The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XII. The Romantic Revival.

XI. Lesser Novelists


Adams, W. (1814–1848). Sacred Allegories. 1849.

Ainsworth, William Harrison. Rookwood: a Romance. 3 vols. 1834. With illustrations by George Cruikshank. 1836.

—— Crichton.… 3 vols. 1837. With illustrations by Phiz. 1849.

—— Jack Sheppard. With illustrations by George Cruikshank. 3 vols. 1839. [First appeared as a serial in Bentley’s Miscellany. 1839–40.]

—— The Tower of London. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. 1840. [Issued in monthly parts; wrappers, and the 40 full page etchings and 58 woodcuts all by Cruikshank.] Also 1840, 1845 and 1853.

Ainsworth, William Harrison. Guy Fawkes; or, the Gunpowder Treason: an Historical Romance.… With illustrations by George Cruikshank. 3 vols. 1841. Also 1857. [First published in Bentley’s Miscellany.]

—— Old Saint Paul’s: a Tale of the Plague and the Fire.… With illustrations by John Franklin. 1841. [Issued in monthly parts in wrappers designed by George Cruikshank. Appeared first in The Sunday Times, Jan. to Dec., 1841.] Another edn. with two extra plates by Phiz. 1847.

—— The Lancashire Witches: a Romance of Pendle Forest. 3 vols. 1849. [Originally published in The Sunday Times during 1848. A limited private edn. was printed from same type for presentation to friends. 1849.] First illustrated edn. (by Gilbert). 1854.

—— The South Sea Bubble: a Tale of the Year 1720.… With nineteen illustrations by Corbould, E. H. [?1868.] [First appeared in Bow Bells during 1868. The first edn. is very scarce.] With nineteen illustrations. [1902.]

And many other romances.

Ellis, S. M. William Harrison Ainsworth and his friends. 2 vols. 1911. [With a full bibliography.]

Balfour, Alexander (1767–1829). The Farmer’s Three Daughters. 1822.

—— The Foundling of Glenthorn, or the Smugglers’ Cave. 1823.

—— Highland Mary. 4 vols. 1826.

—— Weeds and Wildflowers.… With a memoir of the author. Edinburgh, 1830.

Bury, Lady Charlotte Susan Maria (1775–1861). Conduct is fate. 1822.

—— Flirtation. A novel. 1828.

—— separation. A novel. 1830.

—— The Disinherited. 1834.

—— The Devoted. 1836.

—— Memoirs of a Peeress; or, The Days of Fox.… Ed. by Lady C. S. M. C[ampbell afterwards Bury].

—— The Two Baronets. A novel of fashionable life. 1864.

—The Court of England under George IV. Founded on a Diary Interspersed with Letters written by Queen Caroline and various other Distinguished Persons. 2 vols. 1896.

See the introduction to the 1908 edn. of the Diary, ed. Steuart, A. Francis. [The Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, etc.]

Chamier, Frederick. The Life of a Sailor. 1832.

—— Ben Brace, the last of Nelson’s Agamemnons. 3 vols. 1836.

—— The Arethusa. A naval story. 3 vols. 1837.

—— Jack Adams, the Mutineer. 3 vols. 1838.

—— Tom Bowling: a tale of the sea. 3 vols. 1841.

The Times, 2 Nov., 1870.

Clive, Caroline (1801–1873). Paul Ferrol. A tale. Collection of British Authors. Vol. 364. 1841, etc.

Cockton, Henry (1807–1853). The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist. 1840.

—— Sylvester Sound, The Somnambulist. (Illustrated by Onwhyn.) 1844.

The Gentleman’s Magazine. Vol. XL, p. 212. Aug., 1853.

Croly, George. Salathiel. A Story of the Past, the Present and the Future. 1829.

—— Marston; or, the Soldier and Statesman. 3 vols. 1846.

Crowe, Catherine. Adventures of Susan Hopley: or Circumstantial Evidence. 1841.

—— The Story of Lilly Dawson. 3 vols. 1847.

—— The Night Side of Nature; or, Ghosts and Ghost Seers. 2 vols. 1848.

Digby, Kenelm Henry (1800–1880). The Broadstone of Honour: or, Rules for the Gentlemen of England. 1822.

—— The Broadstone of Honour: or, the true sense and practice of Chivalry. The First Book, Godefridus. The Second Book, Tancredus. The Fourth Book, Orlandus. 3 vols. 1828–9.

Ferrier, Susan Edmonstone. Marriage, a novel. 1818.

—— The Inheritance. 1824.

