19th-Century Timeline

For purposes of my own interest, this page lists books that I've reviewed published from 1800 to 1914.  I find it interesting to see how disparate texts are juxtaposed. (Serialized works or collections of short stories are listed by the year of their last installment. Works with elements of what we might now call science fiction or fantasy are preceded by an asterisk.) More to be filled in as I review it!

1801
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth

1818
*Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

1830
A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy by John F.W. Herschel

1831
*"Transformation" by Mary Shelley (in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, Transformation: Three Tales of Doubles)

1836
*The Partisan Leader: A Tale of the Future by Nathaniel Beverly Tucker

1837
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens

1839
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau

1841
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

1843
A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation by John Stuart Mill

1844
*"Rappaccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (in The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF)

1845
Zoe: A History of Two Lives by Geraldine Jewsbury

1847
Tancred; or, The New Crusade by the Earl of Beaconsfield

1848
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Half Sisters by Geraldine Jewsbury

1849
*The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

1852
The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne 

1853
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 
Comte's Philosophy of the Sciences: Being an Exposition of the Principles of the Cours de Philosophie Positive of Auguste Comte by George Henry Lewes
Of the Plurality of Worlds: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1853; Plus Previously Unpublished Material Excised by the Author Just Before the Book Went to Press; and Whewell's Dialogue Rebutting His Critics, Reprinted from the Second Edition by William Whewell

1855
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Glaucus; or, The Wonders of the Shore by Charles Kingsley

1857
Two Years Ago—Vol. I by Charles Kingsley
Two Years Ago—Vol. II by Charles Kingsley
Omphalos: An Attempt to Untie the Geological Knot by Philip Henry Gosse
The Frozen Deep by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

1858
Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope 

1859
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin
*The Diamond Lens and Other Stories by Fitz-James O'Brien
Adam Bede by George Eliot
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

1861
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
East Lynne by Ellen Wood

1863
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill
*The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby by Charles Kingsley

1864
Cousin Phillis and Other Stories by Elizabeth Gaskell

1866
*Charles Dickens' Christmas Ghost Stories
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Armadale by Wilkie Collins

1868
The Essays of “George Eliot”: Complete: Collected and Arranged
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 

1872
*In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu
Middlemarch by George Eliot

1873
A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy

1874
English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture by Francis Galton
Scientific London by Bernard H. Becker

1876
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

1877
That Lass o' Lowrie's by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The New Republic, or Culture, Faith, and Philosophy in an English Country House by W. H. Mallock

1879
Haworth's by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Fragments of Science: A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses, and Reviews by John Tyndall
Lynton Abbott's Children by Florence Fenwick Miller
*The Begum's Millions by Jules Verne
Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings by George Eliot

1880
A Fair Barbarian by Frances Hodgson Burnett

1881
Science and Culture and Other Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
*Mizora: A World of Women by Mary E. Bradley Lane
The Creed of Science: Religious, Moral, and Social by William Graham

1882
*The Twentieth Century by Albert Robida
*The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
Two on a Tower: A Romance by Thomas Hardy

1883
Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time by Wilkie Collins [reread]
Through One Administration by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner
Deucalion: Collected Studies of the Lapse of Waves, and the Life of Stones by John Ruskin

1884
*Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, With Illustrations by the Author, A Square by Edwin A. Abbott

1885
The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson

1886
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson (in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, Transformation: Three Tales of Doubles)
Demos: A Story of English Socialism by George Gissing 

1887
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Dreams to Sell by May Kendall 
St. Bernard's: The Romance of a Medical Student by Æsculapius Scalpel

1888
The Man who would be King and Other Stories by Rudyard Kipling
*"The Battle of the Swash, and The Capture of Canada" by Samuel Barton (in The Empire of the Future)
*Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy

1889
Little Lord Fauntleroy: A Drama in Three Acts, Founded on the Story of the Same Name by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future by Mrs. George Corbett


1890
Wessex Tales: That Is to Say, The Three Strangers, A Tradition of Eighteen Hundred and Four, The Melancholy Hussar, The Withered Arm, Fellow-townsmen, Interlopers at the Knap, The Distracted Preacher by Thomas Hardy 
*The Picture of Dorian Gray: An Annotated, Uncensored Edition by Oscar Wilde
The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
In Darkest England, and The Way Out by General Booth
*Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century by Ignatius Donnelly
*Gloriana; or, The Revolution of 1900 by Lady Florence Dixie

