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Bibliography

Old Conways have published an incredible number of books on a very wide range of subjects. I have added publisher, ISBN etc. details and a copy of the front cover wherever I have been able to find them.


Hugh Conway

the pen name of Frederick John Fargus (1861-2)

Hugh Conway was the pen-name of Frederick John Fargus (1861-62). An injury while in Conway meant he could not go to sea so he became an author instead. His third book, Called Back, was published in 1883 and described as a “sensational novel of murder, amnesia, Siberian exile, political assassination and detection”. It was an immediate huge best seller with over 350,000 copies sold, “one of the most remarkable successes of the last 100 years”. Reviewers anticipated that Hugh would displace Wilkie Collins, Stevenson and even Conan Doyle as Britain’s top writer.Unfortunately Hugh died young at the age of 37 so his potential was never realised.

Many works have recently been republished and are available here. His works included:




A Cardinal Sin

At least five edeitions.

Published by J W Lowell in New York in 1886.
272 pages.
ISBN-10: 1240870957
ISBN-13: 978-1240870950 and

Republished in 2010 by Kessinger Publishing
ISBN 13 9781165994434
436 pages

A novel.

Online here

 


A Family Affair

Published postumously in 1885.

A review from the New York Times is here

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A Life's Idyll & Other Poems (1879)

A book of poetry.

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The Blatchford Bequest & Other Short Stories

4th edition published in 1886, by F. M. Lupton.
Paperback

ASIN: B003KCXV6A

A novelette.





Bound By A Spell

First published in 1883.

Published in 1900 by several companies ariound the world including  -   Hurst & C
-  Donohue, Henneberry & Co., of Chicago. 226 pages
-  George Munro, New York,
Seaside Library Pocket Edition 1883

ASIN: B00VQRHE8C and B00DSS56XC

Two illustrated volumes of short stories.



Called Back

Published in 1883. Re-published by Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd., London circa 1930.

It was described as a “sensational novel of murder, amnesia, Siberian exile, political assassination and detection”. It was an immediate huge best seller with over 350,000 copies sold, “one of the most remarkable successes of the last 100 years”.  It became a very successful stage play (with the lead played by OC Kyrle Bellew (1866-67)) and was filmed in 1914 and 1933.

The 178 page book has been reissued by Collins Crime Club ISBN 978-0-00-813711-3 at a price of 9.99 although second hand copies can be picked up cheaply online. It makes a short but entertaining and intriguing read.

A full electronic copy can be downloaded from: http://www.mtroyal.ab.ca/gaslight/caldmenu.htm


Carriston's Gift And Other Tales

Published by Henry Holt of New York in 1885.
337 Pages

Book of short stories published in 1885



Dark Days

First published in 1884.

Published by Nabu Press in 2010,
ISBN: 1177834286
ISBN-13: 9781177834285, 978-1177834285

Republished as a paperback by ReInk Books in 2017.

A ‘shilling shocker’ from the late 19th century, a macabre novel of murder and its consequences, originally published as a Christmas Annual for adults and now reissued complete with a hilarious parody by satirist Andrew Lang released the same Christmas.

In the eyes of the law, murder is murder. When Dr North discovers that his beloved Philippa – surely the most beautiful murderess who ever crossed the pages of fiction – has killed her abusive husband, he must decide whether to turn her in or take the law into his own hands. There are dark days ahead as he wrestles with his conscience: can a crime ever be justified? And is Philippa the villain or the victim?

Downlaod a free copy here

El Secreto

Published by the International Book Club of New York


The Fatal House

Re-published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
158 pages
ISBN-10: 1169268455
ISBN-13: 978-1169268456

A novel.


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Iduna

An opera?

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Living or Dead

Published in 1886 by Macmillan & Coi, London

Republished by BiblioBazaar (2 Oct. 2009)
ISBN-10: 1115904884
ISBN-13: 978-1115904889

A three volume novel.



Paul Vargas

A novel.


The Secret Of The Stradivarius

Republished by Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
48 pages
ISBN-10: 1419181971
ISBN-13: 978-1419181979

A short story which begins "Seeing me turn towards him, he sprang from his seat, and before I could speak, snatched the fiddle from my hands, replacing it at once in its case; then closing the cover, he heaved a deep sigh of relief. I had no time to entreat, remonstrate, or resist; but as he took the fiddle from me, all wish to distinguish myself in a line that was not my own left me, and I almost laughed aloud at the folly and presumption of which I had been mentally guilty. Yet it was strange -- very strange"


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Slings & Arrows

A novelette


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