ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN (1841 - 1901)

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CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BUCHANAN’S WORKS

 

This is a list of Buchanan’s works in chronological order. Dates of publication of books are confirmed, where possible, by reviews and adverts in newspapers. Dates of plays refer to their first performance (unless otherwise stated). There is also a section for Buchanan’s contributions to magazines, but this should be regarded as incomplete.

Year
 

Poetry
 

Novels
 

Plays
 

Essays
 

Other
 

Magazines etc.
 

1856

 

 

 

 

 

18 October:
On The Death Of An Infant Sister’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
15 November:
My Love’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
6 December:
Oh! Merry Is The Summer Time’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
20 December:
Sunshine Through The Clouds’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
27 December:
Song: Mary Mine’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.

1857

November:
Poems & Love Lyrics

 

 

 

 

17 January:
Love’s Heaven’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
31 January:
On The Natal Day Of Burns’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
18 April:
Colin’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
6 June:
Rural Courtship’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
29 August:
Doubt’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
26 September:
Wooing’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
28 November:
A Fareweel’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
5 December:
A Love Lyric by “Mary Gurney”’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.

1858

 

 

 

 

 

16 January:
Ballad’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
6 February:
A Sigh’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
20 February:
The Ballad Of The Lady Imogene’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
27 March:
A Love Lyric’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
24 July:
Robert Herrick’ (essay) published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
25 September:
Domine! Salvam Fac Reginam Nostram!’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
9 October:
Review of Longfellow’s The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
16 October:
To One In Heaven’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
20 November:
The Voice’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
18 December:
Good-bye’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
A Night With Our Set’ (story) published in The Glasgow Sentinel.

1859

January:
Mary, and other Poems

 

 

 

 

1 January:
A Word or Two about Robert Herrick: I’ (essay) published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
8 January:
Lines For The Centenary Of Robert Burns’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
15 January:
A Word or Two about Robert Herrick: II’ (essay) published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
23 April:
In The May Woods’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.
20 August:
Erato’ published in The Glasgow Sentinel.

1860

 

 

 

 

 

3 March:
Snow-Music’ published in The Athenæum.
31 March:
Italy, 1859-60’ published in The Athenæum.
14 April:
The Crocus’ published in The Athenæum.
26 May:
Rain’ published in The Athenæum.
14 July:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Pansies by Fanshawe Brook, Poems by "Linus", Fresh Hearts that failed Three Thousand Years ago by Anon.
21 July:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Old-fashioned Wit and Humour: in Verse by William Jackson, Vathek, a Dramatic Poem by G. Y. MacMahon.
15 September:
Down the River’ published in All The Year Round.
20 October:
Autumn’ published in The Athenæum.
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Hesperus; and other Poems and Lyrics by Charles Sangster, Hugh O'Neill, the Prince of Ulster: a Poem by John O’Neill, Youthful Musings by George Gibbons.
December:
Temple Bar’ (the first in a series of ‘London Poems’) published in the first edition of Temple Bar.
The Country Curate’s Story’ (a poem) published in the Christmas edition of the Welcome Guest, as part of a linked series of tales, under the title ‘Snowbound’.
22 December:
Forgiven’ published in All The Year Round.
29 December:
Snow’ published in All The Year Round.

1861

 

 

 

 

 

January:
The Dead’ (the second ‘London Poem’) and ‘Robert Herrick, Poet and Divine’ (essay) published in Temple Bar.
January 19:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Mountain Prophet, the Mine, and other Poems by George Harris, Poems by John Dougall.
January 26:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Fate of Franklin by R. D. Blackmore, God and Man by Thomas Boys.
February:
Becomes editor of Welcome Guest.
Outcasts (the third ‘London Poem’) published in Temple Bar.
February 9:
Review in The Athenæum:
Scattered Seeds by Anon.
February 23:
Review in The Athenæum:
Garibaldi; and other Poems by M. E. Braddon.
March:
The Destitute (the fourth ‘London Poem’) published in Temple Bar.
March 2:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Dunboy, and other Poems by T. D. O’Sullivan, Lyrics and Idylls by Gerda Fay.
March 9:
Review in The Athenæum:
Wild Thyme: Verses by Elizabeth Harcourt Mitchell.
March 16:
Review in The Athenæum:
Songs of the Covenant Times by Anon.
March 23:
The Snowdrop’ published in The Athenæum.
Review in The Athenæum:
Grundy’s by Anon.
April:
An Artisan’s Story’ published in Good Words.
April 27:
Review in The Athenæum:
The Prophet Enoch by James Burton Robertson.
May:
A Jovial Bishop’ (essay on Richard Corbet) and ‘Belgravia’ (fifth ‘London Poem’) published in Temple Bar.
May 11:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Christ's Company; and Other Poems by R. W. Dixon, Pilate's Wife's Dream; and Other Poems by Horace Smith.
June:
The Dead Baby’ published in Temple Bar.
June 1:
Review in The Athenæum:
Cottage Carols; and Other Poems by John Swain.
July:
Holy Mr. Herbert (essay on George Herbert) and ‘A City Preacher (sixth ‘London Poem’) published in Temple Bar.
6 July:
The First of July’ published in The Athenæum.
27 July:
Souvenirs’ published in Once a Week.
August:
Donne The Metaphysician’ (essay) and ‘The Twice-Wedded’ published in Temple Bar.
August 10:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Career of Franklin, an Ode; with other Poems by C. H. Abrahall, The Threshold of Atrides by George F. Preston.
August 17:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Rural Harp by Patrick Reilly, Wilfrid and Mary by St. Bo’.
September:
The River’ (seventh ‘London Poem’) published in Temple Bar.
November 2:
Review in The Athenæum:
Snatches of Song by W. S. Passmore.
November 9:
Review in The Athenæum:
The History of Scottish Poetry by David Irving.
December:
A Heart Struggle. A Tale in Two Parts.’ Part I (story) published in Temple Bar.
December 21:
My Aunt’s Christmas’ (story) published in The Illustrated Times.

