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The Peninsular War 1808-1814: Fiction and Poetry

Fictional accounts of the Peninsular War

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[A Military Officer] Allan M'Dougall, or, Scenes in the Peninsula : a tale Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Adkin, Mark The Sharpe companion : a detailed historical and military guide to Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series of Sharpe novels Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
anon. Her heart was true: a story of the Peninsular war founded on fact. By an idle exile. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Bailey, H. C. The Young Lovers Covers the battles of Fuentes d'Onoro, Salamanca and Vitoria. Bailey is best known for detective fiction, including the Reggie Fortune series Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Blackmore, R. D. 1825-1900 Alice Lorraine. A tale of the South Downs. Originally published in Blackwood's magazine. Partially in Spain 1811-1814 including the battles of Cuidad Rodrigo and Badajoz. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Brereton, Captn. F. S. With Wellington in Spain, a Story of the Peninsula Young adult fiction. Brereton was a prolific author of fiction for boys, modeled after G. A. Henty Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Brew, Margaret W. The Burtons of Dunroe Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: British Library
Campbell, K.M. Honours of War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Capes, B. E. J. A Castle in Spain : being certain memoirs, thus entitled, of Robin Lois, ex-major of His Majesty's 109th regiment of foot Capes was a prolific late Victorian author; lately some of his ghost stories have been reprinted. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Google Books
Clews, Roy The Drums of War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Connell, F. N. The Follies of Captain Daly WorldCat gives the author as Conal O'Riordan, an Irish Novelist and playwright, who used also used the pseudonym Norreys Connell. Serialized or excerpted in The Navy & Army Illustrated 1900 Reviewed: The Bookman Nov, 1901 p. 71 [ Daly was a captain at seventeen in spite of his folly sixteen years later he was a captain still because of it But Daly was a good fellow and his follies are generally funny and always rather fine to read of ] Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's Enemy. Richard Sharpe and the defense of Portugal, Christmas 1812 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro, May 1811 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's company. The siege of Badajoz Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's eagle. Richard Sharpe and the Talavera campaign July 1809 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's gold. Richard Sharpe and the destruction of Almeida, August 1810 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's havoc.Richard Sharpe and the campaign in northern Portugal, spring 1809 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's honor. Richard Sharpe and the Vitoria Campaign, February to June, 1813 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's revenge. Richard Sharpe and the peace of 1814 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's rifles. Richard Sharpe and the French invasion of Galicia, January 1809 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's siege.Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's skirmish. Richard Sharpe and the defence of the Tormes, August 1812 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's sword. Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July, 1812 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Crockett, S. R. Strong Mac Samuel Rutherford Crocket was a Scottish novelist, a friend of R L Stevenson. It is included because the book is included in a short listing of fiction of the Peninsular War at Manchester Polytechnic Library. The book itself has very slight reference to the Peninsular War, but is of that time period. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Google Books
Dallas Alexander R. C. Felix Alvarez, or, Manners in Spain Containing descriptive accounts of some of the prominent events of the late Peninsular War; and authentic anecdotes illustrative of the Spanish character; interspersed with poetry, original and from the Spanish - (from the title page). In Dallas' Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Delderfield, R. F. 1912-1972 Too few for drums Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Adventures of Gerard Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Short stories, some of which are set in the Peninsular Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg British Library
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Complete Napoleonic Stories The Gerard stories are often extremely funny. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Dymoke, Juliet Cassie's captain Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Fenn, G. Manville 1831-1909 'Tention! : A story of boy-life during the Peninsular war Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Finnemore, J. The Story of a Scout An entry from the Manchester Polytechnic Library's Peninsular War in Fiction list; most citations I see of Finnemore associate the author with books related to the boy scout movement, but this is set in the Peninsular War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Forester, C. S The Gun Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Forester, C. S. Flying Colours Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Forester, C. S. Ship of the Line Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Forester, C. S. 1899-1966 Death to the French Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Forestier, Marie The Fort of San Lorenzo : a novel Translated from the French. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Fortescue J. W. The drummer's coat See also his multi-volume history of the British Army. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Galdos, Benito Perez A Royalist Volunteer Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Galdos, Benito Perez Saragossa. A Story of Spanish Valor Originally Zaragoza Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Gellis, Roberta Fortune's Bride Romance genre Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
