The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana

by Jess Nevins

Table of Contents

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Introduction | Bibliography


Abällino the Great Bandit (1794) by Heinrich Zschokke

The Abbot of Montserrat, or The Pool of Blood (1826) by William Child Green

Abdallah or the Horrible Sacrifice (1795) by Ludwig Tieck

Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record, Deciphered, Translated, and Edited by P.G. (1880) by Percy Greg

Across the Zodiac. A Story of Adventure (1896) by "Edwin Pallander."

"The Actress Detective; or, The Invisible Hand. The Romance of an Implacable Mission" (1899) by Albert W. Aiken

Admiral Tom, King of the Boy Buccaneers (1865-1867) by W.L. Emmett

The Adrets Inn (1823) by "Monsieur Benjamin," "Monsieur Saint-Amant," and "Monsieur Polyanthe"

"The Adventure of a Scandal in Bohemia" (1891) by Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Adventure of the Final Problem" (1893) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of a Micro-Man (1902) by "Edwin Pallander"

The Adventures of a Mounted Trooper in the Australian Constabulary (1859) by "William Burrows"

The Adventures of Hajji Baba, of Ispahan (1824) by James Morier

"The Adventures of John Bell--Ghost-Exposer" (1897-1898) by "L.T. Meade" and "Robert Eustace"

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1881-1883) by "Carlo Collodi"

The Adventures of Susan Hopley, or Circumstantial Evidence (1841) by Catherine Crowe

The Adventuress

"Affairs of a State Detective" (1888) by Yûhô Kikuike

An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay (1896-1897) by Grant Allen

"Ahez the Pale" (1897) by "Fiona Macleod" 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by "Lewis Carroll"

The Allan Quatermain Adventures (1885-1927) by H. Rider Haggard

The Ally Sloper Stories (1867-1916) by Charles B. Ross

The Amateur Cracksman (1898) by E.W. Hornung

"The Amber Gods" (1860) by Harriet Prescott Spofford

The Amelia Butterworth Mysteries (1897-1900) by Anna Katherine Green

"Amour Dure: Passage from the Diary of Spiridion Trepka" (1887) by "Vernon Lee"

The Anarchist; a story of today (1894) by Col. Richard Henry Savage


The Angel of the Revolution (1893) by "George Griffith"

An Angel's Form and a Devil's Heart (1818) by Selina Davenport

"The Anticipator" (1896) by Morley Roberts

Aphrodite: Ancient Manners (1895) by Pierre Louÿs

Armadale (1864-1866) by Wilkie Collins 

Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) by Jules Verne

"Arria Marcella. Memory of Pompeii" (1852) by Theophile Gautier

The Arsène Lupin Mysteries (1905-1941) by Maurice Leblanc

"The Artist of the Beautiful" (1844) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

At War With Pontiac, or, The Totem of the Bear (1895) by Kirk Monroe

"Atta Troll" (1843) by Heinrich Heine

The Auroraphone. A Romance (1890) by Cyrus Cole

Axël (1872) by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

The Azrael of Anarchy (1894) by "Gustave Linbach"


'Bail Up!' A Romance of Bushrangers and Blacks (1890) by Hume Nisbet

The Baltimore Bess Adventures (1879) by Edward L. Wheeler

The Bandit Churkin (1882-1885) by Nikolai Ivanovic Pastukhov

"The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer" (1871) by George Chesney

Barchester Towers (1857) by Anthony Trollope

The Beautiful White Devil (1896) by Guy Boothby

The Beetle (1897) by "Richard Marsh"

"The Beggarwoman of Locarno" (1810) by Heinrich von Kleist

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) by Lewis Wallace

The Bernard Sutton Mysteries (1893-1894) by Max Pemberton

The Betrothed (1827) by Count Alessandro Manzoni

Between Two Planets (1897) by Kurd Laßwitz 

A Bid for Fortune, or Doctor Nikola's Vendetta (1895) by Guy Boothby

The Black Angel (1863) by William S. Hayward

The Black Arrow (1883) by Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Black Cat" (1843) by Edgar Allan Poe

The Black Coats Adventures (1863-1875) by Paul Féval

The Black Dwarf (1816) by Walter Scott

"The Black Reaper" (1899) by Bernard Capes

The Black Wolf's Breed (1899) by Harris Dickson

Blake of the "Rattlesnake," or The Man Who Saved England. A Story of Torpedo Warfare in 189- (1895) by Fred T. Jane

Bleak House (1852-1853) by Charles Dickens

Blue Cap the Bushranger, or, the Australian Dick Turpin (1876) by James Skipp Borlase

The Blue Dwarf. A Novel (1860-1861) by "Lady Esther Hope"

Blueskin. A Romance of the Last Century (1863-1866) by James Malcolm Rymer

The Border Rifles (1861) by "Gustav Aimard" 

"The Botathen Ghost" (1867) by R.S. Hawker

The Boy Detective; or, The Crimes of London. A Romance of Modern Times (1865-1866) by unknown. 