—— Destiny; or the Chief’s Daughter. 1831.

Memoir and Correspondence of Susan Ferrier, 1782–1864. Ed. Doyle, J. A. 1898.

Galt, John. The Annals of the Parish. 1821.

—— The Ayrshire Legatees. 1821.

—— The Entail; or, the Lairds of Grippy. 1823.

The Autobiography of J. G. 2 vols. 1833.

The Literary Life and Miscellanies of J. G. 3 vosl. 1834.

[For full bibliography, see D. of N. B. vol. XX.]

Glascock, William Nugent. Naval Sketch-Book.… By an officer of rank [W. N. G.]. 1826.

—— Land Sharks and Sea Gulls. 3 vols. 1838.

Gleig, G. R. (1796–1888). The Subaltern. 1825.

Gore, Catherine Grace Francis. Mothers and Daughters: a tale of the Year 1830. 1831.

—— Mrs. Armytage, or Female Domination. 1836.

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler (1796–1865). A Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia. 2 vols. 1829.

—— The Clockmaker, or Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville. 1837–40. [In three series.]

—— The Bubbles of Canada. 1839.

—— The Letter-bag of the Great Western, or Life in a Steamer. 1839.

—— The Old Judge, or Life in a Colony. 2 vols. 1843.

—— Sam Slick’s Saws and Modern Instances. 2 vols. 1843.

—— Traits of American Humour by Native Authors. 1843.

—— The Attaché, or Sam Slick in England. 4 vols. 1843–4.

—— Rule and Misrule of the English in America. 2 vols. 1850.

—— Nature and Human Nature. 1855.

Crofton, F. B. Haliburton: the man and the writer. 1897.

O’Brien, A. H. Haliburton (Sam Slick): a sketch and bibliography. 1909.

Hamilton, T. (1789–1842). Cyril Thornton. 1827.

Hogg, James (1770–1835). Confessions of a Justified Sinner. 1824.

Hook, Theodore. Sayings and Doings. First (-third) series. 1839.

—— Jack Brag. [A novel.] 1837.

—— Fathers and Sons: a novel. 3 vols. 1842.

Lockhart, J. G. Theodore Hook: a sketch. 4th edn. 1853.

Saintsbury, G. Essays in English Literature, 1780–1860. Second series. 1895.

Howard, Edward Granville George (d.1814). Rattlin the Reefer. 3 vols. 1836.

—— The Old Commodore. 3 vols. 1837.

—— Outward Bound; or, a Merchant’s Adventure. 1838.

—— Jack Ashore. 3 vols. 1840.

—— Sir Henry Morgan, the Buccaneer. 3 vols. 1842.

—— The Marine Ghost. [Tales from Bentley, pt. 1. 1859, etc.]

Hood, Thomas. New Monthly Magazine. Vol. LXIV, pp. 438–441. 1842.

James, George Payne Rainsford. Richelieu: a tale of France. 1829.

—— Darnley; or, The Field of the Cloth of Gold. 1830.

—— Mary of Burgundy.… By the author of Darnley. 1833.

—— Agnes Sorel, an historical romance. 3 vols. 1853.

—— The Works of G. P. R. James, revised and corrected by the Author. With an introductory preface. 21 vols. 1844–9.

Knight, Ellis Cornelia (1757–1837). Dinarbas: a tale. 1790.

—— Sir Guy de Lusignan. A tale of Italy. 2 vols. 1833.

Kaye, Sir J. W. (ed.). Autobiography of Miss C. K. lady companion to the Princess Charlotte of Wales. With extracts from her journal and anecdote books. 1861.

Lamb, Lady Caroline (1785–1828). Glenarvon. 3 vols. 1816. Another edn. entitled The Fatal Passion. [1865.] [The tale contains a caricature portrait of Byron.]

—— A New Canto. 1819.

—— Graham Hamilton. 2 vols. 1822.

—— Ada Reis, a tale. 1823. Another edn. 2 vols. Paris, 1824.

Smiles, Samuel. A Publisher and his Friends. 1891.

Landon, Letitia Elizabeth. Lady Anne Granard; or, keeping up Appearances. 3 vols. 1824.

—— Ethel Churchill; or, The Two Brides. 1837.

—— The Miscellaneous Poetical Works of L. E. L. 1835.

—— The Poetical Works of L. E. Landon.… Ed. with an introductory memoir and illustrations, by Scott, W. B. [1873.]

Blanchard, Laman. Life and literary remains of L. E. L. 2 vols. 1876.

