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"The History of the Victorian Age Will Never be Written: We Know Too Much About It" -- Strachey
Bethany Branch, January 16, 2009 and Gere Branch, February 2, 2009
Marcy G.

Podcast of this book talk -- Part 1  Podcast of this book talk -- Part 2

Obviously, Lytton Stachey [1880-1932] was wrong! Much has been written about the Victorian Age, both fiction and non-fiction. Here are just a few:


book cover And Only to Deceive
by Tasha Alexander

book cover Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood

book cover A Flaw in the Blood
by Stephanie Barron

book cover The Alienist
by Caleb Carr

The Chili Queen
by Sandra Dallas

book cover David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens

book cover The Tea Rose
by Jennifer Donnelly

The World From Rough Stones
by Malcolm MacDonald

book cover The Cater Street Hangman
by Anne Perry

book cover A Christmas Journey
by Anne Perry

book cover Sex Wars: A Novel of the Turbulent post-Civil War Period
by Marge Piercy

book cover Silent in the Grave
by Deanna Raybourn

book cover Some Danger Involved
by Will Thomas


book cover Portrait of a Killer: Jack th Ripper
by Patricia Cornwell [364.152 Cor]

book cover Victoria's Daughters
by Jerrold Packer [942.081 Pac]

Life in Victorian England
by W.J. Reader [914.2 R221]

book cover The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--And How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
by Stephen Johnson [616.932 Joh]

book cover Yellow Jack: How Yellow Fever Ravaged America and Walter Reed Discovered its Deadly Secrets
by John R. Pierce and Jim Writer [616.918 Pie]

book cover The Victorians
by A.N. Wilson [942.081 Wil]

Victorian London's Middle-Class Housewife: What She Did All Day
by Yaffa Draznin [E-book]

The Decoration of Houses
by Edith Wharton *

* -- Not owned by Lincoln City Libraries; ask about borrowing it through Interlibrary Loan!

Online booklist available for this booktalk!  For further Victorian Era mysteries, see our Murder By Gaslight booklist

Online booklist available for this booktalk!  For further Jack the Ripper materials, see our The Ripper booklist