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Victorianist Literature

Jassu1979 "Literaturjunkie"
 
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (Vintage Classics)
"The progenitor of the whole genre, written in the late 1960s."
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Student Editions)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Student Editions)
"Mostly perceived as a post-colonial novel, this one seizes upon Victorian literature and turns it against itself."
Possession: A Romance
Possession: A Romance
"Brilliant, but rather hard to get into at first."
Angels and Insects (Roman)
Angels and Insects (Roman)
"Erudite, suave, and entertaining."
Arthur & George
Arthur & George
"Set in the late 1890/early 1900, this one may not be genuinely "Victorianist", but in my opinion still qualifies on account of its protagonists and themes."
Jack Maggs
Jack Maggs
"As a  post-colonial re-writing of Dickens's Great Expectations, this one works quite well."
Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders (Oscar Wilde Mystery)
Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders (Oscar Wilde Mystery)
"What happens if you combine Oscar Wilde with a Sherlock-Holmesian scenario? Come in and find out!"
Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Mysteries)
Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder: A Mystery (Oscar Wilde Mysteries)
"A sequel to the aforementioned novel, and slightly more mature in terms of characterization."
The Crimson Petal and the White.
The Crimson Petal and the White.
"One of my all-time favourite novels. Read it!"
Apple: New Crimson Petal Stories
Apple: New Crimson Petal Stories
"Short stories and paralipomena for Faber's magnum opus."
Tipping the Velvet (Virago V)
Tipping the Velvet (Virago V)
"Lesbian fiction set in an age that didn't even know the term lesbian. Eminently readable."
Affinity (Virago V)
Affinity (Virago V)
"Not just another Victorianist lesbian novel, but a whole new setting and mood."
Fingersmith. (Virago)
Fingersmith. (Virago)
"See above. Water's novels have less in common than one might be tempted to think."
The Great Stink
The Great Stink
"Part thriller, part historical novel, part psychological study. A very readable novel!"
Girl in a Blue Dress
Girl in a Blue Dress
"A thinly veiled fictionalization of Dickens's failed marriage, told from the vantage point of the author's estranged wife."
The Difference Engine (Spectra special editions)
The Difference Engine (Spectra special editions)
"What if computers had arrived a hundred years earlier? Let's find out!"
Whitechapel Gods
Whitechapel Gods
"Steampunk fantasy - an interesting premise."
Mr. Darwin's Shooter
Mr. Darwin's Shooter
"The voyage of the Beagle as a conflict of science vs. religion."
From Hell - New Cover Edition
From Hell - New Cover Edition
"Alan Moore's brilliant take on the Ripper-myth."
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The VOL 01
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The VOL 01
"What if 19th century adventure novels were factual history?"
The Journal of Dora Damage
The Journal of Dora Damage
"An exploration of the pornographic underground of Victorian England"
The Fiend In Human
The Fiend In Human
"Victorian London through the eyes of a tabloid journalist."
Tooth and Claw
Tooth and Claw
"Victorian England through the eyes of... dragons?"
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer
"A SciFi scenario where the upper class has adopted the trappings of Victorian society"