ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN (1841 - 1901)

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

From Robert W. Buchanan by John A. Cassidy (New York: Twayne Publishers Inc., 1973):

     “There is no complete collection of Buchanan’s works. Most of the poetry is included in The Complete Poetical Works of 1901, but several of the early poems are omitted from this edition; and The Drama of Kings is cut considerably from the original version of 1871. Of the fifty plays listed by Allardyce Nicoll in his Late Nineteenth Century Drama (282-83), only three have been published; and my efforts have unearthed only forty-four plays in manuscript or typescript in the Lord Chancellor’s collection now in the British Museum.
     None of the novels has been collected; but, since they ran through several editions in both Britain and the United States, they are not difficult to find. The same thing can be said of the volumes of criticism, which, because of their literary interest, have found their way into the libraries of most large American universities.
     Although Buchanan was a prolific letter writer and carried on an extensive correspondence with a large number of important and interesting Victorians, no collection of his letters exists. Harriett Jay includes a few in her biography, as well as a few scattered excerpts from his diary, but my advertisements for such personalia both in Britain and the United States have met with scant success.”

Cassidy’s 1973 bibliography formed the basis for what follows. However, I have managed to add a few more titles, plus a filmography and a list of musical adaptations of Buchanan’s poems. The section on ‘Critical Writings’ has also been updated. For further details about the various editions of Buchanan’s works I have added a page of Additional Bibliographic Information, and a chronological listing of Buchanan’s works is also available.

 

Robert Williams Buchanan

Bibliography

 

1. Collected Editions

Poems. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. (available at the Internet Archive) [more information] [reviews]

The Poetical Works. 3 vols. London: H. S. King & Co., 1874. Boston: James R. Osgood and Co., 1874.
(available at the Internet Archive: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3) [more information] [reviews]

The Poetical Works. 1 vol. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. (Identical to Vol. 1 of the 1901 edition.) [more information] [reviews]

Complete Poetical Works. 2 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1901. (available at the Internet Archive:
Volume 1, Volume 2) [more information] [reviews]

 

2. Books of Poetry

Poems & Love Lyrics. Glasgow: Thomas Murray and Son. Edinburgh: Sutherland and Knox. London: Hall, Virtue and Co. 1857. [reviews]

Mary, and other Poems. Glasgow: Thomas Murray and Son. London: Hall, Virtue, and Co. 1859. [reviews]

Undertones. London: E. Moxon, 1863. (available on this site) [reviews]

Idyls and Legends of Inverburn. London: Alexander Strahan, 1865. (available on this site) [reviews]

London Poems. London: Alexander Strahan, 1866. (available on this site) [reviews]

Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1866. (available on this site) [reviews]

North Coast and Other Poems. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1867. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Book of Orm: a prelude to the epic. London: Strahan & Co., 1870. (available on this site) [reviews]

Napoleon Fallen: a lyrical drama. London: Strahan & Co., 1871. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Drama of Kings. London: Strahan & Co., 1871. (available on this site) [reviews]

Saint Abe and His Seven Wives: a Tale of Salt Lake City. London: Strahan & Co., 1872. (available on this site) [reviews]

White Rose and Red: a love story. London: Strahan & Co., 1873. (available on this site) [reviews]

Balder the Beautiful: a song of divine death. London: William Mullan and Son, 1877. (available on this site) [reviews]

Selected Poems. London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. (available at the Internet Archive) [more information] [reviews]

Ballads of Life, Love, and Humour. London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Earthquake: or Six days and a Sabbath. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. (available on this site) [reviews]

The City of Dream. London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Outcast: a rhyme for the time. London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Buchanan Ballads Old and New. London: John Haddon and Company, 1892. (available at the Internet Archive) [more information] [reviews]

The Wandering Jew: a Christmas carol. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Devil’s Case: a bank holiday interlude. London: Robert Buchanan, 1896. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Ballad of Mary the Mother: a Christmas carol (and other poems). London: Robert Buchanan, 1897. (available on this site)

The New Rome: poems and ballads of our empire. London: Walter Scott, Ltd., 1898. (available on this site) [reviews]

 

3. Novels

The Shadow of the Sword. 3 vols. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1876. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

A Child of Nature. 3 vols. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1881. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

God and the Man. London: Chatto & Windus, 1881. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Martyrdom of Madeline. 3 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Love Me For Ever. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. [reviews]

