At the Circulating Library Genre Information: Character: Mentally Ill

Description: The following novels feature characters who are mentally ill, including caes where characters are mis-diagnosed. Many of these titles feature scenes in lunatic asylums.

  1. Henry Cockton.  The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the Ventriloquist.  1 vol.  London: Robert Tyas, 1840.
  2. Samuel Warren.  Ten Thousand a-Year.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1841.
  3. Robert Smith Surtees.  Handley Cross: or, The Spa Hunt. A Sporting Tale.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1843.
  4. Albert Julius Mott.  Amberhill: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1856.
  5. Selina Bunbury.  Our Own Story: or, The History of Magdalene and Basil St. Pierre.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1856.
  6. Henry Noel Humphreys.  Diamonds and Dust: Being Grains from the Sands of Society.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1856.
  7. Daniel Owen Madden.  The Mildmayes: or, The Clergyman's Secret. A Story of Twenty Years Ago.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1856.
  8. Mary Theresa Vidal.  Florence Templar.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1856.
  9. Sir Arthur Hallam Elton.  Below the Surface: A Story of English Country Life.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1857.
  10. Charlotte Elizabeth Riddell.  The Ruling Passion.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1857.
  11. Charles Francis Riddell.  Hidden Links: or, The Schoolfellows. A Tale.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1857.
  12. Rose Foot.  Blight: or, The Novel Hater. A Tale of Our Own Times.  3 vol.  London: Hope, 1859.
  13. Mary Theresa Vidal.  Ellen Raymond: or, Ups and Downs.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1859.
  14. Wilkie Collins.  The Woman in White.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1860.
  15. Shirley Brooks.  The Gordian Knot: A Story of Good and of Evil.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1860.
  16. Terence Doyle.  The Two Households: or, Passages in the Life of Barbara Ramsay.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1860.
  17. George Eliel Sargent.  The Marsdens: or, Struggles in Life.  1 vol.  London: Henry James Tresidder, 1860.
  18. John H. Brenten.  The Tragedy of Life: Being Records of Remarkable Phases of Lunacy, Kept by a Physician.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1861.
  19. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  The Trail of the Serpent: or, Three Times Dead.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1861.
  20. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  The Lady Lisle.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1862.
  21. John Cordy Jeaffreson.  Olive Blake's Good Work: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1862.
  22. Emily Jolly.  Entanglements: A Romance.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1862.
  23. Edward Bulwer Lytton.  A Strange Story.  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1862.
  24. Elizabeth Daniel.  Marrying for Money: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1862.
  25. Colburn Mayne.  Which Does She Love?.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
  26. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Lady Audley's Secret.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1862.
  27. Charles Reade.  Hard Cash: A Matter-of-Fact Romance.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1863.
  28. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  John Marchmont's Legacy.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  29. William Gilbert.  Shirley Hall Asylum: or, The Memoirs of a Monomaniac.  1 vol.  London: William Freeman, 1863.
  30. John Cordy Jeaffreson.  Sir Everard's Daughter.  1 vol.  London: W. H. Allen, 1863.
  31. Conway Keith.  Taming a Shrew: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1863.
  32. Henry Kingsley.  Austin Elliot.  2 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1863.
  33. Elizabeth Daniel.  Miriam's Sorrow.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1863.
  34. Anne Manning.  Meadowleigh: A Tale of English Country Life.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1863.
  35. James McGrigor Allan.  Nobly False: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1863.
  36. Edward Dutton Cook.  The Trials of the Tredgolds: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1864.
  37. Frederick Sheridan.  Cecil Forrester: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1864.
  38. Ann Barnett.  Late, but not Too Late: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: Williams and Norgate, 1865.
  39. Frances E. M. Notley.  Mildred's Wedding: A Family History.  3 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1865.
  40. John Berwick Harwood.  Lord Lynn's Wife.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1865.
  41. Charlotte Anne Smith.  Lynn of the Craggs: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1865.
  42. Frances Browne.  The Hidden Sin: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1866.
  43. George Hatton Colomb.  The Shadows of Destiny: A Romance.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.
  44. F. Devonshire.  Emily Foinder: or, The See-Saw of Life. A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1866.
  45. Mark Francis.  No Easy Task.  2 vol.  London: C. J. Skeet, 1866.
  46. Lady Duffus Hardy.  A Casual Acquaintance: A Novel, Founded on Fact.  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1866.
