Literature on the Age of Napoleon Website



Napoleonic Fiction, Drama & Poetry
Napoleonic Bee
Raddall, Thomas Head (1903-  )
Hangman's Beach (1966) A tale set in Halifax during the Napoleonic Wars.
Rambaud, Patrick
La bataille: roman (Paris, 1997) translated as The Battle (New York, 2000) Won the prestigious Prix Goncourt and Prix de l'Academie Français; this novel is “based on the tiny relic of what Balzac conceived as a 300-page novel on the Battle of Essling: “On the sixteenth of May in the year 1809 towards the middle of the day ….” [Times Lit. Supp.]  Napoleon, Lannes and Massena appear as a characters.
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 Aspern-Essling, Battle of, Austria, 1809 -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Austria Novel
Ranc, Arthur (1831-1908)
Le roman d'une conspiration, (Paris, 1880)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.
Randle, Frederick A. (Frederick Alanson) (1854-   )
The Spanish Plot (1898); new edition titled Idwymon; a story of Napoleonic complications, Orleans and Bourbonic entanglements ... (New York, 1970?)
Rathbone, Julian (1935-   )
Joseph : the life of Joseph Bosham, self-styled 3rd Viscount of Bosham, covering the years from 1790 to 1813  (London, 1979)
SUBJECT:  Spain -- History -- Napoleonic Conquest, 1808-1813 -- Fiction.
Rawson, Graham Stanhope (1890- )
The Stroke of Marbot  (London, 1917) Drama.

The Dangers of Peace  (London, 1917) Drama.

The Pastor of Jena (London, 1917) Drama.

Raynal, Paul
Napoléon unique; comédie épique en trois actes ... (1937) Drama.
Rayner, Denys Arthur (1908- )
The Long Fight (1958) A little-known British-French sea battle in the Indian Ocean. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Reed, Helen Leah (1860?-1926)
Napoleon's Young Neighbour (1907) Napoleon at St. Helena; his friendship with a little girl. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]1815 (Juvenile fiction)
Reed, T.B.
Kilgorman: a Story of Ireland in 1798 (1895) Adventures of a Donegal boy in Ireland, in the Reign of Terror at Paris, at the battle of Camperdown, and at Dublin, where he goes to meetings of the United Irishmen and comes into contact with Lord Edward Fitzgerald. 1792-1798. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)
Reger, Erik (1893-1954)
Napoleon und der schmelztiegel : roman (Berlin, 1935)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.
Régis, Roger (1883-  )
Paulino Foures, dite "Bellilote," maitresse de Bonaparte in Egypte. ([Paris], 1946)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Ranchoup, Marguerite Paulined (Bellisle) -- comtesse de -- 1778-1869. -- Fiction.
Reimer, Freimund (pseud.) ... see Rückert, Friedrich

