19th Century Novels

Subject strengths: Literature

This collection of approximately 1500 nineteenth-century novels consists almost entirely of the works of lesser-known writers, such as Rosa Carey, Emma Warboise and Alexander Grant. Scottish writers are also well-represented in the collection.

In addition, the collection features some lesser-known works by well-known authors, such as Arthur Conan Doyle's historical novels Micah Clarke (1890) and The Refugees (1893), and fiction publications by Benjamin Disraeli, such as Sybil (1862), his propagandist novel tracing the plight of the working classes of England.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: 19th Century Novels

Library Catalogue Collection Ref Code: NCN

Date Range of Material

1800 - 1899

Type of Material

Rare book collection

Size of Collection

41.5 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

The books within this collection are described within the Newcastle University Library Catalogue and can be ordered directly from the catalogue.

This link to the library catalogue will show a list of all the items within the collection. Please note this link is available to members of the public as well as University staff and students.

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service. 

Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for August 2009 and February 2012