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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Character: Author

Description: The following novels have characters who are authors.

References: Graham Law, "The Professionalization of Authorship," The Nineteenth-Century Novel 1820–1880 (Oxford University Press, 2012)

  1. Catherine Gore.  Cecil: or, The Adventures of a Coxcomb.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1841.
  2. James Grant.  Joseph Jenkins: or, Leaves from the Life of a Literary Man.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1843.
  3. Rose Ellen Hendriks.  The Young Authoress.  3 vol.  London: J. and D. A. Darling, 1847.
  4. George Henry Lewes.  Ranthorpe.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1847.
  5. William Makepeace Thackeray.  The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, his Friends and his Greatest Enemy.  2 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1849.
  6. Edward Bulwer Lytton.  The Caxtons: A Family Picture.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1849.
  7. Charles Kingsley.  Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet: An Autobiography.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1850.
  8. Charles Dickens.  The Personal History of David Copperfield.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850.
  9. George Borrow.  Lavengro: The Scholar, the Gipsy, and the Priest.  3 vol.  London: John Murray, 1851.
  10. Wilkie Collins.  Basil: A Story of Modern Life.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1852.
  11. Edward Bulwer Lytton.  My Novel: or, Varieties of English Life.  4 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1853.
  12. Caroline Clive.  Paul Ferroll: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1855.
  13. Joseph Middleton.  Love versus Law: or, Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister. A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1855.
  14. Selina Bunbury.  Our Own Story: or, The History of Magdalene and Basil St. Pierre.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1856.
  15. Edward Bulwer Lytton.  What Will He Do with It?: A Novel.  4 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1859.
  16. Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt.  Homeless: or, A Poet's Inner Life.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861.
  17. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  The Doctor's Wife.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1864.
  18. Edmund Hodgson Yates.  Broken to Harness: A Story of English Domestic Life.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1864.
  19. Charlotte Mary Yonge.  The Clever Woman of the Family.  2 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1865.
  20. Annie Thomas.  On Guard: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1865.
  21. Florence Marryat.  The Confessions of Gerald Estcourt.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1867.
  22. Edmund Hodgson Yates.  Black Sheep: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1867.
  23. Catherine Helen Spence.  The Author's Daughter.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1868.
  24. Ellen Wood.  Roland Yorke: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1869.
  25. Edward James Mortimer Collins.  The Ivory Gate.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1869.
  26. Mrs. Alexander Fraser.  Not While She Lives: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870.
  27. Anthony Trollope.  An Editor's Tales.  1 vol.  London: Alexander Strahan, 1870.
  28. Tom Hood.  Money's Worth: A Novel, in a Prologue and Three Books.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870.
  29. Eliza Tabor Stephenson.  Diary of a Novelist.  1 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1871.
  30. Charles Reade.  A Terrible Temptation: A Story of the Day.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1871.
  31. George Barnett Smith.  Alden of Aldenholme: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.
  32. Thomas Hardy.  A Pair of Blue Eyes: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.
  33. Anthony Trollope.  The Way We Live Now.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1875.
  34. Mary Cecil Hay.  The Squire's Legacy.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1875.
  35. Florence Marryat.  Fighting the Air: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  36. James Payn.  Fallen Fortunes: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  37. Walter Besant.  The Golden Butterfly: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  38. Thomas Hardy.  The Hand of Ethelberta: A Comedy in Chapters.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1876.
  39. Dora Russell.  Beneath the Wave: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1878.
  40. Pericles Tzikos.  Paolo Gianini.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1879.
  41. Agnes Jane Jack.  Brother and Sister.  2 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1879.
  42. Elizabeth Owens Blackburne.  Molly Carew: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1879.
  43. Rhoda Broughton.  Second Thoughts.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1880.
  44. Emily Foster.  An Author's Story, and Other Tales.  1 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1881.
  45. William Hale White.  The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford: Dissenting Minister.  1 vol.  London: Trübner, 1881.
  46. Walter Besant.  All in a Garden Fair.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1883.
  47. Charlotte Elizabeth Riddell.  A Struggle for Fame: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1883.
  48. F. Anstey.  The Giant's Robe.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1884.
  49. David Christie Murray.  The Way of the World.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.
  50. Annie S. Swan.  Ursula Vivian, the Sister Mother.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1884.