Boy Heroes

The Brass Bottle (1900) by "F. Antsey" 

The Brigadier Gerard Adventures (1894-1910) by Arthur Conan Doyle  

"The Brigands" (1883) by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

Broad Arrow Jack (1878) by E. Harcourt Burrage

The Brother of the Shadow (1886) by Rosa Praed

The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings (1898) by "L.T. Meade" and "Robert Eustace"

Brought to Bay; or, Experiences of a City Detective (1878) by "James M'Govan"

"The Brown Man's Servant" (1896) by W.W. Jacobs

The Buffalo Bill Adventures (1869-1912) by various 

Bug-Jargal (1820) by Victor Hugo

"The Business of Madame Jahn" (1896) by Vincent O'Sullivan


The C. Auguste Dupin Mysteries (1841-1845) by Edgar Allan Poe

The Calamity Jane Adventures (1877-1885) by Edward L. Wheeler

"The Caliber" (1828) by Adolph Müllner

"Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book" (1895) by M.R. James

The Captain Kettle Adventures (1895-1938) by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne 

"Captain Nemo in Russia" (1898) by Konstantin Sluchevskii

Captain Ravenshaw, or, the Maid of Cheapside (1901) by Robert Neilson Stephens

The Captain's Daughter (1836) by Alexander Pushkin

The Caravan (1826) by Wilhelm Hauff

"Carmilla" (1871-1872) by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Casebook Mysteries  

The Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole

The Centenarian, or the Two Beringhelds (1822) by Honoré de Balzac

Charity Joe; or, From Street Boy to Lord Mayor (1868) by George Emmett

Charley Wag, the New Jack Sheppard. A New and Intensely Exciting Real Life Romance (1860-1861) by "George Savage"

The Ching Ching Adventures (1876-1900) by E. Harcourt Burrage

Clara Vaughan (1864) by R.D. Blackmore

The Clarice Dyke Mysteries (1882-1883) by "Harry Rockwood"

"Clarimonde" (1836) by Théophile Gautier

Claude Duval, the Dashing Highwayman. A Tale of the Road (1850-1854) by "Claude Du Val"

Clement Lorimer; or, The Book with the Iron Clasps (1848-1849) by Angus B. Reach 

The Cloister and the Hearth (1859) by Charles Reade 

Clues from a Detective's Camera (1893) by "Headon Hill"

"The Cold Embrace" (1860) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon 

The Coming Race (1871) by Lord Bulwer Lytton

The Coral Island (1858) by R.M. Ballantyne

The Corsair King (1852-1853) by Mór Jókai

"The Cosmorama" (1840) by Vladimir Odoevsky

"Count Magnus" (1904) by M.R. James

The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-1845) by Alexandre Dumas père

Crusoe Jack, the King of the Thousand Islands (1868) by George Emmett


"The Damned Thing" (1893) by Ambrose Bierce

The Dance of Death; or, The Hangman's Plot (1865-1866) by "Detective Brownlow and Sergeant Tuevoleur of the French Police"

"The Dancing Partner" (1893) by Jerome K. Jerome

"A Darwinian Schooner" (1893) by William L. Alden

The Dead Letter: An American Romance (1866) by "Seeley Regester" 

"The Dead Valley" (1895) by Ralph Adams Cram

The Deadwood Dick Adventures (1877-1885) by Edward L. Wheeler

"Death and the Woman" (1892) by Gertrude Atherton

"The Death of Halpin Frayser" (1891) by Ambrose Bierce

"The Demon Duelist; or, The League of Steel. A Story of German Student Life" (1881) by Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery

"The Demon Pope" (1888) by Richard Garnett

Denounced (1896) by Richard Bloundelle-Burton

The Destiny of the Flowers in the Mirror (1818) by Li Ruzhen

"The Detective" (1899) by Maximilian Böttcher

The Detective Dagobert Mysteries (1889-1914) by "Balduin Groller" 

The Detective's Honeymoon; or The Doctor of the 'Pinjarrah' (1894) by Milton Danvers


The Devil (1832) by Étienne Léon, Baron de Lamothe-Langon

"The Devil of the Marsh" (1893) by H.B. Marriott Watson

The Devil's Diamond; Or, the Fortunes of Richard of the Raven's Crest (1876) by unknown

"The Dialogue of Frederick Ruysch and his Mummies" (1827) by Giacomo Leopardi

The Diamond Dick Adventures (1878-1911) by "Delta Calveras"

"The Diamond Lens" (1858) by Fitz-James O'Brien

The Dick Donovan Mysteries (1888-1914) by "Dick Donovan"

The Dick Talbot Adventures (1871-1889) by Albert W. Aiken

The Divinations of Kala Persad, and Other Stories (1895) by "Headon Hill"

"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" (1837) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Doctor Quartz Mysteries (1891-1927) by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey

"Dog or Demon?" (1889) by "Theo Gift"

The Don Q Adventures (1897-1923) by Kate and Hesketh Prichard

The Doomswoman (1892) by Gertrude Atherton


Dora Myrl, the Lady Detective (1899) by McDonnell Bodkin

Dorcas Dene, Detective (1897) by George R. Sims

The Dorrington Deed-Box (1897) by Arthur Morrison

Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker

"The Dream Woman" (1855) by Wilkie Collins

The Dyson Stories (1894-1895) by Arthur Machen


East Lynne (1860-1861) by "Mrs. Henry Wood"

"An Eddy on the Floor" (1899) by Bernard Capes

Edison's Conquest of Mars (1898) by Garrett P. Serviss


Edith the Captive, or, The Robbers of Epping Forest (1860-1862) by James Malcolm Rymer

The Electric Bob Adventures (1893) by Robert T. Toombs

Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny (1860-1861) by Oliver Wendell Holmes 