Reinmann, Ernst
Der General Bonaparte, ein Schauspiel (1910)
Reiter, Ludwig.
Das Geheimnis des Silbergitters : Historische Erzählung  (Wien, 1965)
SUBJECT:   Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Adversaries – Fiction. Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, --  1769-1821 -- Friends and associates -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction.
Reitzel, William (1901-  ) (pseud. Wilson Wright)
The Pinnacle of Glory, (New York, 1935) The activities of Napoleon during his exile on St. Helena. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Rellstrab, Ludwig (1799-1860)
Eighteen Hundred and Twelve, or, Napoleon's invasion of Russia (New York, 1849)
Reuter, Fritz (1810-1874)
Ut de Franzosentid (1859) [German Gutenberg edition] translated as During the Time of the French Conquest or In the year '13: A tale of Mecklenburg life;  French occupation of Mecklenburg in 1813.  Reuter is the chief humourist of modern German literature. This is a story delineating country life with great liveliness, though not without touches of pathos. Reveals the depths of national feeling stirred by the French occupation, the characters being involved in the public misfortunes and doings of the invaders. Translated from the Platt-Deutsch. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1813.
Rey, Mieczyslaw.
Napoleon I. (Trzy abdykacye) opowiesc w formie dramatycznej. (Brody, 1913)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon I., -- Emperor of the French, in drama. Drama (Polish)
Rey de Villette, Marguerite.
Le rêve de Walewska, pièce en deux actes et deux tableaux ... (Paris, 1927)
SUBJECT:   Walewska, Maria Laczynska, -- 1789-1817 -- Drama. Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Drama
Riollet, Marius
La bête, pièce en un acte ... (1939) Drama.
Ripon, John Scott (d.1837)
Buonaparte, or, The Free-Booter, a drama in three acts (London, 1803)
Robbins, Ruth.
The Emperor and the Drummer Boy (1962)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Juvenile fiction
Roberts, David (1757-1819)
The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, with an account of his campaign on the Peninsula and in Pall Mall and notes, by an officer (London, 1815) Illustrated by T. Rowlandson.
Roberts, Janet Louise
Ravenswood (1971) Marriage between an impoverished gentlewoman and an austere nobleman endures despite his diplomatic errands and her secret spying in affairs concerning Napoleon. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Roberts, Margaret (1833- )
The Fiddler of Lugau (1887) Home life and civic life in a town of Saxony during the Napoleonic wars, with the petty animosities and public fears, and a pathetic story of love and loyalty. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1809.
Rosegger, Peter (1843-1918)
The Forest Schoolmaster (1901) Translated from Schriften des Waldschulmeisters. Story of a schoolmaster of Napoleonic times in the Alpine forests. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Rossiev, Pavel A. (fl. 1900-1910)
Sozhzhennaia Moskva; razskaz o liudiakh i dielakh 1812 g. (Moskva, 1912)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Invasion of Russia, 1812 -- Fiction.
Rostand, Edmond (1868-1918)
L'aiglon : a play in six acts. (New York, 1900) translation of L'aiglon, drame en six actes, en vers; représenté pour la première fois au Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt, le 15 mars 1900 ... [ABU : La Bibliotèque Universelle edition]
Roth, Joseph (1894-1939)
The Ballad of the Hundred Days (New York, 1936) Translation of Die hundert Tage. Napoleon's return from Elba told for the viewpoint of a laundress infatuated with him. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827)
A New Son -- Nap and His Friends in their Glory (October 1, 1808) Song.
Rückert, Friedrich (1788-1866)
Napoleon. Politische komödie in drey stücken von Freimund Reimer [pseud.] ... (1815)
Rudigoz, Roger (1922- )
French Dragoon, a novel (Translated from Le dragoon Solassier by Hugo Charteris) (London, 1959) Adventures of a cavalryman after the French defeat at Leipzig in 1813. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Russell, William Clark (1844-1911)
An Ocean Free-lance. From a privateersman's log of 1812 (London, 1881)  Privateering in 1812; a good nautical yarn. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

The Yarn of Old Harbour Town (1905) A naval yarn of fighting in the Channel at the time Nelson was chasing Villeneuve up and down the high seas, with a glimpse of the great admiral on his way to Trafalgar.  Old Harbour Town seems to be in Cornwall, but the frontispiece, entitled “Old Harbour House,” is a photograph of Widcombe House at Bath. 1805. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

Ryan, Hugh Fitzgerald (1941-   )
The Kybe : a novel of Ireland in Napoleonic times (Dublin, 1983)
SUBJECT: Ireland -- History -- 1800-1837 -- Fiction.
Napoleonic Bee
Sabatini, Rafael (1875-1950)The Life & Work of Rafael Sabatini Website
Venetian masque: a romance (New York, 1934) This story appeared in Liberty under the title “Hearts and Swords”
SUBJECT: Venice (Italy) - History -- French occupation, 1797 -- Fiction.

The Snare (1917) [Project Gutenberg ed.] Revolves around Wellington's action against the French in Portugal. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)] Sabatini Website page on The Snare.

The Lost King (1937) A story of the child who would succeed Louis XIV.  Takes place during 1795, 1808 and later. Sabatini Website on The Lost King.

Scaramouche the Kingmaker (1921) Takes place in 1795-1796.

Sagon, Amyot
When George III was King (1899) Cornish scenes among wreckers and smugglers, in Nelson's time; followed by London episodes, held together by a mystery plot.  Sir Edward Pellew (afterwards Lord Exmouth) is a well-drawn character. 1802-1803. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Saint-Almer, Prosper
La Republicque, l'Empire et Les Cent Jours (Paris, 1832) Drama
Saint-Georges de Bouhélier (1876-1947)
Napoléon; pièce en quatre actes et trente-quatre tableaux ... (1933) Drama.
Saintine (Joseph Xavier Boniface, known as) (1798-1865)
Picciola: The Prisoner of Genestrella; or, Captivity captive (1843) Early Napoleonic period.
Salmon, Geraldine Gordon ... see Sarasin (pseud.)

