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after the War.

AN EMPEROR'S DOOM -- Herbert Hayens
Mexican War of Independence
T. Nelson & Sons

LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS -- Baroness von Suttner (translation)
Foreign Wars, 1864-70
Longmans, Green, & Co.

FOR SCEPTRE AND CROWN -- G. Samarow (trans.)
Prussia v. Austria, 1866
H. S. King & Co., 1875

THE MEMBER FOR PARIS -- E. C. Grenville Murray
France--Napoleon III.
Smith, Elder, & Co., 1871

HISTOIRE DU PLEBISCITE -- Erckmann-Chatrian
Franco-German War Period
J. Hetzel et Cie.

LORRAINE -- Robert W. Chambers
Franco-German War Period
G. P. Putnam's Sons

VALENTIN -- Henry Kingsley
Ward, Lock, & Co.
Ditto.

THE ISLE OF UNREST -- H. S. Merriman
Franco-German War Period (Corsica)
Smith, Elder, & Co.

THE GARDEN OF SWORDS -- Max Pemberton
Franco-German War Period (Strasburg).
Cassell & Co.

ASHES OF EMPIRE -- Robert W. Chambers
Franco-German War Period
Macmillan & Co.

THE DOWNFALL -- E. Zola (translation)
Franco-German War Period (Sedan)
Chatto & Windus

*UNE EPOQUE -- Paul et Victor Margueritte
Franco-German War Period
Plon-Nourrit et Cie., Paris

* Collective title of the 4 novels--"Le Desastre" (Metz, 1870),
"Les Troncons du Glaive" (La Defense nationale. 1870-71), "Les
Braves Gens" (Episodes, 1870-71), and "La Commune" (Paris, 1875).
The last-named has still (January, 1902) to appear. Messrs. Chatto
& Windus have published an English translation of "Le Desastre."

THE PARISIANS -- Lytton
Paris Commune
Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE RED REPUBLIC -- Robert W. Chambers
Paris Commune
G. P. Putnam's Sons

THE VELVET GLOVE -- H. S. Merriman
Spain, 1870--The Carlists
Smith, Elder, & Co.

* SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF NOTABLE NOVELS,

Which, while not strictly "Historical," in some way represent
bygone periods.

* Nothing like exhaustiveness is claimed for this "Supplementary
List;" the method of study therein indicated might be indefinitely
extended, but the few works given form an almost necessary
starting-point. A less restricted list would, of course, include
the Semi-Historic examples of such Foreign authors as Madame de
Stael, Balzac, Spielhagen, &c. The purport of this book being
primarily in the direction of Historical Romance proper, I have
confined my attention here to a few works on the borderland of my
Introductory definition.

THE FOREST LOVERS -- Maurice Hewlett
Mediaeval Life
Macmillan & Co.

THE SCARLET LETTER -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Massachusetts, end of Seventeenth Century
Walter Scott and others

CASTLE RACKRENT -- Maria Edgeworth
Irish character, early Eighteenth Century
Macmillan & Co.

TREASURE ISLAND -- R. L. Stevenson
Adventure, middle Eighteenth Century
Cassell & Co.

TOM JONES -- Fielding
English Life and Manners, middle Eighteenth Century
J. M. Dent & Co.

CLARISSA HARLOWE -- Richardson
English Life and Manners, middle Eighteenth Century
Chapman & Hall

THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD -- Goldsmith
English Rural Life, Eighteenth Century
Macmillan & Co.

ANNALS OF THE PARISH -- John Galt
Scotch Village Life, 1760-1810
W. Blackwood & Sons

EVELINA -- Frances Burney
Fashionable manners, end Eighteenth Century
J. M. Dent & Co.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE -- Jane Austen
Everyday Society, beginning of Nineteenth Century
Macmillan & Co.

ADAM BEDE -- George Eliot
English Rural Life, beginning of Nineteenth Century
W. Blackwood & Sons

DESTINY -- Susan E. Ferrier
Scotch character, beginning of Nineteenth Century
J. M. Dent & Co.

TRAITS AND STORIES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY -- William Carleton
Irish Peasant-life, beginning of Nineteenth Century
J. M. Dent & Co.

O'DONNEL -- Lady Morgan
Irish character, beginning of Nineteenth Century
Colburn, 1814

THE GRANDISSIMES -- G. W. Cable
America, early Nineteenth Century (Creole life)
Hodder & Stoughton

PENDENNIS and THE NEWCOMES -- Thackeray
Late Georgian--Early Victorian manners
Smith Elder & Co.

