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1. Serialised in "Master Humphrey's Clock" between April 1840 and November 1841, this novel by Charles Dickens tells the story of "Little Nell" Trent, who is forced to take to the road with her gambler grandfather. Other characters include a dwarf moneylender called Quilp, Mrs Jarley, owner of a waxworks show, and a maid dubbed "The Marchioness".
2. Serialised in the "Journal des Debats" from April 1844, this classic novel by Alexandre Dumas tells the story of Edmond Dantes, his escape from the Chateau d'If and his revenge on the three men responsible for his wrongful imprisonment there.
3. An early example of detective fiction, this story by Wilkie Collins was serialised from November 1859 to August 1860. It has multiple narrators, including drawing master Walter Hartright, who encounters a mysterious woman wandering at night. Other characters include half-sisters Laura Fairlie and Marian Halcombe, Laura's husband Sir Percival Glyde and the villainous Count Fosco.
4. Serialised in the "New Monthly Magazine" from 1860 to 1861, this sensation novel by Mrs Henry Wood tells the story of Lady Isabel Vane, who, having left her family for a worthless rake, returns disguised to the home of her former husband and his new wife to act as governess to her own children.
5. One of the most influential books ever written, this story by Harrier Beecher Stowe took readers of the "National Era" 40 weeks to finish. Subtitled "Life Among The Lowly", its characters include fugitive slaves George, Eliza and their son, and the evil Simon Legree, who buys the title character.
6. Subtitled "A Novel Without a Hero", this story was originally serialised in "Punch" magazine. Set in the Napoleonic era and taking in the battle of Waterloo, its anti-heroine is Becky Sharp. Other characters include Dobbin, George Osborne and Amelia Sedley.
7. Subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life", this sweeping novel by George Eliot was published in eight parts in 1871 and 1872. Its characters include thwarted idealists Dorothea Brooke and Tertius Lydgate and Dorothea's husband, outmoded scholar Edward Casaubon. Taking in the 1832 Reform Act and the coming of the railways, the book is named for the town in which it is set.
8. First serialised in the "Cornhill Magazine" in 1874, this Thomas Hardy novel tells the story of Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits a farm and is courted by Gabriel Oak, William Boldwood and Sergeant Francis Troy.
9. Serialised in the "London Magazine" in 1905, this book by E Nesbit tells the story of Roberta, Phyllis and Peter, who move with their mother to the country after their father is falsely accused of spying.
10. First appearing in the "Strand Magazine" between August 1901 and April 1902, this book by Arthur Conan Doyle features a detective, his doctor companion and a diabolical Dartmoor dog.
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