Annan Water. 3 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The New Abelard. 3 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Foxglove Manor. 3 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Matt: A Story of a Caravan. London: Chatto & Windus, 1885. (U.S. title: Matt: A Tale of a Caravan) (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Stormy Waters. 3 vols. London: John and Robert Maxwell, 1885. (A novelization of the 1883 play, A Sailor and His Lass.) [reviews]

The Master of the Mine. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1885. (available at the Internet Archive: Vol 1, Vol 2) [reviews]

A Hero In Spite Of Himself. (A novelization of the 1884 play.) Serialised in The York Herald, October 2nd to December 24th, 1886, otherwise unpublished. (available on this site)

That Winter Night: or, Love’s Victory. Bristol: Arrowsmith’s Bristol Library, 1886. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Heir of Linne. 2 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Moment After: a tale of the unseen. London: William Heinemann, 1890. [reviews] (Newspaper serial version available on this site. Novel available at the Hathi Trust)

The Wedding Ring: a tale of to-day. New York: Cassell Publishing Co., 1891. [review]
Only published in America and as a newspaper serial in England, this was subsequently republished under the title:
Woman and the Man. London: Chatto & Windus, 1893. (available at the Internet Archive) [review]

Come Live with Me and Be My Love: an English pastoral. London: William Heinemann, 1892. (Alternate U.S. title: Squire Kate. A novelization of the 1892 play.) (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Rachel Dene: a tale of the Deepdale Mills. 2 vols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Charlatan. (In collaboration with Henry Murray. An adaptation of their 1894 play.) London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Diana’s Hunting. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Lady Kilpatrick. London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

A Marriage by Capture. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Effie Hetherington. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Rev. Annabel Lee: a tale of to-morrow. London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd. 1898. (available at the Hathi Trust)[reviews]

Father Anthony. London: John Long, 1898. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Andromeda: an idyll of the Great River. London: Chatto & Windus, 1900. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Peep O’ day boy: a Romance of ’98. London: John Dicks, 1902. [reviews]

 

4. Short Stories

Stormbeaten: or Christmas Eve at the “Old Anchor” Inn. (Written in collaboration with Charles Gibbon.) London: Ward Lock & Co., 1862. [reviews] [more information]

Red and White Heather: North Country tales and ballads. London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews] [more information]

 

5. Essays

David Gray and other Essays, chiefly on poetry. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1868. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day. London: Strahan and Company, 1872. (available on this site) [reviews]

Master-Spirits. London: Henry S. King and Company, 1873. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

A Poet’s Sketch-Book. Selections from the prose writings of Robert Buchanan. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

A Look Round Literature. London: Ward and Downey, 1887. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

On Descending into Hell: a letter addressed to the Right Hon. Henry Matthews, Q.C., Home Secretary, concerning the proposed suppression of literature. London: George Redway, 1889. [reviews] [Reprinted in The Coming Terror, and other essays and letters (1891) - available on this site.]

The Coming Terror, and other essays and letters. London: William Heinemann, 1891. (available on this site) [reviews]

Is Barabbas a necessity? A discourse on publishers and publishing. 1896. (available on this site) [reviews]

The Voice of “The Hooligan”; a discussion of Kiplingism. (with Sir Walter Besant.) New York: The Tucker Pub. Co.,1900. (Comprising articles from the Contemporary Review - available on this site.)

 

6. Significant Contributions to Periodicals

‘Lady Letitia’s Lilliput Hand,’ Part I, Temple Bar, IV (March, 1862), 551-79; Part II, V(April, 1862), 114-31. (available on this site)

‘Wintering at Etrétat,’ Part I, Argosy, I (January, 1866), 165-72; Part II, (March, 1866), 315-24. (available on this site)

Review of Swinburne’s Poems and Ballads. The Athenaeum (August 4, 1866), pp. 137-38. (available on this site)

‘The Session of the Poets,’ The Spectator, XXXIX (September 15, 1866), 1028. (available on this site)

‘Immorality in Authorship,’ The Fortnightly Review, VI (September 15, 1866), 289-300. (available on this site)

‘Walt Whitman,’ Broadway, I (l867-68) 188-95. (available at the Walt Whitman Archive)

‘Mr. John Morley’s Essays,’ The Contemporary Review, XVII (June, 1871), 319-37. (available on this site)

‘The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D. G. Rossetti,’ The Contemporary Review, XVIII (October, 1871), 334-50. (available on this site)

‘Tennyson’s Charm,’ The Saint Pauls Magazine, X (March, 1872), 282-303. (available on this site)

‘The Monkey and the Microscope,’ The Saint Pauls Magazine, XI (August, 1872), 240. (available on this site)

‘The Newest Thing in Journalism,’ The Contemporary Review, XXX (September, 1877), 678-703. (available on this site)

‘The Modern Drama and Its Minor Critics,’ The Contemporary Review, LVI (December, 1889), 908-25.

