A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales

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Author: Jonathan Nield

Eighteenth Century.

THE PIRATE — Scott Shetland and Orkney Islands, 1700 A. & C. Black

ESMOND — Thackeray Time of Anne Smith, Elder, & Co.

DEVEREUX — Lytton Time of Anne (England and Abroad) Geo. Routledge & Sons

ST. JAMES’S — Harrison Ainsworth Time of Anne Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE OLD CHELSEA BUN HOUSE — Miss Manning Time of Anne J. C. Nimmo

ACROSS THE SALT SEAS — J. Bloundelle Burton Time of Anne (Battle of Blenheim) Methuen & Co.

THE QUEEN’S SERF — Elsa d’Esterre Keeling Time of Anne Fisher Unwin

MOHAWKS — Miss Braddon Time of Anne J. & R. Maxwell Ditto.

IN KING’S HOUSES — Julia C. R. Dorr Time of Anne Duckworth & Co.

THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE — G. A. Henty Time of Anne (Peterborough) Blackie & Son

THE CORNET OF HORSE — G. A. Henty Time of Anne (Duke of Marlborough) Sampson Low & Co.

IN THE IRISH BRIGADE — G. A. Henty Time of Anne (Foreign Wars). Blackie & Son

TOM TUFTON’S TRAVELS and TOM TUFTON’S TOLL — E. Everett Green Time of Anne T. Nelson & Sons

ESTHER VANHOMRIGH — Margaret L. Woods Dean Swift John Murray

THE BLACK DWARF — Scott The Lowlands of Scotland, 1706 (Jacobites) A. & C. Black

AN IMPERIAL LOVER — M. Imlay Taylor Russia—Peter the Great Gay & Bird

BORIS THE BEAR-HUNTER and A LOST ARMY — F. Whishaw Russia (from late Seventeenth Century) T. Nelson & Sons

CAPTAIN SINGLETON — Defoe Time of George I. J. M. Dent & Co.

FOR THE KING — C. Gibbon Time of George I. Chatto & Windus

THE HERITAGE OF LANGDALE — Mrs. Alexander Time of George I. Hutchinson & Co.

PARSON KELLY — A. E. W. Mason and A. Lang Time of George I. Longmans, Green, & Co.

DUANCE PENDRAY — G. Norway Time of George I. (Cornish Jacobites) Jarrold & Sons

MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE — Booth Tarkington Bath—early Eighteenth Century John Murray

THE RAIDERS and THE DARK O’ THE MOON — S. R. Crockett Galloway—early Eighteenth Century Fisher Unwin and Macmillan & Co.

ROB ROY — Scott The Jacobites A. & C. Black

DOROTHY FORSTER — Walter Besant The Jacobites Chatto & Windus

A DAUGHTER OF STRIFE — J. H. Findlater The Jacobites Methuen & Co.

A LOYAL LITTLE MAID — S. Tytler The Jacobites Blackie & Son

TO ARMS! — A. Balfour The Jacobites Methuen & Co.

*CLEMENTINA — A. E. W. Mason The Old Pretender and Princess Clementina Sobieski Methuen & Co.

* Decidedly superior to the same Author’s "Lawrence Clavering" (also Jacobite period).

A JACOBITE EXILE — G. A. Henty Charles XII. of Sweden Blackie & Son

TIMES OF CHARLES XII. — Z. Topelius (trans.) Charles XII. of Sweden Jansen & Co., Chicago

LE CHEVALIER D’HARMENTHAL — Dumas (translation) France—the Regency (1718) J. M. Dent & Co.

THE REGENT’S DAUGHTER — Dumas (translation) France—the Regency (1719) J. M. Dent & Co.

THE YEMASSEE — W. G. Simms South Carolina, 1715 W. J. Widdleton, New York, 1866 (Revised Ed.)

FREE TO SERVE — E. Rayner Colonial New York G. P. Putnam’s Sons

AUDREY — Mary Johnston Virginia, in George I-II. Period Constable & Co.

HALIL THE PEDLAR — M. Jokai (trans.) Stambul, 1730 Jarrold & Sons

THE MISER’S DAUGHTER — Harrison Ainsworth Time of George II. Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE WORLD WENT VERY WELL THEN — Walter Besant Time of George II. Chatto & Windus

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN — Scott Time of George II. (Porteous Riots) A. & C. Black

WILLOWDENE WILL — Halliwell Sutcliffe Time of George II. C. A. Pearson

THE GIPSY — G. P. R. James Time of George II. Warne & Co.

