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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: Historical Novel: Ancient

Description: The following novels are set in ancient or Old Testament times, roughly before 500 BCE.

  1. Celia Moss Levetus.  The Romance of Jewish History.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1840.
  2. Robert Eyres Landor.  The Fawn of Sertorius.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1846.
  3. Robert Eyres Landor.  The Fountain of Arethusa.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1848.
  4. John Ross Macduff.  The Woodcutter of Lebanon: A Story Illustrative of a Jewish Institution.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1854.
  5. Edwin Atherstone.  The Handwriting on the Wall: A Story.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1857.
  6. Margaret Lawrence Jones.  Ismael and Cassander: or, The Jew and the Greek.  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1860.
  7. Charles Stokes Carey.  The Strength of Judah and the Vengeance of Asshur: A Tale of the Time of Isaiah.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1862.
  8. Charlotte Maria Tucker.  Exiles in Babylon: or, Children of Light.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1866.
  9. Charlotte Maria Tucker.  The Triumph over Midian.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1867.
  10. Charlotte Maria Tucker.  Hebrew Heroes: A Tale Founded on Jewish History.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1869.
  11. Mrs. Alexander S. Orr.  Leah: A Tale of Ancient Palestine.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1869.
  12. George John Whyte-Melville.  Sarchedon: A Legend of the Great Queen.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1871.
  13. Georg Moritz Ebers.  Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt.  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1877.
  14. Edwin Hodder.  Ephraim and Helah: A Story of the Exodus.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1878.
  15. Peter Hay Hunter.  The Story of Daniel, his Life and Times.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: J. Gemmell, 1883.
  16. F. Marion Crawford.  Zoroaster.  2 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1885.
  17. Georg Moritz Ebers.  An Egyptian Princess: An Historical Novel.  1 vol.  London: George Bell and Sons, 1887.
  18. George Alfred Henty.  The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1889.
  19. Georg Moritz Ebers.  Joshua: A Story of Biblical Life.  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1890.
  20. Mary Anderson.  A Son of Noah.  1 vol.  London: Digby, Long, 1893.
  21. Valentine Cameron Prinsep.  The Story of Abibal the Tsourian: Translated from the Phoenician by Edward Lovel Lester Preceded by an Account of the Finding of the Manuscript by Emily Watson.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1893.
  22. Lucas Cleeve.  Lazarus: A Tale of the Earth's Great Miracle.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1897.
  23. Mary Anderson.  In the Promised Land.  1 vol.  London: Downey, 1898.
  24. Louis Vintras.  Passion Royal: A Romance.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1898.
  25. William Waldorf Astor.  Pharaoh's Daughter, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1900.
  26. Alfred Morris.  Eochaid the Heremhon: or, The Romance of the Lia Phail.  1 vol.  London: Robert Banks and Son, 1900.