CRANFORD -- Mrs. Gaskell
English Provincial Life in the second quarter of the Nineteenth
Century
Macmillan & Co.

PERLYCROSS -- R. D. Blackmore
English Provincial Life in the second quarter of the Nineteenth
Century
Sampson Low & Co.

THE BLITHEDALE ROMANCE -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Margaret Fuller and the "Brook Farm" group, under fictitious names.
Walter Scott

THE TRAGIC COMEDIANS -- George Meredith
Ferdinand Lassalle, under fictitious name
Constable & Co.

UNCLE TOM'S CABIN -- Mrs. H. Beecher-Stowe
Slavery in America
Routledge, Cassell, and others

A KENTUCKY CARDINAL AND AFTERMATH -- James Lane Allen
American Manners, 1850
Macmillan & Co.

BARCHESTER TOWERS -- Anthony Trollope
Life in an English Cathedral City, middle of Nineteenth Century
Chapman & Hall

SUNNINGWELL -- F. Warre Cornish
"High Church" and "Broad Church," middle of Nineteenth Century
Constable & Co.

BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER -- George Meredith
English Politics, middle of Nineteenth Century
Constable & Co.

MARY BARTON -- Mrs. Gaskell
Manufacturing Districts, middle of Nineteenth Century
Smith, Elder, & Co.

SUGGESTED COURSES OF READING--JUVENILE.

As likely to assist Parents and Teachers, I propose to give two
lists (covering English History from the Norman Conquest) for Boys
and Girls respectively; but a passing allusion may, first of all,
be made to tales dealing with more ancient periods. For the
illustration of Greek and Roman History, those books of Professor
A. J. Church which are entered in my Pre-Christian section may be
safely recommended; while the pictures of First Century life given
in Wallace's "Ben Hur," Lytton's "Last Days of Pompeii," and Whyte
Melville's "The Gladiators" are, perhaps, as likely to interest an
intelligent boy or girl in the "teen" stage as any similar
productions that could be mentioned. Turning to the Early History
of our own isle, I would specially mention Mr. Henty's "Beric the
Briton"; the "Aescendune" series of tales ("Edwy the Fair," "Alfgar
the Dane," and "The Rival Heirs") by the late Rev. A. D. Crake; Mr.
C. W. Whistler's "Havelok the Dane," "A Thane of Wessex," &c.; and
the various books chosen to represent Alfred and his times.

In preparing the following lists, I have had in view, for the most
part, the average Juvenile taste; doubtless many of the more
advanced works might be offered in special cases, but, in regard to
that, the Parent or Teacher can alone judge. Some of the tales
entered in (I.) reappear in (II.), but a comparison will disclose
important differences. A reference to the General List will, in
most cases, reveal a more exact specification; for the sake of
convenience, the tales are here grouped according to Reigns only.

Of the romances dealing with American and Foreign History to be
found in the foregoing pages, many are suitable for young readers;
but the sequence not being very close (for any lengthy period at
least), separate lists would appear superfluous. Such writers (to
mention only a few) as Fennimore Cooper, Mrs. J. G. Austin, G. C.
Eggleston, Kirk Munroe, and Elbridge S. Brooks, may be particularly
recommended for American History; while Scott, Dumas, Charlotte M.
Yonge, Miss Roberts (author of "Mademoiselle Mori"), and G. A.
Henty, have all illustrated--in more or less adequate fashion--the
course of events in Foreign Countries. The novels of Dumas are not
infrequently considered somewhat "strong meat," but his " She-
Wolves of Machecoul" and "Black Tulip" may be safely placed in any
hands.

ENGLISH HISTORY SINCE THE CONQUEST (Boys).

HAROLD -- Lytton
Norman Conquest, Harold--William I.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE CAMP OF REFUGE -- C. Macfarlane
Norman Conquest, Harold--William I.
Constable & Co.

HEREWARD THE WAKE -- Charles Kingsley
Norman Conquest, Harold--William I.
Macmillan & Co.

WULF THE SAXON -- G. A. Henty
Norman Conquest, Harold--William I.
Blackie & Son

IN THE DAYS OF ST. ANSELM -- G. Hollis
William II.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS -- Scott
William II.
A. & C. Black

*PABO THE PRIEST -- S. Baring-Gould
Henry I.
Methuen & Co.

* This, the only substantial tale dealing directly with the reign
of Henry I., is hardly suitable for very young folk, but it will
interest those with older tastes.

THE LEGEND OF READING ABBEY -- C. Macfarlane
Stephen
Constable & Co.

