Kilverstone Castle

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1799

In this chapbook set in England during the Middle Ages, a conflict over religion between a priest and a baron, and an enchanted suit of armor result in betrayal, exile, and magic.

The White Cottage of the Valley

Author: Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson; Publication: 1800s

In this tale set in the South of France, follow Emma de Villeroy as she navigates her mysterious marriage, and the truth about her bloodline.

The Castle Spectre; or, Family Horrors

Author: Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson; Publication: 1807

Set in Scotland, England, and Italy, this chapbook is a complicated tale of vengeance, violence, and long-lost love. And there’s a ghost!

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: […]

The Secret Oath

Author: Mary Anne Radcliffe; Publication: 1802

This story follows a family left destitute after the French Revolution and their quest to start a new life. The only thing in their way is a string of murders.

Tales of the Passions: Jealousy

Author: George Moore; Publication: 1811

In this English novel, an envious husband wreaks havoc until finally learning to trust his family and control his passions.

Rayland Hall

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1810

In this plagiarized version of The Old Manor House by Charlotte Smith, Orlando Somerville endures war, poverty, and two transatlantic voyages to be reunited with England, his lover, and a rightful inheritance.

The Monastery of St. Mary

The Monastery of St. Mary: Or, the White Maid of Avenel. A Scottish Tale. Author: Emilia Grossett Publisher: J. Bailey Publication Year: […]

The Recluse of the Woods

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1809

In this chapbook set in the county of Sussex and featuring royalty and forbidden love, one intriguing romance revolves around an Earl’s daughter and a mysterious man’s son who live alone in the woods.

The Affecting History of Louisa

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1804

Inspired by a George Henry Glasse translation, this chapbook connects the life of Louisa, a deranged wanderer of Bourton, England, to her greatest loss—the social denial of her identity as the German Emperor’s daughter.