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Remembering a Poor Irishman and his Penny Dreadfuls (1893) | Katharine Tynan

Katherine Tynan was an Irish novelist and poet who was born on a farm outside Dublin in 1859. Educated at a convent school, in her spare time she recalls visiting a poor Irish “dairy boy” who collected penny dreadfuls, and who seems to have been particularly...

The History of the Bastille (1838) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following review of Davenport’s History of the Bastille, by G.W.M. Reynolds, appeared in the Monthly Magazine in 1838. The history of the Bastille is too intimately connected with that of the great French Revolution to be passed over without...

On the Democracy of the United States and the Bourgeoisie of France (1838) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following review of two works published in French, one by the famous Alexis de Tocqueville and the other by M. Michel Chevalier, was written in 1838 by G.W.M. Reynolds. La Democratie en Amerique. Par M. de Tocqueville. Lettres sur l’Amerique...

Sunset (1840) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following short poem appeared in G.W.M. Reynolds’s novel Robert Macaire. Away, away, the god of day Depart to another sphere: The mists arise, but the darkling skies Like a jewell’d vest appear. Like a jewell’d vest, the arch...

The Janissary and Massacre of the Christians (1850) [Part 2] | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following short story was written by George W.M. Reynolds and published in two instalments in Reynolds’s Miscellany during 1850. Set in the 1300s, at a time when Ottoman forces were making inroads into Europe, it tells the story of Sisman, a young...

The Janissary and Massacre of the Christians (1850) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following short story was written by George W.M. Reynolds and published in two instalments in Reynolds’s Miscellany during 1850. Set in the 1300s, at a time when Ottoman forces were making inroads into Europe, it tells the story of Sisman, a young...

The Early Works of Eugene Sue | G. W. M. Reynolds

Eugene Sue (1804–57) was one of the most popular novelists in nineteenth-century France and he certainly caught the attention of one young aspiring writer who was living in France during the 1830s. This writer was George W.M. Reynolds (1814–79). Although...

De Balzac’s Works | G. W. M. Reynolds

Honoré de Balzac was one of the most popular novelists in nineteenth-century France and he certainly caught the attention of one young aspiring writer who was living in France during the 1830s. This writer was George W.M. Reynolds (1814–79). Although...

To the Man Who Betrayed a Woman to her Foes (1832) | Victor Hugo

The following poem was written by Victor Hugo in 1832 and related the misfortunes of the Duchess of Berri. It was published in Hugo’s Songs of Twilight (1836) collection, translated by G.W.M. Reynolds. Of the poem Reynolds said The Political notions...

Ball at the Hotel-de-Ville (1833) | Victor Hugo

‘Lines Written on a Ball at the Hotel-de-Ville‘ was written by Victor Hugo in 1833 and published in Les Chants du Crepuscule (1835). It was then translated by George W.M. Reynolds and published in Songs of Twilight (1836). Songs of Twilight has recently...

New Edition of Victor Hugo’s Songs of Twilight | Stephen Basdeo and Jessica Elizabeth Thomas

Stephen Basdeo and Jessica Elizabeth Thomas Since the re-branding of this website back in May 2021, its inclusion by Google in its Newsstand app, and this month’s decision by the British Library to officially archive this website’s content...

Napoleon II (1832) | Victor Hugo

The following poem appeared in Victor Hugo’s Chants des Crepuscules (1835) and was translated by G.W.M. Reynolds. It celebrates Napoleon’s son, Napoleon, who died too young and had no contact with father after the emperor was exiled to St Helena....

Bridal Festivity (1832) | Victor Hugo

‘Bridal Festivity’ was written by Victor Hugo in August 1832 and published in his Chants des Crepuscules (1835). This short collection of poetry was then translated by George W.M. Reynolds and published as Songs of Twilight in 1836. The poem itself...

The Sea (1845) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following poem, titled ‘The Sea’,[1] was written by G.W.M. Reynolds and first appeared in the London Journal in 1845. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo. I. The deep, the fathomless, th’eternal sea, Speaks with a thousand...

Meeting Eugene Sue in 1832 | G. W. M. Reynolds

Eugene Sue (1804–57) was one of the most popular novelists in early nineteenth-century France, second only, perhaps, to Victor Hugo (who before Les Miserables was known more as a poet than a prose writer). A daguerreotype of Paris in 1838; the city...

Aristocratic Violence; or, The Peer who Punched Reynolds | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo While finalising my book, The Best-Selling Author of Victorian England: The Revolutionary Life of G.W.M. Reynolds (which has been co-edited/co-authored with my niece, Mya Driver), I’ve also been blogging about some of the...

The Knights of Palestine (1838) | G. W. M. Reynolds

The following poem was written by George W.M. Reynolds and originally appeared in his novel Alfred: The Adventures of a French Gentleman (1838), which was originally serialised in the Monthly Magazine. The poem is about the deeds of a knight errant in...

“A Rascal … but rich”: Karl Marx and G. W. M. Reynolds | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK. This post is a brief outline of an episode in G.W.M. Reynolds’s life from a forthcoming book titled: Victorian England’s Biggest-Selling Author: The Revolutionary Life of G.W.M. Reynolds...

Errors of the Christian Religion (1832) | G. W. M. Reynolds

George W.M. Reynolds regularly railed against the abuses and corruption committed by the established church throughout his literary career. The Errors of the Christian Religion Exposed was Reynolds’s earliest published work. It was printed in 1832 by...

G. W. M. Reynolds’s ‘Memoirs’ Novels (1850–57) | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a writer and historian based in Leeds, UK, and is currently writing a book with Mya Driver titled Victorian England’s Best-Selling Author: The Revolutionary Life of G.W.M. Reynolds (exp. 2022). Illustration from the Seamstress:...

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