THE KNIGHT OF THE GOLDEN CHAIN -- R. D. Chetwode
Stephen
C. A. Pearson

THE BETROTHED -- Scott
Henry II.
A. & C. Black

FOREST OUTLAWS -- E. Gilliat
Henry II.
Seeley & Co.

THE TALISMAN -- Scott
Richard I.
A. & C. Black

IVANHOE -- Scott
Richard I.
A. & C. Black

RUNNYMEDE AND LINCOLN FAIR -- J. G. Edgar
John
Ward, Lock, & Co.

A STOUT ENGLISH BOWMAN -- E. Pickering
Henry III.
Blackie & Son

HOW I WON MY SPURS -- J. G. Edgar
Henry III.
Ward, Lock, & Co.

THE KING'S REEVE -- E. Gilliat
Edward I.
Seeley & Co.

IN FREEDOM'S CAUSE -- G. A. Henty
Wallace and Bruce, Edward I.--Edward II.
Blackie & Son

THE CHEVALIER OF THE SPLENDID CREST -- Sir Herbert Maxwell
Wallace and Bruce, Edward I.--Edward II.
W. Blackwood & Sons

THE WHITE COMPANY -- Conan Doyle
Edward III.
Smith, Elder, & Co.

THE LANCES OF LYNWOOD -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Edward III.
Macmillan & Co.

CRECY AND POICTIERS -- J. G. Edgar
Edward III.
Ward, Lock, & Co.

ST. GEORGE FOR ENGLAND -- G. A. Henty
Edward III.
Blackie & Son

JOHN STANDISH -- E. Gilliat
Richard II.
Seeley & Co.

A MARCH ON LONDON -- G. A. Henty
Richard II.
Blackie & Son

BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER -- G. A. Henty
Henry IV.
Blackie & Son

IN THE DAYS OF PRINCE HAL -- H. Elrington
Henry V.
Blackie & Son

AT AGINCOURT -- G. A. Henty
Henry V.
Blackie & Son

AGINCOURT -- G. P. R. James
Henry V.
Warne & Co.

THE LAST OF THE BARONS -- Lytton
Wars of the Roses, Henry VI.--Edward IV.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE BLACK ARROW -- R. L. Stevenson
Wars of the Roses, Henry VI.--Edward IV.
Cassell & Co.

THE CHANTRY PRIEST OF BARNET -- A. J. Church
Wars of the Roses, Henry VI.--Edward IV.
Seeley & Co.

HOW DICKON CAME BY HIS NAME and WHERE AVON INTO SEVERN FLOWS --
Harold Frederic
Wars of the Roses, Henry VI.--Edward IV.
Lothrop Publishing Co.

RED ROSE AND WHITE -- A. Armitage
Richard III.
J. Macqueen

THE WOODMAN -- G. P. R. James
Richard III.
Warne & Co.

THE HEIR OF HASCOMBE HALL -- E. Everett Green
Henry VII.
T. Nelson & Sons

THE CAPTAIN OF THE WIGHT -- F. Cowper
Henry VII.
Seeley & Co.

WINDSOR CASTLE -- Harrison Ainsworth
Henry VIII.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE ARMOURER'S 'PRENTICES -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Henry VIII.
Macmillan & Co.

THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER -- Mark Twain
Edward VI.
Chatto & Windus

THE COLLOQUIES OF EDWARD OSBORNE -- A. Manning
Edward VI.
J. C. Nimmo

THE TOWER OF LONDON -- Harrison Ainsworth
Mary
Geo. Routledge & Sons

SEETHING DAYS -- Caroline C. Holroyd
Mary
A. D. Innes & Co.

KENILWORTH -- Scott
Elizabeth
A. & C. Black

WESTWARD HO! -- Charles Kingsley
Elizabeth
Macmillan & Co.

MASTER SKYLARK -- J. Bennett
Elizabeth
Macmillan & Co.

SIR LUDAR -- T. Baines Reed
Elizabeth
Sampson Low & Co.

THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL -- Scott
James I.
A. & C. Black

THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES -- Harrison Ainsworth
James I.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE BLACK TOR -- G. Manville Fenn
James I.
W. & R. Chambers

HOLMBY HOUSE -- Whyte Melville
Charles I.
Ward, Lock, & Co.

THE SPLENDID SPUR -- "Q"
Charles I.
Cassell & Co.

WITH THE KING AT OXFORD -- A. J. Church
Charles I.
Seeley & Co.

WHEN CHARLES I. WAS KING -- J. S. Fletcher
Charles I.
Gay & Bird

HUGH GWYETH -- B. M. Dix
Charles I.
Macmillan & Co.