"The Elves" (1811) by Ludwig Tieck

Emma (1815) by Jane Austen

"The Empty Picture Frame" (1895) by "Mrs. Alfred Baldwin"

An Enemy to the King: From the Recently Discovered Memoirs of the Sieur de la Tournoire (1897) by Robert Neilson Stephens

English Jack Amongst the Afghans; or, The English Flag--Touch It Who Dare! (1878-1879) by unknown

"The Entail" (1817) by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Ernestus Berchtold, or, The Modern Oedipus. A Tale (1819) by John Polidori

Eve of the Future (1880) by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

"Eveline's Visitant: A Ghost Story" (1862) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective (1893-1894) by C.L. Pirkis

The Extraordinary Adventures of a Russian Scientist: The Moon (1888) by Georges Le Faure and Henri de Graffigny


Facing the Flag (1896) by Jules Verne

"Fair-Haired Eckbert" (1797) by Ludwig Tieck

"The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839) by Edgar Allan Poe 

"The Family of a Vourdalak" (1884) by Aleksei Tolstoy

Fanny White and her friend Jack Rawlings. A Romance of a Young Lady Thief and a Boy Burglar (1865) by "Edward Ellis"

"The Fatal Marksman" (1810) by Johann August Apel

Fatal Secrets; or, Etherlinda de Salmoni. A Sicilian Story (1806) by Isaac Crookenden

Fatal Woman

"The Fate of the Forrests" (1865) by Louisa May Alcott

"Father Alexei's Story" (1877) by Ivan Turgenev

Father Darcy: An Historical Romance (1846) by Anne Marsh-Caldwell

Father Goriot (1834-1835) by Honoré de Balzac

Faust: A Tragedy (1773-1831) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Female Detective (1864) by "Andrew Forrester"

Female Detectives 

The Ferrers Lord Adventures (1895-1924) by "Sidney Drew"

Fin-de-Siècle Unease 

The First Men in the Moon (1900-1901) by H.G. Wells

The Flaxman Low Adventures (1898-1899) by "E. and H. Heron"

The Florence Cusack Mysteries (1899-1901) by "L.T. Meade" and "Robert Eustace"

A Fortune From the Sky (1902) by "Skelton Kuppord"

"The Foundling" (1811) by Heinrich von Kleist

"The Four-Fifteen Express" (1866) by Amelia B. Edwards

The Frank Merriwell Adventures (1896-1949) by "Burt L. Standish"

The Frank Reade Adventures (1876-1899) by "Noname"

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818) by Mary Shelley

The Fresh of Frisco Adventures (1879-1894) by Albert W. Aiken

From the Memoirs of a Minister of France (1895) by Stanley J. Weyman

Future War 


The Gallant Maid (1879) by "Yanbei Xianren"

Garcilaso (1901) by J. Breckenridge Ellis

A Gentleman of France: Being the Memoirs of Gaston de Bonne, Sieur de Marsac (1893) by Stanley J. Weyman

The Gentleman Thief 

The Germ Growers: An Australian Story of Adventures and Mystery (1892) by Robert Potter

"The Ghost at the Rath" (1886) by Rosa Mulholland

"The Ghost-Seer: A Story from the Memoirs of Count von O" (1787-1789) by Friedrich Schiller

Ghost Stories at Yotsuya (1825) by Nanboku Tsuruya IV 

The Giant of the North: Pokings Round the Pole (1882) by R.M. Ballantyne

Gobi or Shamo? A Story of Three Songs (1889) by G.G.A. Murray

The Golden Bottle, or, the Story of Ephraim Benezet, of Kansas (1892) by Ignatius Donnelly

The Golden Dog (Le Chien D'or) a Romance of the Last Days of Louis Quinze in Quebec (1877) by William Kirby

Gondez the Monk; A Romance of the Thirteenth Century (1805) by William Henry Ireland

"Good Lady Ducayne" (1896) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Gothic 

Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne (1901) by George Barr McCutcheon

"The Gray Champion" (1835) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The Gray Man" (1886) by Sarah Orne Jewett

The Great Detective

"The Great God Pan" (1894) by Arthur Machen

The Great War Syndicate (1889) by Frank Stockton

Green Mansions, a Romance of the Tropical Forest (1904) by W.H. Hudson

"Green Tea" (1869) by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The Grey Friar and the Black Spirit of the Wye (1810) by "John English"

The Grey Man: A Novel (1896) by S.R. Crockett

Guy Fawkes, or The Gunpowder Treason: An Historical Romance (1840-1841) by William Ainsworth

Guy Mannering, or the Astrologer (1815) by Walter Scott


Hagar of the Pawn-Shop (1898) by Fergus Hume

Hans of Iceland (1823) by Victor Hugo

Hartmann the Anarchist; or, The Doom of the Great City (1893) by E. Douglas Fawcett

"The Haunted and the Haunters; or, The House and the Brain" (1859) by Edward Bulwer Lytton

"The Haunted Organist of Hurly-Burly" (1891) by Rosa Mulholland

Heathens of the Heath (1874) by William McDonnell

"Heller's Pupil; or, The Second-Sight Detective" (1883) by "W.I. James" 

Hereward the Wake, "Last of the English" (1865) by Charles Kingsley

The Hero-Villain 

The Hilda Wade Mysteries (1895-1900) by Grant Allen and Arthur Conan Doyle

"His Unconquerable Enemy" (1889) by W.C. Morrow

The Historical Romance

The History of a Voyage to the Moon, with an Account of the Adventurers' Subsequent Discoveries. An Exhumed Narrative, Supposed to Have Been Ejected from a Lunar Volcano (1864) by "Chrysostrom Trueman"

