Victorian stories, books, poems, and more

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The Booksie Classic House

In this grim story, inspired by a dark take on the selkie, an old fisherman and his two orphaned grandsons are living a typical day at sea. However, things go horribly wrong after hauling in their latest catch. Read More

Book / Horror

September 23, 2022

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The Booksie Classic House

Takes place in 1888 London, written in a form of diary entries. While Jack the Ripper terrorizes White Chapel , a series of strange events and omens interrupt the daily lives of several people. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

I was happy with my life being alone and living in the middle of nowhere. This was until a young wild savage boy appeared at my home, after escaping from a freakshow where he was locked in a cage because people thought he was wild and dangerous. All the boy… Read More
a proper victorian society for improper ladies is about agnes walker who inherits a victorian mansion in london. when she moves there she gets transported back in time to the house in the 1830s. with the help of her relatives, she must find a way to return to the 21st… Read More

Book / Horror

March 28, 2022

Benjamin, a brilliant mind stuck in a mindless school, gets offered the opportunity of his dreams. A chance to study abroad in the new world. However, when he arrives in the growing town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, he soon learns of a dark secret lurking in the mountains. A secret he… Read More

Book / Horror

January 07, 2022

Short story (1217 words), mild Gothic drama. Read More

Tags: gothic, victorian

A young girl visits an old family home and discovers the secrets and tragedies that haunt it. Read More
A tale of a castaway crew in a world long forgotten by men of civilization and reason. Stranded in a dire situation they must claw their way back home against all odds. Dying of sickness, despair and horrors of a post-apocalyptic world was all the men could think of until… Read More

Short Story / Historical Fiction

September 07, 2021

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The Booksie Classic House

The Locket is a short story, set in the Victorian era. It is about a juvenile housemaid, Lyda, who is accused of allegedly stealing a locket from her master’s bedroom and is to be dismissed the very next day. During the afternoon, she attempts to find the real locket to… Read More
J. W. Benson was a Shakespearean actor in UK provincial theatres in the mid-1800s. Our Australian family knew very little about this man; through research many details have unfolded. Was his life, both on and off the stage, most unconventional for that era? Read More
Come, sit here a while, and allow me to introduce you to my great-great-grandmother, Clementine. She was born into a Quaker family in 1830, then led a somewhat unconventional life for a woman of that era. Her marriage to an actor didn’t last, and Clementine found herself needing to provide… Read More

Book / Romance

June 24, 2021

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The Booksie Classic House

An unexpected inheritance allows Claire Burton to cast off her claustrophobic existence in her parents’ home and embrace a new life in the remote Welsh foothills in the home of the man she hoped to marry, now dead. Two men soon pay court and draw her into a web of… Read More
Another class assignment. Originally meant to be heavily Victorian inspired, I decided to add some modern elements from suggestions and ended up really liking the result. Read More

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The Romance House

'This is the story of Queen Victoria. But she's no Queen of England.' Normal was not something Victoria Brummens had ever experienced in her life. Normal was not something she would ever have again after choosing to take in and care for an injured bat. However, this bat is more… Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 12, 2020

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The Booksie Classic House

It's 1840 and the air smells delightful The streets paved with dust From a gathering to the streets Of a war they say is a must Dear child, why you are hiding Why do you sit on the ground As though you are minding Something you don't want found A… Read More
A story of a young English woman who was humble and originally very poor but end up marrying a noble man. Her life was happy but not everlasting as the happiness was interrupted as times went on. Walking on the veins full of thorns and roses, she continued her life. Read More
What would you do to win the heart of the one you love? Evangeline Langlois is a 31 year old vineyard manager, too beautiful to be a spinster, but too independent to be tamed. Set in the burgeoning California grape fields of 1893, this book was born from a photograph.… Read More
A quaint Victorian tale about family togetherness, and drunkardly behaviour. Special thanks must go out to my girlfriend, Annabelle Wells, who shared a post on Facebook, which provided the inspiration and source material for the Victorian slang terms in this piece. Thank you, sweetheart. I love you. Explanations of the… Read More
Two couples. One love potion. And a whole lot of mayhem. Henry Stoepel, Earl of Saalfeld has loved Lady May Cottrell since they were children. He’s proposed three times. She hasn’t said no, but she hasn’t said yes. He decides to give it one more try at his friend’s Christmas… Read More
Can a tender man whose passion is to take pictures reach the heart of a woman who hides her face from him and all others? Bridget Hall takes a much-needed job at the Brody Hotel as a laundress after being rejected as a mail order bride. She loves the people… Read More
He's a duke in need of a wife. She was thrown back in time until the next full moon. Will his secret push her away? Cora Rey wanted a fresh start in life, but being thrown back in time to 1850 isn’t how she expected to do that. She discovers… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Reader's Favorite Review: “...a captivating mixture of adventure, murder, lust, and romance.” “...a fascinating story, set against a background that is realistic...” “...historically accurate events are cleverly intermingled with fiction.” “...merits its five stars.” 1872. When virginal Jenny Crispin is dumped at the altar by a chauvinistic cad, she does… Read More
In Victorian London, hidden amidst the cloying fog of the city, two old friends share an evening together Read More

Book / Fantasy

August 04, 2018

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The Booksie Classic House

A young boy is offered a mysterious ancient book from a stranger, he takes it to his older brother who insists it's fake and hides it for it to not be found for years to come. Many years later as the older brother reaches adulthood;a complex and menacing situation… Read More

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The The Imaginarium House

Some song lyrics I wrote one day, just for a laugh. I don't have any musical talent so it's not much of a song at this stage :-) Read More
An independent woman in a matriarchal world. A town lost in a parallel universe. My name is Clara Clarke and I’m a paranormal investigator in Londinium. Mother abandoned me as a child and the only memory I got from her is her books. They kept… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Clack! Clack! Clack! The pick strikes time after time, rendering stone to rubble. Annette paces the floorboards nervously, as her husband works through day and night, deep in the cellar below. This house in the country was to be their adventure together, but what Malcolm has found in the… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A Victorian harlot must make the difficult step to leave her baby in a house for unwanted children. Read More
Amelia Ecclestone is a private detective in Victorian London. In this story The Honourable Sebastian Dudley has proposed marriage to an Actress and given her a family heirloom, when he is already engaged. Amelia helps rescue him from his folly. Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 07, 2017

Reads: 2977

Comments: 4

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The Booksie Classic House

Trying to outrun the aftermath of the Great Famine, seventeen year old Ashling believes her family's only chance for survival is with one less mouth to feed. On the run, Ashling discovers her ability to control the element Air. Her choice to leave Ireland saves her life,… Read More
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