JOHN MARMADUKE -- S. H. Church
Commonwealth
G. P. Putnam's Sons

WOODSTOCK -- Scott
Commonwealth
A. & C. Black

CAPTAIN JACOBUS -- L. Cope Cornford
Commonwealth
Methuen & Co.

OLD ST. PAUL'S -- Harrison Ainsworth
Charles II.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

WHITEFRIARS -- Anonymous
Charles II.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

TRAITOR OR PATRIOT? -- M. C. Rowsell
Charles II.
Blackie & Son

SILAS VERNEY -- Edgar Pickering
Charles II.
Blackie & Son

OLD MORTALITY -- Scott
Charles II.
A. & C. Black

LORNA DOONE -- R. D. Blackmore
James II.
Sampson Low & Co.

MICAH CLARKE -- Conan Doyle
James II.
Longmans, Green, & Co.

FOR FAITH AND FREEDOM -- Walter Besant
James II.
Chatto & Windus

THE COURTSHIP OF MORICE BUCKLER -- A. E. W. Mason
James II.
Macmillan & Co.

BLUE PAVILIONS -- "Q"
William III.
Cassell & Co.

A MAN'S FOES -- E. H. Strain
William III.
Ward, Lock, & Co.

ST. JAMES'S -- Harrison Ainsworth
Anne
Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE CORNET OF HORSE -- G. A. Henty
Anne
Sampson Low & Co.

THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE -- G. A. Henty
Anne
Blackie & Son

TOM TUFTON'S TRAVELS and TOM TUFTON'S TOLL -- E. Everett Green
Anne
T. Nelson & Sons

ROB ROY -- Scott
George I.
A. & C. Black

DOROTHY FORSTER -- W. Besant
George I.
Chatto & Windus

THE MISER'S DAUGHTER -- Harrison Ainsworth
George II.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

WAVERLEY -- Scott
George II.
A. & C. Black

NED LEGER -- G. Manville Fenn
George II.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

THE FORTUNES OF CLAUDE -- E. Pickering
George II.
Warne & Co.

THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE -- R. L. Stevenson
George II.
Cassell & Co.

KIDNAPPED -- R. L. Stevenson
George II.
Cassell & Co.

CATRIONA -- R. L. Stevenson
George II.
Cassell & Co.

BARNABY RUDGE -- Charles Dickens
George III.
Chapman & Hall

IN PRESS-GANG DAYS -- E. Pickering
George III.
Warne & Co.

AT THE POINT OF THE BAYONET -- G. A. Henty
George III.
Blackie & Son

WHEN GEORGE III. WAS KING -- A. Sagon
George III.
Sands & Co.

AFLOAT WITH NELSON -- Chas. H. Eden
George III.
J. Macqueen

THE ROMANCE OF WAR -- James Grant
George III.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA and UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND -- G. A. Henty
George III.
Blackie & Son

GRANTLEY FENTON -- M. M. Blake
George III.
Jarrold & Sons

FACE TO FACE WITH NAPOLEON and IN THE YEAR OF WATERLOO -- O. V. Caine
George III.
J. Nisbet & Co.

ONE OF THE 28TH -- G. A. Henty
George III.
Blackie & Son

A GALLANT GRENADIER -- Captain Brereton
Crimean War
Blackie & Son

FOR THE OLD FLAG -- C. R. Fenn
Indian Mutiny
Sampson Low & Co.

ENGLISH HISTORY SINCE THE CONQUEST (GIRLS).

HAROLD -- Lytton
Norman Conquest, Harold--William I.
Geo. Routledge & Sons

THE CAMP OF REFUGE -- C. Macfarlane
Norman Conquest, Harold--William I.
Constable & Co.

IN THE DAYS OF ST. ANSELM -- G. Hollis
William II.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS -- Scott
William II.
A. & C. Black

*PABO THE PRIEST -- S. Baring-Gould
Henry I.
Methuen & Co.

* This, the only substantial tale dealing directly with the reign
of Henry I., is hardly suitable for very young folk, but it will
interest those with older tastes.

THE LEGEND OF READING ABBEY -- C. Macfarlane
Stephen
Constable & Co.

THE BETROTHED -- Scott
Henry II.
A. & C. Black

FOREST OUTLAWS -- E. Gilliat
Henry II.
Seeley & Co.

THE TALISMAN -- Scott
Richard I.
A. & C. Black

IVANHOE -- Scott
Richard I.
A. & C. Black

RUNNYMEDE AND LINCOLN FAIR -- J. G. Edgar
John
Ward, Lock, & Co.