‘My First Book: “Undertones” and “Legends of Inverburn,”’ The Idler (May, 1893). (available on this site)

‘The Voice of “The Hooligan,”’ The Contemporary Review, LXXVI (December, 1899), 776-89. (available on this  site)

 

7. Plays

i. Full Length Plays, produced:

The Rathboys. (An adaptation of Michael Banim’s Crohoore of the Billhook. In collaboration with Charles Gibbon.) 1862. [reviews]

The Witchfinder. 1864. [reviews]

A Madcap Prince. 1874. [reviews]

Corinne. 1876. [Privately published, available at the Internet Archive] [reviews]

The Queen of Connaught. (An adaptation of Harriett Jay’s novel, written in collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1877. [reviews]

The Nine Days’ Queen. 1880. [reviews]

The Mormons: or St. Abe and his Seven Wives (Original title: The Exiles of Erin: or St. Abe and his Seven Wives. Partly based on Buchanan’s poem.) 1881. [reviews]

The Shadow of the Sword. (An adaptation of Buchanan’s novel.) 1881. [reviews]

Lucy Brandon. (An adaptation of Bulwer-Lytton’s Paul Clifford.) 1882. [reviews]

Storm-Beaten. (An adaptation of Buchanan’s novel, God and the Man.) 1883. [reviews]

Lady Clare. (An adaptation of Georges Ohnet’s Le Maître de Forges.) 1883. [reviews]

A Sailor and his Lass. (In collaboration with Augustus Harris.) 1883. [reviews]

Bachelors. (In collaboration with Hermann Vezin, adapted from a German play by Julius Roderich Benedix.) 1884. [reviews]

Constance. 1884. [reviews]

Lottie. (An adaptation of Harriett Jay’s novel, Through the Stage Door. Presumably written in collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1884. [reviews]

Agnes. (An adaptation of Molière’s L’École des Femmes.) 1885. [reviews]

Alone in London, or, A woman against the world. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1885. [reviews]

Sophia. (An adaptation of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones.) 1886. [reviews]

Fascination, or, The way we live. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1887. [reviews]

The Blue Bells of Scotland. (An adaptation of Buchanan’s novel, A Child of Nature.) 1887. [reviews]

Partners. (An adaptation of Daudet’s Fromont Jeune et Risler Ainé.) 1888. [reviews]

Joseph’s Sweetheart. (An adaptation of Fielding’s Joseph Andrews.) 1888. [reviews]

That Doctor Cupid. 1889. [reviews]

Angelina! (An adaptation of Alexandre Bisson’s Une Mission Délicate.) 1889. [reviews]

The Old Home. 1889. [reviews]

A Man’s Shadow. (An adaptation of Jules Mary’s Roger-la-Honte.) 1889. [reviews]

Theodora. (An adaptation of Victorien Sardou’s Théodora.) 1889. [reviews]

Man and the Woman. 1889. [reviews]

Clarissa. (An adaptation of Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa Harlowe.) 1890. [reviews]

Miss Tomboy. (An adaptation of Vanbrugh’s The Relapse.) 1890. [reviews]

The Bride of Love. 1890. [reviews]

Sweet Nancy. (An adaptation of Rhoda Broughton’s Nancy.) [Published: New York: S. French, 1914.] 1890. [reviews]

The English Rose. (In collaboration with G. R. Sims.) 1890. [reviews]

The Struggle for Life. (An adaptation of Alphonse Daudet’s La Lutte pour la Vie. In collaboration with Frederick Horner.) 1890. [reviews]

The Sixth Commandment. (An adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.) 1890. [reviews]

Marmion. (An adaptation of the poem by Sir Walter Scott.)1891. [reviews]