Sarasin, J.G. (1897- ) (pseud. for Salmon, Geraldine Gordon)
Corsican Justice (New York, 1927) The adventures of a swashbuckling cavalier, Gaston de Saulx, exiled from France during the Revolution.  Napoleon appears in the story.
Sardou, Victorien (1831-1908)
Madame Sans-Gêne; comédie en trois actes et un prologue ... (1895) also translated as Madame Sans-Gêne Madame Devil-May-Care : a comedy in three acts . Play

Alice de Beaurepaire, a romance of Napoleon; (Boston, 1896) translation by I.G. Burnham.
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. France -- History -- Consulate and Empire, 1799-1815 -- Fiction.

Saunders, Hilary Aiden St. George & John Leslie Palmer ... see Pilgrim, David (pseud.)

Sava, George (1903-   )
The Beloved Nemesis  (London, 1971)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. France -- Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Saxton, Judith (1936-  ) (pseud. Judy Turner)
Follow the Drum (author listed as Judy Turner, 1980); new edition title: Waterloo Sunset. (1999)
SUBJECT:   Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 – Fiction.
OTHER:   Turner, Judy, 1936- Follow the drum.
Scaife, Peter B.
The White Sleeve (Riddlesden, 1998)
SUBJECT:  Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 – Fiction. Soldiers -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction. Yorkshire (England) -- Fiction.
Schaefer, Wilhelm.
Napoleon in Moskau. Drama in einem Aufzuge. (Zürich, 1905)
SUBJECT:  Drama (German).
Scheibler, Susanne
Caroline mon amour (München, 1988) Romance of a German girl who falls in love with a Napoleonic officer. [Comments from Rosemarie Duephans]
Schnetzer, Rudolf (1899-   )
Der Weg der Sühne  (Weesen, 1994)
SUBJECT:    Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 – Fiction. Drainage -- Switzerland -- Linth River Valley -- Fiction. Canals -- Switzerland -- Linth River Valley -- Design and construction -- Fiction.
Schönthan, Gaby von.
The Roses of Malmaison; the turbulent life of the beautiful Josephine.  (New York, 1968) Translation of Die Rosen von Malmaison. The resilient Marie Beauharnais (Napoleon's Josephine) who, after other loves, marries Napoleon and is crowned Empress of France. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Madame Casanova (München, 1968) A love story of Napoleon and a young Corsican beauty named Felicine Elisa-Maria Casanova who became Napoleon's enemy.

Schremmer, Bernd.
Sankt Helena, oder, die Chance der Verbannung : historischer Roman (Halle, 1986)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.
Schumacher, Heinrich Vollrat (1861-1919)
The Fair Enchantress : a romance of Lady Hamilton's early years (London, 1912) Translation of Liebe und Leben der Lady Hamilton. The life of Emma, Lord William Hamilton's wife before her marriage to him. Followed by Nelson's Last Love. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Nelson's Last Love (1913) Lady Hamilton's life in Naples, showing especially her friendships with Queen Maria Caroline and Nelson. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Scott, Florence and Alma Hodge
The Round Tower (1903) Landing of the French expedition under Humbert at Killala, Co. Mayo. 1793-1798. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)
Scott, Hugh Stowell ... see Merriman, H. Seton (pseud.)