NED LEGER — G. Manville Fenn Time of George II. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

RODERICK RANDOM — Smollett Time of George II. Constable & Co.

TREASURE TROVE — S. Lover Time of George II. (Fontenoy) Constable & Co.

WHERE HONOUR LEADS — Marian Francis Time of George II. (Fontenoy) Hutchinson & Co.

THE HOUSE DIVIDED — H. B. Marriott Watson Time of George II. Harper & Brothers

LADY GRIZEL — Lewis Wingfield Time of George II. Bentley, 1877

FOR THE WHITE ROSE OF ARNO — Owen Rhoscomyl Wales, in 1745 Longmans, Green, & Co.

WAVERLEY — Scott The Jacobites A. & C. Black

MISTRESS NANCY MOLESWORTH — Joseph Hocking The Jacobites J. Bowden

THE FORTUNES OF CLAUDE — Edgar Pickering The Jacobites Warne & Co.

A LOST LADY OF OLD YEARS — J. Buchan The Jacobites John Lane

DENOUNCED — J. Bloundelle Burton The Jacobites Methuen & Co.

RICROFT OF WITHENS — Halliwell Sutcliffe The Jacobites Fisher Unwin

THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE — R. L. Stevenson The Jacobites Cassell & Co.

AN EXILED SCOT — H. A. Bryden The Jacobites (The Cape) Chatto & Windus

SIR SERGEANT — W. L. Watson The Jacobites W. Blackwood & Sons

KIDNAPPED — R. L. Stevenson Scotland, 1751 Cassell & Co.

CATRIONA — R. L. Stevenson Scotland, 1751 Cassell & Co.

THE SHOES OF FORTUNE — Neil Munro Jacobites, 1755 Isbister & Co.

THE BIRTHRIGHT — Joseph Hocking Time of John Wesley (Cornwall) J. Bowden

HUMPHREY CLINKER — Smollett Manners, mid. Eighteenth Century Constable & Co.

THE CHAPLAIN OF THE FLEET — W. Besant and J. Rice Manners, mid. Eighteenth Century Chatto & Windus

MOONFLEET — J. Meade Falkner Smugglers, 1757 E. Arnold

THE MASTER OF THE MUSICIANS — Emma Marshall Handel, 1742-1759 Seeley & Co.

PEG WOFFINGTON — Charles Reade The Stage, middle of Eighteenth Century Chatto & Windus

THE JESSAMY BRIDE — F. Frankfort Moore Goldsmith, Garrick, &c. Hutchinson & Co.

MEMOIRS OF BARRY LYNDON — Thackeray World of fashion, from middle to end of Eighteenth Century Smith, Elder, & Co.

THE BATH COMEDY — Agnes & Egerton Castle Bath, middle of Eighteenth Century Macmillan & Co.

THE DUTCHMAN’S FIRESIDE — J. K. Paulding New York, middle of Eighteenth Century Scribners

IN OLD NEW YORK — Wilson Barrett and E. Barron New York, middle of Eighteenth Century J. Macqueen

AGNES SURRIAGE — Edwin L. Bynner America (Boston), middle of Eighteenth Century Sampson Low & Co.

FAIRFAX — J. E. Cooke Valley of the Shenandoah, 1748-81 Sampson Low & Co.

WITH CLIVE IN INDIA — G. A. Henty India, middle Eighteenth Century Blackie & Son

RALPH DANIELL — Meadows Taylor India, middle Eighteenth Century Kegan, Paul, & Co.

LIKE ANOTHER HELEN — Sydney C. Grier India, middle Eighteenth Century W. Blackwood & Sons

IVAN DE BIRON — Sir Arthur Helps Russia, middle Eighteenth Century Chatto & Windus

THE KING’S "BLUE BOYS" — Sheila E. Braine Frederick William I. of Prussia and his Giant Grenadiers Jarrold & Sons

THE CITIZEN OF PRAGUE — C. L. A. Paalzow (translation) Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria H. Colburn, 1846

CONSUELO and THE COUNTESS OF RUDOLSTADT — George Sand (trans.) Time of Frederick the Great Walter Scott

*FREDERICK THE GREAT AND HIS FAMILY — Louise Muhlbach (translation) Time of Frederick the Great D. Appleton & Co.

* One of L. Muhlbach’s several romances dealing with this period.

