Genre Information At the Circulating Library

Genre: Prison Novel

Description: The following novels are set in or contain characters in prison.

  1. Frederic William Naylor Bayley.  Scenes and Stories by a Clergyman in Debt: Written During his Confinement in the Debtors' Prison.  3 vol.  London: A. H. Baily and Co., 1835.
  2. Erskine Neale.  The Experiences of a Gaol Chaplain.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1847.
  3. Charles Kingsley.  Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet: An Autobiography.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.
  4. Charles Reade.  It is Never too Late to Mend: A Matter of Fact Romance.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1856.
  5. Charles Dickens.  Little Dorrit.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857.
  6. Dinah Marie Craik.  A Life for a Life.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1859.
  7. Frederick William Robinson.  Female Life in Prison, by a Prison Matron.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
  8. Frederick William Robinson.  Memoirs of Jane Cameron, Female Convict. By a Prison Matron.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864.
  9. Frederick William Robinson.  Prison Characters Drawn from Life, by a Prison Matron.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866.
  10. Marcus Clarke.  His Natural Life.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1875.
  11. Eustace Clare Grenville Murray.  The Prodigal Daughter: A Story of Female Prison Life.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1879.
  12. Walter Besant.  The Chaplain of the Fleet: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1881.
  13. Margaret Oliphant.  "Dies Irae": The Story of a Spirit in Prison.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1895.