The Honour of Savelli (1895) by S. Levett-Yeats

"The Horla" (1885) by Guy de Maupassant

"How Love Came to Professor Guildea" (1897) by Robert Hichens

"How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries" (1863) by Amelia B. Edwards

Huckleberry Finn (1884) by "Mark Twain"

"The Huge Hunter; or, The Steam Man of the Prairies" (1868) by Edward S. Ellis

The Hunchback, or the Small Parisian (1857) by Paul Féval

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831) by Victor Hugo

Hypatia; or, New Foes with an Old Face (1852) by Charles Kingsley


"In a Cellar" (1859) by Harriet Prescott Spofford

In the Day of Adversity (1895) by John Bloundelle-Burton

The Infernal Quixote: A Tale of the Day (1801) by Charles Lucas

"An Inhabitant of Carcosa" (1886) by Ambrose Bierce

"The Invisible Eye" (1857) by "Erckmann-Chatrian"

The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance (1897) by H.G. Wells

The Iron Pirate: A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea (1893) by Max Pemberton

Isabella of Egypt (1812) by Ludwig Joachim von Arnim 

The Island of Doctor Moreau, A Possibility (1896) by H.G. Wells

The Italian; or, The Confessional of the Black Penitents (1797) by Ann Radcliffe

Ivanhoe: A Romance (1819) by Walter Scott


The Jack Harkaway Adventures (1871-1901) by Bracebridge Hemyng

Jack Sheppard. A Romance (1839-1840) by William Harrison Ainsworth

The Jack Wright Adventures (1891-1896) by "Noname"

The James Brooke Mysteries (1865-1867) by James Skipp Borlase

The James Brothers Adventures (1881-1910) by divers hands

Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Brontë

Jennie Baxter, Journalist (1897-1898) by "Cottrel Hoe"

The Jew's Beech-Tree (1842) by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

The Jewel of Ynys Galon, Being a Hitherto Unprinted Chapter in the History of the Sea Rovers (1895) by "Owen Rhoscomyl"

Jigong Drum-Song (c. 1859) and Storyteller's Jigong (1898) by Wang Mengji and Guo Xiaotang

Joan of the Sword Hand (1900) by S.R. Crockett

Jocko, An Anecdote Taken From Unpublished Letters on the Instinct of Animals (1824) by Charles de Pougens

"John Charrington's Wedding" (1891) by E. Nesbit

John Devil (1862) by Paul Féval 

The Joseph Müller Mysteries (1890-1922) by Auguste Gröner

"Journey in a Stagecoach" (1828) by "Antony Pogorelsky"

Journey to Mars; the wonderful world; its beauty and splendor; its mighty races and kingdoms; its final doom (1894) by Gustavus W. Pope

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) by Jules Verne

The Jungle Book (1894) by Rudyard Kipling 


"Ken's Mystery" (1883) by Julian Hawthorne

Kidnapped, Being the Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kim (1900-1901) by Rudyard Kipling

Kim Vân Kiêu (circa 1860) by Nguyên Du

"The King in the Golden Mask" (1892) by Marcel Schwob

The King in Yellow (1895) by Robert W. Chambers

"King Lion" (1864) by James Greenwood

The King of the Mountains (1857) by Edmond About

King or Knave, Which Wins? An Old Tale of Huguenot Days (1899) by William Henry Johnson

King Ubu (1888) by Alfred Jarry 

"The King's Grave" (1894) by Selma Lagerlöf

Klosterheim; or, The Masque (1832) by Thomas de Quincey

The Knights of the White Rose (1897) by "George Griffith"

Kruger's Secret Service (1900) by "One Who Was In It"

The Kunstmärchen 


Lady Audley's Secret (1862) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

"The Lady Detective" (1885) by "Old Sleuth"

"Lady Ferry" (1879) by Sarah Orne Jewett

"Lady Jaguar, the Robber Queen. A Romance of the Black Chaparral" (1882) by "Captain Mark Wilton"

"Lady Kate, The Dashing Female Detective" (1886) by "Old Sleuth"

The Ladye Annabel; or, The Doom of the Poisoner (1844) by George Lippard

"The Laird's Luck" (1901) by A.T. Quiller-Couch

The Lambs of Littlecote (1894) by E. Harcourt Burrage 

The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest (1848) by William Harrison Ainsworth

The Lance of Kanana (1892) by Harry W. French

The Last Days of Pompeii (1834) by Edward Bulwer Lytton

"The Last House on C--- Street" (1856) by Dinah Mulock

"The Last of Squire Ennismore" (1888) by Charlotte Riddell

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (1826) by James Fenimore Cooper

The Lay of Maldoror (1868-1869) by "the Comte du Lautréamont"

The Leader of Wolves (1857) by Alexandre Dumas

The Leavenworth Case (1878) by Anna Katherine Green

The Lerouge Affair (1865) by Émile Gaboriau

Les Misérables (1862) by Victor Hugo

"The Library Window" (1896) by Mrs. Oliphant

The Lion City of Africa. A Story of Adventure (1890) by Willis Boyd Allen.