GAVIN HAMILTON — M. E. Seawell The Seven Years War Harper & Brothers

WITH FREDERICK THE GREAT — G. A. Henty The Seven Years War Blackie & Son

A FALLEN STAR — C. Lowe The Seven Years War Downey & Co.

AMYOT BROUGH — E. Vincent Briton England and Canada, middle of Eighteenth Century Seeley & Co.

THE FORGE IN THE FOREST — C. D. G. Roberts Canada, middle Eighteenth Century Kegan, Paul, & Co.

A SISTER TO EVANGELINE — C. D. G. Roberts Canada, middle Eighteenth Century John Lane

AT WAR WITH PONTIAC — Kirk Munroe Canada, middle Eighteenth Century Blackie & Son

THE SEATS OF THE MIGHTY — Gilbert Parker The Taking of Quebec Methuen & Co.

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS — Fennimore Cooper Montcalm, 1757 Macmillan & Co.

THE STORY OF OLD FORT LOUDON — C. E. Craddock North America, 1758. (French War) Macmillan & Co.

FORTUNE’S MY FOE — J. Bloundelle Burton Cartagena, 1758 Methuen & Co.

THE VIRGINIANS — Thackeray America and England, George II.-III. Smith, Elder, & Co.

THE GOLDEN DOG — William Kirby Quebec, in the days of Louis XV. Jarrold & Sons

OLYMPE DE CLEVES — Dumas (translation) France, Louis XV. J. M. Dent & Co.

THE HOUSE OF DE MAILLY — Margaret H. Potter France, Louis XV. Harper & Brothers

THE LITTLE HUGUENOT — Max Pemberton France, Louis XV. Cassell & Co.

THE LAST RECRUIT OF CLARE’S — S. R. Keightley Marquise de Pompadour, &c. (Irish Brigade stories) Hutchinson & Co.

THE FAVOR OF PRINCES — Mark L. Luthur Adventure in time of Louis XV. Macmillan & Co.

MEMOIRS OF A PHYSICIAN — Dumas (translation) Louis XV.-XVI. (1770-74) J. M. Dent & Co.

THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE — Dumas (translation) Court of Louis XVI. (1784-5) J. M. Dent & Co.

THE COUNTESS EVE — J. H. Shorthouse Burgundy, 1785 Macmillan & Co.

IN EXITU ISRAEL — S. Baring-Gould Church and State in France, 1788-9 Macmillan & Co., 1870

THE KING WITH TWO FACES — M. E. Coleridge Gustavus III. of Sweden E. Arnold

MANY WAYS OF LOVE — F. Whishaw Russia, time of Catharine II. J. M. Dent & Co.

A FORBIDDEN NAME — F. Whishaw Russia, time of Catharine II. Chatto & Windus

THE TURKISH AUTOMATON — Sheila E. Braine Russia, time of Catharine II. Blackie & Son

THE PRIDE OF JENNICO — Agnes & Egerton Castle Moravia, 1771 Macmillan & Co.

REDGAUNTLET — Scott Time of George III. A. & C. Black

GUY MANNERING — Scott Time of George III. A. & C. Black

KATERFELTO — G. J. Whyte-Melville Time of George III. (Exmoor). W. Thacker & Co. and Ward, Lock, & Co.

THE ORANGE GIRL — Walter Besant Time of George III. Chatto & Windus

*THE ROCK OF THE LION — M. E. Seawell Time of George III. Harper & Brothers

* Deals with the Siege of Gibraltar, 1779-1783.

BARNABY RUDGE — Dickens Time of George III. (Gordon Riots) Chapman & Hall

THE MAID OF SKER — R. D. Blackmore Time of George III. Sampson Low & Co.

MISS ANGEL — Miss Thackeray Art (Reynolds & Angelica Kauffmann) Smith, Elder, & Co.

THE FATAL GIFT — F. Frankfort Moore The Sisters Gunning Hutchinson & Co.

A NEST OF LINNETS — F. Frankfort Moore R. B. Sheridan, Johnson, &c. Hutchinson & Co.

THE SURGEON’S DAUGHTER — Scott Fifeshire, Isle of Wight, and India (1780) A. & C. Black

THE CASTLE INN — Stanley Weyman English Manners, late Eighteenth Century Smith, Elder, & Co.

