Genre Information At the Circulating Library

Genre: Social Problem Novel

Description: The following novels depict various social problems (such as alcoholism or poverty) and characters working to address them.

  1. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
  2. Charles Kingsley.  Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet: An Autobiography.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.
  3. Charles Dickens.  Hard Times: For These Times.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854.
  4. Charles Reade.  Hard Cash.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1863.
  5. Walter Besant.  All Sorts and Conditions of Men: An Impossible Story.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1882.
  6. William Bury Westall.  Birch Dene: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1889.
  7. Anne Elliot.  Evelyn's Career: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1891.
  8. William Hale White.  Catharine Furze: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.