Selected Works

Wood, Mrs Henry. Anne Hereford. London: Richard Bentley, 1897. Internet Archive.

_____. Bessy Wells. Lomdon: Daldy, Isbister, 1875. Internet Archive.

_____. The Channings. London: Richard Bentley, 1881. Internet Archive.

_____. Court Netherleigh. London: Richard Bentley, 1889. Internet Archive.

_____. Danesbury House. London: Ward, Lock, nd. Internet Archive.

_____. East Lynne. Ed. Elizabeth Jay. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics), 2005. Print. (An alternative one-volume edition [1899] may be found in the Internet Archive, and the original serialisation starts in the New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 118: 28. Google Books [free ebook].)

_____. Johnny Ludlow. Vol. I. London: Richard Bentley, 1880. Internet Archive.

_____. Johnny Ludlow. Vol. II. London: Richard Bentley, 1880. Internet Archive.

_____. Johnny Ludlow. Vol. III. London: Richard Bentley, 1880. Internet Archive.

_____. Mildred Arkell: A Novel. Vol. I. London: Tinsley, 1865. Internet Archive.

_____. Mildred Arkell: A Novel. Vol. II. London: Tinsley, 1865. Internet Archive.

_____. Mildred Arkell: A Novel. Vol. III. London: Tinsley, 1865. Internet Archive.

_____. A Life's Secret: A Story. London and New York: Macmillan, 1904. Internet Archive.

_____. Mrs Halliburton's Troubles. London: Richard Bentley, 1890. Internet Archive.

_____. Roland Yorke. London: Richard Bentley, 1869. Internet Archive.

_____. The Shadow of Ashlydyat. London: Richard Bentley, 1888. Internet Archive.

Selected issues of the Argosy

Note: for all those available on the web, and their whereabouts, see The Serial Archives Listings on the Online Books Page.

The Argosy, Midsummer Volume, 1866. [Prior to Wood's taking it over.] Google Books (free ebook).

The Argosy, Volume VII, January-June 1869. [Contains opening of Roland Yorke.] Google Books (free ebook).

The Argosy, Volume XXIX, 1880. [Contains Johnny Ludlow's Papers: "Verena Fontaine's Rebellion," in four parts.] Internet Archive.

The Argosy, Volume XL, 1885. Internet Archive. [This has the "Argosy" cover and front matter, ads etc., at least partially intact.)

The Argosy, Vol. XLIII (January-June 1887). [Contains miniature of Wood as frontispiece, and Charles Wood's "In Memoriam" about his mother.] Internet Archive.


Elwin, Malcolm. Victorian Wallflowers. Jonathan Cape, 1934. 228-53.

Flowers, Michael. "Ellen Wood — A Biographical Sketch." The Ellen Wood Website (a very useful resource with a detailed chronology).

Mitchell, Sally. "Wood [née Price], Ellen [known as Mrs Henry Wood] (1814-1887)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed.

Seecombe, Thomas. "Wood, Ellen (1814-1887)." Dictionary of National Biography: Williamson-Worden. London: Smith, Elder, 1900. 355-57. Internet Archive.

Wood, Charles W. Memorials of Mrs Henry Wood. London: Richard Bentley, 1894. Internet Archive.

_____. "Mrs Henry Wood: In Memoriam" The Argosy, Vol. XLIII (January-June 1887). 251-70; 334-53; 422-42. Internet Archive.

Other Secondary Sources

Balee, Susan. "Correcting the Historical Context: The Real Publication Dates of East Lynne." Victorian Periodicals Review. Vol. 26, No. 3 (Fall, 1993): 143-145. Accessible via Jstor.

Dean, William J. New version of East Lynne. Toledo, Ohio: Burt, Warren & Dean, 1902. Internet Archive.

"East Lynne." The Morning Post. 3 October 1861: 3. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.

"East Lynne." The Times. 25 January 1862: 6. Times Digital Archive.

Edwards, P. D. Some Mid-Victorian Thrillers: The Sensation Novel, Its Friends and Its Foes. St. Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1971.

Flowers, Michael. "Ellen Wood's Novels and Books." The Ellen Wood Website.

Hughes, Winifred. The Maniac in the Cellar: Sensation Novels of the 1860s. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Jay, Elizabeth. Introduction. East Lynne. Oxford: Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics), 2005. vii-xxxix.

"The Late Mrs Henry Wood — The funeral of. The Times. 17 February 1887: 10. Times Digital Archive.

Loesberg, Joseph. "The Ideology of Narrative Form in Sensation Fiction." Representations, No. 13 (Winter, 1986): 115-38. Accessible via Jstor.

Maunder, Andrew. "I Will Not Live in Poverty and Neglect": East Lynne and the East End Stage." Victorian Sensations: Essays on a Scandalous Genre. Ed. Kimberly Harrison and Richard Fantina. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006. 173-187.

Phegley, Jennifer. "Domesticating the Sensation Novelist: Ellen Price Wood as Author and Editor of the Argosy Magazine." Victorian Periodicals Review. Vol. 38, No. 2 (Summer 2005): 180-98.

Pykett, Lyn. The "Improper" Feminine: The Women's Sensation Novel and the New Woman Writing. London & New York: Routledge, 1992.

Sergeant, Adeline. "Mrs Henry Wood." Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign: A Book of Appreciations. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1897. 174-192. Internet Archive.

Sutherland, John. The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. London: Longman, 1988.

Another Bibliography

Sensation Novel Bibliography on the Victorian Web

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