The Lion's Brood (1901) by Duffield Osborne 

The Little People Stories (1895-1915) by Arthur Machen

Little Women (1868-1869) by Louisa Man Alcott

The Log of the 'Flying Fish.' A Story of Aerial and Submarine Peril and Adventure (1887) by "Harry Collingwood"

"Lokis" (1869) by Prosper Mérimée

The Lord Protector (1902) by S. Levett-Yeats

Lorna Doone (1869) by R.D. Blackmore

"The Los Amigos Fiasco" (1892) by Arthur Conan Doyle

"Lost in a Pyramid, or the Mummy's Curse" (1869) by Louisa May Alcott

The Lost Race Story

"The Lost Room" (1858) by Fitz-James O'Brien

The Lost Stradivarius (1895) by J. Meade Falkner

"Lot No. 249" (1892) by Arthur Conan Doyle


Mac Milford's Trip Through the Universe. From the Earth to the Moon or Under the Selenites (1902-1903) by Oskar Hoffmann

"Mademoiselle de Scudéry" (1819) by E.T.A. Hoffmann

"The Magician's Visitor" (1828) by Henry Neele

"The Maker of Moons" (1896) by Robert W. Chambers

"The Man in the Black Cloak, or, In Search of the John Street Jewels" (1886) by "P.T. Raymond" 

"Man-Size in Marble" (1887) by E. Nesbit

Marahuna, a romance (1888) by H.B. Marriott-Watson

"Margery of Quether" (1884) by Sabine Baring-Gould

"Marjory" (1885) by "F. Anstey"

"The Mark of the Beast" (1890) by Rudyard Kipling

The Mark Sinclair Mysteries (1866-1908) by Mary Fortune

"La Marmoset, the Detective Queen; or, The Lost Heir of Morel" (1882) by Albert W. Aiken

"Marsyas in Flanders" (1900) by Vernon Lee

The Martin Hewitt Mysteries (1894-1903) by Arthur Morrison

The Master Key: An Electrical Fairy Tale (1901) by L. Frank Baum

Master of His Fate (1889) by J. Maclaren Cobban

"Master Sacristan Eberhart. Not Quite a Ghost Story" (1858) by Sabine Baring-Gould

Master Skylark (1896-1897) by John Bennett

Masterman Ready, or, The Wreck of the Pacific, Written for Young People (1841) by Frederick Marryat

Maximilien Heller, or the Philanthropist Without Christ (1871) by Henry Cauvain

Mazeppa; or, the Dwarf's Revenge. A Romance of the Wild Horse of Tartary (1863-1864) by "Ivan Stepanovich Mazepa"

Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) by Charles Maturin

"Memoirs from a Journey with the Flying Fish 'Prometheus'" (1870) by Vilhelm Bergsøe

The Messiah (1748-1773) by Friedrich Klopstock

"Metzengerstein" (1832) by Edgar Allan Poe

A Mexican Mystery (1888) by "W. Grove"

The Mexican Ranchero; or, The Maid of the Chapparal: A Romance of the Mexican War (1847) by Charles E. Averill

Micah Clarke: His Statement as Made to His Three Grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734 (1889) by Arthur Conan Doyle

Middlemarch (1871-1872) by "George Eliot"

The Midnight Queen (1862) by "Cousin May Carleton"

Mirrikh or a Woman From Mars. A Tale of Occult Adventure (1892) by Francis W. Doughty

Miss Cayley's Adventures (1898-1899) by Grant Allen

Mission to India from Europe, Mission to Europe from Asia (1885) by "Saint Yves d'Alveydre"

Mr. Barnes of New York (1887) by Archibald Clavering Gunter

"Mr. Furbush" (1865) by Harriet Prescott Spofford

Moby-Dick (1851) by Herman Melville

A Modern Daedalus (1887) by Tom Greer

The Monk: A Romance (1796) by M.G. Lewis

"The Monkey's Paw" (1902) by W.W. Jacobs

"The Monster of Lake LaMetrie" (1899) by Wardon Allen Curtis

"The Moon-Slave" (1901) by Barry Pain

"The Moonlit Road" (1893) by Ambrose Bierce

The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins

"Moxon's Master" (1899) by Ambrose Bierce

"Mujina" (1904) by Lafcadio Hearn

"My Voyage to the Moon" (1839) by "Napoleon Aubin"

The Mysteries of Paris (1842-1843) by Eugène Sue

The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) by Ann Radcliffe

The Mysterious Mr. Sabin (1898) by E. Phillips Oppenheim

"The Mysterious Sketch" (1849) by "Erckmann-Chatrian"

"A Mysterious Visitor" (1857) by "Mrs. Henry Wood"

"The Mystery of Djara Singh" (1897) by Alexander M. Reynolds


The Necessary Evil (1899) by André Couvreur

The Necromancer, or The Tale of the Black Forest; Founded on Facts (1792) by "Lorenz Flammenberg" 

Ned Kelly: The Ironclad Australian Bushranger (1881) by James Skipp Borlase

The Nelson Lee Mysteries (1894-1933) by divers hands

"A New Accelerator" (1901) by H.G. Wells

"The New Mother" (1882) by Lucy Clifford

The New Woman

"New York Nell, the Boy-Girl Detective; or, Old Blakesly's Mother" (1880) by Edward L. Wheeler

The Newton Moore Adventures (1900) by Fred M. Jane

The Nick Carter Mysteries (1886-1955) by divers hands

Nick of the Woods: or, The Jibbenainosay; a Tale of Kentucky (1837) by Robert Montgomery Bird

