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Victorian Authors List

This section will give you an idea of the rich literature written during the Victorian era and the list of all famous Victorian authors. Also, check out Victorian poems that must be read.

Biographies of Popular Victorian writers, poets and novelists

Lesser-known Victorian Authors (but still good ones)

Pre-Victorian Authors covered on this site

Victorian era Writers from countries other than England

Victorians who verge on the Edwardian Period (their work can be either/or):

Here is a complete list of all famous Authors, Novelists, Poets, Poetesses

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  • Samuel Coleridge: English poet and philosopher who was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England.
  • Joseph Conrad: Polish-British writer acclaimed for his complex novels, such as “Heart of Darkness”.
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery: Canadian author best known for the “Anne of Green Gables” series.
  • Kenneth Grahame: British writer known for “The Wind in the Willows”.
  • John Galsworthy: English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize winner.
  • Charles Lamb: English essayist known for “Essays of Elia”.
  • William Hazlitt: English writer known for his humanistic essays.
  • P G Wodehouse: British author known for his comedic works, including the Jeeves series.
  • William Faulkner: American writer known for novels set in the American South.
  • Alexander Pope: English poet known for his satirical verse.
  • George MacDonald: Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister.
  • Richard Marsh: English author known for his horror novel “The Beetle”.
  • Montague Rhodes James: English author, best known for his ghost stories.
  • E. W. Hornung: English author and poet, known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories.
  • Edith Nesbit: English author and poet; wrote children’s books under the name E. Nesbit.
  • Leonard Ravenhill: English Christian evangelist and author.
  • Sir William Henry Perkins: British chemist and entrepreneur.
  • Rebecca Sharp: Fictional character from William Makepeace Thackeray’s “Vanity Fair”.
  • George Bernard Shaw: Irish playwright, critic, and polemicist known for his satires.
  • Beatrix Potter: English writer, illustrator, and conservationist known for her children’s books.
  • J M Barrie: Scottish novelist and playwright, best known for creating “Peter Pan”.
  • Andrew Robertson: Likely the Scottish portrait miniaturist.

Oscar Wilde: Famous Victorian Author and Novelist

Oscar Wilde is probably the most famous of Victorian authors. He was an Irish. Check out the biography of Oscar Wilde, his life quotes, his famous book Happy Prince and much more.

Matthew Arnold

The Scholar Gipsy by Matthew Arnold

The Last Word Poem by Matthew Arnold

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Matthew Arnold as a critic

Growing Old Poem by Matthew Arnold

Dover Beach Poem by Matthew Arnold


Charles Baudelaire

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Michael Hartnett (Irish: Mícheál Ó hAirtnéide)  was a bilingual poet who wrote in both English and Irish

  • Leo Tolstoy: Russian writer best known for “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina”
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  • Friedrich Holderlin: A German poet and philosopher; famous work: “Hyperion”.
  • Friedrich Schiller: A German poet, philosopher, and playwright; famous work: “Ode to Joy”.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A German writer and statesman; famous work: “Faust”.
  • Siegfried Sassoon: An English poet and soldier; known for his war poetry.
  • Arthur Wellesley: The 1st Duke of Wellington, an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman; known for his victory at the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Daniel O’Connell: An Irish political leader; known for his campaign for Catholic Emancipation.