Genre Information At the Circulating Library

Genre: Social Problem Novel

Description: The following novels depict various social problems (such as alcoholism or poverty) and characters working to address them.

  1. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
  2. Charles Kingsley.  Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet: An Autobiography.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.
  3. Walter Besant.  All Sorts and Conditions of Men: An Impossible Story.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1882.
  4. William Bury Westall.  Birch Dene: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1889.
  5. Anne Elliot.  Evelyn's Career: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1891.
  6. William Hale White.  Catharine Furze: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.