A time of industrial growth, urbanization and scientific and economic upheaval, the Victorian period also witnessed drastic social change. Dickens, Tennyson, Hardy, Trollope and others explored such developments and the consequences on the human experience.
v. 1. The Renaissance / Patrick Lee-Browne -- v. 2. The romantics / Neil King -- v. 3. The Victorians / Aidan Cruttenden -- v. 4. The modernist period -- v. 5. Post-war literature : 1945 to the present day.