The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
VOLUME XV. Colonial and Revolutionary Literature; Early National Literature, Part I.

VI. Fiction I


A. Historial and Bibliographical

Baker, E. A. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English. London, 1913.

—— A Guide to the Best Historical Fiction. London and New York, 1914.

Baldwin, C. S. American Short Stories. 1904.

Cross, W. L. The Development of the English Novel. 1899. [Includes American authors.]

Erskine, J. Leading American Novelists. 1910.

Evans, E. P. Zur amerikanischen Novellistik. In Beitrage zur amerikanischen Litteratur–und Kulturgeschichte. Stuttgart, 1898.

Griswold, W. M. Descriptive List of Novels and Tales dealing with the History of North America. Cambridge, Mass., 1895.

—— Descriptive List of Novels and Tales dealing with American Country Life. Cambridge, Mass., 1890.

Johnson, J. G. Southern Fiction Prior to 1860; an Attempt at a First–Hand Bibliography. Charlottesville, 1909.

Loshe, Little D. The Early American Novel. 1907.

Mims, E. [ed.] History of Southern Fiction. In The South in the Building of the Nation. 13 vols. Richmond, 1909–13.

Northrup, C. S. The Novelists. In Stanton, T. [ed.], A Manual of American Literature. 1909. Also No. 4000 of the Tauchnitz Collection of British and American Authors.

Venable, W. H. The Beginnings of Literary Culture in the Ohio Valley. Cincinnati, 1891.

Wegelin, O. Early American Fiction, 1774–1830. Stamford, 1902. Rev. ed., New York, 1913.

B. Particular Authors

Calavar; or, the Knight of the Conquest: a Romance of Mexico.… Philadelphia…1834. 2 vols. 3d ed., 1837. Philadelphia, 1847. St. Louis, 1848 (German). New York, 1854. Leipzig (English), 1856(?). New York, 1864. As Abdalla the Moor and the Spanish Knight, London, 1835, 4 vols. London, 1839.

The Hawks of Hawk–Hollow. A Tradition of Pennsylvania … Philadelphia.… 1835. 2 vols. 2d ed., 1835. London, 1837, 1856. German. Frankfort, 1840.

The Infidel; or, the Fall of Mexico. A Romance.… Philadelphia.… 1835. 2 vols. As Cortes: or the Fall of Mexico. London, 1835. As The Infidel’s Doom. London, 1840.

Sheppard Lee. Written by Himself.… 1836. 2 vols.

Nick of the Woods, or the Jibbenainosay. A Tale of Kentucky.… Philadelphia.… 1837. 2 vols. New York, 1853, 1856, 1864, 1890, 1905. London, 1837. [ed. Ainsworth, W. H.], 1841, 1845, 1854, 1856, 1860, 1872, 1883, 1900. Halifax, 1855. German: Leipzig, 1838, Frankfort, 1841, Stuttgart, 1847, 1875. Dutch, Leyden, 1877. Polish, Chicago, 1905.

Peter Pilgrim, or, a Rambler’s Recollections.… Philadelphia.… 1838. 2 vols. London, 1839.

The Adventures of Robin Day.… Philadelphia.… 1839. 2 vols. German, Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

A Belated Revenge. From the Papers of Ipsico Poe.… Philadelphia.… n. d. [1889]. [An unfinished novel, completed by Bird, F. M. It appeared in Lippincott’s Magazine, Nov., 1889, and was issued as a volume by the mere addition of a title page.] For Bird’s plays See the bibliography to Book II, Chap. II.

Quinn, A. H. Dramatic Works of Robert Montgomery Bird. In The [New York] Nation, 3 August, 1916. A monograph on Bird is being prepared by Mr. Clement Foust.


Modern Chivalry: Containing the Adventures of Captain John Farrago, and Teague O Regan, his servant…Philadelphia.… M. DCC. XCII. 2 vols. Vol. II has the date M. DCC. XII., Plainly a misprint for M. DCC. XCII. A third volume was published at Pittsburgh, 1793. The date on the title page is M. DCC. XIII., another misprint. A fourth volume appeared at Philadelphia, 1797. These four volumes make up what is known as Part I of Modern Chivalry. Part II was issued in two volumes at Philadelphia, 1804–5.

The bibliography of the later editions is difficult, as the book underwent many revisions and changes. The four volumes of Part I were arranged as two and published at Philadelphia, etc., 1804–7. Part II appeared, again in two volumes, at Philadelphia, etc., 1807. The complete work was issued in four volumes at Philadelphia, 1815. The first three volumes of this edition contained all that had been published previously, and the fourth volume was made up of entirely new material. This edition forms the basis of most subsequent editions. There was another complete edition of both parts, Pittsburgh, 1819, 2 vols. Part I also appeared as follows: Philadelphia, 1808 [only one half of Part I, that is, vol. I and vol. II of the original edition of 1792–93]; Wilmington, Delaware, 1815, 1825; Philadelphia, 1846 [with notes and a memoir by H. M. Brackenridge and the illustrations by Darley], 1851, [1853?], 1855, [1856?] [In the 1856 edition Part I was issued in 2 vols., one called Adventures of Captain Farrago, and the other, Adventures of Major O’Regan.] Part II appeared as follows: Pittsburgh, 1853 [only one half of Part II, that is, vol. I of the 1819 Pittsburg edition of Part II]; Philadelphia, 1857 [only vol. of Part II]. A monograph on Brackenridge is being prepared by Mr. M. M. Hoover, who has furnished the information on which this entry is based.

I. Separate Works

The Novels of Charles Brockden Brown … with a Memoir of the Author.… Boston.… MDCCCXXVII. Philadelphia, 1857, 1887.

Alcuin; a Dialogue … 1798.

Wieland; or the Transformation. An American Tale.… 1798. New York and London, 1811. London, 1822, 3 vols. New York, 1846. Philadelphia, 1889. French, Paris, 1841. [There was probably another French version about 1800.]

Ormond; or the Secret Witness.… 1799. London, 1839. New York, 1846.

Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793.… Philadelphia.… 1799. Second Part. New York, 1800. Philadelphia, 1883, 1889. German, Leipzig, c. 1858.

Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep–Walker … Philadelphia … 1799. 3 vols. London, 1831, 1842, 1847. German. Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

Clara Howard; in a Series of Letters.… Philadelphia.… 1801. As Philip Stanley; or, the Enthusiasm of Love. A Novel. London, 1807.

Jane Talbot, a Novel.… Philadelphia.… 1801.

An Address to the Government of the United States, on the Cession of Louisiana to the French; and on the late Breach of Treaty by the Spaniards: including the Translation of a Memorial, on the War of St. Domingo, and Cession of the Mississippi to France, drawn up by a French Counsellor of State.… Philadelphia.… Baltimore.… Washington City.… 1803. Rev. ed., 1803.

A View of the Soil and Climate of the United States of America: with Supplementary Remarks upon Florida; on the French Colonies on the Mississippi and Ohio, and in Canada; and on the Aboriginal Tribes of America. C. F. Volney … Translated, with Occassional Remarks, by C. B. Brown … 1804. [Distinct from the London translation of the same year.]

Sketch of the Life and Character of John Blair Linn. In Linn, J. B., Valerian, a Narrative Poem … Philadelphia … 1805.

The British Treaty of Commerce and Naviagation, concluded December 31, 1806 … Philadelphia … 1807. London, 1808.

An Address to the Congress of the United States, on the Utility and Justice of Restrictions upon Foreign Commerce. With Reflections on Foreign Trade in General and the Future Prospects of America … Philadelphia … 1809.

A System of General Geography; containing a Topographical, Statistical, and Descriptive Survey of the Earth … [n. d.] [Philadelphia, 1809?] [The prospectus of a work never finished].

Carwin, the Biloquist, and Other American Tales and Pieces … London … 1822. 3 vols. [Includes Carwin, the Biloquist, Stephen Calvert, Jessica, and The Scribbler.]

II. Periodicals edited

The Monthly Magazine and American Review. April, 1799–December, 1800. 3 vols.

The Literary Magazine and American Register. Philadelphia, October, 1803–7.

The American Register, or, General Respository of History, Politics, and Science [for 1806–10]. Philadelphia, 1807–11. 7 vols.