1862

 

 

17 May:
The Rathboys; or Erin’s Fair Daughter
(An adaptation of Michael Banim’s Crohoore of the Billhook, written by Buchanan and Charles Gibbon.)

 

Stormbeaten: or Christmas Eve at the “Old Anchor” Inn.
(A collection of poems and short stories, written in collaboration with Charles Gibbon.)

January:
Christmas in the City (eighth ‘London Poem’) and ‘A Heart Struggle. A Tale in Two Parts.’ Part II published in Temple Bar.
January 4:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Daughters of King Daher by Thomas Hood, Israel in Egypt by Edwin Atherstone.
January 11:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Athelstan: a Poem by Anon., Miscellaneous Poems by John Critchley Prince.
February:
Haunted London (ninth ‘London Poem’) published in Temple Bar.
March:
Lady Letitia’s Lilliput Hand. Part I (story) and ‘A Curl published in Temple Bar.
March 1:
Review in The Athenæum:
The World: Past, Present and Future by Andrew Park.
March 15:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Baal by Anon., Country Musings by W. B. Graham, Records of 1861 by Edward West.
March 22:
Sir Tristem’ published in Once A Week.
In The Mountain’ published in The Athenæum.
March 29:
Review in The Athenæum:
The Last Regret by Anon.
April:
‘Lady Letitia’s Lilliput Hand.’ Part II published in Temple Bar.
April 5:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
A Bit of Heart and Fancy by William Ormond, Coffee-planting in Ceylon by Aliquis, Sheen and Shade by William  Billington, Songs of my Leisure Hours by Mrs. William Hobson.
June 7:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Cypress Leaves: a Volume of Poems by N., W. H. C., Poems, Secular, Serious and Sacred by Owen Glendower.
June:
By the Seaside’ published in Temple Bar.
Baby Grace published in The St. James's Magazine.
June 21:
Wife and I’ published in Once A Week.
Sitting By The Sea.—June’ published in The Athenæum.
July:
Sir Baaldwin. An Allegory of Love and Loss’ published in The St. James's Magazine.
July 12:
Review in The Athenæum:
Saul; and other Poems by William Fulford.
July 19:
Maid Avoraine published in Once A Week.
August:
Society’s Looking-Glass’ (essay) published in Temple Bar.
George Wither, the Puritan Poet’ (essay) published in The St. James's Magazine.
September:
The Gifts. An Arab Paraphrase published in The St. James's Magazine.
20 September:
Ad Virgilium published in The Athenæum.
October:
Up The River’ published in The St. James's Magazine.
15 November:
Cynthia published in The Athenæum.

1863

December:
Undertones

 

 

 

 

January
Love, True Love: A Woman’s Problem’ (serial story) published in The Key.
March:
In The Camp published in The St. James's Magazine.
June:
Barstone Water’ published in The St. James's Magazine.
July:
John Keats in Cloudland’ published in The St. James's Magazine.
August:
Mordred published in The St. James's Magazine.
November:
Poems about Babies’ (essay) published in The St. James's Magazine.
December:
Bridal Poetry’ (essay) published in The St. James's Magazine.

1864

 

 

8 October:
The Witchfinder

 

 

February:
The Story of David Gray’ (essay) published in the Cornhill Magazine.
Merlin and the White Death’ published in Once A Week.
May:
La Belle Dame Sans Mercy published in The St. James's Magazine.
May 14:
A’Beckett’s Troth’ published in Once A Week.
October 8:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Danske Romanzer by Christian Winther, Nordens Guder by Adam Oelenschlager
December 31:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Poems by John Le Gay Brereton , Taormina; and other Poems by Anon.

1865

May:
Idyls and Legends of Inverburn

 

 

 

 

January 21:
Review in The Athenæum:
The Ballad-Book by William Allingham.
February 18:
Review in The Athenæum:
Ballads and Songs of Brittany by Tom  Taylor.
June 1:
Thorvaldsen and his English Critics’ (essay) published in The Fortnightly Review.
July 1:
A London Idyl’ (aka ‘Liz’) published in The Fortnightly Review.
July 29:
Review in The Athenæum:
Henry Holbeach, Student in Life and Philosophy by Anon.
August 1:
The Old Ballads of Denmark’ (essay) published in The Fortnightly Review.
Langley Lane’ published in Good Words.
August 26:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Daisies in the Grass by Mr. G. Linnaeus Banks, Wayside Warbles by Edward Capern.
September 23:
Review in The Athenæum:
A Summer in Skye by Alexander Smith.
September 30:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Claudia by Mrs. Frederick Prideaux, Compensation, and other Poems by Emily Jane May, Love: a Selection from the best Poets ed. by Thomas Shorter, Pietas Puerilis by Rev. Albert Eubule Evans, Songs and Poems by Mr. Netherby, “Ugolino”, and other Poems by Sybil.
December:
At The Threshold’ and ‘The Water Wraith’ are published in the anthology, A Round Of Days.
Verner Ravn: A Dramatic Sketch’ and ’Hermioné published in the first edition of The Argosy.