THE TONE KING — Heribert Rau (trans.) Mozart Jarrold & Sons

THE VIRGINIA COMEDIANS — J. E. Cooke Virginia, 1763-5 D. Appleton & Co., 1854

ALICE OF OLD VINCENNES — Maurice Thompson Fort Vincennes (Clark’s Conquest) Cassell & Co.

THE GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS — Daniel P. Thompson American Revolution B. B. Mussey & Co., Boston. Revised edition, 1848

*LIONEL LINCOLN — Fennimore Cooper American Revolution Geo. Routledge & Sons

* "Lionel Lincoln" treats of Boston in the time of Bunker Hill (1775); "The Spy" of Hudson River district 1782); and "The Pilot" of Paul Jones (1779).

THE SPY — Fennimore Cooper American Revolution Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE PILOT — Fennimore Cooper American Revolution Geo. Routledge & Sons

RICHARD CARVEL — Winston Churchill American Revolution Macmillan & Co.

HUGH WYNNE — S. Weir Mitchell American Revolution (Washington) Macmillan & Co.

A GREAT TREASON — Mary A. M. Hoppus American Revolution (Benedict Arnold) Macmillan & Co.

A SOLDIER OF VIRGINIA — Burton Eghert Stevenson American Revolution Duckworth & Co.

PHILIP WINWOOD — R. N. Stephens American Revolution Chatto & Windus

LOVE LIKE A GIPSY — Bernard Capes American Revolution Constable & Co.

JANICE MEREDITH — P. L. Ford American Revolution Constable & Co.

THE TORY LOVER — Sarah Orne Jewett American Revolution (Paul Jones) Smith, Elder, & Co.

CARDIGAN — R. W. Chambers American Revolution Constable & Co.

*THE FORAYERS and EUTAW — W. G. Simms American Revolution W. J. Widdleton, New York

* The two last of a series covering the American War period.

HORSE-SHOE ROBINSON — J. P. Kennedy Virginia, 1780 R. Bentley, 1835

THE DUKE OF STOCKBRIDGE — E. Bellamy Massachusetts (Shays’ Rebellion) Gay & Bird

ANGE PITOU — Dumas (translation) French Revolution period J. M. Dent & Co.

LA COMTESSE DE CHARNY — Dumas (translation) French Revolution period (1789-94) J. M. Dent & Co.

CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE — Dumas (translation) French Revolution period (1793) J. M. Dent & Co.

*THE STORY OF A PEASANT — Erckmann-Chatrian (translation) French Revolution period (1789-1815) Ward, Lock, & Co.

* Collective title of the four tales—"The States-General" (1789), "The Country in Danger" (1792), "Year One of the Republic" (1793), and "Citizen Bonaparte" (1794-1815). Erckmann-Chatrian’s "Madame Therese" (translation) is another good story of this period (1792).

THE REDS OF THE MIDI — Felix Gras (translation) French Revolution period W. Heinemann

THE TERROR — Felix Gras (translation) French Revolution period W. Heinemann

THE WHITE TERROR — Felix Gras (translation) French Revolution period W. Heinemann

A TALE OF TWO CITIES — Dickens French Revolution period Chapman & Hall

L’AN ’93 — Victor Hugo (trans.) French Revolution period J. M. Dent & Co.

MY LADY MARCIA — Eliza F. Pollard French Revolution period T. Nelson & Sons

THE ATELIER DU LYS — Miss Roberts French Revolution period Longmans, Green, & Co.

ON THE EDGE OF THE STORM — Miss Roberts French Revolution period Warne & Co.

CITOYENNE JACQUELINE — S. Tytler French Revolution period Chatto & Windus

LA VENDEE — Anthony Trollope French Revolution period Colburn, 1850

THE RED COCKADE — Stanley Weyman French Revolution period Longmans, Green, & Co.

MADEMOISELLE MATHILDE — Henry Kingsley French Revolution period Ward, Lock, & Co.

THE ADVENTURES OF FRANCOIS FOUNDER — S. Weir Mitchell French Revolution period Macmillan & Co.

*A STORM-RENT SKY — M. Betham Edwards French Revolution period Hurst & Blackett

* This striking tale deals with Danton’s career. In "A Romance of Dijon" (Black) and "The Dream-Charlotte" (Black) Miss Betham Edwards has depicted earlier phases of the Revolution; the lastnamed novel takes us away from the Capital, to show us how the forces of the time affected the simple folk of Normandy.

