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Novels generally published by Carleton and then by Dillingham Publishers.

  • Aikenside. 1910 (first published as Madeline, 1881).

  • Bad Hugh. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1900 (first published as Hugh Worthington, 1863).

  • Bessie’s Fortune: A Novel. New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1885.

  • The Cameron Pride, or Family Pride, or Purified by Suffering. New York: Carleton, 1867.

  • Chateau d’Or. 1880. New York: G. W. Dillingham, [1890].

  • Christmas Stories. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1885.

  • Cousin Maude, or The Milkman’s Heiress. 1860. New York: Federal Book, [190?].

  • The Cromptons. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1902.

  • Daisy Thornton. New York: Carleton, 1878.

  • Darkness and Daylight: A Novel. New York: Carleton, 1864.

  • Dora Deane, or The East India Uncle. 1858. New York: Carleton, [1870].

  • Edith Lyle’s Secret. New York: Carleton, 1876.

  • Edna Browning, or The Leighton Homestead. New York: Carleton, 1872.

  • The English Orphans, or A Home in the New World. 1855. New York: Carleton, [1868].

  • Ethelyn’s Mistake, or The Home in the West. New York: Carleton, 1869.

  • Forrest House. New York: Carleton, 1879.

  • Gretchen: A Novel. New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1887.

  • Homestead on the Hillside. 1855. New York: Carleton, [1867].

  • Hugh Worthington. 1863. New York: Carleton, [1872].

  • Jessie Graham. New York: Carleton, 1878.

  • ‘Lena Rivers. New York: Carleton, 1856.

  • Maggie Miller: The Story of Old Hagar’s Secret. 1858. New York: Carleton, [1870].

  • Marguerite. New York: P.F. Collier, 1890.

  • Marian Grey, or The Heiress of Redstone Hall. New York: Carleton, 1863.

  • Meadow Brook. 1857. New York: C. M. Saxton, [1858].

  • Miss McDonald. 1890 (first published as Daisy Thornton, 1878). Chicago: M. A. Donohue, 1890.

  • Mrs. Hallow’s Companion. 1890. New York: P. F. Collier, [ca. 1896].

  • Queenie Hetherton. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1883.

  • The Rector of St. Mark’s. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1874.

  • Rena’s Experiment. New York: G. W. Dillingham, ca. 1904.

  • Rosamond, or The Youthful Error. 1860. New York: Collier & Son, [1900].

  • Rose Mather: A Story of the War of Rebellion. 1868. New York: Collier & Son, [1900].

  • Tempest and Sunshine, or Life in Kentucky. New York: Appleton, 1854.

  • The Tracy Diamonds. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1899.

  • Tracy Park: A Novel. Toronto: Rose Pub. Co., 1886.

  • West Lawn. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1874.

  • Libbey’s Journals. Manuscript and Archives Division, New York Public Library.

  • Cora, the Pet of the Regiment. Cleveland: A. Westbrook, 1900.

  • Daisy Brooks, or A Perilous Love. 1883. New York: George Munroe, 1911.

  • Happy-Go-Lucky Lotty. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1895.

  • Ione, a Broken Love Dream. New York: Bonner, 1890.

  • Jolly Sally Pendleton, or The Wife Who Was Not a Wife. New York: George Munroe’s Sons, 1897.

  • Junie’s Love Test. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1886.

  • Kidnapped at the Altar, or The Romance of That Saucy Jessie Bain. Cleveland: A. Westbrook, 1909.

  • Leonie Locke, or The Romance of a Beautiful New York Working Girl. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1884.

  • Little Leafy, the Cloakmaker’s Beautiful Daughter. A Romantic Story of a Lovely Working-Girl in the City of New York. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1891.

  • Little Rosebud’s Lovers, or A Cruel Revenge. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1886.

  • The Master Workman’s Oath, or Coralie the Unfortunate. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1892.

  • Mischievous Maid Faynie. New York: Street & Smith, 1899.

  • Miss Middleton’s Lover, or Parted on Their Bridal Tour. New York: American News, 1888.

  • Only a Mechanic’s Daughter: A Charming Story of Love and Passion. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1892.

