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 […]

Eliza: Or the Unhappy Nun

Eliza: Or the Unhappy Nun: Exemplifying the Unlimited Tyranny Exercised by the Abbots and Abbesses Over the Ill-fated Victims of Their Malice […]

The Champion of Virtue

This image is of the title page of The Champion of Virtue: A Gothic Story. The name of the story is printed in large, capital black letters and centered on the page. Right below the story’s title, “by the Editor of the Phoenix” is printed, with “Editor” and “Phoenix” in large typeface and all other words standard size. “A translation of Barclay’s Argenis” is printed below the credit to the author. This is followed by a Latin quote: “Ficta Voluptatis caula lint proxima veris. Horace.” “A new edition” is italicized below, followed by the publication company and 1795.

The Champion of Virtue: A Gothic Story Author: Clara ReevePublisher: A. Cleugh, W. PhorsonPublication Year: 1795Language: EnglishBook Dimensions: 10.5cm x 16cmPages: 192University […]

Durward and Isabelle

Durward and Isabelle Author: Unknown Publisher: Dean & Munday Publication Year: c. 1820s Language: English Book Dimensions: 11 cm x 16 cm  […]

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 Affecting History of Caroline

Author: Unknown; Publication: 1805

A story of love and tragedy, this chapbook features plagiarized excerpts from Charlotte Smith’s 1789 novel “Ethelinde.”

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 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.

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.