Interested in romance fiction?

Want to read, correct and/or find missing instalments for romance fiction published in 19th century Australian newspapers?

A computational analysis of these stories suggests they are likely to contain romance based on the frequent presence of one or the other of these groups of words.

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Title

Year

Author

Nationality

Newspaper

A Bachelor’s Bridal 1896 Cameron, Mrs H. Lovett British Petersburg Times
A Bet and Its Consequences 1869 Unknown Unknown Fremantle Herald
A Boycotted Baby 1892 McDermott, P. L. Unknown Oakleigh Leader
A Boycotted Baby 1892 McDermott, P. L. Unknown Petersburg Times
A Bride’s Elopement 1886 Unknown Unknown Balmain Observer
A Brilliant Marriage 1884 Carlen, Emilie Swedish Evening News
A Dead Man’s Vengeance 1888 Bird, William John Butterworth British Clarence and Richmond Examiner
A Dead Man’s Vengeance 1891 Bird, William John Butterworth British Elsternwick Leader
A Dead Man’s Vengeance 1891 Bird, William John Butterworth British Oakleigh Leader
A Debt of Vengeance; or, Love That Lived 1884 Collins, Mrs E. Burke American Maitland Mercury
A Foolish Marriage 1887 Unknown Unknown Adelaide Observer
A Golden Dawn 1883 Brame, Charlotte British Fitzroy Mercury
A Life Blighted 1887 Petersburg, W. S. H. Unknown Petersburg Times
A Perfect Cure; Or, Mind Versus Matter 1881 Mirams, James Australian Melbourne Punch
A Seaside Holiday 1899 Eucalyptus Unknown Armidale Express
A Squatter’s Daughter: A Tale of Australian Social Life 1887 Egeria Unknown Queenslander
A Terrible Wrong 1893 Lewis, Harriet American Daily News
A Troublesome Bridesmaid 1899 Whittell, Ruby Unknown Australian Town and Country
A Wife with Two Husbands. A Domestic Story 1879 Unknown Unknown Newcastle Morning Herald
A Woman of Forty. A Monograph 1892 Stuart, Esme British Sydney Mail
A Woman’s Error 1886 Brame, Charlotte British Goulburn Evening Penny Post
Alice’s Resolve; or, An Escape from Mormon Thraldom 1875 Ishmael Unknown Sydney Mail
An Astounding Marriage 1899 Stanton, A. Coralie British Daily News
An Australian Story 1887 L’Acton, Lee Unknown Australian Town and Country
An Old Man’s Darling 1886 Dubourg, Augustus W. British Burra Record
An Old Man’s Darling 1893 Dubourg, Augustus W. British West Australian Times
At a Terrible Cost 1887 Unknown Unknown Newcastle Morning Herald
At Cross Purposes 1897 Landor, Owen Unknown Bairnsdale Advertiser
At Cross Purposes 1897 Landor, Owen Unknown Traralgon Record
Aunt Johnnie 1893 Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British Sydney Mail
Bride’s Promise 1891 Unknown Unknown Bathurst Free Press
Bride’s Promise 1890 Unknown Unknown Laura Standard
By Mutual Consent 1896 Unknown Unknown Armidale Chronicle
Clare 1883 Unknown Unknown Fitzroy Mercury
Clever Lady Sophia 1887 Unknown Unknown Balmain Observer
Cosmo Gordon 1884 Unknown Unknown Evening Journal
Dark Days: A Story of Light 1884 Fenn, George Manville British Bega Gazette
Dark Days: A Story of Light 1884 Fenn, George Manville British Northern Star
Dark Days: A Story of Light 1884 Fenn, George Manville British Queenscliff Sentinel
Dark Days: A Story of Light 1884 Fenn, George Manville British South Bourke and Mornington Journal
Dick Stalwart: An Oxonian 1882 An O. C. Unknown Brisbane Courier
Dick Stalwart: An Oxonian 1882 An O. C. Unknown Queenslander
Did I love Her? An Australian Novel 1882 A Hobart Young Lady Australian Illustrated Sydney News
Done in Secret. A Story of Two Border Marriages 1887 Pae, David British Narracoorte Herald
Donna Quixote 1879 McCarthy, Justin British Evening Journal
Drops of Brandy 1885 Old Saltbush Unknown Illustrated Sydney News
For Woman’s Love 1891 Southworth, Mrs E. D. E. N. American Queanbeyan Age
Forbidden Fruit 1888 Bruce Unknown Australasian
Forget-Me-Not 1890 White, Fred M. British Barrier Miner
Forget-Me-Not 1896 White, Fred M. British Newcastle Morning Herald
Found Out 1885 Mathers, Helen British Australian Town and Country
Freebench. A Tale of South African Life 1880 Smith, James Walter British Adelaide Observer
Freebench. A Tale of South African Life 1880 Smith, James Walter British Evening Journal
Half Round the World to Find a Husband. A Comedy of Errors 1896 Crommelin, May British Capricornian
Half Round the World to Find a Husband. A Comedy of Errors 1896 Crommelin, May British Morning Bulletin