III. Contributions to Periodicals

(1) The Rhapsodist. Columbian Magazine. Aug.–Nov., 1789. (2) The Man at Home. Weekly Magazine. 3 Feb.–28 Apr., 1798. (3) A letter to the editor of The Weekly Magazine, signed Speratus. 17 Mar., 1798. (4) The Rights of Women. A Dialogue. [Alcuin]. Weekly Magazine. 17 Mar.–7 Apr., 1798. (5) An Extract from Sky–Walk. Weekly Magazine. 24 Mar., 1798. (6) A Series of Original Letters. Weekly Magazine. 21 Apr.–2 June, 1798. (7) Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoires of the Year 1793. Weekly Magazine. 16 June–25 Aug., 1798 [nine chapters of Part I]. (8) Edgar Huntly; a Fragment. Monthly Magazine. Apr., 1799. (9) Thessalonica; a Roman Story. Monthly Magazine. May, 1799. (10) Memoris of Stephen Calvert. Monthly Magazine. June, 1799–June, 1800 [not continuous]. (11) A Lesson in Concealment; or, Memoirs of Mary Selwyn. Monthly Magazine. Mar., 1800. (12) Friendship: an Original Letter. Monthly Magazine. July, 1800. (13) Original Letters. Monthly Magazine. Aug., 1800. (14) L’Amoroso [a poem]. Port Folio. 18 Apr., 1801. (15) A Jaunt to Rockaway in Long Island. Literary Magazine, Oct., 1803. (16) Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist. Literary Magazine. Nov., 1803–Mar., 1804. (17) Sketch of the Life and Character of John Blair Linn. Port Folio. Jan.–Mar., 1809.

No attempt has been made to identify any pieces but those which have autobiographic interest or which belong to imaginative writing.

IV. Biography and Criticism

American Quarterly Review. Dec., 1830. Brown’s Novels.

Bernard, J. Retrospections of America. 1887.

Blake, W. B. Fiction and Yellow Fever. Evening Transcript [Boston], 26 Feb., 1910. A Novelist of Plague Days, Evening Post, [New York]. 19 Mar., 1910. Brockden Brown and the Novel. Sewanee Review. Oct., 1910.

Davies, J. Travels of Four Years and a Half in the United States of America. London, 1803.

Dunlap, W. The Life of Charles Brockden Brown: together with Selections from the Rarest of his Printed Works, from his Original Letters, and from his Manuscripts before Unpublished. Philadelphia, 1815. 2 vols. [The unpublished items are: Sketches of a History of Carsol, Sketches of a History of the Carrills and Ormes, A Few Letters from C. B. Brown to his Friends, Dialogues, Fragments.]

—— Memoirs of Charles Brockden Brown, the American Novelist … London … 1822.

—— A History of the American Theatre … 1832.

—— Charles Brockden Brown. In Herring, J., and Longacre, J. B. National Portrait Gallery. 1834–6. Vol. III.

Fricke, M. Charles Brockden Brown’s Leben und Werke. Hamburg, 1911. [Kiel dissertation.]

Higginson, T. W. Charles Brockden Brown. In Carlyle’s Laugh and Other Surprises. Boston, 1909.

Just, W. Die romantische Bewegung in der amerikanischen Literatur: Brown, Poe, Hawthorne. Weimar, 1910. [Munster disseratation.]

Marble, Annie R. Charles Brockden Brown and Pioneers in Fiction. In Heralds of American Literature. Chicago and London, 1907.

Neal, J. American Writers. No II. In Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Oct., 1824.

North American Review. June, 1819. Charles Brockden Brown.

Oberholtzer, E. P. The First American Novelist. In Journal of American History. Vol. I., pp. 236–40 (1907).

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Vol. 30, No. 2. 1906.

Prescott, W. H. Life of Charles Brockden Brown. In Sparks, J. Library of American Biography. Vol. I (1834). Also in Prescott, Biographical and Critical Miscellanies. 1845.

Smith, G. B. Brockden Brown. Fortnightly Review. I Sept., 1878.

Stanzas, Commemorative of the late Charles B. Brown, of Philadelphia. Port Folio, Sept., 1810.

Tuckerman, H. T. The Supernaturalist; Charles Brockden Brown. In Mental Portraits; or, Studies of Character. 1853.

Vilas, M. S. Charles Brockden Brown. A Study of Early American Fiction. Burlington, Vt., 1904.

Van Doren, C. Early American Realism. Nation [New York]. 12 Nov., 1914 [The source of Wieland]. Minor Tales of Brockden Brown, 1798–1800.

Nation. 14 Jan., 1915 [A detailed study, adding several titles not before ascribed to Brown].


The Kentuckian in New York. Or, the Adventures of Three Southerns. By a Virginian…1834. 2 vols.

The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown. An Historical Romance of the Old Dominion…1834–1835. 2 vols.

Climbing the Natural Bridge. In The Knickerbocker Magazine. July, 1838.

The Knights of the Horse–Shoe; Traditionary Tale of the Cocked Hat Gentry in the Old Dominion…Wetumpka, Alabama…1845. New York, 1882, 1909.

Holiday, C. William Alexander Carruthers [sic]. In Library of Southern Literature. Ed. Alderman, E. A., etc. Vol. II. 1908.


Hobomok, a Tale of Early Times. By an The Rebels, or, Boston before the Revolution…Boston…1825. Boston, 1850.

Philothea. A Romance…Boston…New York…1836. 2d ed., 1839. Rev. ed. Boston, 1845, 1861.

Fact and Fiction: a Collection of Stories…1846. 1847. London, 1847. Dulbin, 1849. New York, 1867.

A Romance of the Republic…Boston…Boston…1867. 4th ed. 1867. Rosa and Flora. London, 1867, 1868.

Beach, S. C. Daughters of the Puritans. Boston, 1906.

Letters of Lydia Maria Child with a Biographical Introduction by John G. Whittier and an Appendix by Wendell Phillips. Boston, 1883.

London, 1891. [Contains a bibliography of the miscellaneous writings.] Higginson, T. W. Lydia Maria Child. In Contemporaries. Boston and New York, 1899.


A complete bibliography of Cooper would fill a volume. The present list gives only the important American editions of the collected works and the first editions of particular works, with such later editions as contain new matter.

I. Collected Works

New York, 1854, 33 vols. 1857–60, 33 vols. 1859–61, 32 vols. 1860, 34 vols. 1861, 32 vols. 1865, 32 vols. Boston, 1879, 16 vols. New York, 1879, 16 vols. New York, 1883, 32 vols. Boston, 1884, 1890, 32 vols. Boston, 1885, 16 vols. New York, 1895, 1896–97, 32 vols.

II. Single Works

Precaution; a Novel…1820. 2 vols. With A Discourse on the Life, Genius, and Writings of the Author, by Bryant, W. C. 1861.

The Spy; a Tale of the Neutral Ground … 1821. 2 vols. Rev. ed. with a new int. by Cooper, London, 1831, 1849.

Tales for Fifteen; or, Imagination and Heart. By Jane Morgan. [Really by Cooper.] 1822.

The Pioneers; or the Sources of the Susquehanna. A Descriptive Tale … 1823. 2 vols.

The Pilot; a Tale of the Sea … 1823 [Pub. Jan., 1824]. 2 vols.

Lionel Lincoln; or, the Leaguer of Boston … 1825. 2 vols. Rev. ed., with new preface, London, 1837.

The Last of the Mohicans. A Narrative of 1757 … Philadelphia … 1826. 2 vols.

The Prairie; a Tale … Philadelphia … 1827. 2 vols. (London, April; Philadelphia, May.)

The Red Rover; a Tale … Philadelphia … 1828. 2 vols. (London, December, 1827; Philadelphia, Jan., 1828.)

Notions of the Americans; Picked up by a Travelling Bachelor … Philadelphia … 1828. 2 vols.

The Wept of Wish–ton–Wish: a Tale … Philadelphia … 1829. 2 vols. (In England as The Borderers or The Heathcotes.) Rev. ed., with new preface, London, 1837.

The Water–Woitch; or the Skimmer of the Seas. A Tale … Philadelphia … 1831. 2 vols. (London, Oct., 1830; Philadelphia, Dec., 1830.)