The Gifted Lady. 1891. [reviews]

The Trumpet Call. (In collaboration with G. R. Sims.) 1891. [reviews]

Squire Kate. (An adaptation of La Fermière by Armand d'Artois and Henri Pagat, and Buchanan’s novel, Come Live with Me and Be My Love.) 1892. [reviews]

The White Rose. (An adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's Woodstock. In collaboration with G. R. Sims.) 1892. [reviews]

The Lights of Home. (In collaboration with G. R. Sims.) 1892. [reviews]

The Black Domino. (In collaboration with G. R. Sims.) 1893. [reviews]

The Piper of Hamelin: a fantastic Opera in two acts. 1893. Music by F. W. Allwood. [Published: London: William Heinemann, 1893, available at the Internet Archive] [reviews]

The Charlatan. 1894. [reviews]

Dick Sheridan. 1894. [reviews]

A Society Butterfly. (In collaboration with Henry Murray.) 1894. [reviews]

Lady Gladys. 1894. [reviews]

The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown. (Written in collaboration with Charles Marlowe, pseudonym of Harriett  Jay.) 1895. [Published: New York, London: S. French, 1909, available at the Internet Archive] [reviews]
(This play was later adapted into the musical comedy, Tulip Time, by Worton David, Alfred Parker and Bruce Sievier, 1935.) [Published: London: Samuel French Ltd., 1939.] [reviews]

The Romance of the Shopwalker. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1896. [reviews]

The Wanderer from Venus. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1896. [reviews]

The Mariners of England. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1897. [reviews]

Two Little Maids from School. (An adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ Les Demoiselles de St. Cyr. In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1898. [reviews]

When Knights Were Bold. (Original title: Good Old Times. In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1906. [reviews]

 

ii. Short Plays, produced:

Only A Vagabond. 1880. [A short play, loosely based on Buchanan’s poem, ‘Attorney Sneak’, which was presented as an opener for The Nine Days’ Queen and Lady Clare.] [reviews]

A Dark Night’s Bridal. 1887. [A one act play, based on a prose sketch by Robert Louis Stevenson, presented as an opener for Sophia.] [reviews]

The Night Watch. (A one act drama produced posthumously (April, 1902) at a benefit for the Buchanan Memorial Fund.) [review]

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iii. Other Plays, unproduced:

The Flying Dutchman. 1878. [more information]

A Hero In Spite Of Himself. 1884. [more information]

The Squireen. (Written in collaboration with Aubrey Boucicault.) 1891. [more information]

The New Don Quixote. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1895. [more information]

The Heavenly Twins. (An adaptation of Sarah Grand’s novel The Heavenly Twins, written in collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1896. [more information]

The Maiden Queen. 1896. (A comic opera in two acts. In collaboration with Harriett Jay. Music by Florian Pascal. Copyright performance at Ladbroke Hall, 6th April, 1905.) [Published: London: Joseph Williams, Ltd., 1908.] [more information]

The Diamond Necklace. (In collaboration with Harriett Jay.) 1900. [more information]

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iv. Plays produced, but not written by Buchanan:

The Flowers of the Forest. (By J. B. Buckstone.) 1883. [reviews]

 

8. Miscellaneous

Wayside Posies: original poems of the country life. Edited by R. Buchanan. London: G. Routledge & Sons, 1866. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Poetical Works of H. W. Longfellow. Edited and prefaced by R. Buchanan. London: E. Moxon & Co., 1869. [reviews]

The Life and Adventures of J. J. Audubon. Edited, from materials supplied by his widow, by Robert Buchanan. London: Sampson Low & Co., 1869. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews] [more information]

The Land of Lorne: including the cruise of the ‘Tern’ to the Outer Hebrides. 2 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

The Hebrid Isles: wanderings in the Land of Lorne and the Outer Hebrides. London: Chatto & Windus, 1882. (A revised edition of The Land of Lorne.) (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Hon. Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel: Poems of the Hon. Roden Noel. A selection. With an introduction by Robert Buchanan. London, New York: W. Scott, 1892. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

J. Connell, Poacher: The Truth about the Game Laws: a record of cruelty, selfishness, and oppression. With a preface by Robert Buchanan. London: William Reeves, 1898. (available at the Internet Archive) [reviews]

