Queen Victoria influenced the literary age herself. She loved to read and she was educated in the finest schools in Great Britain. Queen Victoria encouraged reading among all of her people. She gave out free books to children and she built schools for the lower classes. Also the Queen invited prominent Victorian age writers such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Charles Dickens to read privately to her in Buckingham Palace.
The Victorian Age was also an era of several unsettling social developments. This forced writers to take positions on immediate issues animating the rest of society. Hence, romantic forms of
expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the century. The attention of many writers was directed to the growth of the English democracy, education, materiallism, religion, science and the theory of evolution.
The Oxford Movement caused corruption during the Victorian age. The Tractarians insisted that the Anglican Church was...