The Mysterious Bride

The Mysterious Bride, or The Statue Spectre Author: Unknown Publisher: T. HughesPublication Year: c. 1800–1802Language: EnglishBook Dimensions: 10.5cm x 17.5cmPages: 36 University […]

Ethelinda

Ethelinda: Or, the Fair Maid of the Inn. An Interesting Tale Author: UnknownPublisher: Ann Lemoine and J. RoePublication Year: 1812Language: EnglishBook Dimensions: […]

Faulconstein Forest

This image is of the title page of the novel, which includes the full title of the novel as well as a poem, the location of the publisher, and the year it was published.

Faulconstein Forest. A Romantic Tale Author: Unknown Publisher: T. Hookham, Junior, and E. T. HookhamPublication Year: 1810Language: EnglishBook Dimensions: 12.3cm x 19cmPages: […]

The Mysterious Pilgrim

This image is the title page of the chapbook. There something handwritten at the top, but it is not decipherable. The full title of The Mysterious Pilgrim story is written first, followed by a quote from William Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. This portion takes up two thirds of the page, and is followed by the title of The Hibernian Mendicant story. At the bottom of the page, the publishers’ information is listed.

The Mysterious Pilgrim: Or, Fatal Duplicity. An Italian Romance … To Which Is Added, the Hibernian Mendicant. A Tale Author: Unknown (The […]

Cupid’s Annual Charter

Cupid’s Annual Charter, or, St. Valentine’s Festival: In Which All True Lovers Have Free Leave to Declare Their Sentiments for Each Other […]

Maximilian and Selina

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1804

A tale of romance, resentment, and revenge, this chapbook tells the story of a noble family living in France as one brother’s evil corrupts the lives of those around him.

The Skeleton

The Skeleton; or, Mysterious Discovery. A Gothic Romance. Author: Isaac CrookendenPublisher: A. NeilPublication Year: 1805Language: EnglishBook Dimensions: 9.5cm x 17.75cmPages: 38University of […]

The Twin Sisters

The Twin Sisters; or, Two Girls of Nineteen: Being the Interesting Adventures of Sophia and Charlotte Melford. An Affecting Narrative Author: UnknownPublisher: […]

Feudal Days

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1820s

Set in England, this chapbook features a disgraced outlaw obsessed with his rival’s daughter and a religious Prior determined to right the characters on the path of piety.

Roxalana

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1806

In this chapbook—one of multiple versions of this tale—set in the Ottoman era, a tragic story unfolds involving family disputes and an undying jealousy leading to a family’s demise.