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»Chick-noir heroines may struggle to find a happy ending, but they don’t wind up dead, or locked away in a lunatic asylum with quite the distressing frequency of their Victorian forebears.«

Charlotte Jones

From The Woman in White to Lady Audley’s Secret, Victorian novels are full of deceptive and desiring women, Charlotte Jones says. Her article about Chick noir you will find at The Guardian.

  • Caleb Williams by William Godwin
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Writer Andrew Taylor (latest novel The Scent of Death) on murder, fraud and madness in classic novels. His recommendations of classic novels with crimes in them at The Telegraph.