Excerpt from Catalogue of the English Prose Fiction The present list of Fiction is put forth to supply a want that has long been felt. Although the need of a Catalogue of this department is t so urgent as that of the other departments of the Library, yet it was thought desirable, in view of the great expense attending, and time necessary for compiling and printing a complete Catalogue of our collection, to print this first, and as soon as the income of the Library will permit, to publish the Catalogue of the other departments. The following list includes all the Library possesses in this department, to October, 1874. The Authors and Titles are arranged in one. alphabet, the easier mode of reference.it is thought. In cases of Pseudonyms, (printed pseud.) a cross reference from the assumed to the real name (when kwn) will be found, after which the assumed name follows in parentheses and italics, as: Markel, Ik, pseud. See Mitchell, D. G. Mitchell, Donald Grant. (It Martel.) Initials or names within parentheses and in Roman type, are such as belong to. but seldom used by, such authors, as: Hook, Theodore (Edward.) Many works in this department are published, as: By the author of. In all such cases they have been placed under the title of the first or best kwn work of that author, as: Taken upon trust, By the author of Recommended to mercy. Under Recommended to mercy will be found all works by that author. A few titles have been classified, as: Fairy tales; French, translations from: Herman, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian, translations from; and Musical stories. A class of Historical Fiction would have been very desirable, but the shortness of time given for the mere clerical work on the volume, precluded this; the Library, however, possesses such a list, issued by the Public Library of Boston, which may be consulted, upon application. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.