Night and Morning. A Novel (1841) by Edward Bulwer Lytton

"The Night Doings at 'Deadman's': A Story That Is Untrue" (1874) by Ambrose Bierce

"The Night Watches of Bonaventure" (1804-1805) by "Bonaventura"

"Not To Be Taken At Bed Time" (1865) by Rosa Mulholland

The Novel of the Next Century (1872-1874) by Mór Jókai

"The Novel of the White Powder" (1895) by Arthur Machen

"No. 1 Branch Line: The Signal-Man" (1866) by Charles Dickens 

"No. 5 Branch Line: The Engineer" (1866) by Amelia B. Edwards

"No. 252 Rue M. le Prince" (1895) by Ralph Adams Cram


The Occult Detective 

"Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" (1904) by M.R. James

The Olaf Svenson Adventures (1879-1881) by Colonel Thomas Monstery 

The Old Cap. Collier Mysteries (1883-1898) by divers hands  

The Old King Brady Mysteries (1885-1912) by divers hands

The Old Man in the Corner Mysteries (1901-1925) by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

"The Old Nurse's Story" (1852) by Elizabeth Gaskill

The Old Sleuth Mysteries (1872-1912) by divers hands

On the Queen's Service (1875-1876) by "J.J.G. Bradley"

119 Great Porter Square (1881) by B.L. Farjeon

"One of Cleopatra's Nights" (1838) by Théophile Gautier

"The Open Door" (1881) by Mrs. Oliphant

"Oscar the Detective; or Dudie Dunne or the Exquisite Detective" (1895) by "Old Sleuth"

Out of His Head: A Romance (1862) by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The Outlaws of the Air (1894-1895) by "George Griffith"

"Over an Absinthe Bottle" (1893) by W.C. Morrow

Ozmar the Mystic (1896) by Emeric Hulme-Beaman


"A Pair of Hands" (1898) by A.T. Quiller-Couch

The Pardaillan Adventures (1902-1926) by Michel Zévaco

A Parisian Sultana (1878) by Adolphe Belot

Penny Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls 

The Pete, Jack, and Sam Adventures (1895-1922) by S. Clarke Hook

Phantasms: Original Stories Illustrating Posthumous Personality and Character (1895) by "Wirt Gerrare"

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women (1858) by George Macdonald

"The Phantom Coach" (1864) by Amelia B. Edwards

"The Phantom Lover" (1886) by "Vernon Lee" 

"The Phantom Regiment" (1856) by James Grant

"The Phantom 'Rickshaw" (1885) by Rudyard Kipling

The Phantom Ship (1839) by Frederick Marryat

Pharos the Egyptian (1898) by Guy Boothby

Phosphor: An Ischian Mystery (1888) by J. Filmore Sherry

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) by Oscar Wilde

The Pierre Adventures (1890-1898) by Gilbert Parker

Pleasant Stories and Funny Pictures (1845) by Heinrich Hoffmann

Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen

A Prince of Swindlers (1897-1900) by Guy Boothby

Prince Rupert the Buccaneer (1901) by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne

Prince Zaleski (1895) by M.P. Shiel

The Princess Daphne (1888) by Edward Heron-Allen and "Selina Delaro"

The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) by "Anthony Hope" 

The Professor's Last Experiment (1888) by "Ritson & Stanley Stewart"

"Professor Vehr's Electrical Experiment" (1885) by Robert Duncan Milne

The Proto-Mystery 

The Psammead Stories 


The Quaker City; or, the Monks of Monk Hall (1844-1845) by George Lippard

"A Question of Reciprocity" (1891) by Robert Duncan Milne

Quo Vadis? A Narrative of the Time of Nero (1895) by Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Quong Lung Adventures (1897-1900) by C.W. Doyle


"Rappaccini's Daughter" (1844) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Räuberroman 

The Rebellion of the Beasts: or, The Ass is Dead! Long Live The Ass!!! (1825) by Leigh Hunt?

The Rebels: A Romance of Ireland in 1798 (1899) by M. McDonnell Bodkin

The Recluse (1821) by Charles Victor-Prévost, Vicomte d'Arlincourt

A Recoiling Vengeance (1888) by Frank Barrett

The Red Cockade: A Novel (1896) by Stanley Weyman

Red Riding-Hood. A Novel (1883) by Frances E. Millett Notley

The Regulators of Arkansas (1845) by Friedrich Gerstäcker

Revelations of a Lady Detective (1864) by "Anonyma"

Revelations of a Private Detective (1863) by "Andrew Forrester"

Richmond: Scenes in the Life of a Bow Street Runner (1827) by "Richmond"

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (1798) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Rinaldo Rinaldini, The Bandit Chief (1799-1801) by Christian Vulpius

The Road to Paris: A Story of Adventure (1898) by Robert Neilson Stephens

Rob Roy (1818) by Walter Scott

The Robbers: A Tragedy (1781) by Friedrich Schiller

Robur the Conqueror (1886) by Jules Verne

The Rocambole Adventures (1857-1870) by Ponson du Terrail

"Roger Malvin's Burial" (1832) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The Roll Call of the Reef" (1895) by A.T. Quiller-Couch


Rookwood: A Romance (1834) by William Harrison Ainsworth

Rosalviva; or, the Demon Dwarf (1824) by Grenville Fletcher

"Rosebud Rob; or, Nugget Ned, the Knight of the Gulch" (1879) by Edward L. Wheeler