  47. John Robert Strong Harington.  Lynton Grange: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Pitman, 1866.
  48. John Berwick Harwood.  Plain John Orpington.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1866.
  49. Theo. Kennedy.  Farnorth.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.
  50. James Payn.  The Clyffards of Clyffe.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866.
  51. Rose Macqueen Piddington.  The Gain of a Loss: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1866.
  52. Ellen Wood.  Elster's Folly: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1866.
  53. Ellen Wood.  St. Martin's Eve: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1866.
  54. George Manville Fenn.  Webs in the Way.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1867.
  55. Eliza Lynn Linton.  Sowing the Wind: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1867.
  56. Percy H. Fitzgerald.  The Dear Girl.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868.
  57. John Lane Ford.  Charles Stennis, Writer to the Signet: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1868.
  58. Matilda Homersham.  Ethel's Romance: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Charles W. Wood, 1868.
  59. Tom Hood.  The Lost Link: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868.
  60. Florence Marryat.  Nelly Brooke: A Homely Story.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1868.
  61. George John Whyte-Melville.  The White Rose.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1868.
  62. Frederick William Robinson.  For Her Sake.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1869.
  63. Anthony Trollope.  He Knew He Was Right.  2 vol.  London: Alexander Strahan, 1869.
  64. George Manville Fenn.  The Sapphire Cross: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1871.
  65. Gertrude Fenton.  A Wicked Woman: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: F. Enos Arnold, 1871.
  66. Mary Hayman.  The Fortunes of Tom Haswell and Tom Haswell's Fortune: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1871.
  67. Matilda Charlotte Houstoun.  Wide of the Mark: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1871.
  68. J. Sheridan Le Fanu.  The Rose and the Key.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1871.
  69. Charles Reade.  A Terrible Temptation: A Story of the Day.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1871.
  70. Henry George Churchill.  Puttyput's Protégée: A Story.  1 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1872.
  71. E. S. Maine.  Marchmont of Redlands.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1872.
  72. Hamilton Marshall.  Men were Deceivers Ever: A History.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1872.
  73. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Strangers and Pilgrims: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1873.
  74. Wilkie Collins.  The New Magdalen.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1873.
  75. Robert St. John Corbet.  The Squire's Grandson: A Tale of a Strong Man's Weakness.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.
  76. Louisa A. Crow.  A Twisted Link.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.
  77. Bertha De Jongh.  Rosa Noel: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1873.
  78. Rev. Albert Eubule Evans.  Revealed at Last.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1873.
  79. Heather.  Wrecked Early in Life: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Town and Country Publishing Co., 1873.
  80. Anthony Trollope.  Phineas Redux.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1874.
  81. Anthony Trollope.  Lady Anna.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1874.
  82. May Agnes Fleming.  A Mad Marriage: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  83. Mrs. Hartley.  Spiders and Flies: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1875.
  84. Stephen Joseph Mackenna.  A Child of Fortune.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1875.
  85. Frances E. M. Notley.  Forgotten Lives: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  86. Dora Russell.  Lady Sefton's Pride: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  87. Jerrold Orlayt.  Cumbe Harley's Ghost: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1876.
  88. William Clark Russell.  Is He the Man?: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  89. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Joshua Haggard's Daughter: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1876.
  90. Margaret Oliphant.  Young Musgrave.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1877.
  91. John Ollive.  Rothery Selfert, Q.C.: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1877.
  92. Maberly Walker.  Was He Really Mad? and Other Sketches, Being Incidents in the Life of a Curate.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1877.
  93. William Black.  Macleod of Dare: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1878.
  94. Leon Brook.  A Beautiful Woman: A Romance.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1878.
  95. Agnes Law.  Eyes So Blue: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1878.
  96. Annie S. Swan.  Ups and Downs: A Family Chronicle.  1 vol.  London: Charing Cross Publishing Co., 1878.
  97. Eustace Clare Grenville Murray.  The Prodigal Daughter: A Story of Female Prison Life.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1879.