The Bravo: a Tale … Philadelphia … 1831. 2 vols. (London, Oct.; Philadelphia, Nov.) Rev. ed. with new preface, London, 1851.

Letter of J. Fenimore Cooper to General Lafayette on the Expenditure of the United States of America … Paris … 1831.

The Heidenmauer; or the Benedictines. A Legend of the Rhine … Philadelphia … 1832. 2 vols. (London, July; Philadelphia, Sep.)

The Headsman; or the Abbaye des Vignerons. A Tale … Philadelphia … 1833. 2 vols (London, Sep.; Philadelphia, Oct.)

A Letter to his Countrymen … 1834.

The Monikins; edited by the Author of the Spy … Philadelphia 1835. 2 vols. (London, June; Philadelphia, July.)

Sketches of Switzerland. By an American … Philadelphia … 1836. 2 vols. (In England as Excursions in Switzerland.)

Sketches of Switzerland. By an American. Part Second … Philadelphia … 1836. (In England as A Residence in France, etc., London, Sept.; Philadelphia, Oct.)

Gleanings in Europe. By an American … Philadelphia … 1837. 2 vols. (In England as Recollections of Europe.)

Gleanings in Europe. England; by an American … Philadelphia … 1837. 2 vols. (In England as England; with Sketches of Society in the Metropolis.)

Gleanings in Europe. Italy: by an American … Philadelphia … 1838. (In England as Excursions in Italy.)

The American Democrat; or Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the United States of America … Cooperstown … 1838.

The Chronicles of Cooperstown … Cooperstown … 1838. Enlarged ed. Albany, 1862. Ed. Livermore, T. S.

Homeward Bound; or, The Chase. A Tale of the Sea … Philadelphia … 1838. 2 vols.

Home as Found … Philadelphia … 1838. 2 vols. (In England as Home.)

The History of the Navy of the United States of America … Philadelphia … 1839. 2 vols. Abridged ed. in 1 vol., Philadelphia, 1841.

The Pathfinder; or the Inland Sea … Philadelphia … 1840. 2 vols.

Mercedes of Castile; or the Voyage to Cathay … Philadelphia … 1840. 2 vols.

The Deerslayer; or, the First War Path, a tale … Philadelphia 1841. 2 vols.

The Two Admirals; a Tale … Philadelphia … 1842. 2 vols.

The Wing–and–Wing; or Le Feu–Follet. A Tale … Philadelphia … 1842. 2 vols. (In England as The Jack o’ Lantern (le Feu–Follet); or, the Privateer.)

Le Mouchoir; an Autobiographical Romance … 1843. (In England as The French Governess; or the Embroidered Handkerchief.)

The Battle of Lake Erie; or Answers to Messrs. Burges, Duer, and Mackenzie … Cooperstown … 1843.

Wyandotte; or the Hutted Knoll. A Tale … Philadelphia … 1843. 2 vols.

Ned Myers; or a Life before the Mast … Philadelphia … 1843.

Afloat and Ashore; or, the Adventures of Miles Wallingford … Philadelphia … 1844. 2 vols.

Proceedings of the Naval Court Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, a Commander in the Navy of the United States … including the Charges and Specifications of Charges, preferred against him by the Secretary of the Navy. To which is annexed an Elaborate Review … 1844.

Afloat and Ashore; or the Adventures of Miles Wallingford … 1844. Vols. 3 and 4. (Later as Miles Wallingford. In England as Lucy Hardinge.)

Satanstoe; or the Littlepage Manuscripts. A Tale of the Colony … 1845. 2 vols.

The Chainbearer; or the Littlepage Manuscripts … 1845. 2 vols.

Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers … Philadelphia … 1846. 2 vols.

The Redskins; or Indian and Injin. Being the Conclusion of the Littlepage Manuscripts … 1846. 2 vols. (In England as Ravensnest; or the Redskins.)

Elinor Wyllys; or the Young Folk of Longbridge … Philadelphia … 1846. 2 vols. [Only edited by Cooper, with a preface. The author is unknown.]

Jack Tier; or the Florida Reef… 1848. (In England as Captain Spike; or the Islets of the Gulf).

The Crater; or, Vulcan’s Peak. A Tale of the Pacific… 1847. 2 vols. (In England as Marke’s or the Creater.)

The Oak Openings; or the Bee Hunter… 1848. 2 vols. (In England as The Bee Hunter; or the Oak Openings.)

The Sea Lions; or the Lost Sealer… 1849. 2 vols.

The Ways of the Lost Hour; a Tale… 1850.

American and European Scenery Compared. In Bryant, W. C. [ed.]., The Home Book of the Picturesque. 1852.

III. Contributions to Periodicals

(I) Letter to the American Public. Philadelphia National Gazette. 6 Dec., 1832. (2) Hints on Manning the Navy, etc. Naval Magazine. March, 1836 [Issued as a pamphlet, May, 1836]. (3) Letter to the Editors of the Knickerbocker. Knickerbocker Magazine. Apr., 1838. (4) Review of Memoris of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. By J. G. Lockhart. Knickerbocker. Oct., 1838. (5) Two letters in Cooperstown Freeman’s Journal. I–8 July, 1839. (6) Home as Found. Lost Chapter. In Brother Jonathan. I Jan., 1842. (7) The Effingham Matter. Ibid., 12 Feb., 1842. (8) The Effingham Controversy. Ibid., 26 Mar., 1842, and 9 Apr., 1842. (9) Edinburgh Review on James’ Naval Occurrences and Cooper’s Naval History. United States Magazine and Democratic Review. May–June, 1842. (10) Richard Somers. Graham’s Magazine. Oct., 1842. (11) William Bainbridge. Ibid., Nov., 1842. (12) Richard Dale. Ibid., Dec., 1842. (13) Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief. Ibid., Jan–Apr., 1842. (In a vol. as Le Mouchoir; an Autobiographical Romance.) (14) Oliver Hazard Perry Ibid., May–June, 1843. (15) John Paul Jones. Ibid., Mar., 1843. (16) John Shaw. Ibid., Mar., 1844. (17) John Barry. Ibid., Jun, 1844. (18) John Templer Shubrick. Ibid., Dec., 1844. (19) Melancthon Taylor Woolsey. Ibid. Jan., 1845. (20) Edward Preble. Ibid. May–June, 1845. (21) The Islets of the Gulf; or, Rose Budd. Ibid. Nov., 1846.–Mar., 1848. (In a vol. as Jack Tier; or the Florida Reefs.) (22) Old Ironsides. Putnam’s Magazine. May–June, 1853. (23) Fragments from a Diary of James Fenimore Cooper. Ibid. February and June, 1868. (24) The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay. Ibid. Jan., 1869. (25) The Eclipse. Ibid. Sep., 1869. (26) Unpublished Letters of J. Fenimore Cooper. Yale Review, July, 1916.

Many of Cooper’s countributions to newspapers have been omitted from this List.

IV. Biography and Criticism

Balzac, H. de. Fenimore Cooper et Walter Scott. In La Revue Parisienne. 25 July, 1840. Also in Honore de Balzac. Critique Litteraire. Ed. Lumet, L. Paris, 1912.

Barba, P. A. Cooper in Germany. In German American Annals. Philadelphia, 1914.

Barnum, H. L. The Spy Unmasked; or Memoris of Enoch Crosby, alias Harvey Birch, the Hero of Mr. Cooper’s Tale of the Neutral of Ground. 1828. 5th ed. 1864. See also; Scharf, J. T. History of Westchester Country, New York. Philadelphia, 1886. 2 vols.; Cooper, Susan, F. A Glance Backward. In

The Atlantic Monthly. February, 1887; Magazine of American History. May, July, Oct., 1887; Miller, H. E. The Spy of the Neutral Ground. In New England Magazine. May, 1898.

Birdsall, R. Fenimore Cooper’s Grave and Christ Churchyard. 1911.

Brownell, W. C. Cooper. In Scribner’s Magazine. Apr., 1906. Also in American Prose Masters. 1907.

Bryant, W. C. A Discourse on the Life and Genius of James Fenimore Cooper. 1852.

