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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Matthew Henry Barker

Author: Matthew Henry Barker (1790–1846)

Alternate Name(s): The Old Sailor (pseudonym); M. H. Barker (familiar name); Bowman Tiller (pseudonym)

Biography: Sailor and writer. See entry in DNB or Sutherland.

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References: DNB; Paul N. Marshall, A Nautical Story Writer: The Life and Works of Matthew Henry Barker, 'The Old Sailor' (2017); RLF; Sutherland

Fiction Titles:

  1. Tough Yarns: A Series of Naval Tales and Sketches to Please all Hands.  1 vol.  London: Effingham Wilson, 1835.
  2. Land and Sea Tales.  2 vol.  London: Effingham Wilson, 1836.
  3. Topsail-Sheet Blocks: or, The Naval Foundling.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1838.
  4. Hamilton King: or, The Smuggler and the Dwarf.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1839.
  5. Jem Bunt.  1 vol.  London: Jeremiah How, 1841.
  6. The Naval Club: or, Reminiscences of Service.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1843.
  7. The Victory: or, The Ward-Room Mess.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1844.
  8. The Fortunes of Frank Fairfield: A Tale of the Sea.  1 vol.  London: William S. Orr, 1845.
  9. Nights at Sea: or, Naval Life During the War.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1852.
  10. Sea Stories.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1862.