Author:Francis Marion Crawford

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Francis Marion Crawford
(1854–1909)
American novelist and short story writer, noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic weird and fantastic stories. The Saracinesca series is perhaps known to be his best work, [while] several of his short stories, such as The Upper Berth (1886; written in 1885), For the Blood Is the Life (1905, a vampiress tale), The Dead Smile (1899), and The Screaming Skull (1908), are often-anthologized classics of the horror genre. — Excerpted from Francis Marion Crawford on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "M. Cr"
Francis Marion Crawford

Works[edit]


Novels[edit]

  • Mr. Isaacs: A Tale of Modern India (1882)
  • Dr. Claudius (1883) PG
  • To Leeward (1884) [1] PG
  • A Roman Singer (1884) PG
  • An American Politician (1884); U.S. title-page has 1885. PG
  • Zoroaster (1885) PG
  • A Tale of a Lonely Parish (1886) PG
  • Marzio's Crucifix (1887) PG
  • Paul Patoff (1887) PG
  • With the Immortals (1888) Internet Archive
  • Greifenstein (1889) PG
  • A Cigarette-Maker's Romance (1890) PG
  • Khaled: A Tale of Arabia (1891)
  • The Witch of Prague (1891) PG
  • The Three Fates (1892) PG
  • The Children of the King: A Tale of Southern Italy (1893) PG
  • Pietro Ghisleri (1893) PG
  • Marion Darche: A Story Without Comment (1893) PG
  • Katherine Lauderdale (1894) PG
  • The Upper Berth (1894). Internet Archive PG
    • "The Upper Berth"
    • "By the Waters of Paradise"
  • Love in Idleness: A Tale of Bar Harbour (1894)
  • The Ralstons (1894) [sequel to Katherine Lauderdale] PG
  • Casa Braccio (1895) PG
  • Adam Johnstone's Son (1896) PG
  • Taquisara (1896) PG
  • A Rose of Yesterday (1897) PG
  • Corleone: A Tale of Sicily (1897) PG
  • Via Crucis: A Romance of the Second Crusade (1899) PG
  • In the Palace of the King: A Love Story of Old Madrid (1900) PG
  • Marietta: A Maid of Venice (1901) PG
  • Cecilia: A Story of Modern Rome (1902) PG
  • Man Overboard! (1903) [novella] PG
  • The Heart of Rome (1903) Internet Archive
  • Whosoever Shall Offend (1904) PG
  • Soprano (1905); U.S. title: Fair Margaret: A Portrait. PG
  • A Lady of Rome (1906) PG
  • Arethusa: A princess in slavery (1907) PG
  • The Little City of Hope: A Christmas Story (1907) PG
  • The Primadonna (1908); [sequel to Soprano / Fair Margaret] PG
  • The Diva's Ruby (1908); [sequel to The Primadonna] PG
  • The White Sister (1909) PG
  • Stradella (1909) PG
  • The Undesirable Governess (1910)
  • Uncanny Tales. US title: Wandering Ghosts;

Saracinesca trilogy[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Our Silver (1881) [pamphlet]
  • The Novel: What It Is (1893) PG
  • Constantinople (1895)
  • Bar Harbor (1896)
  • Ave Roma Immortalis (1898) PG
  • Rulers of the South (1900; US title: Southern Italy and Sicily and The Rulers of the South (1905)
  • Gleanings from Venetian History (1905); US title: Salvae Venetia and in 1909 as Venice; the People and the Place

Drama[edit]

  • In the Palace of the King (1900); with Lorrimer Stoddard.
  • Francesca da Rimini (1902).
  • Evelyn Hastings (1902). Unpublished typescript discovered in 2008.
  • The White Sister (1937); with Walter Hackett.

Articles[edit]


PG Ebooks at Project Gutenberg (Author: F. Marion Crawford)


  1. actually late 1883. The second American edition (Macmillan, 1893) is the only one of his novels that Crawford substantively revised.

Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.