Scott, Michael (1789-1835)
Tom Cringle's Log (1833) Life and adventures of a midshipman during the great world-struggle of 1813.  Opens with a cruise in the Torch brig. The scene shifts to West Indies, Jamaica, Bermuda, Cuba, and other places, where Scott was thoroughly at home, having spent most of his life there as a merchant. He gives extensive descriptions of the scenery, towns, and inhabitants. But the sensational incidents do not slacken, ashore or afloat: encounters with American frigates, with smugglers and privateers, droll anecdotes, Tom’s kidnapping and life aboard the Wave. Narrative and descriptive passages characterized by lively and abundant details. First appeared in Blackwood’s Magazine, 1829-1833. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Scott, Walter (1771-1832)
The Antiquary (Edinburgh, 1816) [Black Mask Digital Ed.] This is a story of all society "from the peer to the ploughman," containing admirable character-studies and passages of great descriptive force. It presents a picture of Scotland at the time of an expected invasion by the French, when all the country displayed a ready patriotism, almost every individual enrolling himself in some capacity or other to contribute to a most determined opposition. c.1795. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]
Seawell, Molly Elliot (1860-1916)
The Fortunes of Fifi (1903) Napoleon and a Parisian actress. 1804.
Seidel, Ina (1885- )
The Wish Child (New York, 1935) Translated from Das Wunschkind: Roman. Two young cousins in Germany during the Napoleonic era. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Selinko, Annemarie.
Désirée : romaani (Helsinki, 1953) About Désirée, early love of Napoleon, later wife of Bernadotte, and her relations with the Bonaparte family. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Serao, Matilde (1856-1927)
Leggende Napoletane; libro d'immaginazione e di sogno. Piccole anime. (Napoli, 1911)
 SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.
Serner, Gunnar (1886-1947) (pseud. Frank Heller)
Herr Collin contra Napoleon; Roman. (München, 1927) Author's pseud., Frank Heller, at head of title. "Berechtigte Übersetzung aus dem Schwedischen von Marie Franzos."
SUBJECT:   Napoleon, -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Fiction, Swedish.
Séverine (1855-1929)
À Sainte-Hélène pièce en deux actes, en prose, de mme. Séverin [pseud.] représentée pour la première fois, au théâtre Antoine, le 11 avril 1903 ... (Paris, 1903) Drama.
Shannon, Dell (1921-  )
The Scalpel and the Sword (1987) An Irish surgeon in the Royal Navy.
Shatrov
To the Army of the Don (London, 1821) Poem.
Shaw, Frank H., Captain (1878- )
In the Days of Nelson: A Story of the Battle of the Nile (1910) A boy’s adventures among pirates, his rescue by one of Nelson's ships, and the battle of the Nile, 1798. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)

The author has written a boy's book of thrilling experiences and hairbreadth escapes. The hero goes to sea, finds himself amongst pirates, but is rescued by one of Nelson's ships. The story culminates in a vivid description of the battle of Aboukir Bay. c.1798. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]

Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950)
The Man of Destiny (1895) One-act play. Drama.
Sheean, Vincent (1899- )
Sanfelice (New York, 1936) Colorful account of the unsuccessful Revolution of 1799 in Naples. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Sheeham, P.A.
The Queen’s Fillet (1911) Ranges over the history of France from the dethronement of Louis XVI to the accession of Louis XVIII and the execution of Ney, the cardinal episode dating on August 10th, 1792, the day when the Swiss Guard was cut to pieces, and a young aristocrat in the National Guard was seized with a revulsion of sympathy for Marie Antoinette. He tries to rescue her and her children from the Temple and secures the fillet that bound her hair before she was executed -- a talisman that saves his own child from death at the Restoration. Talleyrand and Andre Chenier are conspicuous; Cathelineau and the Vendeans appear. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)
Lines Written on Hearing the News of the Death of Napoleon
Sheppard, Alfred Tresidder (1871-1947)
Running Horse Inn (1907) A tragic novel of hatred and revenge, opening with the return of a Peninsular soldier to the inn near Herne Bay on the day his brother marries his old love.  The character-drawing is strong, and rural life in the times just after Waterloo is rendered with truth and good humour. More than a glimpse is had of the unrest with which England was seething, and the abortive conspiracies of the “Spenceans” and the Spa Fields Riot come into the story. 1816. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Sherriff, R. C. (Robert Cedric), (1896-1975)
St. Helena, a play in twelve scenes, (London, 1937)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Captivity, 1815-1821 -- Drama.
OTHER:  De Casalis, Jeanne, joint author.
Shiel, M.P. (Matthew Phipps) (1865-1947)
The Man-Stealers: an Incident in the Life of the Iron Duke (London & Philadelphia, 1900) French plot to kidnap Wellington in revenge for Napoleon's exile to Elba.
Shneour, Zalman (1886-1959)
Keser un rebi, historisher roman. (New York, 1944) Translated as The emperor and the rabbi, a novel on the Napoleonic era
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.
Sierecki, Slawomir.
Wydma Umarlych (Warszawa, 1990)
 SUBJECT:   Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Naval operations -- Fiction. Poland -- History, Naval -- Fiction.
Simonnin, A. J. B. (Antoine Jean Baptiste) (1780-1856)
Napoléon en paradis, vaudeville en un acte, par mm. Simonnin, Benjamin [pseud.] et Théodore N. [pseud.] Représenté, pour la première fois, a Paris, sur le théatre de la Gaîté, le 17 novembre 1830 ...  (Paris, 1830)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821. -- Drama.
OTHER:  Antier, Benjamin, 1787-1870. Théodore, b. 1799
Simons, Jamie and E.W. Scollon
Disorderly Conduct (Goners, No.10) (1999) Juvenile Sci-Fi story featuring Napoleon.
Simpson, Violet A.
The Sovereign Power: A Romance of Georgian Days (1904) Threatened invasion by Napoleon.  Scenes, Sussex coast and London; the Prince Regent prominent. 1805. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

