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ysa8otfe26ootoesThe Advantages Of Education. A Tale For Misses And Their Mammas.

The Adventures Of A Pin, Supposed To Be Related By Himself, Herself, Or Itself.

The Adventures Of An Irish Smock, Interspersed With Whimsical Anecdotes Of A Nankeen Pair Of Breeches.

The Adventures Of An Ostrich Feather Of Quality.

The Adventures Of A Watch!

The Affecting History Of Two Young Gentlewomen, Who Were Ruined By Their Excessive Attachment To The Amusements Of The Town. To Which Are Added, Many Practical Notes, By Dr. Typo.

Amorous Tales Of The Chaste Loves Of Peter The Long.

Any Thing But What You Expect.

Argal; Or The Silver Devil, Being The Adventures Of An Evil Spirit, Comprising A Series Of Interesting Anecdotes, With Which The Demon Became Acquainted, During His Confinement In The Metalline Substance To Which He Was Condemned. Related By Himself.


Atrocities Of A Convent.

The Bachelor’s Journal, Inscribed (Without Permission) To The Girls Of England.

The Bloody Hand, Or, The Fatal Cup. A Tale Of Horror!

The Book!! Or, Procrastinated Memoirs.

Budget, Or Moral And Entertaining Fragments.

But Which?

The Castle Without A Spectre.

The Charms Of Dandyism; Or Living In Style. By Olivia Moreland, Chief Of The Female Dandies.

Conviction; Or, She Is Innocent!

Cuckoldom Triumphant Or, Matrimonial Incontinence Vindicated.

The Egg, Or The Memoirs Of Gregory Giddy, Esq: With The Lucubrations Of Messrs. Francis Flimsy, Frederick Florid, And Ben Bombast. To Which Are Added, The Private Opinions Of Patty Pout, Lucy Luscious, And Priscilla Positive. Also The Memoirs Of A Right Honourable Puppy. Conceived By A Celebrated Hen, And Laid Before The Public By A Famous Cock-Feeder.

The Expedition Of Little Pickle; Or, The Pretty Plotter.

Fashionable Infidelity.

The Fault Was All His Own. In A Series Of Letters. By A Lady.

Flim-Flams! Or, The Life And Errors Of My Uncle, And The Amours Of My Aunt! With Illustrations And Obscurities, By Messieurs Tag, Rag, And Bobtail. With An Illuminating Index!

The Freebooter Of The Alps.

The Genuine And Entertaining Memoirs Of A Well-Known Woman Of Intrigue. Written By Herself.

Good Men Of Modern Date. A Satirical Tale.

The Happy Art Of Teazing.

He’s Always In The Way.

Hesitation; Or, To Marry, Or, Not To Marry?

The History Of A Dog. Written By Himself, And Published By A Gentleman Of His Acquaintance. Translated From The French.

Home. A Novel. Expect Not A Story Deck’d In The Garb Of Fancy,—But Look At Home.

Horrible Revenge, Or, The Monster Of Italy!!

How It Happened That I Was Born.

Human Beings.

Husband Hunters!!!

“I Can’t Afford It.” And Other Tales.

I’ll Consider It!

The Imaginary Adultress.

The Interesting Adventures Of A Hackney Coach, (As Related By The Coachman)

Isn’t It Odd? By Marmaduke Merrywhistle.

It Was Me, A Tale By Me, One Who Cares For Nothing Or Nobody.

Italian Mysteries; Or, More Secrets Than One.

The Laughable Adventures Of Charles And Lisette; Or, The Beards.

A Lesson For Husbands.

The Libertines; Or, Monkish Mysteries!

The Life And Extraordinary Adventures, The Perils And Critical Escapes Of Timothy Ginnadrake, That Child Of Checquered Fortune.

Love And Madness. A Story Too True. In A Series Of Letters Between Parties Whose Names Would Perhaps Be Mentioned Were They Less Well Known Or Less Lamented.

The Male-Coquette; Or, The History Of The Hon. Edward Astell.