  • Parted by Fate. New York: Bonner, ca. 1890 [1893].

  • Pretty Madcap Dorothy, or How She Won a Lover. Cleveland: A. Westbrook, 1891.

  • Pretty Rose Hall. Cleveland: A. Westbrook, 1885.

  • Sweetheart, Will You Be True? or Lovely Corine, the Queen of the Golf Links. New York: Street and Smith, 1901.

  • That Pretty Young Girl. New York: American News, 1889.

  • Willful Gaynell, or The Little Beauty of the Passaic Cotton Mills. New York: N. L. Munroe, 1890.

Titles and dates based on Southworth’s major publisher T. B. Peterson and later Robert Bonner’s Sons.

  • Allworth Abbey. 1865.

  • The Artist’s Love. 1872.

  • A Beautiful Fiend, or Through the Fire. 1873.

  • Brandon Coyle’s Wife: A Sequel to “A Skeleton in the Closet.” New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1878.

  • The Bridal Eve. 1864.

  • The Bride of Llewellyn. 1866.

  • The Bride’s Fate: A Sequel to “The Changed Brides.” 1869.

  • The Bride’s Ordeal: A Novel. New York: Street & Smith, 1904.

  • The Broken Engagement, or Speaking the Truth for a Day. 1862.

  • The Brothers. National Era, January 31–April 17, 1856.

  • The Changed Brides. 1869.

  • Cruel as the Grave. 1871.

  • The Curse of Clifton, or The Widowed Bride. 1854.

  • David Lindsay: A Sequel to “Gloria.” New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1891.

  • A Deed Without a Name. 1886.

  • The Deserted Wife. 1855.

  • The Discarded Daughter, or The Children of the Isle: A Tale of the Chesapeake. 1852.

  • Em: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1892.

  • Em’s Husband. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1892.

  • Fair Play, or The Test of the Lone Isle. 1868.

  • The Family Doom, or The Sin of a Countess. 1869.

  • The Fatal Marriage. 1863.

  • The Fortune Seeker, or The Bridal Day. 1866.

  • For Whose Sake? A Sequel to “Why Did He Wed Her?” 1884.

  • For Woman’s Love: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1890.

  • The Gypsy’s Prophecy: A Tale of Real Life. 1861.

  • Gloria: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1891.

  • The Haunted Homestead: And Other Nouvellettes. 1860.

  • Her Love or Her Life: A Sequel to “The Bride’s Ordeal: A Novel.” 1877.

  • Her Mother’s Secret. 1910.

  • Hickory Hall, or The Outcast: A Romance of the Blue Ridge. 1861.

  • The Hidden Hand; or, Capitola the Madcap. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1888.

  • How He Won Her: A Sequel to “Fair Play.” 1869.

  • India: The Pearl of Pearl River. 1856.

  • The Irish Refugee. 1854.

  • Ishmael, or In the Depths. 1876.

  • The Lady of the Isle. A Romance from Real Life. 1859.

  • A Leap in the Dark: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1889.

  • Lilith: A Sequel to “The Unloved Wife.” New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1891.

  • The Lost Heiress. 1854.

  • The Lost Heir of Linlithgow. 1872.

  • The Lost Lady of Lone: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1890.

  • Love’s Bitterest Cup: A Sequel to “Her Mother’s Secret.” New York: Street & Smith, ca. 1905.

  • Love’s Labor Won. 1862.

  • The Maiden Widow: A Sequel to “The Family Doom.” 1870.

  • The Missing Bride, or Miriam, the Avenger. 1856.

  • The Mother-in-Law, or A Tale of Domestic Life. 1860.

  • The Mysterious Marriage: A Sequel to “A Leap in the Dark.” 1893.

  • A Noble Lord: The Sequel to “The Lost Heir of Linlithgow.” 1872.

  • Old Neighborhoods and New Settlements, or Christmas Evening Legends. 1853.

  • Only a Girl’s Heart: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1893.

  • The Prince of Darkness: A Romance of the Blue Ridge. 1869.

  • The Rejected Bride. 1894.

  • Retribution: A Tale of Passion. 1856.

