Some Examples of American "Bachelor Fictions"


Adventures of a Bachelor; or, Stolen Vigils. (1837)

Bowers, Benjamin. The Bachelor's Escape from the Snare of the Fowler (1845)

Bunce, Oliver Bell. A Bachelor's Story (1859)

Flint, Timothy. The Bachelor Reclaimed, or Celibacy Vanquished (1834)
---"A Chapter in the Life of a Bachelor: A South American Story" Knickerbocker (1834)

Godey's Ladies' Book, "The Old Bachelor" (1850)
---"An Old Bachelor's Soliloquy" (1855)

Harper's New Monthly Magazine, "A Bachelor's Christmas"(1851)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Blithedale Romance (1852)

Irving, Washington. Salmagundi (1807-8)
-----The Sketch Book (1819)

Knapp, Samuel. The Bachelors, and Other Tales, Founded on American Incidents and Character (1836)

Knickberbocker "Recollections of a Bachelor, Written by Himself" (1833)

Melville, Herman. "Bartleby the Scrivener" (1856)
----Pierre (1852)
--- "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids"(1855)

Mitchell, Donald Grant. Reveries of a Bachelor (1850)

Seaton, Walter. A Man in Search of a Wife; or, The Adventures of a Bachelor in New York (1853)

Simms, William Gilmore. Castle Dismal: or, The Bachelor's Christmas. A Domestic Legend (1844)

Southern Literary Messenger, "The Bachelor's Death Bed" (1838)
---"Dorcas Lindsay, or, The Bachelor's Writing Desk" (1839)
---"A Stray Leaf from a Bachelor's Notebook" (1839)
---"The Bachelor Beset; or, The Rival Candidates" (1839)
---"On Old Bachelors" (1853)

Tuckerman, Henry Theordore. "The Bachelor Reclaimed: A Sketch from Real Life" (1841)

US Literary Gazette, "The Bachelor" (1825).

Weems, Mason Locke. Hymen's Recruiting-Sergeant, or, The New Matrimonial Tat-too for Old Bachelors (1800)