1891
*The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
*The Year of Miracle: A Tale of the year One Thousand Nine Hundred by Fergus Hume
*The Doings of Raffles Haw by A. Conan Doyle
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
*News from Nowhere, or An Epoch of Rest, Being Some Chapters from a Utopian Romance by William Morris
*A Plunge into Space by Robert Cromie

1892
Born in Exile by George Gissing
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle

1893
*James Ingleton: The History of a Social State, A.D. 2,000 by "Mr. Dick"
*The Great War of 189—: A Forecast by Rear-Admiral P. Colomb, Colonel J. F. Maurice, Captain F. N. Maude, Archibald Forbes, Charles Lowe, D. Christie Murray and F. Scudamore
Evolution & Ethics by Thomas Henry Huxley
*Looking Within: The Misleading Tendencies of "Looking Backward" Made Manifest by J. W. Roberts
*Hartmann the Anarchist; or, The Doom of the Great City by E. Douglas Fawcett

1894
*6,000 Tons of Gold by H. R. Chamberlain
*The English Revolution of the Twentieth Century: A Prospective History by Henry Lazarus
*The Outlaws of the Air by George Griffith
A Yellow Aster by Iota

1895
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 
*Zalma by T. Mullett Ellis
*The British Barbarians: A Hill-Top Novel by Grant Allen
*Marmaduke, Emperor of Europe: Being a Record of Some Strange Adventures in the Remarkable Career of a Political and Social Reformer Who Was Famous at the Commencement of the Twentieth Century by X
*The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [reread]

1896
A Lady of Quality: Being a most curious, hitherto unknown history, as related by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff but not presented to the World of Fashion through the pages of The Tatler, and now for the first time written down by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Works of Christina Rossetti
*The Next Crusade by Robert Cromie
*The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
*The Final War: A Story of the Great Betrayal by Louis Tracy

1897
His Grace of Osmonde: Being the portions of that nobleman's life omitted in the relation of his Lady's story presented to the World of Fashion under the title A Lady of Quality by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
*The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
*The Invasion of New York; or, How Hawaii Was Annexed by J. H. Palmer
*When All Men Starve: Showing How England Hazarded Her Naval Supremacy, and the Horrors Which Followed the Interruption of Her Food Supply by Charles Gleig
The Beth Book by Sarah Grand
Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramón y Cajal
*The Beetle by Richard Marsh

1899
*The Great Pirate Syndicate by George Griffith

1900
*"The Struggle for Empire: A Story of the Year 2236" by Robert William Cole (in The Empire of the Future)
*The Sack of London by the Highland Host: A Romance of the Period, Narrated by Jingo Jones, M.P.
*His Wisdom the Defender by Simon Newcomb 
*The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and W. W. Denslow
Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells

1901
*The Three Days' Terror by J. S. Fletcher
*The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel
*The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells

1903 
*A Woman against the World by George Griffith
The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service by Erskine Childers
*"The Land Ironclads" by H. G. Wells (in The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF)
*The Sorceress of the Strand and Other Stories by L. T. Meade
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

1904
*In the Closed Room by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*The Stolen Submarine: A Tale of the Russo-Japanese War by George Griffith
*The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth by H. G. Wells

1905
*"With the Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling (in The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF)

1906
*In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells

1907
The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
Father and Son: A Study of Two Temperaments by Edmund Gosse

1908
*"Legions of the Dawn" by Allan Reeth (in Fictions of a Feminist Future)

1909
Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells

1910
*"The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad (in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, Transformation: Three Tales of Doubles)
*The Sleeper Awakes by H. G. Wells
The New Machiavelli by H. G. Wells
The History of Mr Polly by H. G. Wells

1911
Floor Games by H. G. Wells
*"The Affairs of John Bolsover" by Una L. Silberrad (in Fictions of a Feminist Future)
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
*The Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum

1912
*Sky Island: Being the Further Exciting Adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill after Their Visit to the Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum
Marriage by H. G. Wells

1913
T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
*The Lost World and Other Thrilling Tales by Arthur Conan Doyle
Little Wars: A Game for Boys, from Twelve Years of Age to One Hundred and Fifty and for That More Intelligent Sort of Girls Who Like Boys' Games and Books by H. G. Wells
*The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum

1914
*The Last War: A World Set Free by H. G. Wells
A Lady and Her Husband by Amber Reeves
Dubliners by James Joyce

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