British Literature

Fact Mountain 19th-century British Literature is the best educational trivia/game app for a complete study of British literature of the Victorian period!

To try the app, go to App Store or Google Play . Download the freemium version and tap “Instructions” for more details about the app.


What are the main features of your British Literature app?

It’s “freemium”, so a user can play its game modes for free entertainment (yes, fun and games while studying!), look at the works in the app, and try the two games for free (and ad free!) before purchase. Both games are designed in single player mode for trivia game fans and serious students but can be used with friends or groups.


How do you play the first of the app’s two games?

One game uses the “flash cards” popular in studying for exams. All flash card clues that come on the screen are at your chosen difficulty level.

When you begin to type a work’s title, we suggest possible answers to help you figure out the answer and speed the game. Thus, the game uses a different type of multiple choice quiz questions.

Points allow your mountain hiker to make game progress along the track toward the winning score. The score needed to win varies by level to keep the game competitive to play without becoming ridiculously long at lower levels.

How do you get good at the app, and how long does it take?

We recommend starting with Level 1 the first time, as in other video games, and winning the game twice before moving to Level 2 and so on. Difficulty increases at each level. Even Level 1 is a skill-building adventure for new players and provides great entertainment. Each possible answer is a work of British literature published between 1800 and 1899. We guarantee you’ll get smart and discover things you didn’t know!

The amount of time needed for clear improvement is usually one week to get clearly better with the two games (assuming at least 5 different study sessions) and one month (to see clear improvement in quizbowl).

You can also just play a solitaire quiz, or let one person host by reading the clues aloud and playing together with friends. It’s some of the best trivia out there!

Even if you play trivia games made by others, ours may become your favorite trivia quiz, at least while studying for a class or exam. Measure success both by the levels you attain while playing and by how few clues you need to win the game at those levels.

Once you have reached Level 5 with “flash cards”, let your brain try to beat the other game.

How do you play the second game?

This is the harder “pyramid” game used in University Challenge. It was played as students by trivia and U.S. quiz celebrities like Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and Matt Amodio.

Users see multiple clues on the screen, one at a time, all for the same literary work. Clues get easier until you select the correct one. Correct answers allow your hiker to make game progress toward victory.

The easiest few clues for each work always appear in the “pyramid” game. Over time, your brain learns those easiest few clues.

We have kept some pure trivia but have concentrated on general knowledge and useful stuff that you actually need to know. Again, play with friends or just solitaire. Even quiz heads and trivia addicts will see: it’s a perfect brain training game!

These two trivia games are also excellent study aids for students from middle school through college, and much better in helping you retain the answer in your brain than most trivia games (if you’re playing several times a week). It’s some of the best trivia out there!

How can you actually study with a trivia app?

Our study mode lets you scroll through and read and study/learn all clues for a literary work at the same time.

Many links offer access to a work’s author or to things referenced in the work. We write our own questions, and most clues are related to plot detail and main characters, with a few on the author’s background. Because of Project Gutenberg, you can read the works for free on your computer or device of choice. You even get an easy way to learn the works/writers combinations just while scrolling through the list.

Teachers can use our list of works to get ideas for deciding by age group what to emphasize in their classes.

AP/CLEP/IB/O-level/A-level students will find the app worth its weight in gold in their British literature class, especially as they prepare for their final test!

Ours is one of the best digital games/video games, and one of the best trivia games out there, period, for developing a detailed knowledge of British literature.

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Our U.S. Literature app covers much of the same time period as this app. Also check out our Russian Literature app!

Read stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, Herman Melville (who wrote Moby Dick), James Fenimore Cooper, and William Dean Howells. Enjoy the stories of Mark Twain (who created Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer), Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Stephen Crane, and the classic Little Women, as well as the poems of Walt Whitman.

Our Russian Literature app covers much of the same time period as this app and includes works by Anton Chekhov (like Three Sisters), Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (like Dead Souls) and Leo Tolstoy (like Anna Karenina).

For other Fact Mountain trivia categories made by our company, look around this website.

At some point, we may develop an app for 19th-century French literature that would include Gustave Flaubert, Honore de Balzac, Jules Verne, and Guy de Maupassant. If we expanded it to the European continent or “world literature”, we could even include Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

The church-related apps are free for download, including those in foreign languages (set your device to Spanish or Portuguese); the others are freemium. All of them take just a moment to obtain.

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19th-Century British Literature

If we ever do another British literature app featuring works from earlier time periods, we would certainly include United Kingdom writers like William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, John Milton, Francis Bacon and Christopher Marlowe.

This app concentrates on literature originally published between 1800 and 1899, partly because books from that era are now in the public domain. We feature works from the early 1800’s and from the Victorian period that were selected both because they are given more weight in top-flight academic competition, and because they are some of the best in the English language. Truly educated people simply must read every work in our apps. Many of these have been made into film and become part of popular culture.

Authors in the app are alphabetized to create a complete list, so you can easily find a specific author and their most popular works. Selecting a work of classic fiction is even easier than checking one out from a library. Enjoy reading, studying, learning and remembering to your heart’s content!

Early 1800’s British Literature

Our app includes three works by Jane Austen (Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and the Elizabeth Bennet story Pride and Prejudice), Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, and the Mary Shelley classic Frankenstein.

Victorian Period (1837-1899)

Several novels in the app were written by Charles Dickens, including his famous ones like the historical novel A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations.

We also include the story of the young girl Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and two science fiction tales from the imagination of H.G. Wells (The Invisible Man and his story of the future, The Time Machine).

We even have two works by George Eliot, two by Thomas Hardy, the Wilkie Collins crime fiction novel The Moonstone, several by Robert Louis Stevenson (including Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), one Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson murder mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle, the Joseph Conrad classic Heart of Darkness, and two works by Oscar Wilde, including The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Our next update of this app may include Through the Looking Glass, the Anthony Hope classic The Prisoner of Zenda and (if we extend the time period a bit to early 1900’s works now in public domain) works like The Secret Garden, Peter Pan, and The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan–but not the Lucy Maud Montgomery stories about the little girl Anne of Green Gables because Montgomery was Canadian, not British.

The Kindle app to read the classic fiction in our app is available from the Kindle store. You can also just read free ebooks straight off your mobile phone. Interested readers can even help Project Gutenberg record audio books!

Find out about older works of British Literature that describe British society of the 1800’s with our Fact Mountain app! It’s one of the best trivia games out there, serves as an introduction to British literature, adds to your general knowledge, provides access to a digital library with one of the best literary collections of public domain fiction in the world, and makes it easy to read classic books!