1866

April:
Poems
(published by Roberts Brothers of Boston, includes Undertones and Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, plus two selections from London Poems.)

July:
London Poems

December:
Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian

 

 

 

December:
Edited Wayside Posies: original poems of the country life.

January:
Wintering at Etrétat. Part I’ (essay, under the pseudonym, ‘John Banks’) and ‘Artist and Model published in The Argosy.
February:
Fra Giacomo’ published in Temple Bar.
February 15:
Nell’ (under the title “A London Poem”) published in The Fortnightly Review.
February 17:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Elijah, and other Poems by Henry Kendall, Spring Songs, Lyrics, and Australian Melodies by J. Sheridan Moore.
March:
Wintering at Etrétat. Part II’ published in The Argosy.
March 3:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
My Lost Love, Etc by James Cargill Guthrie, Ruggiero Vivaldi, and other Lays of Italy, Etc by Eleanor Darby.
April:
A Roman Supper’ (story) and ‘In London, March 1866 published in The Argosy.
May:
A Morning in Copenhagen’ (essay ‘by an Idle Voyager’) and ‘The Bachelor Dreams published in The Argosy.
July:
Cuckoo Song’ (by ‘John Banks’) published in The Argosy.
August:
Etrétat in the Bathing Season (essay by  ‘John Banks’) published in The Argosy.
August 4:
Review in The Athenæum:
Poems and Ballads by Algernon Charles Swinburne.
September:
A London Lyric’ (aka ‘The Northern Muse’) published in The Argosy.
September 15:
The Session of the Poets published in The Spectator.
Immorality in Authorship’ (essay) published in The Fortnightly Review.
September 22:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Arne by Bjornstjerne Bjornson (translated by A. Plesner and S. Rugeley-Powers), Helenore by Alexander Ross.
October:
Up in an Attic published in The Argosy.
Hugo The Bastard’ published in Temple Bar.
October 6:
Review in The Athenæum:
Views and Opinions by Matthew Browne.
October 13:
Review in The Athenæum:
Icelandic Legends by Jon Arnason (trans. Eirikr Magnusson and George E. J. Powell).
November:
Agnes, The Lead-Melting’ and ‘Convent- Robbing’ (by Walter Hutcheson) published in The Argosy.
December:
Stockholm and the Scandinavian Exhibition’ (essay ‘by an Idle Voyager’) published in The Argosy.
Hermioné is published in the anthology, Touches of Nature.

1867

October:
North Coast, and other Poems

 

 

 

 

June 8:
Review in The Athenæum:
Reminiscences of a Highland Parish by Norman MacLeod.
June 29:
Review in The Athenæum:
Night: a Poem by George Gilfillan.
July 27:
Review in The Athenæum:
The Poems of Valerius Catullus (trans. James Cranstoun).
August 15:
Charmian’ published in the first edition of The Broadway magazine.
August 31:
Review in The Athenæum:
New Poems by Matthew Arnold.
October 5:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Choosing: a Poem by Anon., The Doom of the Gods of Hellas, and other Poems by A. H. W. Ingram, Poems: Sacred and Miscellaneous; by an Officer by Anon., A Rhymer’s Wallet by Cradock Newton, Songs of the People by Alan Brodrick, War and Peace; or, Two Aspects of the World. A Poem, in Two Cantos by John Werge.
November:
Walt Whitman’ (essay) published in The Broadway.
December:
The Skein’ published in The Broadway.
Reprinted in The New York Times, December 8.

1868

 

 

 

February:
David Gray and other Essays, chiefly on poetry

November:
Edited The Life and Adventures of J. J. Audubon.
(In May, 1869, this is replaced by a revised edition, edited by Audubon’s widow and Buchanan’s name is removed from subsequent editions until The Everyman’s Library edition of 1912.)

Edited The Poetical Works of H. W. Longfellow

January:
London Lyrics: No. 1. The Politician’ published in London Society.
January 18:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Lighthouse, Etc. by Thomas Bradfield, Lyra Silurum by W. Downing Evans, Poems by Bramantip Camenes, Sketches by the Wayside by T. Herbert, Themes and Translations by John W. Montclair.
January 25:
Review in The Athenæum:
Chronicles and Characters by Robert Lytton
February:
London Lyrics: No. 2. To the Moon’ published in London Society.
February 8:
Review in The Athenæum:
Poems by V. A. R.
February 29:
Review in The Athenæum:
The Retrospect of an Artist’s Life by John Kelso Hunter.
March:
London Lyrics: No. 3. A Fashionable Love Affair published in London Society.
April 4:
Review in The Athenæum:
Occasional Essays by C. W. Hoskyns.
May:
London Lyrics: No. 4. Spring Song in the City published in London Society.
May 2:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Great Republic by Thomas Lake Harris, Lancashire Songs by Edwin Waugh, May- Day, and other Poems by [Ralph Waldo Emerson], Melusine, and other Poems by Edward Yardley, Out at Sea by Rev. Charles W. Denison, Paul Gerhardt’s Spiritual Songs (trans. John Kelly), Poems by Miss Dora Greenwell, Poems from the Greek Mythology by [Mr. Ollier], Songs and Ballads by Charles Swain, Stella, and other Poems by “Florenz”.
June 27:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Essays on Robert Browning’s Poetry by John T. Nettleship, A Study of the Works of Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate by Edward Campbell Tainsh.
July:
London Lyrics: A Drawing-Room Ballad published in London Society.
July 4:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
The Legendary Ballads of England and Scotland by J. S. Roberts, Scotish Ballads and Songs by James Maidment.
August 22:
A Lark’s Flight’ published in The Spectator.
October:
London Lyrics: The Faces published in London Society.
December:
Suspiria de Profundis’ published in the Christmas edition of London Society.
A new edition of The Poets of the Nineteenth Century (F. Warne and Co.) includes extracts from ‘Willie Baird’ under the title, ‘An Old Dominie’s Story’.
December 26:
Review in The Athenæum:
The Ring and the Book. Volume I by Robert Browning.

