Category: Novelizations

Zastrozzi

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He received his early education at home, tutored by Reverend Evan Edwards of Warnham. In 1802, he entered the Syon House Academy of Brentford. He was routinely bullied […]

A Young Man From the Country

Effie Adelaide Maria Albanesi, nee Henderson (1859-1936), better known by her usual pen name of Effie Adelaide Rowlands, was a British novelist. She was the author of more than 250 six-penny (dime) novels. Her works include: Margery Daw (1886), Woman Against Woman (1890), A Conqueror of Fate (1895), The Fault of One (1897), Husband and […]

The Wooing O’t

Annie French Malone, Mrs. Hector (1825-1902), who wrote under the pseudonym Mrs. Alexander, was a popular Irish author. In 1845 she became a magazine writer with encouragement from Mrs. Anna Maria Hall, issuing her first novel, Look Before You Leap, in 1865. Typically her fiction revolves around a young girl torn between money, family, and […]

A Woman’s Patience

Emma Jane Worboise (1825-1887), also known as Mrs. Etherington Guyton and Mary Jane, was born in Birmingham and was well known for her many novels including Thornycroft Hall (1864), Overdale (1869), Chrystabel (1873), Husbands and Wives (1873), A Woman’s Patience (1879), Joan Carisbroke (1880), The Heirs of Errington (1881), The Story of Penelope (1881), The […]

Woman Against Woman

Florence Marryat (1837-1899) was a British author and actress. She was particularly known for her sensational novels and her involvement with several celebrated spiritual mediums of the late nineteenth century. At the age of 43, Marryat entered the stage, taking a role in a drama she had written, Her World Against a Lie, in 1881. […]

Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes

Ella Cheever Thayer (1849-1925) was the American author of: Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes (1879) and Lords of Creation (1883). ‘Just a noise, that is all. But a very significant noise to Miss Nathalie Rogers, or Nattie, as she was usually abbreviated; a noise that caused her to lay aside her book, […]

The Wife’s Trials and Triumphs

Emma Jane Worboise (1825-1887), also known as Mrs. Etherington Guyton and Mary Jane, was born in Birmingham and was well known for her many novels including Thornycroft Hall (1864), Overdale (1869), Chrystabel (1873), Husbands and Wives (1873), A Woman’s Patience (1879), Joan Carisbroke (1880), The Heirs of Errington (1881), The Story of Penelope (1881), The […]

What Can She Do?

Reverend Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888) was an American novelist born in Moodna, Orange County, New York. He studied at Williams College and at Auburn Theological Seminary. In 1862 he became chaplain of the Second New York Cavalry, U.S. V., and in 1864 chaplain of Hampton Hospital in Virginia. In 1866-74 he was pastor of the […]

Way Down East: A Romance of New England Life

It had come at last, the day of days, for the two great American universities; Harvard and Yale were going to play their annual game of football and the railroad station of Springfield, Mass., momentarily became more and more thronged with eager partisans of both sides of the great athletic contest. All the morning trains […]

Wanted: A Match Maker

Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902) was an American novelist and biographer, born in Brooklyn. He was the great-grandson (through his mother’s family) of Noah Webster and the brother of the noted historian Worthington C. Ford. He wrote lives of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and others, edited the works of Thomas Jefferson, and wrote a number of […]

Wacousta

John Richardson (1796-1852) was a British Army officer and the first Canadian-born novelist to achieve international recognition. At the age of 16 he enlisted as a gentleman volunteer with the British 41st Foot. This is when he met Tecumseh and General Isaac Brock, whose personalities marked his imagination and whom he would later immortalize in […]

Vittoria

George Meredith, OM (1828-1909) was an English novelist and poet. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry shortly after marrying Mary Ellen Nicolls, a widowed daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, in 1849. He was twenty-one years old; she was thirty. He collected his early writings, […]