The Bonnet Conspirators: A story of 1815 (1903)  Smuggling and treasonable conspiracy in a village on the Sussex coast, when Napoleon is hiding on the French shore. 1815. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]

Sinclair, Kathleen Henrietta (Nash-Webber) (1905-  )
Not by any Single Man (Garden City, N.Y., 1950)
SUBJECT:   Pitt, William, -- 1759-1806 -- Fiction. Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Proposed invasion of England, 1793-1805 -- Fiction.
Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton (1856-1947)
The Admiral: The Love Story of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton (1898) An elaborate study of Nelson’s life, almost amounting to a biography. 1798-1799. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Smith, Herbert Huntington (1851-1919) (pseud. H.S. Huntington)
His Majesty's Ship, Diamond Rock (1904) British defense of an island near Martinique during the Napoleonic War. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Soulié, Frédéric (1800-1847)
La lanterne magique : histoire de Napoléon, racontée par deux soldats / par Frédéric Soulié ; ornée de 50 vignettes avec des annotations par E. De La Bédollierre (Paris, 1838)
Sprague, Rosemary (1922- )
Fife and Fandango (1961) Trials at home and in England of a naive, aristocratic Spanish señorita who marries a British officer during the Peninsular War. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Sprague, William Cyrus (1860-1922)
The Boy Courier of Napoleon; a story of the Louisiana Purchase (1904) The French Wars on the Continent -- battle of Hohenlinden -- and the Louisiana purchase. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1800-1803 (Juvenile fiction)
Stables, Gordon (1840-1910)
For England, Home, and Beauty: A Story of the Battle and the Breeze (1890) Naval life at home and at sea, press gangs, cruising, the First of June (1794), the Mutiny at Spithead; Nelson and Trafalgar. 1794-1805 [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)

As We Sweep through the Deep: a story of the stirring times of old (1893) Camperdown and the Nile, 1793-1799 (Juvenile fiction)

Chris Cunningham (1903) Battles of St. Vincent, Aboukir, etc. -- a boy’s adventures. 1793-1799. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)

Jack Locke : a story of the sea during the Napoleonic wars (London, 1900/1909?)
SUBJECT:  Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction.

Stacton, David (1925-1968)
Sir William; or, A Lesson in Love, a novel (1963) The love affair of Admiral Horatio Nelson and Lady Hamilton, wife of the British Ambassador to Naples. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine) (1766-1817)
Corinne, ou, L'Italie (Paris, 1807) [Digital Ed. Gallica] Translated as Corinne, or Italy.  The novel is set in Italy, England, Scotland, and France between 1794 and 1803, telling the story of an Italian woman poet with a mysterious past.
Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (1783-1842)
La Chartreuse de Parme (Paris, 1839) [Project Gutenberg ed.] A picture of Italian society, opening with an account of the battle of Waterloo which is still famous, showing the author’s love of minor and precise “documentary” details, and his analytic methods. The view of Napoleon is very favourable. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1815.

The Red and the Black (1898) Eng. trans. Depicts France following the fall of Napoleon. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Stephens, Eve ... see Evelyn Anthony

Sternheim, Carl (1878-1942)
Napoleon eine Novelle (Leipzig, 1915)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.
Stewart, Charlotte ... see McAulay, Allan (pseud.)

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)
St. Ives: being the adventures of a French prisoner in England (1897) [Project Gutenberg ed.] (completed by Quiller-Couch) A posthumous romance, finished by “Q.” Stevenson calls it “A mere tissue of adventures.” It is an essay in picaresque fiction, reciting the experiences of a French prisoner of war in Edinburgh Castle, and his adventures after escaping.  St. Ives is the only gentleman among the prisoners, and suffers much in his dignity; the escape is an exciting incident, and his love-affair very romantic. 1813-1814. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)]
Stolle, Ferdinand (1806-1872)
Elba und Waterloo : ein historischer Roman (Leipzig, 1838)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Elba and the Hundred Days, 1814-1815 – Fiction. Waterloo, Battle of, 1815 -- Fiction.

