Representations of Antarctica

Fiction, 1750-1950 (Adult)


The following is a bibliography of novels published between 1750 and 1950, designed for an adult audience and written in English or translated into English, containing substantial Antarctic material.

[    A to E |    F to L |   M to Q |    R to Z ]

A to E

Beale, Charles Willing. The Secret of the Earth. 1899. New York: Arno, 1975.

Beliayev, Aleksander. The Struggle in Space: Red Dreams Soviet-American War. 1928. Trans. Albert Perry. Washington, D.C.: Arfor, 1965.

Binder, Eando. Lords of Creation. 1939. New York: Belmont, 1969.
[Originally serialised in Argosy, Oct. 1939. "Eando Binder" is the pseudonym of Earl Andrew Binder and Otto Oscar Binder.]

Bisbee, Eugene. The Treasure of the Ice. London, New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1898.

Bonnell, R. Lost in the Land of Ice. New York: A. Wessels, 1902.

Bullen, Frank Thomas. Fighting the Icebergs. London: James Nesbit, 1910.

---. The Bitter South. London: Robert Culley, c. 1909.

Caine, Hall. The Woman Thou Gavest Me. London: Cassell, 1913.

Catherall, Arthur. Vanished Whaler. 1939. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1953.

Cendrars, Blaise [Frédéric Louis Sauser]. Antarctic Fugue. London: Pushkin, 1948.
[Originally published in French as Le Plan de L'Aiguille, 1929.]

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Monikins. 1835. Ed. James S. Hedges. Albany, NY: New College and UP, 1990.

---. The Sea Lions. New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1849; London: Richard Bentley, 1849.

Cowan, Frank [c. 1880s]. Revi-Lona: A Romance of Love in a Marvellous Land. New York: Arno, 1978.

Cummings, Ray. The Snow Girl. 1929. Famous Fantastic Classics 1. West Linn, OR: Fax Collector's Editions, 1974. 51–117.
[Originally appeared in serialised form in Argosy 207.5 (2 Nov 1929): 577–96.]

Cunningham, Beall [Dorothy Beall Cunningham]. Wide White Page. London: Hutchinson, c. 1936.

Dake, Charles Romyn. A Strange Discovery. 1899. Boston: Gregg, 1975.

F to L

Ferguson, H. South for Adventure. London: Cassell, 1947.

Gibbs, W. Bird Life at the Pole. New York: William Morrow, 1931.

Griffith, G. Olga Romanoff or the Syren of the Skies. 1893–1894. Westport, CT: Hyperion, 1974.
[Originally published as a serial in Pearson's Weekly, December 30, 1893–August 4, 1894.]

Hahn, Charles Curtz. The Wreck of the South Pole or the Great Dissembler and Other Strange Tales. New York: Street and Smith, 1899.

Heinze, Richard. That Silent Sea. London: Massie Publishing, 1939. 

Innes, Hammond. The White South. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1949.
[This book was adapted by Innes for the screenplay for the 1954 film "Hell Below Zero" starring Alan Ladd.]

Lovecraft, H.P. At the Mountains of Madness. 1939. New York: Ballantine, 1991.
[First published in Astounding Science Fiction, 1936.]

M to Q

Marshall, Edison. Dian of the Lost Land. New York: Kinsey, 1935.
[Also published as The Lost Land. New York: Curtis, 1972.]

Mason, A .E. W. The Turnstile: A Novel. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1912; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912.

Mastin, John. The Immortal Light. London: Cassell, 1907.
[Also published in the omnibus The Stolen Planet/Through the Sun in an Airship/The Immortal Light. London: Griffin, 1909.]

McIver, George. Neuroomia: A New Continent. London, Melbourne: George Robertson, 1894.

de Mille, James. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder. 1888. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1969; Ottawa: Carleton UP, 1986.
[First published in serial form in Harper's Weekly, 1888, and in book form by Harper and Brothers, Franklin Square, 1888.]

Paine, Albert Bigelow. The Great White Way: A Record of an Unusual Voyage of Discovery, and Some Romantic Love Affairs Amid Strange Surroundings. New York: J. F. Taylor, 1901.

Poe, Edgar Allen. "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket." 1837. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Ed. Harold Beaver. London: Penguin, 1975. 43-242.

Pope, Gustavus W. Journey to Mars. 1894. Westport, CT: Hyperion, 1984.

Presland, J. Albatross. New York: D. Appleton, 1932.

Pultock, Robert. The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man: Relating Particularly his Shipwreck near the South Pole. 1751. Dubbo, NSW: Review, 1979.
[Originally published London: Dodsley, 1750, although the first edition gives the date 1751. Republished New York, London: Garland, 1974.]

R to Z

Robeson, Kenneth [Lester Dent]. The South Pole Terror. 1936. New York: Bantam: 1974.
[First published in Doc Savage 8.2, October 1936.]

Ross, M. I. South of Zero: The Journal of John (Jack) Hale Meredith while with the Clark-Jamison Antarctic Expedition of 191- to 191-. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1931.

---. White Wind. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1937.

Russell, W. Clark. The Frozen Pirate. 1887. London: Sampson Low, Mareton, Searle, and Rivington, 1974.

Savile, Frank. Beyond the Great South Wall: The Secret of the Antarctic. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1901.

Seaborn, Captain Adam [John Cleves Symmes]. Symzonia: A Voyage of Discovery. 1820. Gainesville, FL: Scholars' Facsimilies and Reprints, 1965.
[Originally published New York: J. Seymour, 1820.]

Spotswood, Christopher. The Voyage of Will Rogers to the South Pole. Launceston, Tasmania: The Examiner and Tasmanian Office, 1888.

Stables, William Gordon. From Pole to Pole: A Tale of the Sea. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909.

---. In the Great White Land: A Tale of the Antarctic Ocean. London: Blackie and Son, 1903.

Stilson, Charles B. Polaris of the Snows. 1915. New York: Avalon, Thomas Bouregy, 1965.
[First serialised in All-Story Weekly, beginning Dec. 18 1915.]

---. Minos of Sardanes. 1916. New York: Avalon, 1966.
[First serialised in All-Story Weekly, beginning Aug. 21 1916.]

---. Polaris and the Immortals. 1917. New York: Avalon, 1968.
[First serialised in All-Story Weekly, beginning Sept. 1917, as "Polaris and the Goddess Glorian".]

Sutton, Paralee S. White City. Palo Alto, CA: Palopress, 1949.

Taine, John. The Greatest Adventure. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1929.

Verne, Jules. An Antarctic Mystery. 1897. Boston: Gregg, 1975.
[Originally published as Le Sphinx des Glaces, 1897. Also published Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1899.]

Vogel, Sir Julius. Anno Dominis 2000; or Woman's Destiny. London: Hutchinson, 1889.

Westerman, John F.C. The Antarctic Treasure. 1929. London: Oxford UP, 1932.

Wheatley, D. The Man Who Missed the War. 1945. London: Arrow, 1965.