Algernon Charles Swinburne: Under the Microscope.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1899. (This edition of Swinburne’s reply to “The Fleshly School of Poetry”, originally published by D. White in 1872, contains the following appendices: 1. ‘The Session of the Poets’, 2. ‘The Monkey and the Microscope’, 3. Buchanan’s Apologia.) (available on this site)

[ Buchanan’s contributions to The Athenaeum are listed on The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830- 1870 ]

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Biographical and Critical Writings about Robert Williams Buchanan

 

1. Books

Robert Buchanan, the Poet of Modern Revolt by Archibald Stodart-Walker. London: Grant Richards, 1901. (available on this site) [reviews]

Robert Buchanan: Some Account of His Life, His Life’s Work and His Literary Friendships by Harriett Jay. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. (available on this site) [reviews]

Robert W. Buchanan by John A. Cassidy. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1973.

 

2. Essays

Under the Microscope by Algernon Charles Swinburne. London: D. White, 1872. (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan’ by George Barnett Smith. The Contemporary Review, XXII (November, 1873), 873-902.
Reprinted in Poets and Novelists; a series of literary studies by George Barnett Smith. London: Smith, Elder, &  Co., 1875. (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan’s Poetry’ from Essays on Poetry and Poets by Roden Noel. London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Company, 1886. (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan as Poet’ from The Sonnet in England, & Other Essays by James Ashcroft Noble. London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1893. (An expansion of the article in The Poets and the Poetry of the Century, Vol. VI: ‘William Morris to Robert Buchanan’, London: Hutchinson and Company, 1892, pp. 5l7-26.)
 (available on this site)

‘The Earlier Work of Robert Buchanan’ by William Canton. The Bookman (July, 1896) 108-109.
(available on this site)

‘Is It the Voice of the Hooligan?’ by Walter Besant. The Contemporary Review, LXXVII (January, 1900), 27-39. (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan’ from Robert Buchanan: A Critical Appreciation And Other Essays by Henry Murray. London: Philip Wellby, 1901. (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan’ from Studies in Prose and Verse by Arthur Symons. London: J. M. Dent and Company, 1904.
(available on this site)

‘The Celtic Poets’ (Robert Buchanan pp. 574-585) from The Literature of the Victorian Era by Hugh Walker. Cambridge University Press, 1910. (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan’ from Reticence in Literature, and Other Papers by Arthur Waugh. London: J. G. Wilson, 1915. (available on this site)

‘A Note on Robert Buchanan’ from Appreciations of Poetry by Lafcadio Hearn. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1916. (available on this site)

‘The Poetry of Robert Buchanan’ by T. L. Adamson. The Poetry Review (July-August, 1929). (available on this site)

‘Whitman and Buchanan’ by Harold Blodgett. American Literature Vol. 2, No. 2 (May, 1930) 131-140.
(available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan and the Fleshly Controversy’ by John A. Cassidy. Publications of the Modern Language Association LXVII (March, 1952), 65-93. (available on this site)

‘The Immediate Source of The Dynasts’ by Hoxie N. Fairchild. Publications of the Modern Language Association, LXVII (March, 1952), 43-64.  (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan’s Critical Principles’ by George G. Storey. Publications of the Modern Language Association LXVIII (December, 1953), 1228-32. (available on this site)

‘The Original Source of Hardy’s Dynasts by John A. Cassidy. Publications of the Modern Language Association, LXIX (December, 1954), 1085-1100. (available on this site)

‘Buchanan and Noel’ from Religious Trends in English Poetry. IV: 1830-1880, Christianity and Romanticism in the Victorian Era by Hoxie N. Fairchild.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1957.

‘Nature and the Victorian City: The Ambivalent Attitude of Robert Buchanan’ by R. A. Forsyth. English Literary History Vol.36, No. 2 (June, 1969) 382-415. (available on this site)

‘Robert Buchanan and the Dilemma of the Brave New Victorian World’ by R. A. Forsyth. Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 Vol. 9, No. 4 (Autumn 1969) 647-657. (available on this site)

‘Shaw and Buchanan’ by Raymond S. Nelson. English Literature in Transition 12 (1969) 99-103.

'Robert Buchanan and Late Victorian Scottish Poetry of the City' by W. B. Thesing. Scottish Literary Journal Vol.8, No. 2 (December 1981) 44-60.