Chapman, E. M. English Literature in Account with Religion. Boston, 1910.

Chasles, P. Ètudes sur la littèrature et les mŒrus des Anglo–Americans du XIX. siécle. Paris, 1851. In English, New York, 1852. See also Chasles, P., MŒurs et Voyages ou rècits du monde nouveau. Paris, 1855.

Clemens, S. L. (Mark Twain). Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences. North American Review. July, 1895. Also in How to Tell a Story and Other Essays. 1897.

Clymer, W. B. S. James Fenimore Cooper. Boston, 1900.

Coffin, R. B. [Barry Gray]. The Home of Cooper and the Haunts of Leatherstocking. 1872.

Cooke, J. E. Cooper’s Indians. In Appleton’s Magazine. 29 Aug., 1874.

Cooper, Susan F. Pages and Pictures from the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper with Notes. 1861.

—— A Glance Backward. The Atlantic Monthly. Feb., 1887.

—— A Second Glance Backward. Atlantic. Oct., 1887.

The Cooperstown Centennial. Cooperstown, 1907.

Cushing, Caleb. A Reply to the Letter of J. Fenimore Cooper. By One of his Countrymen. Boston, 1834.

Darley, F. O. C. The Cooper Vignettes from Drawings by F. O. C. Darley. 1862.

Fenimore, Constance. [Really Woolson, Constance Fenimore.] The Haunted Lake. In Harper’s Magazine. December, 1871.

Francis, J. W. Reminiscences of the Late Mr. Cooper.——His Last Days. In The International Monthly Magazine. Nov., 1851.

Greene, G. W. Biographical Sketches. 1860.

Hale, E. E., Jr. American Scenery in Cooper’s Novels. In The Sewanee Review. July, 1910.

Hillard, G. S. Fenimore Cooper. Atlantic Monthly. Jan., 1862.

Howe, M. A. De W. James Fenimore Cooper. In the Bookman. Mar., 1897. Also in American Bookmen. 1898.

Howells, W. D. Heroines of Fiction. 1901.

Latto, T. C. James Fenimore Cooper [a poem]. In Harper’s Magazine. July, 1870.

Matthews, B. Fenimore Cooper. In Atlantic Monthly. Sept., 1907. Also in Gateways to Literature. 1912.

Memorial of James Fenimore Cooper. 1852.

Lounsbury, T. R. James Fenimore Cooper. 1883.

Moireau, A. Cooper. In La Grande Encyclopèdie.

Morris, G. D. Fenimore Cooper et Edgar Poe d’aprés la critique française du dix–neuviéme siécle. Paris, 1912.

Morse, Samuel, F. B. His Letters and Journals. 1914. 2 vols.

Müller, W. The Monikins von J. F. Cooper in ihrem Verhältnis zu Gulliver’s Travels von J. Swift. Rostock, 1900.

Parkman, F. James Fenimore Cooper. North American Review. Jan., 1852.

Phillips, Mary E. James Fenimore Cooper. 1913.

Sand, George. Autour de la table. Paris, 1856.

Sawyer, Edith A. A Year of Cooper’s Youth. In New England Magazine. Dec., 1907.

Sainte–Beuve, C.——A. Le Corsaire Rouge. Le Globe. Paris, 16 Oct., 1828. Also in Premiers Lundis. Paris, 1886. Tom. I.

Schönbach, E. A. James Fenimore Cooper. In Allgemeine Zeitung. 21 Dec., 1883. Also in Gesammelte Aufsätze zur neueren Litteratur in Deutchland, Oesterrich, Amerika. Graz, 1900.

Simms, W. G. The Writings of J. Fenimore Cooper. Views and Reviews. 1845. 1st Series.

Stedman, E. C. Poe, Cooper and the Hall of Fame. North American Review. Aug., 1907.

Tuckerman, H. T. James Fenimore Cooper. In North American Review. Oct., 1859.

Vincent, L. H. American Literary Masters. Boston and New York, 1906.

Wilson, J. G. Cooper Memorials and Memories. In The Independent. 31 Jan., 1901.

—— Bryant and His Friends. 1886.

—— The Life and Letters of Fitz–Greene Halleck. 1869.


Francis Berrian, or the Mexican Patriot … Boston … 1826. 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1834. London, 1834.

The Life and Adventures of Arthur Clenning … Philadelphia … 1828.

George Mason, the Young Backwoodsman; or, ‘Don’t Give up the Ship.’ A Story of the Mississippi … Boston … 1829. As Don’t Give up the Ship; or, the Good Son. London, 1833.

The Shoshonee Valley; a Romance … Cincinnati … 1830. Kirkpatrick, J. E. Timothy Flint, Pioneer, Missionary, Author, Editor. Cleveland, 1911. Complete bibliography.


The Coquette; or, the History of Eliza Wharton; a Novel; founded on Fact. By a Lady of Massachusetts. Boston … 1797. 13th ed., Boston, 1833. Boston, 1855 [Memoir by Locke, J. E.], 1866, 1874.

Bolton, C. K. The Elizabeth Whitman Mystery at the Old Bell Tavern in Danvers. A Study of “Eliza Wharton” the Heroine of a Famous New England Romance … Peabody, Massachusetts, 1912.

Dall, Mrs. C. H. The Romance of the Association; or, One Last Glimpse of Charlotte Temple and Eliza Wharton. A Curiosity of Literature and Life … Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1875.


Works. 4 vols. 1853–6.

Legends of the West … Philadelphia … 1832. 2d ed., 1833. 1854, 1857. Cincinnati, 1869, 1874. German, Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

The Soldier’s Bride; and Other Tales … Philadelphia … 1833.

The Harpe’s Head; a Legend of Kentucky … Philadelphia … 1833. As Kentucky. A Tale. London, 1834. 2 vols.

Tales of the Border … Philadelphia … 1835.

The Wilderness and the War Path … 1846. New York and London, 1849. Davis, J. L. Judge James Hall, a Literary Pioneer of the Middle West. In Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society Publications. October, 1909.

A monograph on James Hall is being prepared by Professor F. W. Scott.


Greyslaer; a Romance of the Mohawk … 1840. London, 1840., 3 vols. Rev. ed., New York, 1841. 4th ed., 1849.

See also the bibliography to Book II, Chap. V.

Griswold, R. W. Poets and Poetry of America. Philadelphia, 1842.


Margaret. A Tale of the Real and Ideal, Blight and Bloom; including Sketches of a Place not before Described, Called Mons Christi … Boston … MDCCCXLV. Rev. ed., 1851. Boston, 1871, 1882, 1891. London, 1871, 1874, 1881. Compositions in Outline by Felix O. C. Darley from Judd’s Margaret. Engraved by Conrad Huber … 1856. [30 plates. Letterpress selected from Margaret.]

Philo: an Evangeliad … Boston … 1850.

Richard Edney and the Governor’s Family. A Rus–urban Tale, Simple and Popular, yet Cultured and Noble, of Morals, Sentiment and Life, practically treated and pleasantly Illustrated. Containing, also, Hints of Being Good and Doing Good … Boston … 1850. Boston, 1880.

Hall, Arethusa. Life and Character of the Rev. Sylvester Judd … Boston … 1857.

Osgood, S. The Real and the Ideal in New England. In The North American Review. April, 1857.


Works. 1854, 3 vols. 1871, 9 vols. A 10th vol. contained Tuckerman’s Life.

The Red Book. Baltimore, 1818–19. (A periodical issued in occasional numbers by Kennedy and Peter Hoffman Cruse.)

Swallow Barn, or a Sojourn in the Old Dominion … Philadelphia … 1832. 2 vols. New York, 1851, 1852, 1856. Philadelphia, 1860, 1861. New York, 1872. Swedish, Stockholm, 1835.

Horse Shoe Robinson; a Tale of the Tory Ascendency … Philadelphia … 1835. 2 vols. 2d ed., 1835. London, 1835, 1839. New York, 1852. Philadelphia, 1860, 1865. New York, 1883, 1897 [abridged for schools], 1906. German, Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

Rob of the Bowl: a Legend of St. Inigoe’s … Philadelphia … 1838. 2 vols. Rev. ed., New York, 1854. Philadelphia, 1860. New York, 1860, 1866, 1907. German. Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

Quodlibet: containing some Annals thereof … ed. by Solomon Secondthought … Philadelphia … 1840. 2d ed., 1860.

Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt, Attorney General of the United States … Philadelphia … 1849. 2 vols. Rev. ed., 1850, 1852, 1853, 1856, 1860.

The Blackwater Chronicle: a Narrative of an Expedition into the Land of Canaan in Randolph County, Virginia … 1853. German, Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

Letters of Mr.Paul Ambrose on the Great Rebellion in the United States. [Baltimore? 1864?] New York, 1865. Included in

Occasional Addresses; and the Letters of Mr. Ambrose on the Rebellion … 1872.

At Home and Abroad: a Series of Essays: with a Journal in Europe in 1867–8 … 1872.

Kennedy Wrote numerous political and occasional pamphlets.

Link, S. A. Pioneers of Southern Literature. Nashville and Dallas, 1899–1900.

Tuckerman, H. T. The Life of John Pendleton Kennedy. 1871.

Wynne, J. John P. Kennedy. In Harper’s Magazine. Aug., 1862.


A New Home—Who’ll Follow? or, Glimpses of Western Life … New York … Boston … 1839. 3d ed., 1841. 5th ed., 1855. As Our New Home. 1872. As Montacute; or a New Home. London, 1840, 2 vols. German, Grimma, 1851.

Forest Life … New York … Boston … 1842. 2 vols. 1844. London, 1842. 2 vols.

Western Clearings … 1845. London, 1846, 1850.

Powell, T. The Living Authors of America. 1850.


Kaloolah, or journeyings to the Djebal Kumri. An Autobiography of Jonathan Romer … 1849. 4th ed., 1849. 5th, 1850. 1854, 1861, 1872, 1887. London, 1849, 1851, 1873, 1887. German, Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

The Berber; or the Mountaineer of the Atlas. A Tale of Morocco … New York … London … 1850. 3d ed., 1850. New York, 1873, 1883. As The Mountaineer of the Atlas. London, 1873. German, Lemgo, 1852.

Romance Dust from the Heroic Placer … 1851. London, 1851. As Flood and Field, or, Tales of Battles on Sea and Land … Philadelphia … 1855.

Never Again … 1873. London, 1873. 4th London ed., 1873.

I. Collected Works

[Herman Melville’s Sea Tales.] 4 vols. Ed. Stedman, A., 1892, 1896; Boston, 1900, 1910. Typee (with biographical and critical introduction by the editor), Omoo, Moby Dick, White Jacket.

II. Separate Works

Typee: a Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Months’ Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas … 1846. Two parts in one vol. (Issued in England as Narrative of a Four Months’ Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; or, a Peep at Polynesian Life … 1846, 1847, 1855, 1861.) Revised, with a sequel, The Story of Toby, 1847, 1849, 1855, 1857, 1865, 1871. Later editions, English and American, have the American title, Typee, etc. London, 1892, 1893 (ed. Salt, H. S.), 1898, 1899; Boston, 1902 (ed. Trent, W. P.); London, 1903 (ibid.); London and New York, 1904 (ed. Russell, W. C.), 1907 (ed. Rhys, E.); London, 1910, another edition, 1910 (ed. Russell, W. C.); New York, 1911 (ibid.). Translated into German by Garrique, R., Leipzig, 1846. Dutch, Haarlem, 1847.

Omoo: a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas … 1847 (five editions the same year); London, 1847, 1849; New York and London, 1855; London, 1861; New York, 1863, 1868; London, 1892, 1893 (ed. Salt, H.S.); London and New York, 1904 (ed. Russell, W. C.), 1908 (ed. Rhys, E.), 1911 (ed. Russell, W. C.). Translated into German by Gerstäcker, F., Leipzig, 1847.

Mardi: and a Voyage Thither … 1849. 2 vols. London, 3 vols. New York, 1855, 1864.

Redburn: his First Voyage. Being the Sailor–Boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son–of–a–Gentleman, in the Merchant Service … 1849. (London, 1849, 2 vols.); New York, 1855, 1863. Translated into German by Marezoll, L., Grimma, 1850.

White Jacket: or, The World in a Man–of–War … 1850. London, 1850, 2 vols. New York, 1852; New York and London, 1855; London, 1892, 1893, 1901.

Moby Dick: or, The Whale … 1851. (London, 1851, 1853, under the name The Whale, 3 vols. New York, 1863; London, 1892, 1893. New York, 1899. London, 1901 (ed. Becke, L.); London and New York, 1907 (ed. Rhys, E.); London, 1912. The editions since 1892 have borne the title Moby Dick; [or] the [Great] White Whale.

Pierre: or, The Ambiguities … 1852. 1855.

Israel Potter: his Fifty Years of Exile … 1855 (three editions the same year). London, 1855, 1861. (The book had appeared serially in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine, July, 1854–March, 1855, as Israel Potter: or, Fifty Years of Exile. A Fourth of July Story. It was re–issued in Philadelphia, n.d. [entered, 1865], as The Refugee, with the original dedication and table of contents omitted.)

The Piazza Tales … 1856. London, 1856. [Contains: The Piazza; Bartleby; Benito Cereno; The Lightning–Rod Man; The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Islands; The Bell–Tower.]

The Confidence–Man: his Masquerade … 1857. London, 1857.

Battle–Pieces and Aspects of the War … 1866.

Clarel a Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land … 1876. 2 vols.

John Mair and Other Sailors … 1888. [Privately printed.]

Timoleon, etc.… 1891.

III. Contributions to Periodicals

(1) Hawthorne and His Mosses. By a Virginian spending July in Vermont. Literary World. 17 Aug.–24 Aug., 1850. (2) The Town–Ho’s Story [ch. 54 of Moby Dick]. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. Oct., 1851. (3) Bartleby the Scrivener, a Story of Wall Street. Putnam’s Monthly Magazine. Nov.–Dec., 1853. (4) Cock–a–Doodle–Doo! or, the Crowing of the Noble Cock Beneventano. Harper’s Dec., 1853. (5) The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles. By Salvator R. Tarnmoor. Putnam’s Mar.–May, 1854. (6) The Light–Aug., 1855. (8) Benito Cereno. Putnam’s. Oct.–Dec., 1855. (9) I and My Chimney. Putnam’s, Mar., 1856.

IV. Biography and Criticism

Chasles, P. Voyages Rèels et Fantastiques d’Hermann Melville. Revue des Deux Mondes. Paris, 15 May, 1849.

Coan, T. M. Herman Melville. Literary World, 19 Dec., 1891.

Hawthorne, J. Nathaniel Hawthorne and his Wife. Boston and New York, 1884. [Some letters of Melville.]

MacMechan, A. “The Greatest Sea Story in the World.“ In Life in a Little College. Boston and New York, 1913.

O’Brien, F–J. Our Young Authors–Melville. Putnam’s. Feb., 1853.

Salt, H. S. Herman Melville. Scottish Art Review. London and Newcastle–on–Tyne. Nov., 1889; Marquesan Melville. The Gentleman’s Magazine. London, Mar., 1892.

Stoddard, R. H. Recollections Personal and Literary. 1903.

A monograph on Melville is being prepared by Mr. C.M. Pang. See, also, the introductions mentioned in I and II.


The Power of Sympathy: or, the Triumph of Nature. Founded in Truth … Boston … MDCCLXXXIX. 2 vols. Facsimile, Boston, 1894. Serially in The Bostonian. Oct., 1894–June, 1895.

Brayley, A. W. The Real Author of “The Power of Sympathy.“ In The Bostonian, Dec., 1894. [Ascribed, with little reason, to W. H. Brown.]


Keep Cool. A Novel. Written in Hot Weather. By Somebody, M.D.C. & c., & c., & c. Author of Sundry Works of Great Merit–never Published, or read, from his–story. Reviewed by–Himself–“Esquire.“ … Baltimore … 1817. 2 vols.

Logan, a Family History … Philadelphia … 1822. 2 vols. London, 1823. 4 vols. As Logan, the Mingo Chief. A Family History. London, 1840, 1845.

Seventy–Six … Baltimore … 1823. 2 vols. London, 1823. 3 vols.

