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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Character: Cross-Dresser

Description: The following novels contain characters, men and women, who cross-dress based on the prevailing gender norms of the period.

  1. Charlotte Brontë.  Jane Eyre: An Autobiography.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1847.
  2. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Cranford.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1853.
  3. Charlotte Brontë.  Villette.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1853.
  4. George Meredith.  The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father and Son.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.
  5. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  The Grey Woman and Other Tales.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1865.
  6. Florence Marryat.  Her Father's Name: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  7. Ebenezer Rogers.  A Modern Sphinx: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1881.
  8. Olive Schreiner.  The Story of an African Farm.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1883.
  9. Thorpe Talbot.  Philiberta: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Lock, 1883.
  10. Arthur Conan Doyle.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  1 vol.  London: George Newnes, 1892.
  11. Sarah Grand.  The Heavenly Twins.  3 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1893.
  12. Ellen Williams.  Anna Marsden's Experiment.  1 vol.  London: Greening and Co., 1899.