Author:James Hain Friswell

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James Hain Friswell
(1825–1878)
English essayist and novelist

Works[edit]

Essays and Studies
  • The Russian Empire: Its History and Present Condition of Its People, 1854. (external scan)
  • Houses with the Fronts Off, 1854. (external scan)
  • Twelve Inside and One Out, 1854.
  • "Oysters and Pearls" in Once a Week, Series 1, III (1860)
  • Footsteps to Fame: A Book to Open Other Books, 1861.
  • "A Journey Underground" in Once a Week, Series 1, VII (1862)
  • The Gentle Life: Essays in Aid of the Formation of Character, 1864. (external scan)
  • About in the World: Essays, 1864. (external scan)
  • Life Portraits of William Shakespeare: A History of the Various Representations of the Poet, with an Examination into Their Authenticity, 1864. (external scan)
  • Familiar Words: An Index Verborum, or a Quotation Handbook, with Parallel Passages, of Phrases Which Have Become Imbedded in Our English Tongue, 1865. (external scan)
  • Varia: Readings from Rare Books, 1866. (external scan)
  • The Silent Hour: Essays for Sunday Reading, 1868.
  • The Gentle Life: Essays in Aid of the Formation of Character, Second Series, 1868. (external scan)
  • Essays on English Writers, 1869.
  • Modern Men of Letters Honestly Criticised, 1870. (external scan)
  • A Man's Thoughts, 1872. (external scan)
  • The Better Self: Essays from Home Life, 1875.
Novels and Stories
  • Diamonds and Spades: A Story of Two Lives, 1858. (external scan)
  • Ghost Stories and Phantom Fancies, 1858. (external scan)
  • Out and About: A Boy's Adventures, Written for Adventurous Boys, 1860. (external scan)
  • Sham! A Novel Written in Earnest, 1861. (external scan)
  • The Young Couple and Miscellanies, 1862. (external scan)
  • A Daughter of Eve, 1863. (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • A Splendid Fortune: A Novel, 1865. (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3)
  • "Christmas Eve in Custody," printed in Mixed Sweets from Routledge's Annual, 1867. (external scan)
  • Other People's Windows, 1868. (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • One of Two: A Novel, 1871. (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3)
  • Our Square Circle: A Novel, completed by his daughter, L. H. Friswell, 1880.
Poetry
  • Blackwell's Comic Zadkiel, 1855.
  • Songs of the War, by the Best Writers. Edited, with Original Songs, by James Hain Friswell, 1855. (external scan)
  • Francis Spira, and Other Poems, 1865. (external scan)
  • Marcus Ward's Picture Fables, from Æsop, Told Anew in Verse, by J. Hain Friswell, 1874. In four books:
    • The Wolf and the Lamb, and Other Fables
    • The Hare and Tortoise, and Other Fables
    • The Jackdaw and Peacock, and Other Fables
    • The Dog in the Manger, and Other Fables

Editions and Translations[edit]

Works about Friswell[edit]

"Friswell, James Hain," in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.


Works by this author published before January 1, 1924 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.