Barbara Hofland, Emily's Reward; Or, the Holiday Trip to Paris (Grant and Griffith, 1844). A didactic travelogue for children in fictional form, following Emily and her family to the sights of Paris and its surroundings. (eBay)
Maria Luddy,Prostitution and Irish Society, 1800-1940 (Cambridge, 2007). Political and religious responses, nationalist theories about prostitution's origins, various forms of activism, the medical establishment, and so forth. (Amazon)
Barbara Hofland, Moderation: A Tale (Pomeroy, 1826). US reprint of one of Mrs. Hofland's many moral tales, this one centering on the need for economy in things both literal (money) and figurative (passions). More about Hofland here. (eBay)
[Annie Webb Peploe], Oliver Wyndham: A Tale of the Great Plague, 4th ed. (Hodder and Stoughton, 1876). A young man finds religion during the Great Plague of London in 1665. First published in 1867. (eBay)
Kirstie Blair, ed., Poets of the People's Journal: Newspaper Poetry in Victorian Scotland (Association of Scottish Literary Studies, 2016). Collects over one hundred poems published between the 1850s and 1880s in the People's Journal and People's Friend. (Amazon [secondhand])
Elisabeth Charlotte Pauline Guizot, Moral Tales, trans. Mrs. Burke, new ed. (Routledge, 1856). Collection of short religious stories for children by Mme. Guizot (a.k.a. the first wife of the historian and politician Francois Guizot). (Greenwood Books)
Amitav Ghosh, The Glass Palace (Random House, 2001). Politics, invasion, romance, and teak in late-19th c. Burma. (Greenwood Books)
Léon Bloy, Le Désespéré (Mercure de France, 1946). Reprint of Bloy's 1887 novel about the miserable, albeit increasingly saintly, life of Catholic author Marchenoir. (Amazon [secondhand])
Diana Walsh Pasulka, Heaven Can Wait: Purgatory in Catholic Devotional and Popular Culture (Oxford, 2014). Various aspects of purgatory in Catholic thinking from the beginning to the post-Vatican II period. (Amazon [secondhand])
(Today is an appropriate time to post them, I suppose.)
George Alfred Lawrence, Henry Jackson, and John Saunders, Maurice Dering; Sans Merci; Gilbert Rugge; Bound to the Wheel (Harper, 1864-66). Bound volume of four double-columned US reprints of popular Victorian fiction, mostly of the dering-do/sensational variety. Lawrence, now the best-remembered (least-forgotten?) of the three, was the author of Guy Livingstone, one of the first "muscular Christian" novels. (eBay)
Jonathan M. Yeager, ed., Early Evangelicalism: A Reader (OUP, 2013). Anthology of important evangelical texts by Anglo-American authors from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. (Amazon)
Lee Blessing, Fortinbras (Dramatists Play Service, 1992). At the end of Hamlet, everyone dies! And then, they keep talking. (Amazon [secondhand])
Ruth Fleischmann, Catholic Nationalism in the Irish Revival: A Study of Canon Sheehan, 1852-1913 (Palgrave Macmillan, 1997). Analyzes the work of late-Victorian Catholic priest and novelist Patrick Augustine Sheehan, who linked Catholicism to various contemporary issues in Irish politics (land disputes, Home Rule, electoral reform, etc.). (Amazon [secondhand])
Michael Rectenwald, Nineteenth-Century British Secularism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Argues for the centrality of George Holyoake to Victorian thought about the secular, including his influence on literary figures like Eliot. (Amazon)
Samuel Warren, Ten Thousand a Year (E. Littell, n.d.). American reprint in one volume of Warren's very long and very successful novel, first serialized in 1839, about legal machinations involving a will and an illegitimate son. (eBay)
Walter Besant, In Deacon's Orders/Mary Cholmondeley, Red Pottage (Garland, 1976). In the first novel, a young Christian goes to wrack and ruin, winding up in an American jail, while in the second, a woman falls in love with a man who turns out to have a terrible secret. Part of the "Novels of Faith and Doubt" series. (Amazon [secondhand])
The Month and Catholic Review, six vols., various (1874-90). Six volumes of this popular Catholic monthly, which included serial fiction. (eBay)
Francesco Manzini, The Fevered Novel from Balzac to Bernanos: Frenetic Catholicism in Crisis, Delirium, and Revolution (IGR, 2011). The significance of the suffering woman for 19th- and early 20th-century French Catholic fiction. (Amazon [secondhand])
Gareth Atkins, ed., Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Manchester, 2016). A series of case studies devoted to nineteenth-century appropriations of, lectures on, and hagiographies devoted to various saints, from Paul to Therese of Lisieux. (Amazon [secondhand])
George Moore, Evelyn Innes, 2 vols. (Tauchnitz,). A young singer finds herself torn between the attentions of two men, before finally taking refuge in her Catholicism.
---, Sister Teresa (Lippincott, 1901). Sequel to Evelyn Innes. Evelyn enters a convent, but soon finds herself struggling with her vocation and with her belief in the Real Presence.
Ernest Dowson, The Stories of Ernest Dowson, ed. Mark Longaker (A. B. Barnes, 1960). Reprint of Longaker's 1947 edition of Dowson's short fiction and vignettes.
"Rita" [Eliza Humphreys], Faustine (Lippincott, 1883). A sensational novel set in France, involving an actress, star-crossed lovers, and an intriguing priest.
Dinah Mulock, The Woman's Kingdom. A Love Story (Harper, 1902). The contrasting fates of twin sisters with very different attitudes to love and marriage. Originally serialized in 1868.
Thomas Keneally, Napoleon's Last Stand(Atria, 2016). Historical novel about Napoleon's relationship with a young girl, Betsy Balcombe, while imprisoned on St. Helena.
Gene Kellogg, The Vital Tradition: The Catholic Novel in a Period of Convergence (Loyola University Press, 1970). Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Catholic fiction on the Continent and in the United States.