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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: Deceased Wife's Sister Novel

Description: Related to the Bigamy Novel, the plots of these novels center on cases of a man marrying his deceased wife's sister, an illegal marriage during the Victorian period.

  1. Anonymous.  The Inheritance of Evil: or, The Consequences of Marrying a Deceased Wife's Sister.  1 vol.  London: Joseph Masters, 1849.
  2. Catherine Anne Hubback.  The Wife's Sister: or, The Forbidden Marriage. A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Shoberl, 1851.
  3. Joseph Middleton.  Love versus Law: or, Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister. A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1855.
  4. Ellen Wood.  Lord Oakburn's Daughters.  3 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1865.
  5. Dinah Marie Craik.  Hannah: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1872.
  6. William Clark Russell.  The Deceased Wife's Sister, and My Beautiful Neighbour.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1874.
  7. Frederick Eastwood.  The Chronicle of Sir Harry Earlsleigh, Bart.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1876.
  8. Amelia Eleanora Schlötel.  Still a Wife's Sister: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1886.
  9. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  The Fatal Three: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1888.
  10. Emma Elliot.  Audrey.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1890.
  11. Thomas Hardy.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman.  3 vol.  London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1891.