1869

 

 

 

 

 

March:
London Lyrics: The City Asleep’ published in London Society.
March 13:
Reviews in The Athenæum:
Beatrice, and other Poems by Roden Noel, Graffiti d’Italia by W. W. Story.
March 20:
Review in The Athenæum:
The Ring and the Book. Volumes II, III, IV by Robert Browning.
May:
Emerson’ (essay) published in The Broadway.
July 17:
The Wake of Tim O’Hara’ published in All The Year Round.
July 24:
The Mountain Brook: in three sonnets’ published in All The Year Round.
August 28:
A Summer Pool’ (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn) published in All The Year Round.
November 13:
Dame Martha’s Well’ published in All The Year Round.
December:
A Blind Man’s Love’ published in Routledge’s Christmas Annual.

1870

May:
The Book of Orm: a prelude to the epic

 

 

 

June:
The Syren.
(A song by Francesco Berger, with words by Robert Buchanan, from Undertones.)

January 8:
Earth’s Shadows’ published in All The Year Round.
March 26:
The Maiden and the Leper’ published in All The Year Round.
May 1:
A Lark’s Flight’ reprinted in Good Words.
October:
Dame Martha’s Well reprinted in Good Words.
Reprinted in the Glasgow Herald October 4.

1871

January:
Napoleon Fallen: a lyrical drama

November:
The Drama of Kings

December:
Saint Abe and His Seven Wives: a Tale of Salt Lake City

 

 

 

March:
The Land of Lorne: including the cruise of the ‘Tern’ to the Outer Hebrides

March:
George Heath, The Moorland Poet’  (essay) published in Good Words.
April:
The Teuton before Paris published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
Spring Song In The City’ published in Good Words.
June:
Mr. John Morley’s Essays’ (essay) published in The Contemporary Review.
July:
Tiger Bay: a windy night’s dream’ published in Good Words.
August:
Clari In The Well’ published in Good Words.
Reprinted in The Leeds Mercury August 10.
October:
The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D. G. Rossetti’ (essay) published in The Contemporary Review.
October 21:
The Bookworm published in All The Year Round.
November:
The Neighbour published in Good Words.

1872

 

 

 

May:
The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day

 

January:
Among the Hebrides (Parts 1-3) ‘by An Idle Voyager’ and
The Last of the Hangmen published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
Will O’ The Wisp: a Ballad written for Clari, on a Stormy Night’ published in Good Words.
February:
The “Good Genie” of Fiction: Thoughts while reading Forster’s ‘Life of Charles Dickens’’(essay),
Phil Blood’s Leap: A Tale of the Gambusinos’ ‘by the author of “St. Abe and His Seven Wives”’,
Supreme Love’ (by John Banks) and
The Ballad of Judas Iscariot’ (anon.)
published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
Vanity Fair’ published in Good Words.
March:
Colonel Shark ‘by the author of “St. Abe and His Seven Wives”’ and
Tennyson’s Charm’ (essay) published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
The Strange Country published in Good Words.
April:
The Asrai’,
Mazzini’ ‘by B.’,
Seraphina Snowe ‘by the author of “St. Abe and His Seven Wives”’ and
Criticism as One of the Fine Arts’ (essay) ‘by Walter Hutcheson’ published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
May:
Faces on the Wall, a sequence of 12 sonnets,
‘Pity the Poor Drama!’ (essay) ‘by Walter Hutcheson’ and
The Capture of Eureka Hart ‘by the author of “St. Abe and His Seven Wives”’
published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
The Mountain Well’ published in Good Words. Reprinted in The Preston Chronicle September 28.
June:
Pan’,
The Waxwork; or, Love and Rumour’ (anon.), and
Among the Hebrides’ (Parts 4-5) ‘by An Idle Voyager’ published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
July:
John Mardon, Mariner: his Strange Adventures in El Dorado (Part 1) ‘by the author of “St. Abe and His Seven Wives”’,
The Fair Pilot of Loch Uribol: A Yachting Episode’ ‘by An Idle Voyager’ and
The Laureate of the Nursery’(essay)
published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
August:
St. Laurence and the Gnomes: A Northern Legend’ ‘by B.’,
Birds of the Hebrides’ (essay) and
The Monkey and the Microscope’(Buchanan’s reply to Swinburne’s Under the Microscope) published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
September:
John Mardon, Mariner: his Strange Adventures in El Dorado (Part 2),
Prose and Verse’ (essay) ‘by Walter Hutcheson’ and
The Ballad of the Wayfarer’ ‘by T. M.’
published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
October:
John Mardon, Mariner: his Strange Adventures in El Dorado (Part 3) published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
November:
The Song of the Shealing’ (anon.) published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
December:
‘O’Murtogh’ published in Scribner’s Monthly.
Bjornsterne Bjornson’ (essay) published in The Contemporary Review.

