Genre Information At the Circulating Library

Genre: Historical Novel: Classical

Description: The following novels are set in Classical times or depict figures from Classical history.

  1. Edward Bulwer Lytton.  The Last Days of Pompeii.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1834.
  2. Walter Savage Landor.  Pericles and Aspasia.  2 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1836.
  3. G. P. R. James.  Attila: A Romance.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1837.
  4. Anonymous.  Piso and the Praefect: or, The Ancients off their Stilts.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1837.
  5. William Mullinger Higgins.  Aristomenes: A Grecian Tale.  2 vol.  London: Robert Tyas, 1838.
  6. William Ware.  The Last Days of Aurelian: or, The Nazarenes of Rome. A Romance.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1838.
  7. Annie Tinsley.  The Priest of the Nile: A Tale of Ancient Egypt.  2 vol.  London: Whittaker, 1841.
  8. Henry Godwin.  Stonehenge: or, The Romans in Britain: A Romance of the Days of Nero.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1842.
  9. Celia Moss Levetus.  Tales from Jewish History.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1843.
  10. Henry William Herbert.  The Roman Traitor: A True Tale of the Republic.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1846.
  11. Eliza Lynn Linton.  Azeth, the Egyptian: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1846.
  12. Caroline Frances Cornwallis.  Pericles: A Tale of Athens in the 83rd Olympiad.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1846.
  13. Rev. Richard Cobbold.  Zenon the Martyr: A Record of the piety. . . of the Early Christian Nobles.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1847.
  14. Eliza Lynn Linton.  Amymone: A Romance of the Days of Pericles.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1848.
  15. Edward Aldam Leatham.  Charmione: A Tale of the Great Athenian Revolution.  2 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848.
  16. Annie Webb.  Julamerk: A Tale of the Nestorians.  3 vol.  London: R. York Clark, 1849.
  17. Wilkie Collins.  Antonina: or, The Fall of Rome. A Romance of the Fifth Century.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1850.
  18. Annie Webb.  The Martyrs of Carthage: A Tale of Times of Old.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1850.
  19. Charles Kingsley.  Hypatia: or, New Foes with an Old Face.  2 vol.  London: John W. Parker, 1853.
  20. Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman.  Fabiola: or, The Church of the Catacombs.  1 vol.  London: James Burns, 1854.
  21. Morgan Peter Kavanagh.  Aristobulus, the Last of the Maccabees: A Tale of Jerusalem.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1855.
  22. Capt. Edmund Spencer.  Constantine: or, The Last Days of an Empire. An Historical Romance.  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1855.
  23. John Henry Newman.  Callista: A Sketch of the Third Century.  1 vol.  London: James Burns, 1856.
  24. Elizabeth Rundle Charles.  The Cripple of Antioch and Other Scenes from Christian Life in Early Times.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1856.
  25. George John Whyte-Melville.  The Gladiators: A Tale of Rome and Judaea.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1863.
  26. Miles Gerald Keon.  Dion and the Sibyls: A Romance of the First Century.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1866.
  27. Rev. John H. Hamilton.  Philo: A Romance of Life in the First Century.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1867.
  28. Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy.  The Old Love and the New: A Tale of Athens.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1870.
  29. Elizabeth Rundle Charles.  The Victory of the Vanquished: A Tale of the First Century.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1871.
  30. Henry Sneyd.  Cyllene: or, The Fall of Paganism. A Classical Tale.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1873.
  31. Elizabeth Rundle Charles.  Conquering and to Conquer: A Story of Rome in the Days of St. Jerome.  1 vol.  London: Daldy, Isbister, 1876.
  32. Elizabeth Rundle Charles.  Lapsed but not Lost: A Story of Roman Carthage.  1 vol.  London: Daldy, Isbister, 1877.
  33. Walter Pater.  Marius the Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas.  2 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1885.
  34. John W. Graham.  Neaera: A Tale of Ancient Rome.  2 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1886.
  35. Alfred John Church.  Two Thousand Years Ago: or, The Adventures of a Roman Boy.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1886.
  36. John Bradshaw.  Raphael Ben Isaac: A Tale of 20 A.D..  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1887.
  37. Alfred John Church.  The Count of the Saxon Shore: or, The Villa in Vectis. A Tale of the Departure of the Romans from Britain.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1887.
  38. Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson.  The Son of a Star: A Romance of the Second Century.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1888.
  39. Alfred John Church.  To the Lions: A Tale of the Early Christians.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1889.
  40. Alfred John Church.  Three Greek Children: A Story of Home in Old Times.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1889.
  41. H. Rider Haggard.  Cleopatra: Being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian.  1 vol.  London: Longman, 1889.
  42. Hugh Farrie.  Acte: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1890.
  43. Alfred John Church.  A Young Macedonian in the Army of Alexander the Great.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1890.
  44. Alfred John Church.  The Hammer: A Story of the Maccabean Times.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1890.
  45. Frederic William Farrar.  Darkness and Dawn: or, Scenes in the Days of Nero. An Historical Tale.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1891.
  46. Alfred John Church.  The Burning of Rome: A Story of Nero's Days.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1892.
  47. Marie Corelli.  Barabbas: A Dream of the World's Tragedy.  3 vol.  London: Methuen, 1893.
  48. Frederic William Farrar.  Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysosom.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1895.
  49. Alfred John Church.  The Fall of Athens: A Story of the Peloponnesian War.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1895.
  50. Sabine Baring-Gould.  Perpetua: A Story of Nimes in A.D. 213.  1 vol.  London: William Isbister, 1897.
  51. Sabine Baring-Gould.  Domitia.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1898.
  52. Alfred John Church.  Lords of the World: A Story of the Fall of Carthage and Corinth.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1898.