Randolph, a Novel … Published for whom it may concern. [Baltimore], 1823. 2 vols.

Errata; the Works of Will Adams … 1823. 2 vols.

Brother Jonathan: or, the New Englanders … Edinburgh … 1825 3 vols.

Rachel Dyer: a North American Story … Portland … 1828.

Authorship, a Tale. By a New Englander over–Sea. Boston … 1830.

The Down–Easters, & c., & c., & c … 1833. 2 vols.

True Womanhood; a Tale … Boston … 1859.

Wandering Recollections of a Somewhat Busy Life. An Autobiography … Boston … 1869.


Collected Works. 1834–39, 15 vols. 1867–8, 4 vols.

Koningsmarke, the Long Finne, a Story of the New World … 1823. 1834, 2 vols. London, 1823, 1839, 1843. German, Frankfort, 1840.

Westward Ho! A Tale … 1832. 2 vols. 1845. London, 1833 [3 eds.] French. Paris, 1833. 2 vols. German. Frankfort, 1837.

The Dutchman’s Fireside. A Tale … 1831. 2 vols. 5th ed., 1837. 1868, 1900. London, 1831, 1839, 1849. German, Frankfort, 1838.

The Old Continental; or, the Price of Liberty … 1846. 2d ed., 1851. German, Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

The Puritan and His Daughter … 1849, 1850. London, 1849, 2 eds. German, Grimma, 1850.
See the bibliographies to Book II, Chaps. I, III, and V.

Paulding, W. I. Literary Life of James K. Paulding. 1867.

Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L. Cyclopaedia of American Literature. 1855. Ed. Simons, M. L. Philadelphia, 1875.

Wilson, J. G. Bryant and his Friends. 1886.


Prose Sketches and Poems. Written in the Western Country … Boston … 1834.


The Inquisitor; or, Invisible Rambler … Philadelphia, 1793. 3 vols. in I. 2d American ed., 1794. [London, 1787 (?)].

Charlotte. A Tale of Truth. By Mrs. Rowson, of the new Theatre, Philadelphia; author of Victoria, The Inquisitor, File de Chambre, & c … Philadelphia … M.DCC.XCIV. 2 vols. [First American ed. Of the First London (?) ed., 1790 (?), no copy seems to be known.] 104 eds. listed in Charlotte Temple, ed. Halsey, F. W., New York and London, 1905.

Trials of the Human Heart. A Novel … Philadelphia … 1795. 4 vols. in 2.

Reuben and Rachel; or, Tales of Old Times. A Novel … Boston … 1798. 2 vols. in I.

Sarah, or the Exemplary Wife … Boston … 1814. [Reprinted from the Boston Weekly Magazine. 1804.]

Rebecca; or, the fille de Chambre … Boston … 1814. [A rev. ed. of the earlier File de Chambre. London, 1792 (?).]

Charlotte’s Daughter: or, the Three Orphans. A Sequel to Charlotte Temple … to which is prefixed a Memoir of the Author … Boston … 1828. [The Memoir, by Knapp, S. L., had appeared in The Boston Gazette.] In England as Lucy Temple; or, The Three Orphans. German, Philadelphia, 1877.

See also Bibliography to Book II, Chap. II.

Dall, Mrs. C. H. The Romance of the Association. (See under Hannah Foster.)

Nason, E. A Memoir of Mrs. Susanna Rowson, with Elegant and Illustrative Extracts from her Writings in Prose and Poetry … Albany … 1870. [Lists miscellaneous works not fiction, and some of the English editions.]

Sargent, Mary E. Susanna Rowson. In The Medford Historical Review. Medford, Massachusetts, April, 1904.

Cobbett, W. A Kick for a Bite; or, Review upon Review; with a Critical Essay, on the Works of Mrs. S. Rowson; in a Letter to the Editor, or Editors, of the American Monthly Review. Philadelphia, 1795.


A New–England Tale; or, Sketches of New–England Character and Manners … 1822.

Redwood; a Tale … 1824. London, 1824, 3 vols. New York, 1850, 1854, 1856. French, Paris, 1824. 4 vols. German, Leipzig, 1837.

Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts … 1827. London, 1828, 3 vols. New York, 1842, 1862. London, 1850, 1852. French, Paris, 1828, 4 vols. German, Leipzig, 1836.

Clarence: or, a Tale of Our Own Times … Philadelphia … 1830. Rev. ed., New York, 1849, 1854, 1856. London, 1830, 1839, 1846, 1856.

The Linwoods; or, “Sixty Years Since“ in America … 1835. 2 vols. London, 1835, 1840, 1868. German, Leipzig, 1836.

Tales and Sketches … Philadelphia … 1835.

Tales and Sketches. Second Series … 1844, 1858.

A New England Tale, and Miscellanies … 1852. 3d ed., 1852. 1854, 1856.

Married or Single … 1857, 1858. 2 vols. London, 1857. Leipzig (English), 1857. German, Leipzig, 1857.

Beach, S. C. Daughters of the Puritans. Boston, 1906.

Dewey, Mary E. Life and Letters of Catherine M. Sedgwick. 1871. (Refers to most of the many juvenile and miscellaneous writings of Miss Sedgwick.)

I. Collected Works

Border Romances. 1859, 17 vols. 1866, 17 vols. 1879, 17 vols. 1882, 10 vols. Chicago, 1885, 15 vols. Chicago, 1888, 17 vols. Atlanta, [1901?], 17 vols.

II. Single Works

Monody on General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Charleston, 1825. [No copy is known.]

Lyrical and Other Poems … Charleston … 1827.

Early Lays … Charleston … 1827.

The Vision of Cortes, Cain, and Other Poems … Charleston … 1829.

The Tri–Color; Cain, Three Days of Blood in Paris. With Some Other Pieces London … 1830. [Charleston ?], 1830.

Atalantis. A Story of the Sea. In Three Parts … 1832. Rev. ed. with new matter, Philadelphia, 1848.

The Book of My Lady. A Mèlange. By a Bachelor Knight … Philadelphia … 1833.

Martin Faber; the Story of a Criminal … MDCCCXXXIII. 1837, 2 vols.

Memoir of Maynard Davis Richardson. In Remains of Maynard Davis Richardson. Charleston, 1833.

The Cosmoplitan: An Occasional. Charleston, 1834.

Guy Rivers: a Tale of Georgia … 1834. 2 vols. New York and London, 1835, 3 vols. New York, 1837, 2 vols. London, 1841. Rev. ed., 1855, 1860. As Guy Rivers. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

The Yemassee, a Romance of Carolina … 1835. 2 vols. New York and London, 1835, 3 vols. London, 1841. New York, 1844, 1853 [rev. ed.], 1878, 1888, 1898, 1911. Richmond, 1911. As Der Yemassee–Indianer. Leipzig, 1847. 2 vols.

The Partisan: a Tale of the Revolution … 1835. 2 vols. 1843. Rev. ed., 1853, 1854, 1870. Chicago, 1887, 1890. As Der Parteigänger. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

Mellichampe. A Legend of the Santee … 1836. 2 vols. Rev. ed., 1854, 1870.

Richard Hurdis; or, the Avenger of Blood. A Tale of Alabama … Philadelphia … 1838. 2 vols. Rev. ed., New York, 1855, 1864, 1871. As Richard Hurdis. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

Pelayo: a Story of the Goth … 1838. 2 vols. London, 1838.

Carl Werner, an Imaginative Story; with Other Tales of Imagination … 1838. 2 vols.

Slavery in America, being a Brief Review of Miss Martineau on that Subject. Richmond, 1838. Also as The Morals of Slavery, etc. Charleston, 1838. Also in The Pro–Slavery Argument. Charleston, 1852.

Southern Passages and Pictures … MDCCCXXXIX.

The Damsel of Darien … Philadelphia … 1839. 2 vols. London, 1845.

Border Beagles; a Tale of Mississippi … Philadelphia … 1840. 2 vols. [Sequel to Richard Hurdis.] Rev. ed., New York, 1855. As Die Grenzjagd. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

The History of South Carolina … Charleston … 1840. 2d ed.rev., Charleston, 1842. 3d ed. rev., New York and Charleston, 1860. New York, 1866.