1873

August:
White Rose and Red: a love story

 

 

December:
Master-Spirits

 

February:
The Great Snow (Drowsietown, New England, 18—.)’ ‘by the author of “St. Abe and His Seven Wives”’ published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
September:
Euphrosyne’  published in Cassell’s Magazine.
October:
The Gifts’ published in Cassell’s Magazine.
December:
The Tale of Love’ published in Cassell’s Magazine.
Up In An Attic’ (from London Poems) and ‘The City Of The Future’ (from Napoleon Fallen) published in The Student’s Treasury of English Song edited by W. H. Davenport Adams.

1874

January:
The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan
(3 volumes).

 

August:
A Madcap Prince

 

May:
Dreaming.
(A song by Lady Baker, with words by Robert Buchanan, possibly ‘The Bachelor Dreams’.

January:
Mnemosyne, or the Retrospect’ published in Cassell’s Magazine.
February:
The Ship of Folly’ ‘by the author of “White Rose and Red”’ published in The Saint Pauls Magazine.
Reprinted in The New York Times, March 1.
March:
James Avery, The Pirate King’ and ‘Granddad in the Ingle’ published in Cassell’s Magazine.
April:
The Vicar’ published in Cassell’s Magazine.
May:
Eros Athanatos’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
The Mountain Ruin’ published in Cassell’s Magazine.
Spring Song in the City published in The Penny Illustrated Paper.
June:
The Last Poet published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
Serenades published in Cassell’s  Magazine.
July:
The Wedding of Shon Maclean’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
The White Deer published in Cassell’s  Magazine.
August:
Love in Winter’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
The Earth and the soul published in Cassell’s  Magazine.
September:
Giant Despair’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
October:
The Character of Goethe’ (essay) published in The New Quarterly Magazine.
The God-Like Love published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
November:
O’Connor’s Wake’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
December:
The “Midian-Uara”’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.

1875

 

 

 

 

 

January:
The Gnome’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
February:
Hans Vogel: An Episode of the Franco- Prussian War’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
March:
The Faery Reaper’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
April:
Thomas Love Peacock: A Personal Reminiscence’ (essay) published in The New Quarterly Magazine.
The Spirit of the Snow: A Winter Idyll’ published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
May:
A Song of a Dream published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
June:
The Peepshow: or, The Old Theology and the New published in The Gentleman’s Magazine.
July:
The Modern Stage’ (essay) published in The New Quarterly Magazine.
December:
The Changeling: A Legend of the Moonlight’ published in the Christmas number of The Gentleman’s Magazine.

1876

 

November:
The Shadow of the Sword

June:
Corinne

 

Corinne published privately.

December:
The second volume of The Poets and Poetry of Scotland edited by James Grant Wilson is published. It includes a portrait of Buchanan and the following poems:
‘Willie Baird’, ‘The Dead Mother’, ‘The Ballad of Judas Iscariot’, ‘The Battle of Drumliemoor’ and ‘The Starling’.

January:
The Shadow of the Sword’ begins serialisation in the Gentleman’s Magazine.
A Critical Paper on Æschylus and Victor Hugo’ (essay) published in the New Quarterly Magazine.
April:
Lucretius and Modern Materialism’ (essay) published in the New Quarterly Magazine.
July:
The Secret of the Mere’ published in Good Words.
November:
Cinderella; a Child’s Song of the Season’ published in Good Words.

1877

June:
Balder the Beautiful: a song of divine death

 

January:
The Queen of Connaught
(with Harriett Jay)

 

 

 

March:
Balder the Beautiful published in The Contemporary Review in three parts (concluding in the May edition).
September:
The Newest Thing In Journalism’ (essay) published anonymously in The Contemporary Review.
November:
Fashionable Farces’ (essay) published anonymously in The Contemporary Review.

1878

 

 

 

 

 

April - October:
Edits his own weekly journal, Light.
September:
Julia Cytherea published in The Contemporary Review.
December 7:
‘In Memoriam - George Henry Lewes’ published in The Examiner.

1879

 

 

 

 

 

April:
The Battle of Isandula published in The Contemporary Review.
May:
Sydney Dobell’ (essay) published in Temple Bar.

1880

 

 

December:
The Nine Days’ Queen

 

 

January::
Justinian published in The Contemporary Review.
September 4:
The Tryst of Arranmore’ (later republished in book form as A Child of Nature) commences serialisation in The Sheffield Daily Telegraph and The Leicester Chronicle & Mercury. It is also serialised in The People’s Friend and The Darlington and Stockton Times.

