At the Circulating Library Genre Information: Bigamy Novel

Description: A subcategory of the Sensation Novel, the plots of these novels center on cases of real or apparent bigamy. Many of them were strongly influenced by the Dublin bigamy trial of Thelwall v. Yelverton (1861).

References: Jeanne Fahnestock, "Bigamy: The Rise and Fall of a Convention," Nineteenth-Century Fiction 36.1 (1981): 47–71; Sutherland

  1. Charlotte Brontë.  Jane Eyre: An Autobiography.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1847.
  2. George Alfred Lawrence.  Sword and Gown.  1 vol.  London: John W. Parker, 1859.
  3. George Augustus Sala.  The Baddington Peerage: Who Won, and Who Wore It. A Story of the Best and Worst of Society.  3 vol.  London: Skeet, 1860.
  4. Louisa Stewart.  Atheline: or, The Castle by the Sea. A Tale.  2 vol.  London: John W. Parker, 1860.
  5. Sir Lascelles Wraxall.  Only a Woman: A Story in Neutral Tint.  3 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1860.
  6. Maria Theresa Longworth.  Martyrs to Circumstance.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1861.
  7. Ellen Wood.  East Lynne.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1861.
  8. Matilda Charlotte Houstoun.  Recommended to Mercy: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1862.
  9. John Cordy Jeaffreson.  Olive Blake's Good Work: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1862.
  10. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Lady Audley's Secret.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1862.
  11. William Makepeace Thackeray.  The Adventures of Philip on his Way Through the World.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1862.
  12. Frederick George Lee.  Clinton Maynard: A Tale of the World, the Flesh, and the Devil.  1 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1862.
  13. Anna Maria Hall.  Can Wrong be Right?: A Tale.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
  14. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  John Marchmont's Legacy.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  15. Caroline Sheridan Norton.  Lost and Saved.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.
  16. Thomas Adolphus Trollope.  Giulio Malatesta: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1863.
  17. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Aurora Floyd.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  18. J. Sheridan Le Fanu.  The House by the Church-Yard.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  19. Ouida.  Held in Bondage: or, Granville de Vigne. A Tale of the Day.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  20. Edward Dutton Cook.  A Prodigal Son.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.
  21. Amelia B. Edwards.  Barbara's History.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864.
  22. Frederick Greenwood.  Margaret Denzil's History: Annotated by her Husband.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1864.
  23. Frederick Sheridan.  Cecil Forrester: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1864.
  24. Mary Woolley Gibbings Cotton.  Shattered Idols.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1865.
  25. John Berwick Harwood.  Lord Lynn's Wife.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1865.
  26. Charlotte Elizabeth Riddell.  George Geith of Fen Court: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1865.
  27. Eliza Lynn Linton.  Grasp your Nettle: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1865.
  28. Edmund Hodgson Yates.  Land at Last: A Novel in Three Books.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.
  29. Margaret Oliphant.  Madonna Mary: A Story of Modern English Life.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866.
  30. Charles Reade.  Griffith Gaunt: or, Jealousy.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.
  31. Anna Caroline Steele.  Gardenhurst: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1867.
  32. Cyrus Redding.  A Wife and not a Wife: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1867.
  33. Wilkie Collins.  Man and Wife: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ellis, 1870.
  34. Hon. Isabella Letitia Woulfe.  Guy Vernon.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1870.
  35. Mrs. Alexander Fraser.  Not While She Lives: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870.
  36. Frances Eleanor Trollope.  Veronica: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870.
  37. Thomas Hardy.  Desperate Remedies: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1871.
  38. Dora Russell.  The Vicar's Governess: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
  39. Catherine Louisa Pirkis.  Disappeared from Her Home: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1877.
  40. Agnes Law.  Eyes So Blue.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1878.
  41. Anthony Trollope.  Dr. Wortle's School: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1881.
  42. Helen Dickens.  A Woman's Requital: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Skeet, 1881.
  43. Frank Barrett.  Little Lady Linton: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1884.
  44. George Gissing.  Demos: A Story of English Socialism.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1886.
  45. Hall Caine.  The Bondman: A New Saga.  3 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1890.
  46. Mary Blundell.  A Daughter of the Soil.  1 vol.  London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1895.
  47. Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett.  Deb O'Mally's: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1895.