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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: University Novel

Description: These novels depict students and faculty at universities.

References: Mortimer R. Proctor, The English University Novel (University of California Press, 1957)

  1. A Country Rector.  Truth Without Fiction, and Religion Without Disguise: or, The Two Oxford Students, in College, London, and the Country: A True Tale of Characters and Occurences in Real Life; Exemplifying the Influence of Female Wisdom and Piety: Intended to be a Mentor to all Young Persons.  1 vol.  London: William Emans, 1837.
  2. Richard Walker.  Oxford in 1888: A Fragmentary Dream by a Sub-Utopian.  1 vol.  Oxford: Henry Slater, 1838.
  3. Joseph Thomas James Hewlett.  Peter Priggins, the College Scout.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1841.
  4. Charles James Lever.  Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon.  2 vol.  Dublin: William Curry, 1841.
  5. Robert Plumer Ward.  De Clifford: or, The Constant Man.  4 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1841.
  6. Joseph Thomas James Hewlett.  College Life: or, The Proctor's Note-Book.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1843.
  7. Benjamin Disraeli.  Coningsby: or, The New Generation.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1844.
  8. Benjamin Disraeli.  Sybil: or, The Two Nations.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1845.
  9. Charles Lister.  The College Chums: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1845.
  10. Joseph Thomas James Hewlett.  Great Tom of Oxford.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1846.
  11. James Anthony Froude.  Shadows of the Clouds.  1 vol.  London: John Ollivier, 1847.
  12. Sir George Stephen.  The Jesuit at Cambridge.  2 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1847.
  13. John Henry Newman.  Loss and Gain: The Story of a Convert.  1 vol.  London: James Burns, 1848.
  14. James Anthony Froude.  The Nemesis of Faith.  1 vol.  London: John Chapman, 1849.
  15. William Edward Heygate.  Godfrey Davenant at College.  1 vol.  London: Joseph Masters, 1849.
  16. William Makepeace Thackeray.  The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, his Friends and his Greatest Enemy.  2 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1849.
  17. Charles Kingsley.  Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet: An Autobiography.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.
  18. Frank Smedley.  Frank Fairlegh: or, Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil.  1 vol.  London: Arthur Hall, 1850.
  19. Edward Bradley.  The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green: An Oxford Freshman.  1 vol.  London: Nathaniel Cooke, 1853.
  20. Edward Bradley.  The Further Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green: An Oxford Under-graduate.  1 vol.  London: Ingram, 1854.
  21. George Griffith.  The Life and Adventures of George Wilson, a Foundation Scholar.  1 vol.  London: W. and F. G. Cash, 1854.
  22. Edward Bradley.  Tales of College Life.  1 vol.  London: C. H. Clarke, 1856.
  23. William John Conybeare.  Perversion: or, The Causes and Consequences of Infidelity. A Tale for the Times.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1856.
  24. Edward Bradley.  Mr. Verdant Green Married and Done For: Being the Third and Concluding Part of the Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, an Oxford Fres.  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1857.
  25. Anthony Trollope.  Barchester Towers.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1857.
  26. William Edward Heygate.  The Scholar and the Trooper: or, Oxford during the Great Rebellion.  1 vol.  London: J. H. and J. Parker, 1858.
  27. Anthony Trollope.  Doctor Thorne.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1858.
  28. A Member of the Middle Temple.  The Tutor and Student.  1 vol.  London: Longman, 1858.
  29. Frederic William Farrar.  Julian Home: A Tale of College Life.  1 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1859.
  30. William Winwood Reade.  Liberty Hall, Oxon.  3 vol.  London: C. J. Skeet, 1860.
  31. Thomas Hughes.  Tom Brown at Oxford.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1861.
  32. Thomas Love Peacock.  Gryll Grange.  1 vol.  London: J. H. and J. Parker, 1861.
  33. Henry Kingsley.  Ravenshoe.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1862.
  34. Algernon Herbert Vaughan Morgan.  The Cambridge Grisette.  1 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1862.
  35. William Makepeace Thackeray.  The Adventures of Philip on his Way Through the World: Showing who Robbed him, who Helped him, and who Passed him by.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1862.
  36. Rev. James Pycroft.  Dragons' Teeth.  2 vol.  London: L. Booth, 1863.
  37. Charles Reade.  Hard Cash: A Matter-of-Fact Romance.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1863.
  38. James Hutchings.  The Angle House: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1865.
  39. George MacDonald.  Alec Forbes of Howglen.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1865.
  40. Henry John Wilmot Buxton.  The Mysteries of Isis: or, The College Life of Paul Romaine. A Story of Oxford.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Lock, 1866.
  41. Frederick Arnold.  Christ Church Days: An Oxford Story.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1867.
  42. Henry Kingsley.  Silcote of Silcotes.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1867.
  43. George Loftus Tottenham.  Charlie Villars at Cambridge.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1868.
  44. Anonymous.  Boating Life at Oxford: With Notes on Oxford Training and Rowing at the Universities.  1 vol.  London: James Hogg, 1868.
  45. Charles Reade.  Foul Play.  3 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1868.
  46. John Cox Boyce.  College Debts: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1870.
  47. Benjamin Disraeli.  Lothair.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1870.
  48. James Rice.  The Cambridge Freshman: or, Memoirs of Mr. Golightly.  1 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1871.
  49. Edward Bradley.  Little Mr. Bouncer and his Friend, Verdant Green.  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1873.
  50. Edward Bulwer Lytton.  Kenelm Chillingly: His Adventures and Opinions.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1873.
  51. Charles Reade.  A Simpleton: A Story of the Day.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1873.
  52. Frank Usher.  The Three Oxonians.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1873.
  53. Rev. Robert Henry Belcher.  Cramleigh College: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