1881

 

February:
A Child of Nature

November:
God and the Man

February:
Only A Vagabond
(one act play)

May:
The Exiles of Erin: or St. Abe and his Seven Wives
(Title changed to The Mormons: or St. Abe and his Seven Wives)

The Shadow of the Sword

 

 

January:
God and the Man’ serialised in The Day of Rest (concluding in the December edition).
(Also serialised in The North-Eastern Daily Gazette commencing 1 February, 1892.)
May:
Mr. Wylie’s Life of Thomas Carlyle’ (review) published in The Contemporary Review.
October 3:
The Martyrdom of Madeline’ commences serialisation in The People’s Friend.
(Also serialised in The North-Eastern Daily Gazette commencing 6 February, 1888.)

1882

February:
Selected Poems

March:
Ballads of Life, Love, and Humour

May:
The Martyrdom of Madeline

April:
Lucy Brandon
(adapted from Bulwer- Lytton’s Paul Clifford)

 

December:
The Hebrid Isles. Wanderings in the Land of Lorne and the Outer Hebrides.
(A revised edition of The Land of Lorne.)

December:
Love Me For Ever published in the Christmas supplement of the Illustrated London News.
Sandie Macpherson’ (story) published in Belgravia.
Annan Water; or, Wife and No Wife commences serialisation in the People’s Journal (Dec. 9) and The Liverpool Weekly Mercury (Dec. 16).

1883

 

February:
Love Me For Ever

November:
Annan Water

March:
Storm-Beaten (based on God and the Man)

April:
Lady Clare
(adapted from Georges Ohnet’s Le Maître de Forges)

October:
A Sailor and His Lass
(with Augustus Harris)

October:
A Poet’s Sketch- Book. Selections from the prose writings of Robert Buchanan

June:
Buchanan stages a version of J. B. Buckstone’s 1847 play, The Flowers of the Forest.

January:
The New Abelard serialised in The Gentleman’s Magazine.

1884

December:
The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan

March:
The New Abelard

September:
Foxglove Manor

A Hero in Spite of Himself
(not performed)

September:
Bachelors
(with Hermann Vezin, adapted from a German play by Julius Roderich Benedix)

November:
Constance

Lottie
(adapted from Harriett Jay’s novel Through the Stage Door)

 

 

February 23:
Foxglove Manor’ commences serialisation in The Glasgow Weekly Herald. It also appears in The Sheffield Weekly Telegraph (20 Sept.)
March:
Foxglove Manor’commences serialisation in the New York Sunday Mercury under the title, The Rector’s Temptation; or, Passions of the Human Heart.
April:
A Canine Suggestion’ published in Belgravia.
April 16:
Personal Recollections of Charles Reade’ (essay) published in The Pall Mall Gazette.
April 26:
Stormy Waters’ (a ‘novelisation’ of A Sailor and His Lass) commences serialisation in The Liverpool Weekly Mercury and The Nottinghamshire Guardian (2 May).
(Also serialised in The Lancashire Evening Post, commencing 28 January, 1888.)
September:
Charles Reade: a personal reminiscence’ (essay) published in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine.
December 21:
The Stage of Today’ (essay) published in the New-York Daily Tribune.

1885

November:
The Earthquake

February:
Matt: A Story of a Caravan

Stormy Waters
(novelisation of A Sailor and His Lass)

October:
The Master of the Mine

March:
Agnes
(adapted from Molière’s L’École des Femmes.)

Alone in London
(with Harriett Jay)

 

 

January 3:
Matt’ commences serialisation in The Graphic.
January 18:
A Talk With George Eliot’ (essay) published in the New-York Daily Tribune.
February 1:
The Landlord-Shooters’ (essay) published in the New-York Daily Tribune.
April:
Free Thought in America’ (essay) published in The North American Review.
April 26:
The Voyage of Magellan’ published in The Boston Herald. Edited version in The New-York Daily Tribune.
July 4:
The Master of the Mine’ serialised in The Illustrated London News (July 4 to October 31). A French translation (by Mlle. A. S.) was serialised in the Journal de Genève (14 December, 1897).
July 12:
Literary Bohemia’ (essay) published in the New-York Daily Tribune.
August 15:
Socrates in Camden. With a Look Round’ published in The Academy.
August 23:
Dining with Trollope’ (essay) published in the New-York Daily Tribune.
September 12:
Review of Ballads and Poems by Members of the Glasgow Ballad Club published in The Academy.
October 11:
Theatrical First Nights’ (essay)  published in the New-York Daily Tribune.

1886

 

October:
That Winter Night

April:
Sophia
(adapted from Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones)

 

 

April 9:
W. E. Forster: A Personal Reminiscence’ (essay) published in The Pall Mall Gazette.
June 15:
Mr. Ruskin and Mr. Froude’ (essay) published in The Pall Mall Gazette.
September 20:
A Note on Emile Zola’ (essay) published in The Pall Mall Gazette.
October:
A Hero in Spite of Himself’ (novelisation of the play) serialised in The York Herald (October 2 to December 24.) It is also serialised in The Weekly Freeman (Dublin) (October 2) and The Weekly Citizen (Dundee) (October 9).