‘D. G. Rossetti, A. C. Swinburne and R. W. Buchanan: The Fleshly School Revisited’ by Christopher D. Murray. Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester Vol. 65, No. 1 (Autumn 1982) and Vol. 65, No. 2 (Spring 1983).

‘Robert Buchanan and Chatto & Windus: Reputation, Authorship, and Fiction as Capital in the late Nineteenth Century’ by Andrew Nash. Publishing History XLVI (1999), 5-33.

‘Another Cause for the ‘Fleshly School’ Controversy: Buchanan Versus Ellis’ by Andrew M. Stauffer. Journal of Pre–Raphaelite Studies Vol. 11 (2002) 63–67.

 

3. Theses

Hubert Schneider: “Robert Williams Buchanan als kritiker der englischen literatur.” Strassburg: Schultz, 1914. 74 p.; 24 cm. (available at the Internet Archive)

Dorothea Cordelia Crain: Robert Buchanan.” Stanford University, 1927. Typewritten. 6 p.l., 316 numb. l. ; 28 cm.

Earl Leslie Sasser: “The Fiction of Robert Buchanan.” Cornell University Library, 1936. 5 p., l., 310 p. ; 27 cm.

George Gilbert Storey: “Robert Williams Buchanan; a critical interpretation.” Harvard University, 1949.

Gareth W. Dunleavy: “Robert Buchanan as mid-Victorian critic and controversialist.” 1949. Typewritten. iv, 75 numb. l.; 28 cm.

Shirley Lai-chih Lin: “Robert Williams Buchanan, 1841-1901 : a bio-bibliography.” 1966. 87 l.; 28 cm.

Christopher D. Murray: “Robert Buchanan and the Fleshly Controversy: A Reconsideration.” The University of British Columbia, 1970. 177p.

Christopher D. Murray. “Robert Buchanan (1841-1901) : An assessment of his career.” Queen Mary, University of London, 1974. 282 p.
(available from the British Library’s EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) for free download)

Sigrid Handel: “Populäres Drama, literarisches Feld und Intertextualität – Robert W. Buchanans Adaptionen für das viktorianische Theater (Popular Drama, the Literary Field and Intertextuality – Robert W. Buchanan’s Adaptations for the Victorian Theatre).” Bielefeld University, Germany, 2013. 437 p. (available online)

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Filmography

 

The following films were based on works of Robert Buchanan:

Fra Giacomo, or the Count’s Revenge (1913)

Phil Blood’s Leap (1913)

Alone in London (1915)

The Trumpet Call (1915)

The Charlatan (1916)

God and the Man (1918)

Matt (1918)

A Man’s Shadow (1920)

The Lights of Home (1920))

The English Rose (1920)

Love in an Attic (1923) (based on the poem, ‘The Little Milliner’)

La Donna e l’uomo (1923)

Further information about these films is available here:

A Robert Buchanan Filmography

 

There were also four film versions of When Knights Were Bold, which was originally a Buchanan and Jay collaboration called Good Old Times. Information about these films can be found here:

When Knights Were Bold - The Films

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Musical Adaptations of Buchanan Works

 

The Syren. 1870. Composer: Francesco Berger (1834-1933).

The New Covenant. 1888. Composer: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935).

Meg Blane, a rhapsody of the sea. 1902. Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912).

The Wedding of Shon McLean, a Scottish rhapsody. 1909. Composer: Hubert Bath (1883-1945)

The Veil. [Based on The Book of Orm] 1910. Composer: Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852-1935).

O who will worship the great God Pan? 1910. Composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912).

The Wake of O'Connor, an Irish rhapsody. 1913. Composer: Hubert Bath (1883-1945)

Fra Giacomo. 1914. Composer: Cecil Coles (1888-1918).

In The Garden. 1915. Composer: William H. Spear (?).

Phil Blood’s Leap. 1918. Composer: Cuthbert Clarke (?).

The Ballad of Judas Iscariot. 1947. Composer: Richard Purvis (1913-1994)

Soliloquy For Autumn. [Includes The Ballad of Judas Iscariot] 1969. Composer: Donald Swann (1923-94).

The Ballad of Judas Iscariot. 2004. Composer: Paragon Impure.

Judas Iscariot. 2005. Composer: Paul Pilott.

Song of the Slain. 2009. Composer: Douglas DaSilva.

Further information about the above pieces and their composers is available here:

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