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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: Factory Novel

Description: The following novels depict characters who work in or own factories and the social problems associated with industrialization.

  1. Frances Milton Trollope.  Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1840.
  2. Elizabeth Stone.  William Langshawe, the Cotton Lord: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1842.
  3. Benjamin Disraeli.  Sybil: or, The Two Nations.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1845.
  4. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
  5. Charlotte Brontë.  Shirley: A Tale.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1849.
  6. Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury.  Marian Withers.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1851.
  7. Charles Dickens.  Hard Times: For These Times.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854.
  8. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  North and South.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1855.
  9. Mrs. Charles Henry Burton.  Bertha Darley: or, Life in her Husband's Curacies.  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1858.
  10. Julia Cecilia Stretton.  The Valley of a Hundred Fires.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1860.
  11. Edward Campbell Tainsh.  Crowned.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1868.
  12. Isabella Banks.  The Manchester Man.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1872.
  13. George Gissing.  Thyrza: A Tale.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1887.
  14. William Bury Westall.  Birch Dene: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1889.
  15. William Hale White.  Catharine Furze: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.
  16. Lillie C. Hosie.  The Robber Troops of Circumstances: A Novel of To-day.  1 vol.  London: H. J. Drane, 1900.