The Marchioness!!! Or, “The Matured Enchantress.”

Married Life; Or, Faults On All Sides.

Matrimony, The Height Of Bliss, Or The Extreme Of Misery.

Memoirs Of An Old Wig.

A Modern Anecdote Of The Ancient Family Of The Kinkvervankotsdarsprakengotchderns.

Modern Seduction, Or Innocence Betrayed: Consisting Of Several Histories Of The Principal Magdalens, Received Into That Charity Since Its Establishment. Very Proper To Be Read By All Young Persons; As They Exhibit A Faithful Picture Of Those Arts Most Fatal To Youth And Innocence; And Of Those Miseries That Are The Never-Ending Consequences Of A Departure From Virtue.

More Ghosts!

The Mysterious Hand; Or, Subterranean Horrours!

The Mysterious Husband.

The Mysterious Pregnancy.

Mystery Upon Mystery.

The News-Paper Wedding; Or, An Advertisement For A Husband.

No Enthusiasm.

Nothing New.

A Novel Of Novel Kind—An Evening’s Amusement For Yourself And Friends, At Which Every One Is Invited To Laugh, But

No One Obliged To Cry.

Nubilia In Search Of A Husband.

The Nunnery For Coquettes.

The Observant Pedestrian Mounted.

Odd Enough, To Be Sure!

Papa Brick; Or, What Is Death?

Parents And Wives; Or, Inconsistency And Mistakes.

The Peaceful Villa, An Eventful Tale.

The Polish Bandit; Or, Who Is My Bride?

Princess Coquedoeuf And Prince Bonbon.

Probable Incidents.


The Question, Who Is Anna?

Read, And Give It A Name.

Realities, Not A Novel. A Tale From Real Life.

Reft Rob; Or, The Witch Of Scot-Muir, Commonly Called Madge The Snoover.

The Sacred Deposit.

Says She To Her Neighbour, What? By An Old-Fashioned Englishman.

Secrets In Every Mansion.

Socrates Out Of His Senses.

The Spectres, Or, Lord Oswald And Lady Rosa, Including An Account Of The Marchioness Of Cevetti Who Was Basely Consigned To A Dungeon Beneath Her Castle By Her Eldest Son, Whose Cruel Avarice Plunged Him Into The Commission Of The Worst Of Crimes, That Stains The Annals Of The Human Race

“There Is A Secret, Find It Out!”

Things By Their Right Names; A Novel. By A Person Without A Name.

Think’s-I-To-Myself. A Serio-Ludicro, Tragico-Comido Tale, Written By Think’s-I-To-Myself Who? In Two Volumes.

The Three Monks!!! From The French.

The Three Perils Of Man, Or, War, Women, And Witchcraft.

The Travels Of Hildebrand Bowman, Esquire, Into Carnovirria, Taupiniera, Olfactaria, And Audinante, In New-Zealand; And In The Powerful Kingdom Of Luxo-Voluptot. Written By Himself; Who Went On Shore In The Adventure’s Large Cutter; And Escaped Being Cut Off, And Devoured, With The Rest Of The Boat’s Crew, By Happening To Be A-Shooting In The Woods; Where He Was Afterwards, Unfortunately Left Behind By The Adventure.

The Tutor Of Truth By The Author Of The Pupil Of Pleasure &C &C.

’Twas Wrong To Marry Him.

Very Strange, But Very True! Or, The History Of An Old Man’s Young Wife.

Walter The Murderer.

What D’ye Think Of The World?

Who Can He Be, Or, Who Is His Father?

Who Is The Bridegroom? Or, Nuptial Discoveries.

Who’s The Murderer?

Wine And Walnuts.

Works Referenced:

Garside, Peter, et al. The English Novel 1770-1829: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000. Print.
Tracy, Ann Blaisdell. The Gothic Novel, 1790-1830: Plot Summaries and Index to Motifs. Lexington: Kentucky UP, 1981. Print.

Lawrence is a graduate student in British Columbia with far too little adult supervision.

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