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At the Circulating Library

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: Theatre Novel

Description: These novels depict actors, dramatists, or theatre life.

  1. Hannah Dorothy Burdon.  The Pope and the Actor: An Historical Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1842.
  2. Thomas James Serle.  The Players: or, The Stage of Life.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1847.
  3. Capt. Henry Curling.  Shakspere: The Poet, the Lover, the Actor, the Man. A Romance.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1848.
  4. Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury.  The Half Sisters: A Tale.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1848.
  5. Edwina Jane Burbury.  Florence Sackville: or, Self-Dependence. An Autobiography.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1851.
  6. Annie Edwards.  The Morals of May Fair: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1858.
  7. Eliza Winstanley.  Shifting Scenes in Theatrical Life.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1859.
  8. Annie Emma Challice.  The Wife's Temptation: A Tale of Belgravia.  2 vol.  London: Charles Westerton, 1859.
  9. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  The Trail of the Serpent: or, Three Times Dead.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Lock, 1861.
  10. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Aurora Floyd.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863.
  11. Thomas William Robertson.  David Garrick: A Love Story.  1 vol.  London: S. O. Beeton, 1865.
  12. Anonymous.  Off the Stage: A Story.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1867.
  13. Frances Eleanor Trollope.  Mabel's Progress: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1867.
  14. John Daly Besemeres.  No Actress: A Stage Door-Keeper's Story.  1 vol.  London: Effingham Wilson, 1870.
  15. Emily Ernst Bell.  A First Appearance.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1872.
  16. Joseph Hatton.  Clytie: A Novel of Modern Life.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1874.
  17. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  A Strange World: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1875.
  18. May Agnes Fleming.  A Mad Marriage: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  19. Florence Marryat.  Her Father's Name: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  20. Ellen Creathorne Clayton.  Playing for Love: A Story.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  21. Helen Dickens.  Married at Last: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: C. J. Skeet, 1877.
  22. Mary A. M. Hoppus.  All the World's a Stage: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1879.
  23. Pericles Tzikos.  Paolo Gianini.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1879.
  24. Eliza Winstanley.  Entrances and Exits.  1 vol.  London: John Dicks, 1879.
  25. Edmund John Leathes.  The Actor's Wife: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1880.
  26. Bertha Henry Buxton.  Nell--On and Off the Stage.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1880.
  27. Henry Coe Coape.  What Will Society Say?: A Story of Society and the Stage.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1880.
  28. Florence Marryat.  My Sister the Actress: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1881.
  29. Frank Barrett.  Folly Morrison: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1881.
  30. Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy.  Merely Players: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1881.
  31. Florence Marryat.  Phyllida: A Life Drama.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1882.
  32. Edith Stewart Drewry.  Only an Actress: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1883.
  33. Harriett Jay.  Through the Stage Door: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1883.
  34. Florence Marryat.  Facing the Footlights: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1883.
  35. Florence Marryat.  Peeress and Player: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1883.
  36. Thorpe Talbot.  Philiberta: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Lock, 1883.
  37. Wynter Frore Knight.  Teresa Marlow, Actress and Dancer: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Wyman and Sons, 1884.
  38. Blanche Roosevelt.  Stage-Struck: or, "She would be an Opera Singer".  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1884.
  39. Percy H. Fitzgerald.  Puppets: A Romance.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1884.
  40. Grant Allen.  Philistia.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.
  41. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Ishmael: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1884.
  42. George Moore.  A Mummer's Wife.  1 vol.  London: Vizetelly, 1885.
  43. Louise Winifred Berens.  A Woman with a Past: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1886.
  44. Mrs. G. Bigg-Wither.  Broken Sunshine: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1886.
  45. John Coleman.  The Rival Queens: A Story of the Modern Stage.  3 vol.  London: Remington, 1887.
  46. Hazelton Black.  Mine Own Familiar Friend: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Digby, Long, 1887.
  47. Eva Ross Church.  An Actress's Love Story: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1888.
  48. Amelia Eleanora Schlötel.  Who is Vera?: A Novel, Wherein English and Russian Lives are Interwoven.  3 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1888.
  49. Frank Hudson.  Running Double: A Story of the Stable and the Stage.  2 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1890.
  50. Helen Wallace.  Her Cousin Adair.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1891.
  51. Henry Herman.  A Leading Lady: A Story of the Stage.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1891.
  52. Mary Angela Dickens.  Cross Currents.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1891.
  53. Anna Cogswell Wood.  Westover's Ward.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1892.
  54. Frank Barrett.  Kitty's Father: A Romance of the Period.  3 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1893.
  55. Mabel Collins.  Juliet's Lovers.  3 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1893.
  56. S. R. Crockett.  The Playactress.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.
  57. James Ewing Ritchie.  Crying for the Light: or, England Fifty Years Ago.  3 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1895.
  58. John Bickerdyke.  Daughters of Thespis: A Story of the Green-room.  1 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1897.
  59. Hall Caine.  The Christian: A Story.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1897.
  60. John Bickerdyke.  Her Wild Oats: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Thomas Burleigh, 1898.
  61. Leonard Merrick.  The Actor-Manager.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1898.
  62. Bernard Capes.  Joan Brotherhood: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1900.
  63. Richard Marsh.  Ada Vernham, Actress.  1 vol.  London: John Long, 1900.
  64. Frank Frankfort Moore.  Nell Gwyn--Comedian: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1900.
  65. Gertrude Warden.  Stage Love and True Love: A Story of the Theatre.  1 vol.  London: William Stevens, 1900.
  66. Cyril Ranger Gull.  Back to Lilac Land: A Theatrical Novel.  1 vol.  London: Greening and Co., 1901.