A CLERK OF OXFORD -- E. Everett Green
Henry III.
T. Nelson & Sons

THE ROBBER BARON OF BEDFORD CASTLE -- A. J. Foster and E. C.
Cuthell
Henry III
T. Nelson & Sons

THE PRINCE AND THE PAGE -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Henry III
Macmillan & Co.

THE KING'S REEVE -- E. Gilliat
Edward I.
Seeley & Co.

THE LORD OF DYNEOVER -- E. Everett Green
Edward I.
T. Nelson & Sons

THE SCOTTISH CHIEFS -- Jane Porter
Wallace and Bruce (Edward I.--Edward II.)
J. M. Dent & Co.

THE DAYS OF BRUCE -- Grace Aguilar
Wallace and Bruce (Edward I.--Edward II.)
Warne & Co.

GOD, THE KING, MY BROTHER -- Mary F. Nixon Roulet
Edward III.
Ward, Lock, & Co.

THE LANCES OF LYNWOOD -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Edward III.
Macmillan & Co.

IN THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY -- E. Everett Green
Edward III.
T. Nelson & Sons

ROBERT ANNYS, POOR PRIEST -- Annie N. Meyer
Richard II.
Macmillan & Co.

THE BANNER OF ST. GEORGE -- M. Bramston
Richard II.
Duckworth & Co.

BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER -- G. A. Henty
Henry IV.
Blackie & Son

IN THE DAYS OF PRINCE HAL -- H. Elrington
Henry V.
Blackie & Son

A CHAMPION OF THE FAITH -- J. M Callwell
Henry V.
Blackie & Son

AGINCOURT -- G. P. R. James
Henry V.
Warne & Co.

TWO PENNILESS PRINCESSES -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Henry VI.
Macmillan & Co.

THE LAST OF THE BARONS -- Lytton
Wars of the Roses (Henry VI.--Edward IV.)
Geo. Routledge & Sons

GRISLY GRISSELL -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Wars of the Roses (Henry VI.--Edward IV.)
Macmillan & Co.

IN THE WARS OF THE ROSES -- E. Everett Green
Wars of the Roses (Henry VI.--Edward IV.)
T. Nelson & Sons

RED ROSE AND WHITE -- A. Armitage
Richard III.
J. Macqueen

THE WOODMAN -- G. P. R. James
Richard III.
Warne & Co

THE HEIR OF HASCOMBE HALL -- E. Everett Green
Henry VII.
T. Nelson & Sons

THE HOUSEHOLD OF SIR THOMAS MORE -- A. Manning
Henry VIII.
J. C. Nimmo

MY FRIEND ANNE -- Jessie Armstrong
Henry VIII.
Warne & Co.

THE ARMOURER'S PRENTICES -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Henry VIII.
Macmillan & Co.

THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER -- Mark Twain
Edward VI.
Chatto & Windus

THE MAID OF LONDON BRIDGE -- S. Gibney
Edward VI.
Jarrold & Sons

THE COLLOQUIES OF EDWARD OSBORNE -- A. Manning
Edward VI.--Mary
J. C Nimmo

SEETHING DAYS -- Caroline C. Holroyd
Edward VI.--Mary
A. D. Innes & Co.

KENILWORTH -- Scott
Elizabeth
A. & C. Black

WESTWARD HO! -- Charles Kingsley
Elizabeth
Macmillan & Co.

UNKNOWN TO HISTORY -- Charlotte M. Yonge
Elizabeth
Macmillan & Co.

PENSHURST CASTLE -- Emma Marshall
Elizabeth
Seeley & Co.

MASTER SKYLARK -- J. Bennett
Elizabeth
Macmillan & Co.

THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL -- Scott
James I.
A. & C. Black

THE LOST TREASURE OF TREVLYN -- E. Everett Green
James I.
T. Nelson & Sons

HOLMBY HOUSE -- Whyte Melville
Charles I.
Ward, Lock, & Co.

MIRIAM CROMWELL -- Dora McChesney
Charles I.
W. Blackwood & Sons

TO RIGHT THE WRONG -- Edna Lyall
Charles I.
Hurst & Blackett

IN SPITE OF ALL -- Edna Lyall
Charles I.
Hurst & Blackett

UNDER SALISBURY SPIRE -- Emma Marshall
Charles I.
Seeley & Co.

A HAUNT OF ANCIENT PEACE -- Emma Marshall
Charles I.
Seeley & Co.

ETHNE -- Mrs. Field
Commonwealth
Wells, Gardner, & Co.