  51. George Gissing.  The Unclassed: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1884.
  52. Grant Allen.  Philistia.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.
  53. Eliza Lynn Linton.  The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1885.
  54. William Edward Norris.  Adrian Vidal.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1885.
  55. Annie Edwards.  A Playwright's Daughter.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1886.
  56. James Payn.  The Heir of the Ages.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1886.
  57. Wilkie Collins.  The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1886.
  58. Frederika Macdonald.  The Flower and the Spirit.  2 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1887.
  59. Mary West.  Allegra.  2 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887.
  60. John Walter Sherer.  Helen the Novelist: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1888.
  61. Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard.  Confessions of a Publisher: The Autobiography of Abel Drinkwater.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1888.
  62. H. Rider Haggard.  Mr. Meeson's Will.  1 vol.  London: Spencer Blackett, 1888.
  63. Amy Levy.  The Romance of a Shop.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1888.
  64. George Moore.  Confessions of a Young Man.  1 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1888.
  65. Sarah Grand.  Ideala: A Study from Life.  1 vol.  London: E. W. Allen, 1888.
  66. Edna Lyall.  Derrick Vaughan, Novelist.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1889.
  67. Marie Corelli.  Ardath: The Story of a Dead Self.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1889.
  68. Walter Besant.  The Bells of St. Paul's.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1889.
  69. Adeline Sergeant.  Esther Denison: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1889.
  70. Eliza Margaret von Booth.  Sheba: A Study of Girlhood.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1889.
  71. George Gissing.  New Grub Street: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1891.
  72. Frederick Leal.  Wynter's Masterpiece: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1892.
  73. Israel Zangwill.  Children of the Ghetto.  3 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1892.
  74. Anne Elliot.  The Winning of May.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1893.
  75. Richard Penderel.  Wilfred Waide, Barrister and Novelist.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1893.
  76. William Edward Norris.  A Deplorable Affair.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1893.
  77. Emily Morse Symonds.  A Modern Amazon: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1894.
  78. Rhoda Broughton.  A Beginner.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1894.
  79. Ella Hepworth Dixon.  The Story of a Modern Woman.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1894.
  80. Thomas Banks Maclachlan.  William Blacklock, Journalist: A Love Story of Press Life.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1894.
  81. Dorothy Leighton.  Disillusion: A Story with a Preface.  3 vol.  London: Henry, 1894.
  82. Dora Russell.  A Great Temptation.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1894.
  83. George Gissing.  In the Year of Jubilee.  3 vol.  London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1894.
  84. Eliza Margaret von Booth.  A Husband of No Importance.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.
  85. Francis William Lauderdale Adams.  A Child of the Age.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1894.
  86. Sara Jeanette Duncan.  A Daughter of To-day.  2 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1894.
  87. David Christie Murray.  A Rising Star: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1894.
  88. Grant Allen.  The Woman Who Did.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1895.
  89. Marie Corelli.  The Sorrows of Satan: or, The Strange Experiences of Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire. A Romance.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1895.
  90. Richard Penderel.  A Fleet Street Journalist.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1895.
  91. Mabel E. Wotton.  Day-Books.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1896.
  92. Marie Corelli.  The Murder of Delicia.  1 vol.  London: Skeffington, 1896.
  93. Norma Octavia Lorimer.  A Sweet Disorder.  1 vol.  London: A. D. Innes, 1896.
  94. Leonard Merrick.  Cynthia: A Daughter of the Philistines.  2 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1896.
  95. Alice O'Brien.  Anthony Blake's Experiment.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1896.
  96. Grant Allen.  The Type-writer Girl.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1897.
  97. Sarah Grand.  The Beth Book: A Study from the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, Woman of Genius.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1897.
  98. Emily Morse Symonds.  A Writer of Books.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1898.
  99. L. Gladstone.  Neil Macleod: A Tale of Literary Life in London.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1898.
  100. William Le Queux.  Scribes and Pharisees: A Story of Literary London.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1898.
  101. Ernest William Hornung.  Some Persons Unknown.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1898.
  102. Mary Cholmondeley.  Red Pottage.  1 vol.  London: Edward Arnold, 1899.
  103. William Edward Norris.  Giles Ingilby.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1899.
  104. Ellen Williams.  Anna Marsden's Experiment.  1 vol.  London: Greening and Co., 1899.
  105. Henry Harland.  The Cardinal's Snuff-Box.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1900.
  106. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  The Infidel: A Story of the Great Revival.  1 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1900.