  • Self-Raised, or From the Depths: A Sequel to “Ishmael.” 1876.

  • Shannondale. 1851.

  • A Skeleton in the Closet: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1878.

  • The Struggle of a Soul: A Sequel to “The Lost Lady of Lone.” 1904.

  • Sweet Love’s Atonement: A Novel. 1904.

  • Sybil Brotherton: A Novel. 1879.

  • The Three Beauties. 1858.

  • To His Fate: A Sequel to “Dorothy Harcourt’s Secret.” 1885.

  • The Trail of the Serpent, or The Homicide at Hawke Hall. 1880.

  • Tried for Her Life. A Sequel to “Cruel as the Grave.” 1871.

  • The Two Sisters. 1858.

  • Unknown, or The Mystery of Raven Rocks. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1889.

  • The Unloved Wife: A Novel. New York: Robert Bonner’s Sons, 1891.

  • An Unrequited Love: A Sequel to “For Woman’s Love.” 1890.

  • Victor’s Triumph: The Sequel to “A Beautiful Fiend.” 1874.

  • Virginia and Magdalene, or The Foster Sisters. 1852.

  • Vivia, or The Secret of Power. 1857.

  • When Shadows Die: A Sequel to “Love’s Bitterest Cup.” New York: Street & Smith, ca. 1905.

  • Why Did He Wed Her? 1881.

  • The Widow’s Son. 1856.

  • The Wife’s Victory and Other Nouvellettes. 1854.

  • Zenobia’s Suitors: Sequel to “Sweet Love’s Atonement.” New York: Street & Smith, 1904.

All published by Philadelphia’s T. B. Peterson & Bros. (unless otherwise noted).

  • Ahmo’s Plot. New York: Beadle and Co., 1863.

  • Bellehood and Bondage, or Bought with a Price. 1873.

  • Bertha’s Engagement. 1875.

  • The Curse of Gold, or The Bound Girl and Wife’s Trials. 1869.

  • Doubly False, or Alike and Not Alike. 1868.

  • Esther: A Story of the Oregon Trail. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1862.

  • Fashion and Famine. New York: Bunce & Bro., 1854.

  • The Gold Brick. 1866.

  • The Heiress of Greenhurst: An Autobiography. New York: E. Stephens, 1857.

  • The Heiress, or The Gipsey’s Legacy. New York Public Library Papers.

  • High Life in New York by Jonathan Slick, Esq. 1873.

  • The Indian Queen. New York: Beadle & Co., 1864 (sequel to Mahaska, the Indian Princess).

  • The Lady’s World. Published in Lady’s World of Literature and Fashion, January–June 1843.

  • Lord Hope’s Choice, or More Secrets Than One. 1873.

  • Mabel’s Mistake, or The Lost Jewels. 1868.

  • Mahaska, the Indian Princess: A Tale of the Six Nations. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1863.

  • Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter. New York: Beadle, 1860.

  • Married in Haste. 1870.

  • Mary Derwent. 1858.

  • Myra. New York: Beadle. 1860.

  • A Noble Woman, or A Gulf between Them. 1871.

  • Norston’s Rest. 1877.

  • The Old Countess, or The Two Proposals. 1873 (sequel to Lord Hope’s Choice).

  • The Old Homestead, or The Pet from the Poor House. New York: Bunce and Brother, 1855.

  • Palaces and Prisons, or The Prisoner of the Bastille. 1871.

  • Phemie Frost’s Experiences. New York: G. W. Carleton, 1874.

  • The Reigning Belle. 1872.

  • The Rejected Wife, or The Ruling Passion. 1863.

  • Rock Ruin, or The Daughter of the Island. New York: F.M. Lupton, 1893.

  • Ruby Gray’s Strategy, or Married by Mistake. 1869.

  • Silent Struggles, or Barbara Stafford. 1865.

  • The Soldier’s Orphans. 1866.

  • Sybil Chase, or The Valley Ranche. A Tale of California Life. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1861.

  • The Wife’s Secret, or Gillian. 1864.

  • Wives and Widows, or The Broken Life. 1869.

  • Zana, or The Heiress of Clair Hall. London: Ward and Lock, 1854.

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