Author:George William MacArthur Reynolds

George William MacArthur Reynolds

generally known as George W. M. Reynolds or G. W. M. Reynolds, was a prolific journalist and author of serial novels; his best-known work was the long-running serial The Mysteries of London (1844)

George William MacArthur Reynolds


  • The Youthful Imposter (1835).
  • Pickwick Abroad; or, the Tour in France (1837-8). [external scan]
  • Alfred; or, the Adventures of a French Gentleman (1838). [external scan]
  • Grace Darling; or, the Heroine of the Ferne Islands (1839).
  • Robert Macaire in England (alt title: The French Bandit in London) (1839).
  • The Modern Literature of France (1839) Non-fiction.
  • The Steam Packet: a Tale of the River and Ocean (1840). [external scan]
  • Master Timothy's Bookcase (1842).
  • The Mysteries of London (1844–48) - weekly serial
  • Faust: A Romance of the Secret Tribunals (1847)
  • Wagner the Wehr-wolf (1846-7)
  • The Days of Hogarth; or, the Mysteries of Old London (1847–48).
  • The Coral Island, or the Hereditary Curse (later widely pirated with the title The Mysteries of the Court of Naples) (1848).
  • The Mysteries of the Court of London (1848–56)
  • The Pixy; or, the Unbaptized Child (1848)
  • The Bronze Statue; or, the Virgin's Kiss (1849–50)
  • The Seamstress; a Domestic Tale (alt title: The White Slaves of England) (1851)
  • Pope Joan, the Female Pontiff (1851)
  • Kenneth, a Tale of the Highlands (1851-2)
  • The Necromancer (1851-2)
  • Mary Price; or the Memoirs of a Servant Girl (1852).
  • The Massacre of Glencoe, a Historical Tale (1852-3)
  • The Soldier's Wife (alt title: The Cat o' Nine Tails)(1852-3).
  • The Ryehouse Plot; or, Ruth, the Conspirator's Daughter (1853-4)
  • Joseph Wilmot; or, the Memoirs of a Manservant (1853-4).
  • Rosa Lambert; or, the Memoirs of an Unfortunate Woman (aka The Memoirs of a Clergyman's Daughter)(1854-5).
  • Agnes; or, Beauty and Pleasure (1854-5).
  • Ellen Percy; or, the Memoirs of an Actress (1854-5).
  • May Middleton; or, the History of a Fortune (1854-5)
  • Loves of the Harem (1855).
  • Omar, a Tale of the War (1855-6) (RM).
  • Leila; or, the Star of Mingrelia (1856) (RM).
  • The Empress Eugenie's Boudoir (1856).
  • Margaret; or, the Discarded Queen (1856-7) (RM).
  • The Young Duchess (sequel to Ellen Percy) (1856-7).
  • Canonbury House; or, the Queen's Prophecy (1857-8) (RM).
  • Mary, Queen of Scots (1858-9).
  • The Rye House Plot; or, Ruth, the Conspirator's Daughter (London: J. Dicks, 1857) (external scan)
  • "Mexico" in The Atlantic Monthly, 14 (81) (July, 1864)
  • "Borneo and Rajah Brooke" in The Atlantic Monthly, 18 (110) (December, 1866)

Works about ReynoldsEdit

"Reynolds, George William MacArthur," in Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, London: Smith, Elder, & Co. (1885–1900) in 63 vols.


Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1927, and 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.