The Kinsmen: or the Black Riders of Congaree. A Tale … Philadelphia … 1841. 2 vols. London, 1841. Rev. ed., as The Scout; or the Black Riders of Congaree. New York, 1854, 1856, 1868.

Confession; or, the Blind Heart. A Domestic Story … Philadelphia … 1841. 2 vols. London, 1845. Rev. ed., New York, 1856, 1861, 1864.

Beauchampe; or, the Kentucky Tragedy. A Tale of Passion … Philadelphia … 1842. 2 vols. London, 1842. Rev. ed., New York, 1856, 1886.

Donna Florida. A Tale … Charleston … 1843.

The Social Principle: The True Source of National Permanence. An Oration … Tuscaloosa, 1843.

The Geography of South Carolina: being a Companion to the History of that State … Charleston … 1843.

The Life of Francis Marion … 1844. 11th ed., 1883.

Castle Dismal: or, the Bachelor’s Christmas. A Domestic Legend … 1844.

The Prima Donna: a Passage from City Life. Philadelphia, 1844.

The Sources of American Independence. An Oration … Aiken, S. C., 1844.

The Charleston Book: A Miscellany in Prose and Verse. Charleston, 1844. [Edited anonymously by Simms.]

Grouped Thoughts and Scattered Fancies. A Collection of Sonnets … Richmond … 1845.

Helen Halsey: or, the Swamp State of Conelachita. A Tale of the Borders … 1845.

Count Julian; or, the Last Days of the Goth. A Historical Romance … Baltimore … New York … 1845. [A sequel to Pelayo.] London, 1846.

The Wigwam and the Cabin … First Series … 1845. Second Series. 1845. Rev. ed., New York, 1856. As Life in America; or, the Wigwam and the

Cabin. Aberdeen and London, 1848. New York, 1864. As Wigwam und Hütte. Leipzig, 1846.

Views and Reviews in American Literature, History and Fiction … First Series … 1845. Second Series, 1845. London, 1846.

View and Reviews in American Literature, History and Fiction … First Series … 1845. Second Series, 1845. London, 1846.

Areytos: or, Songs of the South … Charleston … MDCCCXLVI. Enlarged ed., New York and Charleston, 1860.

The Life of Captain John Smith. The Founder of Virginia … [1846]. 4th ed., 1846. 7th ed., 1866. Philadelphia; 1867.

Self–Development. An Oration.… Milledgeville, 1847.

The Life of the Chevalier Bayard; “The Good Knight,“ “Sans peur et sans reproche“ … 1847.

Charleston and her Satirists, a Scribblement … Charleston, 1848.

Lays of the Palmetto: a Tribute to the South Carolina Regiment, in the War with Mexico. Charleston, 1848.

A Supplement to the Plays of William Shakespeare: Comprising the Seven Dramas, which have been ascribed to his pen, but which are not included with his writings in modern Editions … Edited, with notes, and an introduction to each play … 1848.

Sabbath Lyrics; or, Songs from Scripture … Charleston … MDCCCXLIX.

Father Abbott; or, the Home Tourist; a Medley … Charleston … 1849.

The Cassique of Accabee. A Tale of Ashley River. With Other Pieces … Charleston … 1849. New York, 1849.

The Life of Nathanael Greene, Major–General in the Army of the Revolution … 1849, 1856.

The City of the Silent: A Poem … Charleston … 1850.

The Lily and the Totem, or, the Huguenots in Florida. A Series of Sketches, Picturesque and Historical, of the Huguenots in Florida. A Series of Sketches, Picturesque and Historical, of the Colonies of Coligni, in North America. 1562–1570 … 1850. 2d ed., 1850.

Flirtation at the Moultrie House, etc. Charleston, 1850.

Katherine Walton; or, the Rebel of Dorchester. An Historical Romance of the Revolution in South Carolina … Philadelphia … 1851. Rev. ed., New York, 1854, 1888. As Katherine Walton. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

Norman Maurice; or, the Man of the People. An American Drama … Richmond, 1851. 4th ed., Philadelphia, 1853.

The Golden Christmas: a Chronicle of St. John’s, Berkeley. Compiled from the Notes of a Briefless Barrister. Charleston … 1852.

As Good as a Comedy; or, the Tennessean’s Story. By an Editor. Philadelphia, 1852.

The Sword and the Distaff; or, Fair, Fat and Forty. A Story of the South, at the Close of the Revolution … Philadelphia … 1853. [This had already appeared in The Southern Literary Gazette. 28 Feb.–6 Nov., 1852.] Rev. ed., as Woodcraft, or, Hawks about the Dovecote, etc., New York, 1854, 1859. As Schwert und Spindel. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

Michael Bonham; or, the Fall of Bexar. A Tale of Texas. Richmond … 1852. [A tragedy.]

Marie de Berniere: a Tale of the Crescent City … Philadelphia … 1853. As The Maroon: a Legend of the Caribbees, and Other Tales. Philadelphia, 1855. As The Ghost of My Husband, a Tale of the Crescent City. New York, 1866. As Marie de Berniere. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

Vasconselos; a Romance of the New World, by Frank Cooper … 1853. 1857, 1859, 1868.

Egeria; or, Voices of Thought and Counsel, for the Woods and Wayside… Philadelphia…1853.

Poems Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary, and Cintemplative…Charleston…1853. 2 vols. New York, 1853.

South Carolina in the Revolutionary War: being a Reply to Certain Misrepresentations and Mistakes of Recent Writers, in relation to the Course and Conduct of this State. By a Southron. Charleston…1853.

Southward Ho! a Spell of Sunshine…1854. 1865.

The Forayers or the Raid of the Dog–Days…1855. 1886.

The Spartanburg Female College. Inauguration of the Spartanburg College, on the 22d August, 1855, with the Address, on that Occasion, by W. Gilmore Simms…Spartanburg…1855.

Charlemont or the Pride of the Village. A Tale of Kentucky…1856. 1885.

Eutaw a Sequel to the Forayers, or the Raid of the Dog–Days. A Tale of the Revolution…1856. 1885.

The Cassique of Kiawah. A Colonial Romance…1859. 1884. As Der Kassike von Kiawa. Leipzig, c. 1853–64.

Sack and Destruction of the City of Columbia, S. C.…Columbia, 1865.

War Poetry of the South…1867. [Ed. by Simms.]

Memoir of Colonel John Laurens. In Memoir and Correspondence of Colonel John Laurens. 1867. [Bradford Club Series, No. 1.] Also a Succinct Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Colonel John Laurens. Williamstadt, 1867.

The Sense of the Beautiful. An Address…Charleston, 1870.