WOODSTOCK -- Scott
Commonwealth
A. & C. Black

ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SEA -- Mrs. Charles
Commonwealth
T. Nelson & Sons

AFTER WORCESTER -- E. Everett Green
Commonwealth
T. Nelson & Sons

IN THE GOLDEN DAYS -- Edna Lyall
Charles II.
Hurst & Blackett

CHERRY AND VIOLET -- A. Manning
Charles II.
J. C. Nimmo

TRAITOR OR PATRIOT? -- M. C. Rowsell
Charles II.
Blackie & Son

THE CARVED CARTOON -- Austin Clare
Charles II.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

OLD MORTALITY -- Scott
Charles II.
A. & C. Black

WINCHESTER MEADS -- Emma Marshall
Charles II.
Seeley & Co.

LORNA DOONE -- R. D. Blackmore
James II.
Sampson Low & Co.

IN THE SERVICE OF RACHEL, LADY RUSSELL -- Emma Marshall
James II.
Seeley & Co.

IN TAUNTON TOWN -- E. Everett Green
James II.
T. Nelson & Sons

A REPUTED CHANGELING -- Charlotte M. Yonge
James II.
Macmillan & Co.

DEB CLAVEL -- M. E. Palgrave
James II.
Religious Tract Society

MY MISTRESS THE QUEEN -- M. A. Paull
William III.
Blackie & Son

KENSINGTON PALACE -- Emma Marshall
William III.
Seeley & Co.

BY THE NORTH SEA -- Emma Marshall
William III.
Jarrold & Sons

A MAN'S FOES -- E. H. Strain
William III.
Ward, Lock, & Co.

THE OLD CHELSEA BUN HOUSE -- A. Manning
Anne
J. C. Nimmo

THE CORNET OF HORSE -- G. A. Henty
Anne
Sampson Low & Co.

TOM TUFTON'S TRAVELS and TOM TUFTON'S TOLLS -- E. Everett Green
Anne
T. Nelson & Sons

DOROTHY FORSTER -- W. Besant
George I.
Chatto & Windus

DUANCE PENDRAY -- G. Norway
George I.
Jarrold & Sons

A LOYAL LITTLE MAID -- S. Tytler
George I.
Blackie & Son

WAVERLEY -- Scott
George II.
A. & C. Black

MISTRESS NANCY MOLESWORTH -- Joseph Hocking
George II.
J. Bowden

THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE -- R. L. Stevenson
George II.
Cassell & Co.

KIDNAPPED -- R. L. Stevenson
George II.
Cassell & Co.

CATRIONA -- R. L. Stevenson
George II.
Cassell & Co.

THE CHAPLAIN OF THE FLEET -- W. Besant
George II.
Chatto & Windus

AMYOT BROUGH -- E. Vincent Briton
George II.
Seeley & Co.

BARNABY RUDGE -- Dickens
George III.
Chapman & Hall

MISS ANGEL -- Miss Thackeray
George III.
Smith, Elder, & Co.

THE MAID OF SKER -- R. D. Blackmore
George III.
Sampson Low & Co.

ALICE LORRAINE -- R. D. Blackmore
George III.
Sampson Low & Co.

THE PARSON'S DAUGHTER -- Emma Marshall
George III.
Seeley & Co.

FACE TO FACE WITH NAPOLEON and IN THE YEAR OF WATERLOO -- O. V. Caine
George III.
J. Nisbet & Co.

UNDER THE MENDIPS -- Emma Marshall
William IV.
Seeley & Co.

CASTLE DALY -- Miss Keary
Victoria
Macmillan & Co.

In connection with this subject of Juvenile Literature, I would
draw attention to Messrs. Constable's "Library of Historical Novels
and Romances"--so admirably edited by Mr. G. Laurence Gomme.
Readers (old as well as young) are still further indebted to Mr.
Gomme for his well-arranged series of extracts taken from Romantic
Literature in the four volumes entitled, "The King's Story Book,"
"The Queen's Story Book," "The Prince's Story Book," and "The
Princess's Story Book." (Constable & Co.)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Although I have adopted the heading "Bibliography," it should be
understood that, in offering the subjoined list, I do not claim for
it absolute comprehensiveness. There are, of course, almost
innumerable Biographies, Literary Studies, Histories of Literature
and Fiction, &c., in which indirect references to our subject may
be traced. Moreover, in preparing this little volume, it has been
found necessary to consult largely "The Dictionary of National
Biography," the Enyclopaedias (especially Chambers', 1901), and
other Standard Works of the Dictionary type. I confine myself
below to noteworthy writings which deal directly with the subject
of Historical Romance.

Article on Historical Romance in The Quarterly Review. Vol. XXXV.,
page 518. (March, 1827.)