"The Rosicrucian" (1853) by "Mrs. Craik"


Round the Sofa (1859) by Elizabeth Gaskell

A Royal Enchantress: The Romance of the Last Queen of the Berbers (1900) by Leo Charles Dessar

Rufin's Legacy: A Theosophical Romance (1892) by "Wirt Gerrare" 

"The Runenberg" (1804) by Ludwig Tieck

Ruth the Betrayer; or, The Female Spy (1862-1863)


St. Leon. A Tale of the Sixteenth Century (1799) by William Godwin

Salammbô (1862) by Gustave Flaubert

Sammy Tubbs, the Boy Doctor, and "Sponsie," the Troublesome Monkey (1874-1875) by Edward Bliss Foote

"The Sandman" (1817) by E.T.A. Hoffmann

The Sandokan Adventures (1883-1913) by Emilio Salgari

Satan's Children (1897) by Stanislaw Przybyszewski

The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Schalken the Painter" (1839) by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

School Story 

The Scottish Chiefs: A Romance (1810) by Jane Porter   

"The Secret Cell" (1837) by William Burton

The Secrets of Mr. Synthesis (1888) by Louis Boussenard

"Selecting a Ghost" (1883) by Arthur Conan Doyle

"Self-Haunted" (1900) by E.E. Kellett

The Sensation Novel  

"Septima" (1896) by Marcel Schwob

"The Seventh Man" (1900) by A.T. Quiller-Couch

The Sexton Blake Mysteries (1893-1968) by divers hands

"The Shadow in the Moonlight" (1896) by "Mrs. Molesworth"

"The Shapes" (1887) by "J.H. Rosny âiné"

She: A History of Adventure (1886-1887) by H. Rider Haggard

The She-Tiger of Paris (1845) by Frederic Soulie

The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (1887-1927) by Arthur Conan Doyle

"Silhouettes" (1892) by Jerome K. Jerome

"The Sin-Eater" (1895) by "Fiona Macleod" 

Sir Percival; A Story of the Past and of the Present (1886) by J.H. Shorthouse

The Siren: A Novel (1898) by "L.T. Meade"

"Sister Maddelena" (1895) by Ralph Adams Cram

The Skeleton Crew; or Wildfire Ned (1866-1867) by unknown

The Skeleton Horseman; or, The Shadow of Death (1865-1866) by unknown

"Smarra, or the Demons of the Night" (1821) by Charles Nodier

"Solarion" (1889) by Edgar Fawcett

"Some Experiences of Lord Syfret" (1896-1897) by Arabella Kenealy

The Sonya Adventures (1902-1903) by Vlas Doroshevich

The Sorceress of the Strand (1902-1903) by "L.T. Meade" and "Robert Eustace"

The Sorrows of Satan (1895) by Marie Corelli

"The Spider of Guyana" (1860) by "Erckmann-Chatrian"

The Spring-Heeled Jack Adventures (1863-1904) by divers hands

"Squire Toby's Will" (1868) by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The Steam House (1879-1880) by Jules Verne

"The Stir Outside the Café Royal: A Story of Miss Van Snoop, Detective" (1898) by Clarence Rook

Stormy Waters: A Story of Today (1885) by Robert Buchanan 

The Story Hunter: or Tales of the Weird and Wild (1896) by Ernest R. Suffling

"The Story of Salome" (1867) by Amelia B. Edwards

The Story of the Glittering Plain (1890) by William Morris

"The Story of the Rippling Train" (1887) by Mary Louisa Molesworth

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888) by James De Mille

The Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason (1896) by Melville Davisson Post

A Strange Story (1861-1862) by Edward Bulwer Lytton

"A Stray Reveler" (1884) by Emma Dawson

"The Striding Place" (1896) by Gertrude Atherton

"Sufrah" (1896) by Marcel Schwob

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1878-1880) by "Charlton Lea"

Sylvie and Bruno (1889) by "Lewis Carroll"


"The Tables Turned" (1900) by E.E. Kellett

The Tale of Luc Vân Tiên (1856) by Nguyen Dinh Chieu

A Tale of the House of the Wolfings (1889) by William Morris

Tales of an Antiquary (1828) by Richard Thomson

Tales of the Caliph (1885) by H.N. Crellin

The Tapestry Room: A Child's Romance (1879) by Mrs. Molesworth

Taras Bulba (1835) by Nikolai Gogol 

"The Tax Farm Affair" (1858) by "V.N. Elagin"

"A Terrible Vengeance" (1832) by Nikolai Gogol

"A Terrible Vengeance" (1889) by Charlotte Riddell


The Thomas Byrnes Mysteries (1887-1905) by divers hands

"A Thousand Deaths" (1899) by Jack London

"Thrawn Janet" (1881) by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Three Brothers: A Romance (1803) by Joshua Pickersgill, Jr. 