Lauder, Sir Thomas Dick (1784–1848). Lochandhu. A tale of the Eighteenth Century. 1825.

—— The Wolfe of Badenoch: an historical romance. 1827.

—— Highland Rambles and Long Legends to shorten the way. Edinburgh, 1837.

—— Legendary Tales of the Highlands. A sequel to Highland Rambles. 3 vols. 1841.

Constable, Thomas. Archibald Constable and his literary correspondents. Vol. II, pp. 432–8. 3 vols. 1873.

Le Noir, Elizabeth Anne (?1755–1841). Village Annals, a Scene in Domestic Life. 2 vols. 1803.

—— Village Anecdotes; or, the journal of a year, from Sophia to Edward. With original poems. 3 vols. 1804. Second edn. With additional characters and poems.… Revised by the author. 3 vols. Reading, [1807].

—— Clara de Montfier; a moral tale. With original poems, etc. 3 vols. Reading, 1808.

—— The Maid of La Vendée, being a second edition of Clara de Montfier … with critical remarks by Dr. Burney, and the Rev. C. Hunter, etc. 3 vols. Reading, 1819.

Lister, Thomas Henry. Granby. A novel. 1826.

—— Herbert Lacy. A novel. 1828.

—— Arlington. A novel. [1832.]

Macnish, Robert (1802–1837). The Anatomy of Drunkenness. 1827.

—— The Book of Aphorisms. By a Modern Pythagorean [R. M.]. 1834.

—— The Modern Pythagorean, a series of tales, essays and sketches.… With the author’s life by D. M. Moir. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1838.

Manning, Anne (1807–1879). The Maiden and Married Life of Mary Powell, afterwards Mistress Milton. 1850.

—— The Household of Sir Thomas More. [1851.]

—— The Colloquies of Edward Osborne, Citizen and Cloth Worker of London, as reported by ye author of Mary Powell. [1852.]

—— Cherry and Violet, a tale of the great Plague. [1853.]

—— The Old Chelsea Bun House. 1855.

—— Ladies of Bever Hollow. 1858.

—— Deborah’s Diary. 1859. [Sequel to The Maiden and Married Life of Mary Powell.]

Yonge, Charlotte M. Anne Manning. Women Novelists of Queen Victoria’s Reign. 1897.

Marryat, Frederick. The Naval Officer; or Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay. 1829.

—— Peter Simple. 1834.

—— Mr. Midshipman Easy. 3 vols. 1836.

—— Jacob Faithful. 1834.

And many other tales.

—— The Novels of Captain Marryat. Ed. by Johnson, R. B. 24 vols. 1896–8.

Marryat, Florence. Life and Letters of Captain Marryat. 1872.

Moir, David Macbeth. The Life of Mansie Wauch, tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself. [By Moir, D. M.] 1828. With an introduction and notes by Henderson, T. F. [1902.] The Little Library. Illustrated in colour by Hardie, C. M. Edinburgh, 1911.

Morier, James Justinian (?1780–1849). The Adventures of Hajji Baba, of Ispahan. 1824. [With an appreciation by Sir Walter Scott.] [1914.] Everyman’s Library.

—— Ayesha, the Maid of Kars. 1834.

—— Abel Allnutt, a novel. 1837.

—— The Adventures of Tom Spicer, the man who advertised for a wife. 1840.

—— Martin Toutrond; a Frenchman in London 1831. 1849.

Quarterly Review, vol. XXVI, p. 437, 1821–2; vol. XXXIX, p. 73, 1829.

Owenson, afterwards Morgan, Lady Sydney (?1783–1859). St. Clair, or the Heiress of Desmond. 1804.

—— The Novice of St. Dominick. 1805.

—— The Wild Irish Girl. 1806.

—— Woman; or, Ida of Athens. 4 vols. 1809.

—— The Life and Times of Salvator Rosa. 2 vols. 1824.

—— Absenteeism. 1825.

—— The O’Briens and the O’Flaherties; a national tale. 4 vols. 1827.

—— The Book of the Boudoir. 2 vols. 1829.

—— Dramatic Scenes from Real Life. 2 vols. 1833.

—— Woman and her Master. 2 vols. 1840.

Dixon, W. H. (ed.). Lady Morgan’s Memoirs: autobiography, diaries and correspondence. 2 vols. 1862.

Fitzpatrick, W. J. Lady Morgan; her career, literary and personal. 1860.

Paston, George. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century. 1902.

Ritchie, Leitch (?1800–1865). London Night Entertainments. [?1829.]

—— The Game of Life. 2 vols. 1830.

