VICTORIAN POPULAR NOVELS


THE WEBSITE FOR DISCERNING READERS...
NEWLY ADDED......
ARTICLES FROM THE GIRL'S REALM -
A CHAT WITH ELLEN THORNEYCROFT FOWLER PLUS
THE LATE EDNA LYALL PLUS
A HUMOROUS PIECE ON ELDER SISTERS BY G B STUART
RECENTLY ADDED AN ANONYMOUS STORY...
ROSALINE ELLERTON; OR, THE FRUITS OF INDOLENCE
LATEST AUTHOR...DINAH MULOCK CRAIK AND
"A DREADFUL GHOST"
ADVANCE NOTICE...
NEXT FEATURED AUTHOR WILL BE...
ANNE BEALE...


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I have a long held passion for popular Victorian novels and my aim is to bring to light some of the more forgotten writers of the period and allow their writing to speak for itself! My first experience of this "lost" literature came with the discovery of two books shut away in our dusty loft when I was a teenager, Only the Governess by Rosa N Carey and We Two by Edna Lyall, two of the best introductions into the world of Victorian fiction.

Over time I will add more authors with some of their short stories, as well as anonymous stories that I find in periodicals of the period.

Please e-mail me with any comments

Have a look at the Victorian Authors Unknown to History page, or the Victorian Periodicals page...

AUTHORS AND THEIR WORKS

Mrs George Linnaeus Banks Sir Walter Besant Rosa Nouchette Carey (Edward) Dutton Cook Dinah Mulock Craik Sarah Doudney Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler "Edna Lyall" - Ada Ellen Bayly Isabella Fyvie Mayo William Edward Norris
ANONYMOUS LITERATURE

A vast amount of Victorian periodical fiction was published anonymously. I am intending to bring to light on these pages some of that anonymous fiction.If anybody reading this knows who wrote any of these stories I would be grateful to hear from you.

I would like to read:
  • "Rosaline Ellerton; or, The Fruits of Indolence", NEW! from the Family Herald, Vol XV, 1857
  • "I Promised Father" - a True Story of a Village Girl, from Girl's Own Paper, Vol II, 1880
  • My Wicked Ancestress, a story of a ghostly apparition and a second start in life from The Argosy, Vol XLIV, 1887
  • That Man and I, a story of crime, madness and retribution from Cassell's Saturday Journal, 1890
  • Lady Charmeigh's Diamonds, the tale of a safe, a marriage, and a woman's wit from London Society, 1879
  • Mistress Molly's Moonstone, a tale of highwaymen and a cruel guardian from Family Herald, 1897
  • Stapleford Grange, a murder/crime story from All The Year Round, 1865
  • The Change of Heads, a humorous tale from Once a Week, 1862
  • A Lodging for the Night: a Story of Francis Villon, a tale of medieval Paris roguery from Temple Bar, 1877 (published anonymously but written by RL Stevenson)


    AUTHORS UNKNOWN TO HISTORY

    There are a multitude of nineteenth century authors about whom little or nothing is known. This page is dedicated to them. If you can provide me with any further information on any of these authors please e-mail me.

    Mary E Hullah GB Stuart(Grace B Stuart) CEC Weigall (Constance Weigall)

    If there is a detestable thing it is an unused book kept to look ornamental on a shelf - EDNA LYALL

    It is with feelings of deep commiseration we regard those unfortunate beings who lived in the days when there were no novels! - THE ARGOSY 28, 1879


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