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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Genre: Invasion Novels

Description: The following novels depict fictional invasions of England, many inspired by George Tomkyns Chesney's The Battle of Dorking (1871) which imagined a German invasion of England. Sometimes called "future war fiction." Many of these novels, such as Wells's The War of the Worlds (1898), qualify as science fiction as well.

References: I. F. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763–3749 (Oxford, 1992); Kemp

  1. Sir George Tomkyns Chesney.  The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1871.
  2. Sir William Francis Butler.  The Invasion of England: Told Twenty Years After. By an Old Soldier.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1882.
  3. Edgar Luderne Welch.  How John Bull Lost London: or, The Capture of the Channel Tunnel.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1882.
  4. J. Harris Stone.  The Nihilist Napoleon.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1885.
  5. William Laird Clowes.  The Great Naval War of 1887.  1 vol.  London: Hatchard, 1886.
  6. A Captain of the Royal Navy.  The Battle off Worthing: Why the Invaders never got to Dorking. A Prophecy.  1 vol.  London: London Literary Society, 1887.
  7. Anonymous.  The "Russia's Hope": or, Britannia no Longer Rules the Waves. Showing how the Muscovite Bear got at the British Whale.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1888.
  8. Robert Cromie.  For England's Sake.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1889.
  9. William Oakhurst.  The Universal Strike of 1899.  1 vol.  London: William Reeves, 1891.
  10. Sir George Sydenham Clarke.  The Last Great Naval War: An Historical Retrospect.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1891.
  11. William Laird Clowes.  The Captain of the "Mary Rose": A Tale of To-morrow.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1892.
  12. George Griffith.  The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1893.
  13. George Griffith.  Olga Romanoff: or, The Syren of the Skies. A Sequel to The Angel of the Revolution.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1894.
  14. William Le Queux.  The Great War in England in 1897.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1894.
  15. Sir Sydney Marow Eardley Wilmot.  The Next Naval War.  1 vol.  London: Edward Stanford, 1894.
  16. Kenneth Mackay.  The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1895.
  17. Louis Tracy.  The Final War: A Story of the Great Betrayed.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1896.
  18. Francis George Burton.  The Naval Engineer and the Command of the Sea: A Story of Naval Administration.  1 vol.  Manchester: The Technical Publishing Co., 1896.
  19. M. P. Shiel.  The Yellow Danger.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1898.
  20. H. G. Wells.  The War of the Worlds.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1898.
  21. John Morris.  What Will Japan Do?: A Forecast.  1 vol.  London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1898.
  22. Headon Hill.  The Spies of the Wight.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1899.
  23. Herbert Wrigley Wilson.  When War Breaks out.  1 vol.  London: Harper and Bros., 1899.
  24. Edmund Downey.  London's Peril.  1 vol.  London: Downey, 1900.
  25. Frederic Natusch Maude.  The New Battle of Dorking.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1900.
  26. Max Pemberton.  Pro Patria.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Lock, 1901.
  27. M. P. Shiel.  The Lord of the Sea.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1901.
  28. Louis Tracy.  The Invaders: A Story of Britain Peril.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1901.
  29. One Who Saw It.  The Sack of London in the Great French War of 1901: Being a Drama of the Twentieth Century.  1 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1901.