A Database of Cheap Literature, 1837-1860

Titles Available Online

Currently, 89 editions are available online thanks to digitization projects by Google Books, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive.

London: .
A Voice from the Tomb! A dialogue between Nelson and Wellington, overheard at St. Paul's.
London: J. Pattie. 42 nos.
Adventures of Don Quixote De La Mancha.
London: . 440 p.
Adventures of Old Dan Tucker, and his son Walter; a tale of North Carolina.
London: . 222 p.
Dr. Hawkesworth. Adventures of Telemachus.
London: Willoughby and Co, 1841. 50 nos. 380 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. Agnes; or, beauty and pleasure.
London: John Dicks, John Dicks and John Dicks, 1857. 52 nos. 415 p.
Alfred, or, the adventures of a French Gentleman.
London: . 237 p.
Thomas Prest. Angelina; or, the mystery of St. Mark's Abbey. A tale of other days.
London: Edward Lloyd, 1841. 30 nos. 236 p.
Eugene Plunkett. The Black Mendicant.
London: Peirce and Hyde, 1848. 10 nos. 155 p.
The Brigand; or, the mountain chief. A romance.
London: E. Lloyd, [1851]. 104 nos. 827 p.
The Canadian Girl; or, the pirate of the Lakes.
London: John Lofts. 45 nos. 716 p.
Chronicles of the Sea: or, faithful narratives of shipwrecks, fires, famines and disasters incidental to a life of maritime enterprise; together with celebrated voyages, interesting anecdotes etc., etc.
London: William Mark Clark, William Mark Clark and W. M. Clark, 1838. 61 nos. 480 p.
Clement Lorimer; or, The Book with the Iron Clasps. A romance.
London: . 280 p.
Pierce Egan. Clifton Grey; or, love and war: a tale of the present day.
London: W. S. Johnson, [1856]. 36 nos. 290 p.
Selina Bunbury. Coombe Abbey. An Historical Tale of the reign of James the First.
London: Willoughby & Co. 76 nos. 591 p.
an Old Bailey Barrister (pseud.) (ed.). Deveril the Cracksman; or, the autobiography of a thief.
London: W. M. Clark. 9 nos. 67 p.
The Devil on Two Sticks.
London: , 1840. 274 p.
Dick Turpin.
London: , 1840. 323 p.
William Hurton. The Doomed Ship; or, the Wreck of the Arctic Regions.
London: Willoughby & Co, 1855. 11 nos. 174 p.
William Hurton. The Doomed Ship; or, the wreck of the Arctic regions.
London: [Henry Lea], 1855. 182 p.
George Lippard , esq. Dora Livingstone, the Adulteress; or, the Quaker city.
London: G. Purkess and E. Lloyd. 18 nos. 142 p.
Mrs. M. L. Sweetser. The Double Courtship. A romance of deep interest.
London: Purkiss (sic) and Strange, [1847]. 12 nos. 92 p.
Ellen Percy; or, the memoirs of an actress.
London: , 1856. 416 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. The Empress Eugenie's Boudoir.
London: John Dicks, 1857. 41 nos. 323 p.
Thomas Prest. Ernnestine de Lacy; or, the robber's foundling. An old English romance.
London: E. Lloyd, 1842. 36 nos. 286 p.
Gentleman Jack; or, life on the road. A romance of interest, abounding in hair-breadth escapes of the most exciting character.
London: E. Lloyd, 1852. 205 nos. 1636 p.
Thomas Prest. The Gipsy Boy. A romance of the woods and the wilds.
London: E. Lloyd. 58 nos. 462 p.
The Golden Marriage. A romance of deep interest.
London: G. Purkess and Strange. 10 nos. 77 p.
The Harvest Home. A domestic romance.
London: E. Lloyd, [1852]. 42 nos. 332 p.
The Heiress, or, The mysteries of Brandon Abbey. A tale of the olden time.
London: A. Park, 1842. 157 p.
Obediah Throttle (pseud.). Jack Shepperd.
London: [Foster and Hextall]. 30 nos. 237 p.
the old sailor (pseud.). Jem Bunt a tale of the Land and the Ocean.
London: [Henry Lea]. 312 p.
Joan of Arc, the maid of Orleans.
London: F. Hextall, 1841. 12 nos. 94 p.
Joseph Wilmot; or, the memoirs of a man-servant.
London: , 1854. 415 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. Leila, or, the star of Mingrelia.
London: John Dicks. 25 nos. 200 p.
The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox, the ventriloquist.
London: , 1848. 620 p.
Life in Paris; or the adventures of a marquis.
London: , 1848. 344 p.
Edward Lytton Blanchard. The Life of George Barnwell; or, the London apprentice of the last century.
London: Thomas White. 32 nos. 253 p.
Gabriel Alexander. Lilias, the milliner's apprentice.
London: John Dicks, 1854. 52 nos. 412 p.
The London Apprentice.
London: , [1852]. 244 p.
Henry Cockton , Esq. The Love Match, designed to illustrate the ups and downs, the joys and griefs, which sprang from the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Todd!.
London: [W. M. Clark], 1845. 373 p.
Maid Marian, the Forest Queen; being a companion to "Robin Hood".
London: . 248 p.
Thomas Prest. The Maniac Father; or, the victim of seduction. A romance of deep interest.
London: E. Lloyd, [1842]. 76 nos. 604 p.
Eugene Sue. Martin, the Foundling; Memoirs of a Valet de Chambre.
London: G. Vickers, 1847. 41 nos. 332 p.
M. Eugene Sue. Martin, the Foundling; or, the adventures of a valet-de-chambre.
