Victorian Literature Timeline with Serial Novels' Dates

Novels Published in Serial Parts

Dombey and Son

October 1846 - April 1848

Vanity Fair

January 1847 - July 1848

William Makepeace Thackeray, part issues

The Woman in White

November 1859 - August 1860

Wilkie Collins, weekly parts in All the Year Round

Framley Parsonage

January 1860 - April 1861

Anthony Trollope, monthly parts in Cornhill Magazine

East Lynne

January 1860 - September 1861

Mrs. Henry Wood, serialized in Colburn's New Monthly Magazine

Great Expectations

December 1860 - August 1861

Charles Dickens, weekly installments in All the Year Round

Can You Forgive Her?

January 1864 - August 1865

Anthony Trollope, part issues

Our Mutual Friend

May 1864 - November 1865

Charles Dickens, part issues

Wives and Daughters

August 1864 - January 1866

Elizabeth Gaskell, monthly parts in Cornhill Magazine

Armadale

November 1864 - June 1866

Wilkie Collins, monthly parts in Cornhill Magazine

Issued as Volumes

Jane Eyre

October, 1847

Charlotte Brontë, 3 volumes

Wuthering Heights

December, 1847

Emily Brontë, 2 volumes, published with Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey

December 1847

Anne Brontë. Published with Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

Mary Barton

October 1848

Elizabeth Gaskell

Adam Bede

February 1859

George Eliot, 3 volumes

On Liberty

February 1859

John Stuart Mill

The Bertrams

March 1859

Anthony Trollope, 3 volumes

Idylls of the King

May 1859

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Origin of Species

November 1859

Charles Darwin

Self-Help

November 1859

Samuel Smiles

Notes on Nursing

December 1859

Florence Nightingale

The Octoroon

December 1859

Dion Boucicault

Poems Before Congress

March 1860

Elizabeth Barrett Browning