The Victorian Era and the 80's don't seem to have much in common...
Experiences, focus', and expectations for life and society may have changed, but what drives people to pick up a book seems to be timeless.
Coming of age, feminism, breaking social norms, fantasy, unknown worlds full of new rules --
these are things that bridge the centennial gap between
Though surfaces tell us that these books are different and independent;
their core reveals the a single entity
People will pick up these novels for what they are, but they will return to these novels for the journey.
The journey of the characters, the emotions, the moral and their own growth.