Victorian Age & Literature

Reading in the Victorian Age
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Reading in the Victorian Age

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

  • Reading and class system
  • Video: Reading in the Victorian Age
  • Children's Literature
  • Non-Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Detectives
  • Gothic Novel
  •  Fun facts in the library
  • Questions

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Lower Class
Middle Class
Upper Class

Few of them could read, write or even count

They worked 10 to 12 hours a day

Had servants

They had money and spare time to spend on reading

They donated libraries to their home town to show their wealth

Both males and females speak several languages

Slide 3 - Sleepvraag

Slide 4 - Video

Children's Literature
* New
 * Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland
* Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

                                                                                          Charles Dickens:
                                                                                            The Christmas Carol
                                                                                        Oliver Twist

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

The Detective Novel
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes

Next slide: What made the Detective Novel so popular? 
True or false.....

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

The detective characters were popular on television
were almost always in the shape of short stories
Men started to read more
The readers loved suspense, thriller and mystery
People had gaslights, so they could read after dark
The installments are cheap to print

Slide 9 - Sleepvraag

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

The Gothic Novel
Characteristics of the Gothic Novel:
  • Death and decay
  • Dark and mysterious atmosphere
  • Supernatural
  • Insanity

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Gaslight: to read at night
Science became accessible to all readers.
Female Authors
At the start of the Victorian Age females wrote under a male pseudonym, later they published under their own name.
Jack the Ripper: a real life gothic story! Newspapers were sold out with the Jack the Ripper stories. The unidentified and unknown serial killer raped and mutilated prostitutes in the City of London. 
Reforms Acts
Queen Victoria passed new laws to ensure children learned to read and write. This, together with public libraries, made knowledge accessible

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Are there any questions?

Slide 13 - Tekstslide