Victorian Period Essay

Essay by ahsfootball8High School, 12th gradeA+, February 2004

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The Victorian Period started in 1832. There was a husband and wife duo of writers during this time. Their names were Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. They got married in 1846 and during that time she wrote Sonnets from the Portuguese as well as Sonnet 43 which we covered in class. He wrote a poem named Porphyria's Lover.

Another writer that we covered in class was Alfred, Lord Tennyson. He became the poet laureate in 1850. The poet laureate is an honor, which names a person the best poet of their time. He wrote Tears, Idle Tears, The Eagle: A Fragment, and The Lady of Shalott, we covered all of those in class. He also wrote a couple other things that we didn't cover in class they are Flower in the Crannied Wall and In Memoriam A.H.H.

The last writer we covered was Charlotte Bronte. She wrote the book we read called Jane Eyre.

She published Jane Eyre in 1847. Charlotte had a sister named Emily Bronte. Both of them lived in the same house and adopted men's names, Currer Bell and Ellis Bell, so that they could get fair and unbiased responses to their work.

There were many other writers in this time that we didn't quite go over including a few very accomplished writers. One of them was Edgar Allan Poe who published The Fall of the House of Usher in 1839. Charles Dickens was also a writer in the Victorian Period. He wrote Oliver Twist in periodical form from 1837-1838. Another writer was the famous Charles Darwin. He published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1851. L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900. Walt Disney made which we all know into a movie. Finally, Mark Twain who...