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At the Circulating Library

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Character: Fallen Woman

Description: The following novels have characters who are fallen women.

  1. Charles Dickens.  Oliver Twist: or, The Parish Boy's Progress.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1838.
  2. Catherine Ann Crowe.  Adventures of Susan Hopley: or, Circumstancial Evidence.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1841.
  3. Catherine Ann Crowe.  Men and Women: or, Manorial Rights.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1843.
  4. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
  5. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Ruth: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1853.
  6. Sarah R. Whitehead.  Nelly Armstrong: A Story of the Day.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1853.
  7. George Eliot.  Adam Bede.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1859.
  8. Henry Gladwyn Jebb.  Out of the Depths: The Story of a Woman's Life. A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1859.
  9. Matilda Charlotte Houstoun.  Recommended to Mercy.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1862.
  10. James McGrigor Allan.  Nobly False: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1863.
  11. Florence Marryat.  Love's Conflict.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1865.
  12. Felicia Mary Frances Skene.  Hidden Depths.  2 vol.  Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1866.
  13. Frederick William Robinson.  Poor Humanity.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1868.
  14. William Makepeace Thackeray.  Catherine: A Story.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1869.
  15. Benjamin Wentworth.  Lizzie Wentworth: A Story of Real Life.  1 vol.  London: Virtue, 1870.
  16. Mary Elizabeth Herbert.  The Two Sisters: A Tale for the "Good Shepherd".  1 vol.  London: John Philp, 1870.
  17. Benjamin Wilson.  Lizzie Wentworth: A Story of Real Life.  1 vol.  London: Virtue, 1870.
  18. Anthony Trollope.  The Vicar of Bullhampton.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1870.
  19. Charles Reade.  A Terrible Temptation: A Story of the Day.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1871.
  20. James Payn.  Cecil's Tryst: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872.
  21. Wilkie Collins.  The New Magdalen.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1873.
  22. Gerald Beresford Fitzgerald.  As the Fates Would have It: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1873.
  23. Martin Weld.  Hillford-on-Aire.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1878.
  24. George Gissing.  Workers in the Dawn: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Remington, 1880.
  25. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Ishmael: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1884.
  26. Alexander Johnstone Wilson.  The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant.  1 vol.  Manchester: John Dale, 1885.
  27. George Moore.  A Mummer's Wife.  1 vol.  London: Vizetelly, 1885.
  28. Margaret Harkness.  A City Girl: A Realistic Story.  1 vol.  London: Vizetelly, 1887.
  29. Sarah Grand.  Ideala: A Study from Life.  1 vol.  London: E. W. Allen, 1888.
  30. Dora Russell.  Jezebel's Friends: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Spencer Blackett, 1889.
  31. Thomas Hardy.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman.  3 vol.  London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1891.
  32. Benjamin Leopold Farjeon.  Aaron the Jew.  3 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1894.
  33. George Moore.  Esther Waters: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Walter Scott, 1894.
  34. Annie E. Holdsworth.  Joanna Traill, Spinster.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1894.
  35. Grant Allen.  The Woman Who Did.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1895.
  36. Joyce Emmerson Preston Muddock.  The Mystery of Jamaica Terrace.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1896.
  37. Sarah Grand.  The Beth Book: A Study from the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, Woman of Genius.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1897.
  38. Bannerman Kaye.  Haromi: A New Zealand Story.  1 vol.  London: James Clarke, 1900.
  39. Richard Marsh.  Ada Vernham, Actress.  1 vol.  London: John Long, 1900.