George, S. C. A Soldier of the Line Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Gilson, Captain Charles. The Spy: a Tale of the Peninsular War and the Storming of Badajoz, Founded Upon the Personal Memoirs of Sir Jeffery Jones, Bart. , of Heatherford Hall in Hampshire Young adult adventure novel Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Glasse, Francis Ned Clinton, or, The commissary : comprising adventures and events during the Peninsular War, with curious and original anecdotes of military and other remarkable characters Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Gleig, George Robert The Subaltern Follows very closely the author's own experiences, and may as well have been classed with memoirs. Glieg was with the 85th foot. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Graeme,John A Boy of the Old Brigade. A story of the Peninsula and Waterloo campaigns Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Grant, James Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp Grant produced more than 50 novels Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Grant, James The King's own borderers : a military romance Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Grant, James The romance of war: or, The Highlanders in Spain Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Grier, Sidney C A Young Man Married An English officer's marriage to a Spanish girl; begins the day after the storming of Badajoz. Cited in several references, including other works by the author, but no copies located in OCLC, The British Library, etc. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Hamilton, Thomas The Youth and Manhood of Cyril Thornton Hamilton fought in the Peninsula War and was wounded at the Battle of Albuera. This novel contains section set in the War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Hamley, W. G. Treseaden Hall Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Hardman, Frederick Peninsular Scenes And Sketches stories Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Google Books
Henty, G. A. The young buglers : a tale of the Peninsular War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Henty, G. A. Under Wellington's command : a tale of the Peninsular War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Henty, G. A. With Moore at Corunna Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Heyer, Georgette The Spanish Bride Based upon the famous (and true) story of Harry and Juana Smith at Badajos Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Johnstone, C. I. Clan-Albin: a national tale It begins : "In a dark and stormy night", so that is not original with Bulwer-Lytton. Libraries have assigned it a subject heading for the peninsula war, which is why it is included here. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Lacy, Mrs Bianchi Weep Not, Dirge to the Memory of Captn. Charles Wm. Thompson, of the 1st Guards, killed at Bidart 12th Decr. 1813 Sheetmusic Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872 Charles O'Malley, the Irish dragoon It takes 300 pages just to get to the Peninsular, and Lever was famous for story telling that did not exactly advance the plot. Never the less when not telling stories about life back in Ireland or at various military postings, the descriptions of life in the dragoons is quite good - and the stores are often quite funny. This was a best seller, and there are many editions. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872 Tom Burke of Ours Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Llanos Gutiérrez, Valentín Don Esteban : or, Memoirs of a Spaniard / written by himself Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Lucas, F. L. The English Agent, a tale of the Peninsular War. F. L. Lucas had a long and distinguished career as a professor at Cambridge University, author of numerous books of criticism ranging from Aristotle to the moderns, as well as volumes of poetry, plays and novels; he was also an intelligence officer in the British army in WW I, but I do not imagine his experience in that war was much like the experience of the main character in this novel. The English Agent, published posthumously, is the first person narrative of an English officer who lands at Gibraltar in 1808, and makes his way overland via the Battle of Bailen, Toledo, Mardrid, Astorga and Torres Vedras, joining up with the British army just as Sir Harry Burrard takes over command of the army from Sir Arthur Wellesley. At Baillen the narrator rescues the widow of a French officer from being auctioned off with other spoils of war; the main narrative becomes their adventures as he attempts to restore her to safety with her countrymen, a bittersweet goal since it is the only hope for her safety, but they find themselves falling in love. The background is a very well-informed picture of the beginnings of Spanish guerilla activity at the start of the Peninsular war. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Luke, Peter The other side of the hill : a novel of the Peninsular War Based upon Sir Harry Smith, and populated with many of the memoirists of the time. Even Charles O'Malley makes a cameo appearance. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Malling, Mathilda Dona Ysabel A novel of the Peninsular War 1808-1810, includes Massena, Ney,etc. Listed in Nield. A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, but I can not locate a copy in English. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Maxwell, W. H. The Bivouac, or Stories of the Peninsular War Fairly low grade popular fiction Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Millingen, J.G. Stories of Torres Vedras, by the author of "Adventures of an Irish gentleman." Reviewed: Athenaeum No. 604 (May 25,1839), 393 [ These Stories of Torres Vedras are by no means the worst of the sketches of military adventure and achievement which have succeeded to Mr Gleig's Subaltern They contain the usual notices of Peninsular service the usual figures of dark eyed Spanish girls revengeful or melting as the case may be malicious priests given to poisoning their adversaries intrepid guerillas with the no less familiar personages of the guardroom and the mess table the Irish fire eater the melancholy Jaques crossed by fortune all such personages in short as naturally make so large a figure in the experiences of every campaigner The stories however are told in an involved and discursive style which detracts from the interest they might otherwise excite the genuine anecdotes and traits of character they contain are smothered among common places and passages of fruitlessly fine writing Still the novel reader may do worse than attack these new lines of Torres Vedras by way of a summer day's pastime. ] Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Mockler-Ferryman, A. F. Lads of the Light Division: A Tale of the Peninsular War battle of Talavera, lines of Torres Vedras, storming of Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajos, etc. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron Portugal. : a poem. In two parts Battle of Bussaco Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Oman, Carola Major Grant The author was the daughter of Charles Oman Reviewed: Wisconsin Library Bltn May 1932 p.164 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Parry, D. H. Sabre and Spurs! A Tale of the Peninsular War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Perutz, Leo (1882-1957) The Marquis de Bolibar Perutz was an Austrian novelist and mathematician, admired by writers such as Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Quiller-Couch, A. T. The Adventures of Harry Revel Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Quiller-Couch. Sir A. T. Corporal Sam; and other stories Short stories, some set in the Peninsular War. Corporal Sam is the story of a soldier carried away by his human feelings during the horrors of the storming of San Sebastian. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Quiller-Couch. Sir A. T. The Laird's Luck; and other Fireside Tales Short stories, some of which are set during the Peninsular War. See "The Two Scouts" Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Rae, John Stanley Gordon : a historical tale of the Peninsular war and Waterloo with exciting incidents among brigands in the Cantabrian mountains of Spain Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: British Library
Rathbone, Julian Joseph : the life of Joseph Bosham, self-styled 3rd Viscount of Bosham, covering the years from 1790 to 1813 Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Redmayne, John Redcoat Spy Juvenile fiction Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Roberts, David The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, with an account of his Campaigns on the Peninsula and in Pall Mall Poetry Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Sabatini, Rafael The Snare Portugal in 1810 Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Sherer, Moyle Tales of the wars of our times Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi
Strang, Herbert The Light brigade in Spain; or, The last fight of Sir John Moore Strang was the pseudonom of George Herbert Ely and C. J. L'Estrange Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Gutenberg
Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío, Joaquin Salvador, The Guerilla Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Turner, Harry Against All Hazards - Poems of the Peninsular War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Vigars, Norman Gone for a soldier Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Watson, H. B. M. Alarums and Excursions Short stories, see "Captain Sword" Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi Trust
Welch, Ronald C. Captain of Foot Ronald Welch wrote a series of historical novels for young readers focused on members of the Carey family and their participation in military exploits throughout British history. They are rather pricy on the used book market. See the publisher link for the Slightly Foxed edition for more information on his books. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio
Woods, Margaret L. Sons of the sword. a romance of the Peninsular War Adventures of an Irish girl in Madrid and elsewhere in Spain during the Peninsular War Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi Trust
Woods, Margaret L. The King's Revoke: an episode in the life of Patrick Dillon An Irishman attempts to rescue Ferdinand VII at Valencay. Author/Title searches: Abebooks Alibris Biblio Full Text Online: Hathi Trust