  54. Joseph Clarke.  From the Plough to the Pulpit, via Cambridge.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
  55. Henry Solly.  Gerald and his Friend the Doctor: A Record of the Experiences of Certain Young Men.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1874.
  56. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Wilton of Cuthbert's: A Tale of Undergraduate Life Thirty Years Ago.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1878.
  57. Julian Russell Sturgis.  John-a-Dreams: A Tale.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1878.
  58. Frederic Edward Weatherly.  Oxford Days: or, How Ross Got His Degree.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1879.
  59. Benjamin Disraeli.  Endymion.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1880.
  60. Richard St. John Tyrwhitt.  Hugh Heron, Ch. Ch.: An Oxford Novel.  1 vol.  London: Alexander Strahan, 1880.
  61. Hamilton A. Page.  The Lady Resident: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1880.
  62. Walter Besant.  All Sorts and Conditions of Men: An Impossible Story.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1882.
  63. Herman Charles Merivale.  Faucit of Balliol: A Story in Two Parts.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1882.
  64. William Frederic Traill.  Tales of Modern Oxford.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1882.
  65. J. Meredith Thomas.  The Professor and his Daughters: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Remington, 1883.
  66. Rhoda Broughton.  Belinda: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1883.
  67. John Bickerdyke.  With the Best Intentions: A Tale of Undergraduate Life at Cambridge.  1 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1884.
  68. William Sime.  Haco the Dreamer: A Tale of Scotch University Life.  2 vol.  London: Remington, 1884.
  69. Grant Allen.  Philistia.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.
  70. Annie Edwards.  A Girton Girl.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1885.
  71. Alfred John Church.  The Chantry Priest of Barnet: A Tale of the Two Roses.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1885.
  72. E. D. Primrose.  Fortune's Buffets and Rewards.  3 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1886.
  73. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  Charlie Lucken at School and College.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1886.
  74. Alfred John Church.  With the King at Oxford: A Tale of the Great Rebellion.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1886.
  75. Beatrice Batty.  Passages in the Life of an Undergraduate.  1 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1887.
  76. Mary Augusta Ward.  Robert Elsmere.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1888.
  77. Frances M. Marshall.  Trollope's Dilemma: A Story of a Cambridge Quad.  1 vol.  Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1889.
  78. Rev. Albert Eubule Evans.  Prince Maskiloff: A Romance of Modern Oxford.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1889.
  79. Henrietta Keddie.  A Young Oxford Maid, in the Days of the King and Parliament.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1890.
  80. Frances M. Marshall.  A Fellow of Trinity.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1890.
  81. Rudolph Chambers Lehmann.  Harry Fludyer at Cambridge: A Series of Family Letters.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1890.
  82. Frederic Henry Balfour.  The Undergraduate: A Sketch.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1891.
  83. Frances M. Marshall.  The Dean's Little Daughter.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1891.
  84. Frances M. Marshall.  The Junior Dean: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1891.
  85. Rudolph Chambers Lehmann.  In Cambridge Courts: Studies of University Life in Prose and Verse.  1 vol.  London: Henry, 1891.
  86. George Gissing.  Born in Exile: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: A. and C. Black, 1892.
  87. Frances M. Marshall.  The Master of St. Benedict's.  2 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1893.
  88. Susanna Carnegie Venn.  Some Married Fellows.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1893.
  89. Susanna Carnegie Venn.  The Husband of One Wife.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1894.
  90. Horace William Bleackley.  Une Culotte: or, A New Woman. An Impossible Story of Modern Oxford.  1 vol.  London: Digby, Long, 1894.
  91. William Henry Wilkins.  The Green Bay Tree: A Tale of To-day.  3 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1894.
  92. Ian Maclaren.  Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1894.
  93. Elizabeth Neal.  Friend or Rival?.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1895.
  94. Horace Gordon Hutchinson.  Peter Steele, the Cricketer.  1 vol.  Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1895.
  95. Logan Pearsall Smith.  The Youth of Parnassus and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1895.
  96. Henry Cadwallader Adams.  School and University: or, Dolph Woolward.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1896.
  97. James Baker.  The Gleaming Dawn: A Romance of the Middle Ages.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1896.
  98. Thomas Hardy.  Jude the Obscure.  1 vol.  London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1896.
  99. Henry Albert Hinkson.  O'Grady of Trinity: A Story of Irish University Life.  1 vol.  London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1896.
  100. Frances M. Marshall.  A Proctor's Wooing.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1897.
  101. Anonymous.  Within Sound of Great Tom: Stories of Modern Oxford.  1 vol.  Oxford: B. H. Blackwell, 1897.
  102. Evelyn Ward Everett Green.  A Clerk of Oxford, and his Adventures in the Barons' War.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1898.
  103. Cyril Ranger Gull.  The Hypocrite.  1 vol.  London: Greening and Co., 1898.
  104. William Edmund Wood Collins.  The Don and the Undergraduate: A Tale of St. Hilary's College, Oxford.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1899.
  105. Arthur Hammond Marshall.  Peter Binney, Undergraduate.  1 vol.  London: James Bowden, 1899.
  106. Adeline Sergeant.  Blake of Oriel.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1899.
  107. Sir Claude Arthur Bray.  Chattel or Wife?.  1 vol.  London: Sands, 1899.
  108. William Edmund Wood Collins.  A Scholar of his College.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1900.
  109. Gilbert Swift.  Somerley, School-Boy and Undergraduate.  1 vol.  London: Elliot Stock, 1900.
  110. Inglis Allen.  A 'Varsity Man: Passages in the Career of an Impressionable Undergraduate.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1901.