pre-Raphaelite Critic -- An expansive site devoted to the Pre-Raphaelites, a group of influential Victorian artists, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • Victorian Women Writers Project -- An extensive, on-going database of hard-to-find writings by a diverse range of Victorian women 
Victorian Literature--Selected Authors
Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Other Fun and Interesting Sites on the Nineteenth Century