The Visionary; or, Pictures from Nordland

Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie (1833 – 1908) was a Norwegian author considered to be one of the four greats of 19th century Norwegian literature. His works range from depictions of life at sea, the fishermen and the stormy Arctic Ocean to social misfortunes and the narrow existence endured by women. His first major work, Den […]

Victor’s Triumph

Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819-1899) was an American writer of more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century. She was probably the most widely read author of that era. Southworth’s first story, The Irish Refugee, was published in the Baltimore Saturday Visitor. Some of her earliest works appeared in The […]

Venus in Boston: A Romance of City Life

George Thompson (1823-c1873), who also wrote under the pseudonym Greenhorn, was the most prolific author of city mysteries. He was the editor of The Broadway Belle (1855-1858), a sporting paper. Thompson wrote magazine serials, pamphlets, and novels (perhaps as many as sixty). His works include: City Crimes; or, Life in New York and Boston (1849), […]

Valentine

George Sand, écrivain française, est le pseudonyme d’Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin (1804-1876), plus tard baronne Dudevant. Elle écrivit des romans, des nouvelles, des contes, des pièces de théâtre, une autobiographie, des critiques littéraires et des textes politiques. Elle est née a Paris, mais a passé la plus grande partie de son enfance a Nohant dans […]

The Valley of Decision

Edith Wharton (1862-1937), born Edith Newbold Jones, was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She combined her insider’s view of America’s privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humourous and incisive novels and short stories. Wharton was well-acquainted with many of her era’s literary and public figures, including Henry James and […]

Valvedre

George Sand, écrivain française, est le pseudonyme d’Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin (1804-1876), plus tard baronne Dudevant. Elle écrivit des romans, des nouvelles, des contes, des pièces de théâtre, une autobiographie, des critiques littéraires et des textes politiques. Elle est née a Paris, mais a passé la plus grande partie de son enfance a Nohant dans […]

Une Page D’Amour

Émile Zola (1840-1902), né a Paris, est un écrivain, journaliste et homme public français, considéré comme le chef de file du naturalisme. C’est l’un des romanciers français les plus universellement populaires, l’un des plus publiés et traduits au monde, le plus adapté au cinéma et a la télévision. Sa vie et son oeuvre ont été […]

Une Vie

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), né a Paris, est un écrivain français. Lié a Gustave Flaubert et a Émile Zola, il a marqué la littérature française par ses six romans, dont Une Vie en 1883, Bel Ami en 1885, Pierre et Jean en 1887-1888, mais surtout par ses nouvelles (plus de 300), parfois intitulées contes, comme […]

The Trees of Pride

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the ‘prince of paradox. ‘ He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. He is one of the […]

The Tragic Comedians

George Meredith, OM (1828-1909) was an English novelist and poet. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry shortly after marrying Mary Ellen Nicolls, a widowed daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, in 1849. He was twenty-one years old; she was thirty. He collected his early writings, […]

‘To Love’

Professor Margaret Ann Peterson (1883-1933), later Mrs. Fisher, who also wrote under the pseudonym Glint Green was the British author of: The Lure of the Little Drum (1913), Blind Eyes (1914), Tony Bellew (1914), Just Because (1915), The Love of Navarre (1915), ‘To Love’ (1915), The Women’s Message, 1915 (1915), Butterfly Wings (1916), Fate and […]

Together

Robert Welch Herrick (1868-1938) was a novelist who was part of a new generation of American realists. His novels deal with the turbulence of industrialized society and the turmoil it can create in sensitive, isolated people. He was also briefly acting-Governor of the United States Virgin Islands in 1935. From 1905 to 1923, he was […]

Teverino

George Sand, écrivain française, est le pseudonyme d’Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin (1804-1876), plus tard baronne Dudevant. Elle écrivit des romans, des nouvelles, des contes, des pièces de théâtre, une autobiographie, des critiques littéraires et des textes politiques. Elle est née a Paris, mais a passé la plus grande partie de son enfance a Nohant dans […]

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