[Patrick Regan has kindly shared the material from his Robert Buchanan site with readers of the Victorian Web, who may wish to consult the original.]

I've constructed this from a number of sources and it's far from complete. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, "From 1880 nearly fifty of his dramas, some co-authored with Harriet Jay, G. R. Sims and others, were produced, often directed by Buchanan himself. . . . Buchanan did not think highly of his stage plays and did not want his name published in association with them."

As for the accuracy of the list, one complication is the fact that there was another Robert Buchanan writing at the same time. Robert Buchanan (1785-1873), Professor of Logic at Glasgow University, largely confined himself to Scottish themes for his poetry and plays, however he also wrote Fragments of the Table Round, a series of poems about King Arthur. And then one comes across the following statement in the article in the Literary Encyclopedia: "A number of Buchanan's novels were versions of plays he had already produced and at least one of these — Lady Kilpatrick (1895) — was almost certainly not written by him."

The Rathboys (1862) [play] (written in collaboration with Charles Gibbon)

Undertones (1863) [poetry]

Idyls and Legends of Inverburn (in verse) (1865)

London Poems (1866)

Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian (1866)

Poems (1866) (American edition)

Wayside Poesies: original poems of the country life (1867) (editor)

North Coast, and other poems (1868)

David Gray, and other essays, chiefly on poetry (1868)

The Poetical Works of H. W. Longfellow: edited and prefaced by R. Buchanan (1868)

The Life and Adventures of J. J. Audubon: edited, from materials supplied by his widow, by Robert Buchanan (1869)

Sonnets, written by Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye (1870)

The Book of Orm: a prelude to the epic (1870)

Napoleon Fallen: a lyrical drama (1871)

The Land of Lorne: including the cruise of the "Tern" to the Outer Hebrides (1871)

The Drama of Kings (in verse) (1871)

The Fleshly School of Poetry and other phenomena of the day (1872)

Saint Abe And His Seven Wives, A Tale Of Salt Lake City (1872) [poetry]

Master Spirits (1873)

White Rose and Red; a love story (1873) [poetry]

The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan (1874)

Faces on the Wall (1876) [poetry]

The Shadow of the Sword: a romance (1876) [novel]

Corinne (1876) [play]

Balder the Beautiful: a song of divine death (1877)

A Child of Nature: a romance (1879) [novel]

A Nine Days' Queen (1880) [play]

God and the Man: a romance (1881) [novel]

The Martyrdom of Madeline (1882) [novel]

Ballads of Life, Love, and Humour (1882)

Selected Poems (1882)

Lady Clare (1883) [play] (an adaptation of Georges Ohnet's Le Maître de Forges)

Storm-beaten, or Christmas Eve at the "Old Anchor" Inn (1883) [play] (written in collaboration with Charles Gibbon)

The Hebrid Isles; wanderings in the Land of Lorne and the Outer Hebrides (1883)

Love Me for Ever: a romance (1883) [novel]

Annan Water: a romance (1883) [novel]

A Poet's Sketch-Book: selections from the prose writings of Robert Buchanan (1883)

The New Abelard: a romance (1884) [novel]

Foxglove Manor (1884) [novel]

The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan (1884)

Alone in London (1885) [play] (written in collaboration with Harriet Jay)

Matt: a story of a caravan (1885) [novel]

Stormy Waters: a story of to-day (1885) [novel]

The Master of the Mine (1885) [novel]

The Earthquake, or Six days and a Sabbath (in verse) (1885)

Sophia (1886) [play] (An adaptation of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones)

That Winter Night, or Love's Victory (1886)

A Look Round Literature (1887)

The Heir of Linne (1888) [novel]

The City of Dream: an epic poem (1888)

A Man's Shadow (1889) [play] (An adaptation of Jules Mary's Roger la Honte)

On Descending into Hell: a letter addressed to the Right Hon. Henry Matthews, Q.C., Home Secretary, concerning the proposed suppression of literature (1889) [pamphlet]

The Bride of Love (1889) [play]

The Moment After: a tale of the unseen (1890)

The English Rose (1890) [play] (written in collaboration with George R. Sims)

The Outcast: a rhyme for the time (1891) [poetry]

Come, Live with Me and be My Love (1891) [novel]

The Coming Terror, and other essays and letters (1891)

The Trumpet Call (1891) [play] (written in collaboration with George R. Sims)

The White Rose (1891) [play] (written in collaboration with George R. Sims) (An adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's Woodstock)

The Wedding Ring: a tale of to-day (c.1891)

Buchanan's Poems for the People No. 1 (1892)

The Lights Of Home (1892) [play] (written in collaboration with George R. Sims)

The Lost Paradise (1892) [play] (written in collaboration with George R. Sims)

The Black Domino (1892) [play] (written in collaboration with George R. Sims)

The Wandering Jew: a Christmas carol (1893) [poetry]

Woman and the Man: a story (1893) [novel]

The Piper of Hamelin: a fantastic opera (1893)

The Devil's Case: a bank holiday interlude (in verse) (1894)

The Charlatan (1894) [play]

Rachel Dene: a tale of the Deepdale Mills (1894) [novel]

Red and White Heather: North Country tales and ballads (1894)

The Charlatan (1895) [novel] (written in collaboration with Henry Murray)

Diana's Hunting (1895) [novel]

Lady Kilpatrick (1895) [novel] (according to the Literary Encyclopaedia not written by Buchanan)

Is Barabbas a Necessity? (1896)

Effie Hetherington (1896) [novel]

A Marriage by Capture: a romance of to-day (1896)

The Ballad of Mary the Mother: a Christmas carol (and other poems) (1897)

Father Anthony: a romance of to-day (1898) [novel]

The Rev. Annabel Lee: a tale of to-morrow (1898)

The New Rome; poems and ballads of our empire (1899)

Andromeda: an idyll of the Great River (1900) [novel]

The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan (1901)

Plus the following plays:

The Witchfinder

A Madcap Prince

The Piper of Hamelin

Sweet Nancy (a comedy in three acts) (an adaptation of Rhoda Broughton's Nancy)

The Queen of Connaught (an adaptation of Harriet Jay's novel, written in collaboration with Harriet Jay)

The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown (a farcical play in three acts) (written in collaboration with Charles Marlowe (pseudonym of Harriet Jay). This play was later adapted into the musical comedy, Tulip Time, by Worton David, Alfred Parker and Bruce Sievier.

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Last modified 27 September 2002