1887

 

 

April:
A Dark Night’s Bridal
(a one act play based on a prose sketch by Robert Louis Stevenson)

September:
The Blue Bells of Scotland

October:
Fascination
(with Harriett Jay)

February:
A Look Round Literature

 

January 1:
The Moment After’ serialised in The York Herald (January 1 to 22). Also the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, The People (January 2nd) and The Irish Fireside (January 8th). It also appears in The Nottinghamshire Guardian (19 October, 1895) and The Bluejacket and Coastguard Gazette (1901) under the title, ‘The Borders of Another World’.
June:
Annus Aureolus: An Ode on the Jubilee of the Empress Victoria’ published in The Contemporary Review.
October 15:
The Heir of Linne’ commences serialisation in The Sheffield Weekly Independent. Also serialised in The Weekly Mail (Wales and the West Country) (22 October, 1887) and The Lancashire Evening Post (11 September, 1888).

1888

March:
The City of Dream

January:
The Heir of Linne

January:
Partners
(adapted from Daudet’s Fromont Jeune et Risler Ainé)

March:
Joseph’s Sweetheart (adapted from Fielding’s Joseph Andrews)

June:
The Bride of Love
(first performed 1890)

November:
Lady Gladys
(first performed 1894)

A Man’s Shadow
(adapted from Jules Mary’s Roger-la-Honte)

 

May:
The Glasgow International Exhibition is opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales. Buchanan’s ode, The New Covenant, set to music by Dr. A. C. Mackenzie, is performed at the opening ceremony.

October 5:
Rachel Dene: a tale of the Deepdale Mills’ commences serialisation in Bow Bells Weekly.

1889

 

 

January:
That Doctor Cupid

June:
The Old Home

November:
Theodora
(adapted from Victorien Sardou’s Théodora)

December:
Man and the Woman

July:
On Descending into Hell: a letter addressed to the Right Hon. Henry Matthews, Q.C., Home Secretary, concerning the proposed suppression of literature

 

January:
Poor Bonnithorne!’ (story) published in The Era Almanack.
March:
The Modern Young Man as Critic’ (essay) published in the Universal Review.
May:
Imperial Cockneydom’ (essay) published in the Universal Review.
August:
A Discouraged Dramatist’ (essay) published in The Playgoer.
August 16:
The Good Judge’s Soliloquy’ and ‘The Ballad of Resurrection’ published in the London edition of The New York Herald. The former is reprinted in The Echo.
December:
The Modern Drama and Its Minor Critics’ (essay) published in The Contemporary Review.
December 14:
How Plays Are Made’ (essay) published in The Dundee Evening Telegraph. Also published in The Newcastle Courant on 21st December and The Yorkshire Weekly Post on 28th December.

1890

 

September:
The Moment After: a tale of the unseen

February:
Clarissa
(adapted from Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa Harlowe)

March:
Miss Tomboy
(adapted from Vanbrugh’s The Relapse)

July:
Sweet Nancy
(adapted from Rhoda Broughton’s Nancy)

August:
The English Rose
(with G. R. Sims)

September:
The Struggle for Life (with Frederick Horner, adapted from Daudet’s La Lutte pour la Vie)

October:
The Sixth Commandment
(adapted from Dostoievsky’s Crime and Punishment)

 

January:
Buchanan does uncredited work on the libretto of Marjorie, a comic opera, music by Walter Slaughter, libretto by Lewis Clifton and Joseph J. Dilley.

 

1891

August:
The Outcast: a rhyme for the time

May:
The Wedding Ring: a tale of to-day
(Published in U.S., republished in Britain in 1893 as Woman and the Man)

April:
Marmion
(adapted from the poem by Sir Walter Scott)

June:
The Gifted Lady (original title, Heredity)

August:
The Trumpet Call
(with G. R. Sims)

April:
The Coming Terror, and other essays and letters

 

January 9:
The Wedding Ring’ commences serialisation in The Derby Reporter. Also serialised in The Bristol Mercury (January 10 to March 28), The Leeds Times (21 February) and The Surrey Mirror (3 September, 1892).
January 31:
The French Novelette As Norwegian Drama’ (essay) published in The Illustrated London News.
June 18:
Latter-Day Leaves’, a weekly column commences in The Echo, ending on July 30.
October 10:
Come Live with Me and Be My Love serialised in The Illustrated London News (October 10 to December 26).
October 12:
The Burial of Parnell’ published in The Echo.
It is also printed as a broadside in Dublin and reprinted in the Dublin Weekly Independent in October, 1894.
November 21:
The Drama in England’ (essay) published in The Argus (Melbourne, Australia). It is reprinted in The Era (5 March, 1892).

1892

March:
The Buchanan Ballads Old and New

June:
Come Live with Me and Be My Love: an English pastoral
(Published in U.S., July in Britain.
Reprinted in U.S. as Squire Kate
)

January:
Squire Kate
(adapted from La Fermière by Armand d'Artois and Henri Pagat)

February:
The Squireen
(with Aubrey Boucicault)
(not performed)

April:
The White Rose
(with G. R. Sims, adapted from Sir Walter Scott's Woodstock)

July:
The Lights of Home
(with G. R. Sims)

 

A novelisation of Alone in London is published by the Aldine Publishing Company.

October:
Poems of the Hon. Roden Noel. A selection. (With an introduction by Robert Buchanan) published by Walter Scott.

July 8:
The Union’ published in the Pall Mall Gazette.
September 21:
How I Write My Plays’ (essay) published in the Pall Mall Gazette.
October 1:
The Muses in England’ (essay) published in The Argus (Melbourne, Australia).
The Ballad of Lord Langshaw’ published in Atalanta.