—— The Magician. 3 vols. 1836.

—— Wearyfoot Common. [A tale.] 1855.

—— The New Shilling. [1857.]

—— Winter Evenings. 2 vols. 1859.

Payn, J. Some Literary Recollections. 1884.

The Times. Jan. 21, 1865.

Scott, Michael (1789–1835). Tom Cringle’s Log. 1836.

—— The Cruise of the Midge. 1836.

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. 1818.

—— Valperga: or, the Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca 1823.

—— The Last Man. 1826.

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft. Lodore. 1835.

Gilfillan, George. Galleries of literary portraits. Vol. 1, p. 301. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1856.

Marshall, Florence A. The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, etc. 1889.

Trelawny, Edward John (1792–1881). Adventures of a Younger Son. 3 vols. 1831. With an introduction by Brailsford, H. N. 1914. Bohn’s Popular Library.

Edgcumbe, R. J. F. Edward Trelawny. A biographical sketch. Plymouth, 1882.

Trench, Melesina (1768–1827). Campaspe, an historical Tale, and other poems. Southampton, 1815.

—— Laura’s Dream, or the Moonlanders. 1816.

—— Mary Queen of Scots, an historical Ballad, and other Poems. [n.d. privately printed.]

—— Thoughts of a Parent on Education. A new edn., with a preface and notes by the editor. 1837.

—— Journal kept during a visit to Germany in 1799–1800. Ed. Trench, R. C. [1861.]

Trench, R. C. The Remains of the late Mrs. Richard Trench, being selections from her journals, letters, and other papers. 1862.

Trollope, Frances. The Vicar of Wrexhill. 3 vols. 1837.

—— The Widow Barnaby. 3 vols. 1839.

—— The Widow Married; a sequel to the Widow Barnaby. With … illustrations. 3 vols. 1840.

—— Charles Chesterfield; or, the Adventures of a Youth of Genius [with illustrations by Phiz]. 3 vols. 1841.

—— The Barnabys in America; or, Adventures of the Widow Wedded. 3 vols. 1843.

Frances Trollope, her Life and Literary Work, by [her daughter-in-law] Frances Eleanor Trollope. 1895.

Ward, Robert Plumer (1765–1846). Tremaine, or the Man of Refinement. 1825.

Ward, Robert Plumer. De Vere, or the Man of Independence. 1827.

—— De Clifford, or the Constant Man. 1841.

Phipps, E. Memoirs of the political and literary life of R. P. W.… With selections from his correspondence, diaries, and unpublished literary remains. 1850.

Warren, Samuel (1807–1877). Passages from the Diary of a Late Physician. With notes and illustrations by the Editor. 3 vols. 1832–8.

—— Ten Thousand a Year. 3 vols. 1841. [Numerous edns. and translations.]

—— Now and Then. 1848.

—— The Lily and the Bee: An Apologue of the Crystal Palace. 1851. New edn. 1854.

—— Miscellanies, critical, imaginative, and juridical, contributed to Blackwood’s Magazine. 1855.

—— Works. 5 vols. 1854–5.

Blackwood’s Magazine. September, 1877.

Warren, S. (of Manchester). Memoirs and select letters of Mrs. Anne Warren, with biographical sketches of her family. 1827.

Wilson, John Mackay (1804–1835). A Glance at Hinduism. A poem. 1824.

—— The Enthusiast; a metrical tale, with other pieces, and a preliminary chapter on poetry. Edinburgh, 1834.

Wilson, John Mackay. Wilson’s historical, traditionary, and imaginative Tales of the Borders. 6 vols. Edinburgh, 1835–40. New edn. with a Glossary. Revised by Leighton, A. 20 vols. Manchester, 1857–9. Selected and edited, with biographical notice of the contributors, by Tait, James. Edinburgh, 1881.

Irving, Joseph. The Book of Scotsmen. 1881.


Douglas, Sir G. B. S. The Blackwood Group. (Famous Scots series.) [1897.]

Elwood, Anne K. Memoirs of the Literary Ladies of England. 2 vols. 1843.

Harrison, F. Studies in Early Victorian Literature. 1895.

L’Estrange, A. G. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford. 1882.

Mitford, Mary R. Recollections of a Literary Life. 3 vols. 1852.

Saintsbury, George. Essays in English Literature, 1780–1860. 1895.

—— History of Nineteenth Century Literature, 1896.

Walker, Hugh. The Literature of the Victorian Era. Cambridge, 1910.

Women Novelists of Queen Victoria’s Reign. A Book of Appreciations. 1897. [By various hands.]