You are here: Trivia Quizzes - Victorian Writers

Victorian Writers


  1. Whose first novel "Sketches by Boz" was published anonymously in 1833?
  2. Who wrote the novel "Jane Eyre" in 1847?
  3. Who is the author of the books "The Invisible Man" and "The Island of Dr. Moreau"?
  4. British novelist William Makepeace Thackeray is particularly known for which 1848 novel that follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley?

  5. Mary Ann Evans is better known by which pen name?
  6. Can you name Oscar Wilde's only novel?
  7. Anna Sewell is well known as the author of which 1877 novel, her only published work?
  8. Who wrote "Wuthering Heights"?
  9. Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous works include "Treasure Island" written in 1883 and which 1886 book?
  10. "Jabberwocky" is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll. It was included in which 1871 novel?
  11. Which author has a commemorative blue plaque on a house in Royal Crescent, Whitby, where he stayed between 1890 and 1896?
  12. Which writer, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", is best remembered for the novel "Lorna Doone"?
  13. Which writer's best known novels include Cranford, and North and South, both have been adapted for BBC television?
  14. Which event of 25 October 1854, was the subject of an Alfred, Lord Tennyson narrative poem?
  15. Which female writer's mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, died just eleven days after giving birth to her?
  16. Which British novelist worked at the General Post Office from 1840-1859?
  17. Which writer was born in Higher Bockhampton, near the market town of Dorchester, on 2 June 1840?
  18. Which prolific Victorian novelist is best remembered for "The Moonstone", which was an early example of a modern detective novel?
  19. Who published "A Book of Nonsense" in 1846?
  20. Which author wrote about the life of the adventurer Allan Quatermain?
  21. Who wrote the children's book, "The Railway Children"?
  22. Which English writer and literary critic, is best known for his novel "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater"?
  23. What's the most famous poem from Robert Browning's collection of English poems entitled "Dramatic Lyrics"?
  24. Which Scottish writer and academic moved to London in 1834 and wrote the three volume historical work "The French Revolution"?
  25. Thomas Hughes is most famous for his semi-autobiographical novel published in 1857. Can you name it?


  1. Charles Dickens
  2. Charlotte Bronte
  3. H.G. Wells
  4. Vanity Fair
  5. George Eliot
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  7. Black Beauty
  8. Emily Bronte
  9. Kidnapped
  10. Through the Looking-Glass
  11. Bram Stoker (author of the 1897 Gothic novel "Dracula")
  12. R. D. Blackmore
  13. Elizabeth Gaskell
  14. The Charge of the Light Brigade
  15. Mary Shelley's (author of Frankenstein)
  16. Anthony Trollope
  17. Thomas Hardy
  18. Wilkie Collins
  19. Edward Lear
  20. H. Rider Haggard (in King Solomon's Mines)
  21. Edith Nesbit
  22. Thomas De Quincey
  23. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  24. Thomas Carlyle
  25. Tom Brown's School Days