Dickens's The Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) is a humorous satire on pre-Victorian London.
Dickens's David Copperfield (1849-1850), drawn from Dickens's own early experiences, tells the story of a young orphan.
Bleak House, by Dickens (1852-1853), is a satirical tale set in the labyrinth of the English legal system.
Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a dramatic narrative of the French Revolution.
Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre (1847) tells another story about an orphan in nineteenth-century England.