Article on historical Romance ("Sir Walter Scott and his
Imitators") in Fraser's Magazine. Vol. V., pages 6 (Part I.) and
207 (Part II.). (February and March, 1832.)

Article on "The Picturesque Style of Historical Romance" in
Blackwood's Magazine. Vol. XXXIII., page 621. (April, 1833.)

Article on "Historical Romance in Italy," by G. W. Greene, in the
North American Review. Vol. XLVI., page 325. (April, 1838.)

Article on Historical Romance in Blackwood's Magazine. Vol. LVIII.,
page 341. (September, 1845.)

Article on Historical Romance, by G. H. Lewes, in The Westminster
Review. Vol. XLV., page 34. (March, 1846.)

Article on "History in Fiction," in The Dublin Review. Vol. XLV.,
page 328. (December, 1858.)

Lecture III. ("Scott and his Influence") in David Masson's "British
Novelists and their Styles." (Macmillan, 1859.)

Article on "Historical Novels," by H. James, jun., in The Nation.
Vol. V., page 126. (August 15th, 1867.)

Article on Historical Romance in The Argosy. Vol. XVII., page 364.
(May, 1874.)

Chapter X. ("The Waverley Novels"), in R. H. Hutton's "Sir Walter
Scott." (Macmillan's English Men of Letters Series, 1878.)

The Essay on "The Waverley Novels," in Vol. II. of Walter Bagehot's
"Literary Studies." (Longmans, 1879)

"A Descriptive Catalogue of Historical Novels and Tales. For the
use of School Libraries and Teachers of History. Enlarged from the
List in the 'Journal of Education,' March, 1882." Compiled and
described by H. Courthope Bowen, M.A. (Edward Stanford, 1882.)

The section on "The Historical Novel," in Bayard Tuckerman's
"History of English Prose Fiction." (Putnams, 1882.)

The Chapter on "Courses of Reading in History," in James Baldwin's
"The Book Lover." (Putnams, 1886.)

The list of Historical Novels given in W. F. Allen's "The Reader's
Guide to English History. With Supplement, extending the plan to
other countries and periods." (Ginn & Co., 1888.)

[A useful, but very unequal list.]

The partially-selective list of Historical Novels in "A Guide Book
to Books," by E. B. Sargant and B. Whishaw. (H. Frowde, 1891.)

The essay on "Sir Walter Scott," in Vol. I. of Leslie Stephen's
"Hours in a Library." (Smith, Elder, & Co., 1892. New edition,
with additions.)

[Mr. Leslie Stephen is one of the most formidable critics with whom
the lover of Historical Romance has to deal. That which it is
possible to say against such fiction is said more forcibly by him,
perhaps, than by anyone else.]

The series of articles dealing with "History in Fiction," &c., by
J. B. Carlile, in Great Thoughts, October, 1892, to March, 1894.

Article "The Historical Novel," by Prof. A. J. Church, in Atalanta
for April, 1893.

The useful and partially-selective lists of Historical Tales given
in "The Intermediate Textbook of English History," by C. S.
Fearenside and A. Johnson Evans. (W. B. Clive, University Tutorial
Press, Ltd., 1893, &c.).

The short selective list of Historical Tales given in the appendix
to John Fiske's "History of the United States for Schools." (James
Clarke & Co., 1894.)

Article on "The Historical Novel as illustrated by Sir Walter
Scott," by Edwin Lester Arnold, in Atalanta for March, 1894.

The essay on "The Historical Novel" in W. P. James's "Romantic
Professions and other papers." (Elkin Mathews and John Lane,
1894.)

[A re-print, in somewhat revised form, of the suggestive article
appearing in Macmillan's Magazine, November, 1887.]

Chapter X. ("Sir Walter Scott") in Prof. Raleigh's "The English
Novel." (John Murray, 1894.)

Chapters X., XI., and XII. in Prof. Saintsbury's "Essays in English
Literature, 1780-1860. Second series." (J. M. Dent & Co., 1895.)

[Originally appeared in Macmillan's Magazine, August, September,
and October, 1894. A contribution to the subject of quite
exceptional brilliance and value.]

"A Descriptive List of Novels and Tales dealing with the History of
North America," by W. M. Griswold. (Cambridge, U.S.A., 1895.)

The Section headed "Historical Tales" in "Guide to the Study of
American History," by E. Channing and A. B. Hart. (Ginn and Co.,
1896.)

A Letter on "Historical Novels, Past and Present," by "Mazarin," in
The Bookman, October, 1896.

