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.) More to be filled in as I review it!

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

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

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

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

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens

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

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

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

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

Zoe: A History of Two Lives by Geraldine Jewsbury

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

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Half Sisters by Geraldine Jewsbury

The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne 

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Of the Plurality of Worlds: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1853; Plus Previously Unpublished Material Excised by the Author Just Before the Book Went to Press; and Whewell's Dialogue Rebutting His Critics, Reprinted from the Second Edition by William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

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

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

Dr Thorne by Anthony Trollope 

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

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
East Lynne by Ellen Wood

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

Cousin Phillis and Other Stories by Elizabeth Gaskell

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

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

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

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

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

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

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

A Fair Barbarian by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

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

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time by Wilkie Collins
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

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

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 

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Dreams to Sell by May Kendall 

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)

Little Lord Fauntleroy: A Drama in Three Acts, Founded on the Story of the Same Name by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

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

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

Born in Exile by George Gissing

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

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

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]

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

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

The Great Pirate Syndicate by George Griffith

"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

The Three Days' Terror by J. S. Fletcher
The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ann Veronica by H. G. Wells

"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

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

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

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

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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