"Roscoe's library edition". London: E. Appleyard, 1847. 46 nos. 372 p.
Mary Price; or, the memoirs of a servant-maid.
London: , 1852. 414 p.
Flit! (pseud.) (ed.). The Memoirs of Davy Dreamy.
London: Foster and Hextall, 1839. 150 p.
Memoirs of Serjeant Paul Swanston; being a narrative of a soldier's life, in barracks, ships, camps, battles, and captivity on sea and land; with notices of the most adventurous of his comrades.
London: B. D. Cousins. 55 nos. 434 p.
R. Bedingfield , Esq. The Miser's Son: a tale.
London: R. Thompson, Strange and Berger, [1844]. 610 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. The Mysteries of London. Second series.
London: G. Vickers and G. Vickers, 1847. 52 nos. 416 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. The Mysteries of London.
London: George Vickers, 1846. 416 p.
M. Eugene Sue. The Mysteries of Paris.
"Roscoe's library edition". London: E. Appleyard, 1845. 32 nos. 522 p.
The Mysteries of the Court of London.
London: . 416 p.
The Mysteries of the Court of London.
London: . 416 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. The Mysteries of the Court of London.
London: John Dicks. 416 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. The Mysteries of the Court of London.
London: John Dicks and John Dicks, 1855. 52 nos. 415 p.
The Noble Rival; or, the prince of Congo.
London: G. Peirce. 10 nos. 154 p.
The Novel Newspaper.
London: J. Cunningham, 1839. 509 p.
The Novelist: a collection of the standard novels.
London: Foster and Hextall, 1839. 31 nos. 494 p.
Old London Bridge, a romance of the sixteenth century.
London: [Henry Lea]. 407 p.
Ottawah, the last chief of the Red Indians of Newfoundland. A Romance.
"Roscoe's library edition". London: . 176 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. The Parricide; or, the youth's career of crime.
London: John Dicks, 1847. 23 nos. 180 p.
Pierce Egan the younger. Paul Jones.
London: F. Hextall and F. Hextall, 1842. 340 p.
Paul Periwinkle: or, The Pressgang.
London: Willoughby & Co. 640 p.
R. Bedingfield , esq. The Peer and the Blacksmith. A tale.
London: R. Thompson, Strange and Berger, [1844]. 50 nos. 588 p.
George W. M. Reynolds , Esq. Pickwick Abroad; or, the tour in France.
London: Willoughby & Co. 80 nos. 628 p.
Pierce Egan. Quintin Matsys the Blacksmith of Antwerp.
London: W. S. Johnson. 40 nos. 323 p.
Pierce Egan the younger. Quintin Matsys, the blacksmith of Antwerp. A historical romance.
London: W. W. Barth. 63 nos. 497 p.
Pierce Egan. Robin Hood and Little John or the merry men of Sherwood forest.
London: W. S. Johnson, [1850]. 35 nos. 280 p.
George W. M. Reynolds. The Seamstress; or, the white slave of England.
London: John Dicks, 1853. 17 nos. 134 p.
The Sepoy's Daughter: a true tale of the Indian War.
London: Henry Lea. 109 nos. 870 p.
The Steward: a romance of real life.
London: , 1850. 380 p.
The String of Pearls; or, the barber of Fleet Street. A domestic romance.
London: E. Lloyd, 1850. 92 nos. 732 p.
Sylvester Sound the Somnambulist.
London: , 1844. 367 p.
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Negro life in the slave states of America.
London: , 1852. 380 p.
The Vicar of Wakefield, a tale.
London: . 252 p.
Thomas Peckett Prest. Vice and its Victim: or, Phoebe, the peasant's daughter. A romantic tale of real life.
London: Henry Lea. 72 nos. 574 p.
The Wandering Jew.
"Roscoe's library edition". London: , 1845. 554 p.
Pierce Egan. Wat Tyler.
London: [W. S. Johnson], 1851. 64 nos. 510 p.
Alexandre Dumas. The Watchmaker.
London: Henry Lea. 13 nos. 206 p.
Charles Rabou. The Widow's Walk; or, the mystery of crime.
"Roscoe's library edition". London: E. Appleyard. 19 nos. 152 p.
The Young Duchess; or, memoirs of a lady of quality. A sequel to "Ellen Percy.".
London: , 1858. 415 p.
Tales of Chivalry; or, perils by flood and field.
London: G. Berger and G. Berger. 53 nos. 424 p.
Tales of Heroism, and Record of Strange and Wonderful Adventures. Being a collection and register of deeds of bravery, heroism, and devotion.
London: William Mark Clark, 1847. 50 nos. 792 p.
Tales of Shipwrecks and Adventures at Sea. Being a collection of faithful narratives of shipwrecks, mutinies, fires, famines, and Disasters, incidental to a Sea Life; together with celebrated voyages, amusing tales, tough yarns, and interesting anecdotes.
London: , 1846. 948 p.
Tales of Travellers; or, a view of the world.
London: William Mark Clark. 54 nos. 520 p.
Tales of all Nations; or, popular legends and romances.
London: [W. Strange]. 380 p.
Tales of the Wars; or, naval and military chronicle. To which is prefixed a memoir of the early life and services of William the Fourth, with an authentic portrait of his majesty.
London: , 1836. 416 p.
The Temptation; or, the watch tower of Koat-Vën: a romantic tale.
London: [George Vickers], 1845. 116 p.