Article on "The Indian Mutiny in Fiction," in Blackwood's Magazine,
February, 1897.

Article on "The Importance of Illustrating New England History by a
series of Romances," by Rufus Choate, in The New England Magazine,
November, 1897.

Paper read before the College of Preceptors, on "The Use of
Historical Romances in the Teaching of History," by R. F. Charles
in The Educational Times, November, 1897.

Article on "The American Historical Novel," by Paul Lester Ford, in
The Atlantic Monthly, December, 1897.

[In this article a definition of the "Historical Novel" at variance
with my own, has been suggested. In spite of Mr. Fords argument, I
am still of opinion that the line of demarcation between the
Historical Novel proper and the Novel of Character or Adventure can
be more clearly drawn than he allows. I was careful, when dealing
with this question in my Introduction, to avoid making the test one
of actual historical accuracy, but there are, I have implied,
certain readily-verifiable personages and events which form a basis
amply sufficient for purposes of distinction. The pirates of
"Treasure Island" are taken (as Mr. Ford says) from actual figures
of the Eighteenth Century, but under my definition Stevenson's
novel is not thereby constituted "historical" in the strict sense.]

Article on "The Neo-Romantic Novel," by G. R. Carpenter, in The
Forum, March, 1898.

Article on "Historical Novels Past and Present," by Harold
Frederic, in The Bookman (American), December, 1898.

[An admirably-written, stimulating article.)

List of Historical Novels, &c., illustrating the Period 1066 to
1815, in the volume "Work and Play in Girls' Schools," by Dorothea
Beale, Lucy H. M. Soulsby, and Jane Frances Dove (Longmans, 1898).

"Le Roman Historique l'Epoque Romantique," by Louis Maigron
(Hachette et Cie., Paris, 1898).

[Contains a fine tribute to Scott, and much interesting matter.]

Chapters III. and IV. of "The Development of the English Novel," by
W. L. Cross (Macmillan, 1899.)

[A very full treatment. In the Appendix are some useful lists of
the earlier Historical Novels.]

Article on "Three American Historical Romances," by W. E. Simonds,
in The Atlantic Monthly, March, 1900.

Article on "The Reading of Historical Novels and the Study of
History," by Ada Shurmer, in The Scots Magazine, April, 1900.

Chapter III. ("The Historical Novel"), in F. H. Stoddard's "The
Evolution of the English Novel" (Macmillan, 1900).

[A highly important contribution.]

The two sections on Historical Fiction, relating to Greece and Rome
respectively, in Arthur L. Goodrich's "Topics of Greek and Roman
History" (Macmillan, 1900).

[For those requiring a fuller list of Greek and Roman tales than
that given in my pages, the above will be found useful.]

Article on "Historical Novels and their uses in teaching," by C. S.
Fearenside, in The School World, November, 1900.

[An exceptionally good article. The writer states his case clearly
and forcibly, and his argument is all the more convincing by reason
of its moderation.]

Article on "The New Historical Romances," by W. D. Howells, in The
North American Review, December, 1900.

The Essay on "The Historical Novel" in Prof. J. Brander Matthews'
"The Historical Novel and other essays" (Scribner's, 1901).

[Originally appeared in The Forum, September, 1897. Represents
that School of Criticism which is most adverse to Historical
Romance. Some of the Professor's remarks convey the impression
that he disbelieves in ANY reconstruction of the Past; such an
attitude is, surely, unfavourable to History itself, which is
always more than any mere statement of "facts."]

The List of Historical Novels in Mudie's Library Catalogue (The New
Enlarged Edition, January, 1902).

[Non-selective, but useful more especially on account of its
Topographical arrangement.]

The list of Historical Tales given in J. S. Lindsey's "Certificate
Note-Book of European History, 1814-1848." (Heffer & Sons,
Cambridge, 1902).

"History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century," by
Henry A. Beers (Kegan Paul & Co., 1902).

[Contains some valuable direct criticism. See especially Chapter
I.]

The "Dedicatory Epistle" in Scott's "Ivanhoe."

The very brief but exceedingly suggestive opening section in
Chapter I. of Charles Reade's "The Cloister and the Hearth."

The Preface to Scheffel's "Ekkehard."

NOTE.

Some of the American Public Libraries (notably Boston) have issued
useful Lists of Historical Novels.

Two works--announced for a considerable time--I should have been
glad to consult; these are Mr. P. L. Ford's "The American
Historical Novel" (Macmillan), and Mr. E. A. Baker's "Guide to
Fiction" (Sonnensehein). The last-named volume will, I understand,
contain a section devoted to Historical Romance.

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