1) TOPSY TURVEY. Jules Verne.
2) MIDDLEMARCH. Georg Eliot.
3) "Too Much Happiness" by Alice Munro. A short story based on Kovalevskaya appeared in Harper's Magazine August 2009.
The MAA website has a nice summary of Munro's story on their website. Congrats to Ms. Munro for her 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.