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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: Historical Novel: 19th Century

Description: The following novels are set in the early 19th century, from 1801 to 1830.

  1. Marianne Spencer Hudson.  Almack's: A Society Novel of the Times of George IV.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1826.
  2. William Hamilton Maxwell.  The Bivouac: or, Stories of the Peninsular War.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1837.
  3. Joseph Holt Ingraham.  The Pirate of the Gulf: or, Lafitte.  2 vol.  London: A. K. Newman, 1837.
  4. Anonymous.  Timon, but not of Athens.  2 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1840.
  5. Anonymous.  Return to England: A Tale of the Fourth Year after the Battle of Waterloo.  2 vol.  London: Cadell, 1840.
  6. Edward Quillinan.  The Conspirators: or, The Romance of Military Life.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1841.
  7. Charles James Lever.  Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon.  2 vol.  Dublin: William Curry, 1841.
  8. Charles James Lever.  Tom Burke of "Ours".  2 vol.  Dublin: William Curry, 1844.
  9. Anna Maria Hall.  The Whiteboy: A Story of Ireland in 1822.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1845.
  10. Barbara Hemphill.  Lionel Deerhurst: or, Fashionable Life Under the Regency.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1846.
  11. Jane Margaret Strickland.  The Spanish Conscript and his Family: A Tale of Napoleon's Campaign in Russia.  1 vol.  London: H. G. Clarke & Co., 1846.
  12. Mary Elizabeth Wormeley.  Forest Hill: A Tale of Social Life in 1830-31.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1846.
  13. James Grant.  The Romance of War: or, The Highlanders in Spain.  4 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1847.
  14. William Carleton.  The Black Prophet: A Tale of Irish Famine.  1 vol.  London: Simms and M'Intyre, 1847.
  15. Catherine Ann Crowe.  The Story of Lilly Dawson.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1847.
  16. James Grant.  Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp: or, A Campaign in Calabria.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1848.
  17. William Makepeace Thackeray.  Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848.
  18. Henry Whitelocke Torrens.  Madame de Malguet: A Tale of 1820.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1848.
  19. Ludwig Rellstab.  Eighteen Hundred and Twelve: An Historical Romance.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1849.
  20. Charlotte Brontë.  Shirley: A Tale.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1849.
  21. Charlotte Mary Yonge.  Kenneth: or, The Rear Guard of the Grand Army.  1 vol.  London: J. H. and J. Parker, 1850.
  22. Antonio Carlo Napoleone Gallenga.  Castellamonte: An Autobiographical Sketch illustrative of Italian Life during the Insurrection of 1831.  2 vol.  London: Charles Westerton, 1854.
  23. Edwin Keene.  Sydney Fielding: The Domestic History of a Gentleman who Served under their late Majesties George IV and William IV.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1857.
  24. Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth.  Scarsdale: or, Life on the Lansashire and York Border Thirty Years Ago.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1860.
  25. William Edmondstoune Aytoun.  Norman Sinclair.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1861.
  26. John Dickinson.  Maidenthorpe: or, Interesting Events about the Year 1825.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1861.
  27. James Routledge.  The Lily of Mossdale: A Tale of 1832, the Year of Reform.  1 vol.  Chichester: James Routledge, 1861.
  28. Johannes Scotus.  The Weird of the Wentworths: A Tale of George IV's Time.  2 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1862.
  29. James Malcolm Rymer.  The Dark Woman: or, The Days of the Prince Regent.  2 vol.  London: John Dicks, 1862.
  30. Victor Hugo.  Les Miserables.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
  31. Francis Claudius Armstrong.  The Neapolitan Commander: A Romance of Sea and Land.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1863.
  32. Baroness von Tautphoeus.  At Odds: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1863.
  33. James Grant.  The King's Own Borderers: A Military Romance.  3 vol.  London: Routledge, 1865.
  34. George Eliot.  Felix Holt, the Radical.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1866.
  35. Isabella Banks.  The Manchester Man.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1872.
  36. George Eliot.  Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life.  4 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1872.
  37. Robert Williams Buchanan.  The Shadow of the Sword: A Romance.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1876.
  38. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Joshua Haggard's Daughter: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1876.