  98. Matilda Charlotte Houstoun.  Records of a Stormy Life.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1879.
  99. Anthony Trollope.  An Eye for an Eye.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1879.
  100. Wilkie Collins.  Jezebel's Daughter.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1880.
  101. Elizabeth Darby Eiloart.  The Dean's Wife: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1880.
  102. Alan Muir.  Harold Saxon: A Story of the Church and the World.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1880.
  103. Wilkie Collins.  The Black Robe.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1881.
  104. Matilda Charlotte Houstoun.  The Silver Link.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1881.
  105. Harriett Jay.  Two Men and a Maid: A Tale.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1881.
  106. Mrs. Lodge.  Lady Ottoline: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1881.
  107. Mary Cecil Hay.  Dorothy's Venture.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1882.
  108. Lewis Strange Wingfield.  Gehenna: or, Havens of Unrest.  3 vol.  London: Spencer Blackett, 1882.
  109. Mabel Collins.  In the Flower of Her Youth: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1883.
  110. Sir Thomas Wemyss Reid.  Gladys Fane: A Story of Two Lives.  2 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1883.
  111. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Phantom Fortune: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1883.
  112. Hamilton Seymour.  The Golden Pin: or, A Week of Madness.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1884.
  113. Annie Charlotte Catharine Aldrich.  The Double Dutchman.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1884.
  114. Wilkie Collins.  I Say No: or, The Love-Letter Answered.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.
  115. Arnold Gray.  The Wild Warringtons: A Family History.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1884.
  116. Arabella Maud Hopkinson.  Pardoned: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1884.
  117. Emily Mary Rutherford.  Light at an Upper Window: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1884.
  118. Frederick John Fargus.  A Family Affair: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1885.
  119. Percy Greg.  The Verge of Night.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1885.
  120. Lady Duffus Hardy.  In Sight of Land: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1885.
  121. Lillian Spender.  The Recollections of a Country Doctor.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1885.
  122. May Crommelin.  Love, the Pilgrim.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1886.
  123. Sir Henry Thompson.  "All But": A Chronicle of Laxenford Life.  1 vol.  London: Kegan Paul, 1886.
  124. Frederick Boyle.  An English Vendetta: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1887.
  125. E. M. Davy.  Between Man and Wife: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1887.
  126. Benjamin Leopold Farjeon.  A Secret Inheritance.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1887.
  127. Hazelton Black.  Mine Own Familiar Friend: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Digby, Long, 1887.
  128. Felicia Mary Frances Skene.  The Lesters: A Family Record.  2 vol.  London: W. H. Allen, 1887.
  129. William Outram Tristram.  A Strange Affair: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1887.
  130. I. K. Ritchie.  In Love and Honour: A Story of Scotch Country Life.  1 vol.  London: Elliot Stock, 1888.
  131. Henrietta Keddie.  The Blackhall Ghosts.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1888.
  132. Stephen Mannington Caffyn.  Miss Milne and I: A Story.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1889.
  133. Philip May.  The Weird Mystery.  1 vol.  London: Lambert, 1889.
  134. Gertrude Dunn.  A Conspiracy of Silence.  1 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1889.
  135. Benjamin Leopold Farjeon.  A Young Girl's Life: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1889.
  136. Edith Oenome Somerville.  An Irish Cousin: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1889.
  137. Lillias Lobenhoffer.  Bairnie: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Digby, Long, 1889.
  138. Hester Sigerson.  A Ruined Race: or, The Last Macmanus of Drumroosk.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1889.
  139. Henry Godefroi.  A Trust Betrayed: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1889.
  140. Annie Bradshaw.  Wife or Slave?.  1 vol.  London: Henry, 1890.
  141. Matilda Charlotte Houstoun.  A Cruel Wrong: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1890.
  142. William Clark Russell.  An Ocean Tragedy.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1890.
  143. Headon Hill.  Caged!: The Romance of a Lunatic Asylum.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1900.