Explore the British Library’s greatest literary treasures from the Romantic and Victorian periods. This site contains articles and videos with insights by 60 experts, 25 documentary films and teachers’ notes.
Sherlock Holmes is a universally recognizable character from Victorian literature and one of the most adapted fictional characters in the world. This video traces the evolution of Sherlock over the past 100 years.
What are the features of Dickens’ writing that make it so special? You've seen the starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel and the stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. Dickens' characters and settings were a commentary on the Victorian world in which he lived.