Hard Lines 1895 Smart, Hawley British Newcastle Morning Herald
He Knew He Was Right 1869 Trollope, Anthony British Australasian
Her Colonial Cousin 1893 Unknown Unknown Camperdown Chronicle
Her Colonial Cousin 1893 Unknown Unknown Euroa Advertiser
Her Colonial Cousin 1893 Unknown Unknown McIvor Times
Her Colonial Cousin 1893 Unknown Unknown Narracoorte Herald
His Ghostly Wife 1895 Unknown Unknown Bendigo Advertiser
How We Parted 1870 Unknown Unknown Fremantle Herald
In Search of a Wife: A Tale of the Day 1887 Ross, Charles H. British Newcastle Morning Herald
Knowing Birds. A Novelette of the Period 1874 Unknown Unknown Melbourne Punch
Love’s Conquest 1898 Unknown Unknown Queanbeyan Age
Love’s Influence 1891 Unknown Unknown Bathurst Free Press
Love’s Influence 1891 Unknown Unknown Laura Standard
Lumley the Painter 1891 Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan British Sydney Mail
Miriam’s Three Chances 1873 Unknown Unknown Fremantle Herald
Mrs Holterby’s Troubles: A Tale of the Day 1876 Ellis, Edward Australian Illustrated Sydney News
My Lady’s Lovers 1891 Unknown Unknown Goulburn Evening Penny Post
Mystery of the Red House: An American Story of Thrilling Interest 1888 Bryan, Mary Edwards American Evening News
Nellie’s Romance 1870 Love, Lucy Unknown Emerald Hill Record
Nil Desperandum! An Australian Novelette 1882 Lord, M. R. Stafford Unknown Adelaide Observer
Nil Desperandum! An Australian Novelette 1882 Lord, M. R. Stafford Unknown Evening Journal
Pretty Miss Vane 1899 Unknown Unknown Cobargo Chronicle
Sir Roger’s Ward 1896 Unknown Unknown Maryborough Chronicle
Society, Friendship and Love 1886 Badham, Miss E. A. Australian Illustrated Sydney News
Sworn to Avenge 1895 Unknown Unknown Daily News
Sworn to Avenge 1895 Unknown Unknown Inquirer
The Abbot’s Pool 1869 Unknown Unknown Melbourne Leader
The Bane and Antidote; or Ten (10) Mothers-In-Law 1882 Unknown Unknown Melbourne Punch
The Double House 1880 Craik, Dinah Maria British Fremantle Herald
The Fool of Fate 1894 Tennyson, Mary H. Unknown Newcastle Morning Herald
The Hidden Gem 1881 Cleveland, Estella Unknown Maryborough Chronicle
The Ladies of Yeothorpe 1886 Unknown Unknown Newcastle Morning Herald
The Lily of Mordaunt 1884 Sheldon, Mrs Georgie American Maitland Mercury
The Lost Dowry; or, Kate Cronin’s Fortune. A Tale of Cork 1878 Hoey, Mrs Frances Cashel British Melbourne Advocate
The Luck of Lorraine 1893 Unknown Unknown Maryborough Chronicle
The Mellunas. A Novel – Drama, In Acts and Chapters 1876 Unknown Unknown Melbourne Punch
The Middle-Aged Lover. A Story 1884 Fitzgerald, Percy H. British Burra Record
The Missing Bridegroom 1893 Unknown Unknown Singleton Argus
The Mortlake Peerage 1882 Southee, T. E. Unknown Capricornian
The Mystery of Karina Donimirska 1893 Wagnalls, Mabel American Elsternwick Leader
The Mystery of Karina Donimirska 1893 Wagnalls, Mabel American Oakleigh Leader
The Mystery of Karina Donimirska 1893 Wagnalls, Mabel American Petersburg Times
The Mystery of Karina Donimirska 1893 Wagnalls, Mabel American Queenscliff Sentinel
The Mystery of Karina Donimirska 1893 Wagnalls, Mabel American West Australian Times
The Prudent Man in Search of a Good Wife: A Plagiarism 1893 Unknown Unknown Emerald Hill Record
The Rival Claimants 1891 Lewis, Harriet American Fitzroy City Press
The Rival Claimants 1889 Lewis, Harriet American North Australian
The Romance of Cynthia Dene 1897 Unknown Unknown Daily News
The Sexton’s Secret 1889 Edgecombe, Sibella B. Unknown Adelaide Observer
The Three Programmes; Or, The Great Divorce Case 1876 Smyley, Luke Australian Melbourne Punch
The Weapons of Mystery 1899 Hocking, Joseph British Adelaide Observer
The Weapons of Mystery 1896 Hocking, Joseph British Evening News
The Weapons of Mystery 1893 Hocking, Joseph British National Advocate
The Widow’s Wager 1897 Ashleigh, Rose American Newcastle Morning Herald
The Wife’s Secret 1880 Dunn, Sarah British Goulburn Herald
Three Nights of Horror. A Tale Founded on Fact 1875 Unknown Unknown Melbourne Punch
Tried and True 1896 Unknown Unknown Barrier Miner
Two False Moves 1890 Middlemass, Jean British Maitland Mercury
Why Did She Marry Him? 1870 Unknown Unknown Fremantle Herald
Wife or Widow 1882 Unknown Unknown Fremantle Herald
With Her Whole Heart 1883 Tempest, Leigh British Bendigo Advertiser
Workers in the Dark 1898 Unknown Unknown Daily News

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