III. Contributions to Periodicals

(1) American Criticism and Critics. Southern Literary Journal. July, 1836. (2) Logoochie, or the Branch of Sweet Water. The Magnolia [an annual], 1839. (3) Early Lays. Southern Literary Messenger, 1839–41, (4) Queen Mary. Democratic Review. Feb., 1842. (5) Bulwer’s Genius and Writings. Magnolia, Dec., 1842. (6) The Writings of Washington Allston. Southern Quarterly Review. Oct., 1843. (7) The Moral Character of Hamlet. Orion. 1844. (8) Letters on International Copyright. Southern Literary Messenger. 1844. (9) The New Spirit of the Age. Southern Quarterly. Apr., 1845. (10) A Year of Consolation. Review of Mrs. Butler’s book. Southern Quarterly. July, 1847. (11) John Rutledge. American Whig Review. Aug.–Sep., 1847. (12) Prescott’s Conquest of Peru. Southern Quarterly. Jan. and Apr., 1848. (13) Stevens’ History of Georgia. Southern Quarterly. Apr., 1848. (14) Headley’s Life of Cromwell. Southern Quarterly. Oct., 1848. (15) Modern Prose Fiction. Southern Quarterly. Apr., 1849. (16) Guizot’s Democracy in France. Southern Quarterly. Apr., 1849. (17) Later Poems of Henry Taylor. Southern Quarterly. July, 1849. (18) Recent American Poets. Southern Quarterly. Oct., 1849. (19) Kennedy’s Life of Wirt. Southern Quarterly. Apr., 1850. (20) Ellets Women of the Revolution. Southern Quarterly. July, 1850 (21) Sentimental Prose Fiction. Southern Quarterly. July, 1850. (22) Tuckerman’s Essays and Essayists. Southern Quarterly. July, 1850. (23) Summer Travel in the South. Southern Quarterly. Sep., 1850. (24) Topics in History of South Carolina. Southern Quarterly. Sep., 1850. (25) The Southern Convention. Southern Quarterly. Sep., 1850. (26) Pickett’s History of Alabama. Southern Quarterly. Jan., 1852. (27) Home Sketches, or Life along the Highways and Byways of the South. Literary World. 1852. (28) Domestic Histories of the South. Southern Quarterly. Apr., 1852. (29) The Baron De Kalb. Southern Quarterly. July, 1852. (30) Charleston, the Palmetto City. Harper’s Magazine. June, 1857. (31) Literary Prospects of the South. Russell’s Magazine. June, 1858. (32) Marion, the Carolina Partisan. Russell’s Oct.–Nov., 1858. (33) Paddy McGann, or the Demon of the Stump. The Southern Illustrated News. Richmond, 1863. [Serial.] (34) Joscelyn: a Tale of the Revolution. The Old Guard. New York, 1867. [Serial.] (35) The Story of Chastelard. Lippincott’s Magazine. Mar., 1868. (36) The Cub of the Panther: a Mountain Legend. The Old Guard. 1869. [Serial.] (37) Voltmeier, or the Mountain Men. A Tale of the Old North State. The Illuminated Western World. New York, 1869. [Serial.] (38) How Sharp Snaffles Got His Capital and Wife. Harper’s Magazine. Oct., 1870. As The Big Lie. In Short Stories. May, 1891.

This list contains only the more important items of Simms’s large journalistic output, and closely follows Professor Trent’s bibliography.

IV. Biography and Criticism

Davidson, J. W. The Living Writers of the South. 1869.

Erskine, J. Leading American Novelists. 1910.

Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L. Cyclopaedia of American Literature. 1855.

Evans, E. P. Beitrage zur amerikanischen Literatur–und Kulturgeschichte. Stuttgart, 1898.

Link, S. A. Pioneers of Southern Literature. Nashville and Dallas, 1899–1900. 2 vols.

The Literary World. 21 Oct., 1882. Works of William Gilmore Simms. [A bibliography.]

Trent, W. P. William Gilmore Simms. [American Men of Letters.] Boston and New York, 1892. [An excellent bibliography.]

Wegelin, O. A List of the Separate Writings of William Gilmore Simms of South Carolina, 1806–1870. 1906.

The Southern Literary Messenger. May, 1859. William Gilmore Simms, Esq. Wilson, J. G. William Gilmore Simms. In The Book News Monthly, June, 1912.


Female Quixotism: exhibited in the Romantic Opinions and Extravagant Adventures of Dorcasina Sheldon. Newburyport…1808. 2 vols. [This may not be the Ist ed.] Several eds. Boston, 1829.

Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L. Cyclopaedia of American Literature. 1855


Collected Works. Boston, 1847–52, 4 vols. Boston, 1876, 4 vols. Boston, 1912, 4 vols.

The Adventures of Timothy Peacock, Esquire, or, Freemasonry Practically Illustrated in a series of Amusing Adventures of a Masonic Quixot. By a member of the Vermont Bar…Middlebury…1835.

May Martin; or, the Money Diggers…montpelier…1835. London, 1841. Boston, 1848. 3d[?] ed., Burlington, 1850. Over 50 eds. by 1860. Rev. ed. in May Martin, and Other Tales of the Green Mountains. Boston, 1852.

The Green Mountain Boys:a Historical Tale of the Early Settlement of Vermont… Montpelier… 1839. 2 vols. Rev. ed., Boston, 1848, 1857, 2 vols. New York, 1896, 1898. 50 eds. by 1860. 7 eds. in print in 1912. German. Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

Locke Amsden, or the Schoolmaster: a Tale… Boston… 1847.

The Rangers; or, the Tory’s Daughter. A Tale, Illustrative of the Revolutionary History of Vermont, and the Northern Campaign of 1777… Boston… 1851. 2 vols. 4th ed., 1856.

Gaut Gurley; or, the Trappers of Umbagog. A Tale of Border Life… Boston… Cleveland… 1857. 4th thousand Philadelphia, 1860. As The Demon Trapper of Umbagog. Philadelphia, 1890. German. Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

The Doomed Chief; or, Two Hundred Years Ago… Philadelphia… 1860. Philadelphia, 1870.

Centeola; and Other Tales… 1864.

Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L. Cyclopaedia of American Literature. 1855.


The Valley of Shenandoah; or, Memoirs of the Graysons… 1824. 2 vols. 2d ed., 1828.

A Voyage to the Moon: with Some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the People of Morosofia, and Other Lunarians. By Joseph Atterley… 1827.

Dunglinson, R. Review of A Voyage to the Moon. In The American Quarterly Review. March, 1828.

—— An Obituary Notice of Prof. George Tucker. In Proceedings of The American Philosophical Society. 3 Oct., 1862.


George Balcombe. A Novel… 1836. 2 vols. German. Leipzig, c. 1853–8.

The Partisan Leader; a Tale of the Future. By Edward William Sidney… Printed for the Publishers, by J. Caxton, 1856 [i.e., Washington. Printed by Green, D. 1836]. 2 vols. Reissued as A Key to the Disunion Conspiracy. The Partisan Leader… 1861. 2 vols. in I. Republished, Richmond, 1862, ed. Wise, Rev. T.A.

Trent, W. P. William Gilmore Simms. Boston and New York, 1892. [Contains correspondence between Simms and Tucker.]


The Algerine Captive; or, the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill: Six Years a Prisoner among the Algerines… Walpole, Newhampshire… 1797. London, 1802. 2 vols. in I. Hartford, 1816.

For Tyler’s other writings See bibliography to Book II, Chaps. II and III. Gilman, M.D. The Bibliography of Vermont. Burlington, 1897.


Works, 1876, 3 vols. Boston, 1904, 3 vols.

Letters of Lucius M. Piso from Palmyra, to his Friend Marcus Curtius, at Rome now first translated and published … New York … Boston … 1837. 2 vols. As Letters from Palmyra. London, 1837. 2 vols. As Zenobia, Queen of the East; or, Letters from Palmyra. London, 1838 [2 vols.], 1844. As Zenobia; or, the Fall of Palmyra; an Historical Romance. New York, 1838 [2 vols.], 1839. As Palmyra. Being Letters of Lucius M. Piso from Palmyra, to his Friend Marcus Curtius at Rome. Edinburgh, 1851. London, 1860. As Letters from Palmyra etc. London, 1852. As The Fall of Palmyra. London, 1853. As Zenobia; or, The Fall of Palmyra. 6th ed., New York, 1846. 9th ed., 1854. 1866, 1869, 1879, 1886, 1896, 1904, 1905. London, 1868, 1874, 1879. As The Last Days and Fall of Palmyra. London, 1885, 1890. Boston, 1892. As Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra. London, 1889.

Probus: or, Rome in the Third Century. In Letters of Lucius M. Piso from Rome, to Fausta the Daughter of Gracchus, at Palmyra… 1838. 2 vols. As The Last Days of Aurelian. London, 1838, 1868. As Aurelian: or, Rome in the Third Century, etc. New York, 1848. 5th ed., 1854. 1866, 1869, 1879, 1886, 1905. As Rome and The Early Christians, etc. Edinburgh, 1851. London, 1852, 1853, 1860, 1872, 1879, 1886.

Julian: or Scenes in Judea… New York… Boston… 1841. 2 vols. London, 1840 [?], 1869, 1874. London and Edinburgh, 1853, 1860. 3rd ed., New York, 1856. 1869, 1870, 1874, 1884. Boston, 1895. Mill, J.S. Letters from Palmyra. In The Westminster Review. Jan., 1838.


The Champions of Freedom, or the Mysterious Chief. A Romance of the Nineteenth Century, founded on the Events of the War, between the United States and Great Britain, which terminated in March, 1815… 1816. 2 vols. 2d ed., 1817. For Woodworth’s other writings See bibliography to Book II, Chaps. II and V.