Forgotten British Novels (1800-1829)

For those of you who enjoy obscure or long forgotten books, I’ve found a superb database cataloguing British novels published between 1800-1829. Created by the good folks at Cardiff University, the database allows users to examine bibliographical records of 2,272 works of fiction written by approximately 900 authors, along with a large number of contemporary materials.

Perhaps you will discover something interesting like the works of the prolific Mary Meeke, who wrote novels with curious titles such as: Midnight Weddings (1802), Old Wife and Young Husband (1804) and There is a Secret! Find it Out (1808).

The database can be found at: http://www.british-fiction.cf.ac.uk/browse.html

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Author: Descartes Baker

Graduate in English with Creative Writing. Loves Victorian literature, poetry, watching the clouds go by, travelling, numismatics, and reading long forgotten and obscure novels.

5 thoughts on “Forgotten British Novels (1800-1829)”

      1. I’d love to hear about it! I’m a big fan of Dickens and Wilkie Collins (he could get a little trashy too sometimes), so I’m fond of those kinds of books. Where do you find copies to read? I’d be happy to hear about what you come up with.

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