At the Circulating Library Genre Information: Social Problem Novel

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

  1. Frances Milton Trollope.  Jessie Phillips: A Tale of the Present Day.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1843.
  2. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
  3. Charles Kingsley.  Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet: An Autobiography.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.
  4. Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury.  Marian Withers.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1851.
  5. Charles Dickens.  Hard Times: For These Times.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854.
  6. Charles Reade.  Hard Cash.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1863.
  7. Isabella Banks.  The Manchester Man.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1872.
  8. Walter Besant.  All Sorts and Conditions of Men: An Impossible Story.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1882.
  9. William Bury Westall.  Birch Dene: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1889.
  10. Anne Elliot.  Evelyn's Career: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1891.
  11. William Hale White.  Catharine Furze: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.