Three sparkling novels from an age of Enlightenment and Revolutio
Sometimes known as ‘The Long Eighteenth Century,’ and including the brief period known as The Regency, the Georgian era ran from the years 1714 to 1830. It was a time of great achievement in the arts and sciences, but also one of considerable inequality socially. Fashions and pleasures were pursued with vigour, and the dangers of living in a big city such as London resulted in lives that were intense, urgent and fast.
A collage of scenes, fashion and design from Georgian and Victorian England.
The Victorian period, meanwhile, from 1837 to 1901, provides us with everything a lover of the Gothic could wish for - bleak and yet sophisticated; busy and yet mysterious. Against a backdrop of revolution and social unrest on the continent, intrigue and ‘atmosphere’ simply emanated from the walls in 19th-century England.
Here are three very different works of historical fiction celebrating those times:
1) The Testament of Sophie Dawes - a neo-Victorian tale of scandal and suspense presented in the form of a diary and letters.
2) Wildish - an adult romantic comedy set during the reign of George II.
3) Queen Victoria and the Men who Loved Her - a blend of fantasy and biographical fiction.
Available in paperback and eBook. Just click on the covers to explore.
EXTRA A guest post here with blogger Arleigh Johnson at historical-fiction.com (External link)