Genre Information At the Circulating Library

Genre: 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

  1. Charlotte Brontė.  Jane Eyre: An Autobiography.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1847.
  2. Sir Lascelles Wraxall.  Only a Woman.  3 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1860.
  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. Ellen Wood.  East Lynne.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1861.
  6. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Lady Audley's Secret.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1862.
  7. John Cordy Jeaffreson.  Olive Blake's Good Work: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1862.
  8. Edward Dutton Cook.  The Prodigal Son.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
  9. William Makepeace Thackeray.  The Adventures of Philip on his Way Through the World.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1862.
  10. Matilda Charlotte Houstoun.  Recommended to Mercy: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1862.
  11. Anna Maria Hall.  Can Wrong be Right?: A Tale.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
  12. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Aurora Floyd.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  13. Ouida.  Held in Bondage: or, Granville de Vigne.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  14. Thomas Adolphus Trollope.  Giulio Malatesta.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1863.
  15. Amelia B. Edwards.  Barbara's History.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.
  16. J. Sheridan Le Fanu.  The House by the Church-Yard.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  17. Caroline Sheridan Norton.  Lost and Saved.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.
  18. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  John Marchmont's Legacy.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  19. Frederick Sheridan.  Cecil Forrester: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1864.
  20. Frederick Sheridan.  Cecil Forrester: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1864.
  21. Eliza Lynn Linton.  Grasp your Nettle: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1865.
  22. John Berwick Harwood.  Lord Lynn's Wife.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1865.
  23. Mary Woolley Gibbings Cotton.  Shattered Idols.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1865.
  24. Charles Reade.  Griffith Gaunt: or, Jealousy.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.
  25. Edmund Hodgson Yates.  Land at Last: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.
  26. Margaret Oliphant.  Madonna Mary: A Story of Modern English Life.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866.
  27. Cyrus Redding.  Wife and not a Wife.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1867.
  28. Anna Caroline Steele.  Gardenhurst: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1867.
  29. Wilkie Collins.  Man and Wife: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ellis, 1870.
  30. Mrs. Alexander Fraser.  Not While She Lives: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870.
  31. Hon. Isabella Letitia Woulfe.  Guy Vernon.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1870.
  32. Thomas Hardy.  Desperate Remedies: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1871.
  33. Dora Russell.  The Vicar's Governess: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
  34. Catherine Louisa Pirkis.  Disappeared from Her Home: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1877.
  35. Agnes Law.  Eyes So Blue.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1878.
  36. Helen Dickens.  A Woman's Requital: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Skeet, 1881.
  37. Frank Barrett.  Little Lady Linton: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1884.
  38. Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett.  Deb O'Mally's: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1895.