1893

January:
The Wandering Jew: a Christmas carol

 

April:
The Black Domino
(with G. R. Sims)

December:
The Piper of Hamelin: a fantastic Opera in two acts
(with music by F. W. Allwood)

 

November:
Chatto and Windus republish The Wedding Ring as Woman and the Man

December:
The Piper of Hamelin: a fantastic Opera in two acts published.

April:
Lady Kilpatrick’ serialised in The English Illustrated Magazine (April to September). It also appears in The Lancashire Daily Post (23 October, 1895).
May:
“Undertones” and “Idyls and Legends of Inverburn”’ (essay) published in the ‘My First Book’ feature of The Idler.
November 7:
The Devil, Unlimited’ (aka ‘The Charter’d Companie’) published in The Daily Chronicle.

1894

 

September:
Rachel Dene: a tale of the Deepdale Mills

January:
The Charlatan

February:
Dick Sheridan

May:
A Society Butterfly
(with Henry Murray)

 

June:
Red and White Heather: North Country tales and ballads

September:
The Charlatan serialised in Bow Bells Weekly.
November:
The Heir: a Dramatic Sketch in Four Chapters’ (story) published in The Graphic.

1895

 

January:
The Charlatan
with Henry Murray (a novelisation of the play)

September:
Diana’s Hunting

Lady Kilpatrick

June:
The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown
(with Harriett Jay)

 

 

March 26:
A Marriage by Capture’ serialised in The Evening Herald (Syracuse, N.Y.). Also serialised in The Lancashire Daily Post (August 26, 1896).

1896

March:
The Devil’s Case

March:
A Marriage by Capture

April:
Effie Hetherington

Good Old Times
(with Harriett Jay. First performed 1906, under the title, When Knights Were Bold)

February:
The New Don Quixote
(with Harriett Jay, copyright performance  only)

The Romance of the Shopwalker
(with Harriett Jay)

June:
The Wanderer from Venus; or Twenty-four Hours with an Angel
(with Harriett Jay)

February:
Is Barabbas a necessity? A discourse on publishers and publishing

 

 

1897

December:
The Ballad of Mary the Mother: a Christmas carol (and other poems)

 

March:
The Mariners of England
(with Harriett Jay)

 

March:
A novelisation of The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown by Harriett Jay is published by Robert Buchanan.

January 16:
The Robin Redbreast’ published in The Star.

1898

December:
The New Rome: poems and ballads of our empire

March:
The Rev. Annabel Lee: a tale of to-morrow

October:
Father Anthony

November:
Two Little Maids from School
(with Harriett Jay, an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ Les Demoiselles de St. Cyr)

 

February:
Buchanan writes a preface for The Truth about the Game Laws: a record of cruelty, selfishness, and oppression by J. Connell.

February 19:
Father Anthony’ serialised in the supplement to The Graphic, ‘The Golden Penny’. Also serialised in The Leeds Times (19 February) and the Weekly Welcome (21 February).
December 10:
Miss Birchington’s Love Story’ (story) published in The Nottinghamshire Guardian.
December:
A London Episode’ (story) published in the Christmas number of The Golden Penny.
December 24:
My Good Fairy’ (story) published in The Star (New Zealand). [Note: This is subtitled ‘A London Episode’ and could be a reprint of the story from The Golden Penny.] Also published in The West Australian (7 January, 1899) and the Christmas Number of the Canterbury Times.

1899

 

 

 

 

 

June 1:
A Dream; and a Deduction’ (story) published in The Zoophilist.
June 17:
A Queer Theatrical Engagement’ (story) published in M.A.P. Also published in The Weekly Press (New Zealand) (23 August, 1899), the Launceston Examiner (Tasmania) (11-12 September, 1899) and The West Australian (Perth) (30 September, 1899).
September 6:
Andromeda: a Tale of the Great River’ serialised in The Derby Mercury. Also serialised in The Leeds Times (11 November).
December:
The Voice of “The Hooligan”’ (essay) published in The Contemporary Review.
The End of the Century’ (essay) published in The Sunday Special.

1900

 

March:
Andromeda: an idyll of the Great River

March:
The Diamond Necklace (aka The Queen’s Necklace)
(with Harriett Jay, not performed)

 

 

February:
The Ethics of Criticism’ (essay) published in The Contemporary Review.
May 25:
The Peacocks’ Feathers’ (story) published in The Sphere. Reprinted in The Hampshire Telegraph (19 October, 1901) and The Whitstable and Herne Bay Herald (26 September, 1903).
May 27:
The Fisher Boy’ published in the Reynolds’s Newspaper Jubilee Supplement.
June 22:
Berinthia’ (story) published in The Manchester Weekly Times. Also published in The Newcastle Weekly Courant and The Nottinghamshire Guardian (June 23), and the Leamington Spa Courier (April 10, 1903).

1901

October:
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan
(2 volumes)

 

 

 

April:
Robert Buchanan: The Poet of Modern Revolt by Archibald Stodart-Walker.

September:
Robert Buchanan: A Critical Appreciation And Other Essays by Henry Murray.

January 16:
Diana’s Hunting’ begins serialisation in the Daily Express, under the title, ‘A Daughter of Circe’.
August 4:
An Old Reckoning’ (story) published in The  St. Paul Globe (Minnesota).

Robert Buchanan suffered a debiltating stroke on 19th October, 1900 and wrote nothing more after that date. He died on 10th June, 1901.

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