The Three Heroes and Five Sworn Brothers (1879) by "Wenzhu Zhuren"

The Three Musketeers (1844) by Alexandre Dumas père

The Three Perils of Man (1823) by James Hogg

Three Times Dead (1860) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Time Machine (1895) by H.G. Wells

To Have and To Hold (1899) by Mary Johnston

To Mars With Tesla (1901) by J. Weldon Cobb

Tokeah; or, The White Rose (1829) by "Charles Sealsfield"

Tom Brown's Schooldays, by an Old Boy (1857) by Thomas Hughes

The Tom Edison, Jr. Adventures (1891-1892) by "Philip Reade"

"Tom Edison, Jr.'s Electric Sea Spider; or, The wizard of the submarine world" (1892) by "Philip Reade"

Tom Fox; or, The Revelations of a Detective (1860) by "Tom Fox"

"The Torture of Hope" (1888) by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

The Traitor's Way (1901) by S. Levett-Yeats

Trilby (1894) by George Du Maurier

A Trip to Venus (1895) by John Munro 

The Triumphs of Woman (1848) by Charles Rowcroft

"The Turn of the Screw" (1898) by Henry James

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869-1870) by Jules Verne


Under Two Flags (1867) by "Ouida"

"Undine" (1811) by Baron de la Motte Fouqué

"The Undying Thing" (1901) by Barry Pain

Up in the Air; and Down in the Sea (1863) by William S. Hayward

"The Upper Berth" (1886) by F. Marion Crawford


"Vaila" (1896) by M.P. Shiel

Valdar the Oft-Born (1895) by "George Griffith"

Vampire City (1867) by Paul Féval

"The Vampyre" (1819) by John Polidori

The Van Wagener Stories (1895-1898) by William L. Alden

"The Vanishing House" (1898) by Bernard Capes

Vanity Fair (1847-1848) by William Makepeace Thackeray

Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood (1845-1847) by James Malcolm Rymer

Vathek: An Arabian Tale from an Unpublished Manuscript, with Notes Critical and Explanatory (1786) by William Beckford

"Venus of Ille" (1869) by Prosper Mérimée

"Véra" (1874) by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam

Vice Versa; or, A Lesson to Fathers (1882) by "F. Anstey"

The Violet Flame (1899) by Fred T. Jane

The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains (1892-1901) by Owen Wister

"A Visit to the Moon" (1900) by "George Griffith"

"Viy" (1935) by Nikolai Gogol

A Voice From Another World (1865-1893) by Wladyslaw Lach-Szyrma

"Voracious Albion" (1884) by Albert Robida

The Voyages Excentrique Novels (1894-1914) by Paul Féval

The Vril Staff (1891) by "X.Y.Z." 


Wagner the Wehr-Wolf (1846-1847) by George W.M. Reynolds

"Wake Not the Dead" (1822) by Ernest Raupach

The Wallet of Kai Lung (1900) by "Ernest Bramah"

The Wandering Jew (1844-1845) by Eugène Sue

"Wandering Willie's Tale" (1824) by Walter Scott

War Life; or, The Adventures of a Light Infantry Officer (1849) by T. Mayne Reid

The War of the Worlds (1897) by H.G. Wells

The War Under the Sea (1891) by Georges Le Faure

Warship at the Bottom of the Sea (1903) by "Oshikawa Shunro"

"Was it a Dream?" (1887) by Guy de Maupassant

The Watch Tower (1804-1805) by T.J. Horsley Curties

"The Watcher By the Threshold" (1900) by John Buchan

The Water Babies (1862-1863) by Charles Kingsley

The Waters Mysteries (1849-1862) by "Waters"

Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Hence (1814) by Walter Scott

A Week of Passion; or, the Dilemma of Mr. George Barton the Younger (1884) by Edward Jenkins

"The Were-Wolf" (1890-1891) by Clemence Housman

"The Werwolves" (1898) by Honoré Beaugrand

Westward Ho! (1855) by Charles Kingsley

What is to be Done? (1862-1863) by Nikolai Chernyshevsky

"What Was It?" (1859) by Fitz-James O'Brien

When All Men Starve (1897) by Charles Gleig

"When I Was Dead" (1896) by Vincent O'Sullivan

The White Company (1891) by Arthur Conan Doyle

"The White People" (1904) by Arthur Machen

The White Wolf (1843) by Paul Féval 

"Who Knows?" (1890) by Guy de Maupassant

Wieland; or, The Transformation (1798) by Charles Brockden Brown

The Wild Boys of London; or, The Children of the Night (1864-1866) by an unknown author

Wild Will, or The Pirates of the Thames (1865) by "Percival Wolfe"

"Will" (1899) by Vincent O'Sullivan

The William Dow Mysteries (1877-1887) by "René de Pont-Jost"

Winnetou (1893) by Karl May

"Witch In-Grain" (1894) by R. Murray Gilchrist

The Witch of Ravensworth (1808) by George Brewer

With Fire and Sword (1884) by Henryk Sienkiewicz

The Wizard of the Mountain (1867) by William Gilbert

The Woman in White (1859-1860) by Wilkie Collins

The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician (1890) by Edwin L. Arnold

The Wonderful Journey of Mr. Nic-Nac on the Planet Mars (1875-1876) by Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum

"The Wondersmith" (1859) by Fitz-James O'Brien

Wood Magic (1881) by Richard Jeffries

Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Brontë



The Yellow Danger (1898) by M.P. Shiel

"The Yellow Napoleon" (1900) by Jules Clarétie 

The Yellow Peril 

"The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Young Goodman Brown" (1835) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Young Wild West Adventures (1902-1915) by divers hands

"Yuki-Onna" (1904) by Lafcadio Hearn


Zalma (1895) by T. Mullett Ellis

Zanoni (1842) by Edward Bulwer Lytton

Zeluco: Various Views of Human Nature, Taken From Life and Manners, Foreign and Domestic (1789) by John Moore

Zofloya; or, The Moor (1806) by Charlotte Dacre

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