  39. George Alfred Henty.  The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1879.
  40. Esmé Stuart.  How They were Caught in a Trap: A Tale of France in 1802.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1880.
  41. Thomas Hardy.  The Trumpet-Major: A Tale.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1880.
  42. Emma Marshall.  The Birth of the Century: or, Eighty Years Ago.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1881.
  43. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  School-Days at Kingscourt: A Tale of 1803.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1881.
  44. William Clark Russell.  An Ocean Free-Lance: From a Privateersman's Log, 1812.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1881.
  45. Thomas Talbot.  The Granvilles: An Irish Tale.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1882.
  46. Lewis Strange Wingfield.  Abigel Rowe: A Chronicle of the Regency.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1883.
  47. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Ishmael: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1884.
  48. Emma Marshall.  Under the Mendips: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1886.
  49. George Alfred Henty.  Through the Fray: A Tale of the Luddite Riots.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1886.
  50. Richard Doddridge Blackmore.  Springhaven: A Tale of the Great War.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1887.
  51. William Hale White.  The Revolution in Tanner's Lane.  1 vol.  London: Trübner, 1887.
  52. Hamilton Aidé.  Passages in the Life of a Lady, 1814-1815-1816.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1887.
  53. George Alfred Henty.  One of the 28th: A Tale of Waterloo.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1890.
  54. Anna Harriet Drury.  In the Enemy's Country: or, The Raven of Steinbrück. A Story of 1813.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1891.
  55. Arthur Conan Doyle.  The Great Shadow and Beyond the City.  1 vol.  Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1893.
  56. Sabine Baring-Gould.  Cheap Jack Zita.  3 vol.  London: Methuen, 1893.
  57. George Alfred Henty.  In Greek Waters: A Story of the Grecian War of Independence (1821-1827).  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1893.
  58. Arthur Conan Doyle.  Rodney Stone.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1896.
  59. George Alfred Henty.  Through the Russian Snows: A Story of Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1896.
  60. Arthur Conan Doyle.  The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard.  1 vol.  London: George Newnes, 1896.
  61. Allen Upward.  God Save the Queen!: A Tale of '37.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1897.
  62. William Bury Westall.  With the Red Eagle: An Historical Romance.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1897.
  63. Arthur Conan Doyle.  Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1897.
  64. Mór Jókai.  The Green Book: or, Freedom Under the Snow. A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1897.
  65. Hugh Stowell Scott.  In Kedar's Tents: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1897.
  66. Thomas Wilkinson Speight.  A Minion of the Moon: A Romance of the King's Highway.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1897.
  67. George Alfred Henty.  With Moore At Corunna.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1898.
  68. Robert Louis Stevenson.  St. Ives: Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1898.
  69. Edward Frederic Benson.  The Vintage: A Romance of the Greek War of Independence.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1898.
  70. Mór Jókai.  An Hungarian Nabob.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1898.
  71. George Alfred Henty.  Under Wellington's Command: A Tale of the Peninsular War.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1899.
  72. William Bury Westall.  A Red Bridal.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1899.
  73. Sir Andrew Balfour.  Vengeance is Mine.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1899.
  74. Edward Frederic Benson.  The Capsina.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1899.
  75. H. Rider Haggard.  The Swallow: A Tale of the Great Trek.  1 vol.  London: Longman, 1899.
  76. Thomas Murray Ford.  Mis'ess Joy.  1 vol.  London: John Macqueen, 1900.
  77. Amelia E. Barr.  Trinity Bells: A Tale of Old New York.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1900.
  78. Maud Stepney Rawson.  A Lady of the Regency.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1900.
  79. Margaret Louisa Woods.  Sons of the Sword: A Romance of the Peninsular War.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1901.
  80. Charles Harold Avery.  With Wellington to Waterloo.  1 vol.  London: Wells, Gardner, Darton, 1901.
  81. Irving Bacheller.  D'ri and I: A Tale of Daring Deeds in the Second War with the British.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1901.
  82. Sabine Baring-Gould.  Royal Georgie.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1901.
  83. Mary Elizabeth Coleridge.  The Fiery Dawn.  1 vol.  London: Edward Arnold, 1901.
  84. S. R. Crockett.  The Firebrand.  1 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1901.