Napoleon in Aegypten : historisch romantisches Gemälde (Leipzig, 1843)
SUBJECT:  Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction.

Strang, Herbert (pseud.?)
The Adventures of Dick Trevanion: A Story of Eighteen Hundred and Four (1910) A good yarn about smugglers, spies and privateers, and Dick’s experiences with them. 1804. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] (Juvenile fiction)

Boys of the Light Brigade: A Story of Spain and the Peninsular War (London, 1904) titled The Light brigade in Spain; or, The last fight of Sir John Moore. (New York, 1904) Moore’s retreat and the battle of Corunna; Palafox and the defence of Saragossa: accurate historically. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1808-1809. (Juvenile fiction)

The author has combined romantic adventure with historical accuracy in this tale of the battle of Corunna and the siege of Saragossa. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]

Jack Hardy, or, A hundred years ago (London, 1906) Also titled: Jack Hardy; a story of English smugglers in the days of Napoleon (Indianapolis, 1907) The subject and the author's graphic treatment of it will appeal to boys, for the atmosphere is that of caves and secret passages, sturdy seamen and smart Preventive men, on the South coast in the days of Nelson. [Comments from Buckley & Williams' A Guide to British Historical Fiction (London, 1912)]

Stuart, Esmè (1851- )
For Love and Ransom (1904) The defeat of Murat, King of Naples, by the Austrians, and his expulsion, capture, and death. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1814-1816. (Juvenile fiction)
Styles, Showell (1908-  )
Septimus Quinn series: (Juvenile fiction)
  • Midshipman Quinn (1957)
  • Quinn of the Fury (1961)
  • Midshipman Quinn and Denise the Spy (1961)
  • Quinn at Trafalgar (1965)


Mr. Fitton Napoleonic Royal Navy series:

  • A Sword For Mr. Fitton (1975)
  • Mr. Fitton's Commission (1977)
  • Mr. Fitton's Prize (1993)
  • Lt. Fitton
  • Mr. Fitton and the Black Legion
  • Mr. Fitton at the Helm
  • Mr. Fitton in Command


The Frigate Captain (1956) Captain Lord Cochrane's exploits during the Napoleonic Wars. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Mr. Nelson’s Ladies (1953) Fictional portrayal of Nelson’s female acquaintances.

His Was the Fire (1956) The story of General Sir John Moore, who fought against Napoleon, told by people who came in contact with him. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

The Admiral's Fancy (1956) The daring romance of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton told from the viewpoint of Nelson's friend, Captain Ben Hallowell. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Greencoats against Napoleon. (New York, 1960)
SUBJECT:  Peninsular War, 1807-1814 -- Juvenile fiction.

The Sea Officer (1961) Story of the capable, bluff, and salty Edward Pellew who rose from a thirteen-year-old ship's boy to Rear Admiral and Member of Parliament. [Comments from McGarry & White's World Historical Fiction Guide (Metuchen, NJ, 1973)]

Sea Road to Camperdown (1968) Admiral Duncan at Camperdown.

Vincey Joe at Quiberon (1971)

The Malta Frigate (1983) Siege of Malta, following the Nile.

The Quarterdeck Ladder (1989)

Nelson's Midshipman (1991) Fictionalized account of Sir William Hoste's career.

Sudermann, Hermann
Regina; or, The Sins of the Fathers (translated from Der Katzensteg, 1889) (1898) A tragedy of hate and love. Scene, a Prussian village in 1814-15. The legacy of guilt and retribution is bequeathed to his son by a nobleman who turned traitor after Jena. This son, overwhelmed with the burden of shame, and Regina, a peasant girl, the victim of his father’s profligacy, are the protagonists, between whom springs up a love, forbidden by human and divine laws, yet pure and heroic. There is “fundamental brain-work” in the story. [Comments from Ernest A. Baker's A Guide to Historical Fiction (London, 1914)] 1814-1815.
Szini, Gyula (1876-1932)
Napoleon tüneményes élete; szegény fiuból hogyan lett a világ császára. (Budapest, 1930)
SUBJECT:    Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821 -- Fiction. Fiction, Hungarian.


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