THE ADVENTURES OF THE COMTE DE LA MUETTE — Bernard Capes French Revolution period W. Blackwood & Sons

OUR LADY OF DARKNESS — Bernard Capes French Revolution period W. Blackwood & Sons

THE RED SHIRTS — Paul Gaulot. (trans.) French Revolution period Chatto & Windus

A GIRL OF THE MULTITUDE — Anonymous French Revolution period Fisher Unwin

THE LITTLE SAINT OF GOD — Lady F. Cunningham French Revolution period Hurst & Blackett

ST. KATHERINE’S BY THE TOWER — Walter Besant French Revolution period (England, 1793) Chatto & Windus

AT THE SIGN OF THE GUILLOTINE — Harold Spender Robespierre, 1794 Fisher Unwin

THE PARSON’S DAUGHTER — Emma Marshall George Romney, the Painter Seeley & Co.

THE MAID OF MAIDEN LANE — Amelia E. Barr New York, 1791 Fisher Unwin

ARTHUR MERVYN — Charles Brocden Brown Philadelphia, 1793 (yellow fever year) H. Maxwell, Phil., 1799

ROPES OF SAND — R. E. Francillon North Devon, 1793 Chatto & Windus

A BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS — Julian Corbett Sussex Smugglers and French Conspirators Methuen & Co.

THE WHITES AND THE BLUES — Dumas (translation) Rise of Napoleon (1793-9) J. M. Dent & Co.

THE CHOIR INVISIBLE — James Lane Allen Kentucky, 1795 Macmillan & Co.

THE MILLS OF GOD — Elinor Macartney Lane Virginia and England D. Appleton & Co.

THE KING’S OWN — Marryatt Mutiny at the Nore, 1797 J. M. Dent & Co.

ADMIRAL — Douglas Sladen Nelson, 1798-9 Hutchinson & Co.

THE BATTLE OF THE STRONG — Gilbert Parker Jersey, &c., end of Eighteenth Century Methuen & Co.

IN PRESS-GANG DAYS — E. Pickering Battle of the Nile, &c. Warne & Co.

THE ANTIQUARY — Scott Scotch Manners, last decade of Eighteenth Century A. & C. Black

THE KING’S DEPUTY — H. A. Hinkson Dublin in time of Grattan Lawrence & Bullen

RORY O’MORE — S. Lover Ireland (the ’98 Rebellion) Constable & Co.

KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN — Randal McDonnell Ireland (the ’98 Rebellion) Fisher Unwin

TWO CHIEFS OF DUNBOY — J. A. Froude Ireland (the ’98 Rebellion) Longmans, Green, & Co.

THE REBELS — M. McD. Bodkin Ireland (the ’98 Rebellion) Ward, Lock, & Co.

UP FOR THE GREEN — H. A. Hinkson Ireland (the ’98 Rebellion) Lawrence & Bullen

THE CROPPY — John and Michael Banim Ireland (the ’98 Rebellion) Henry Colburn, 1828

THE INIMITABLE MRS. MASSINGHAM — Herbert Compton Gretna Green & Botany Bay, 1799 Chatto & Windus

THE COMPANIONS OF JEHU — Dumas (translation) Napoleon in Egypt (1799-1800) J. M. Dent & Co.

THE MINISTER’S WOOING — Mrs. Beecher Stowe American Manners (late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth Century.) Sampson Low & Co.

LITTLE JARVIS — M. E. Seawell American quarrel with France (Constellation cruises, 1798-1800.) D. Appleton & Co.

THE HUNGARIAN BROTHERS — A. M. Porter Vienna in the last decade of the Century Warne & Co.

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Chicago: Jonathan Nield, "Eighteenth Century.," A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, ed. CM01B10.Txt - 149 Kb, CM01B10.Zip - 56 Kb and trans. Coleman, Chapman, Mrs., 1813-1891 in A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales (New York: The Modern Library Publishers, 1918), Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRC3WWLTSHUBMBW.

MLA: Nield, Jonathan. "Eighteenth Century." A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, edited by CM01B10.Txt - 149 Kb, CM01B10.Zip - 56 Kb, and translated by Coleman, Chapman, Mrs., 1813-1891, in A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, New York, The Modern Library Publishers, 1918, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRC3WWLTSHUBMBW.

Harvard: Nield, J, 'Eighteenth Century.' in A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, ed. and trans. . cited in 1918, A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, The Modern Library Publishers, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRC3WWLTSHUBMBW.