Sunday Library for Household Reading

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The Sunday Library for Household Reading was a British series of children's religious biographies and histories.[1] It was published by Macmillan from 1868, and edited by Frances Martin.[2] The intended audience has been identified as families reading after church service on Sunday.[3]

The works appeared in monthly parts at one shilling, as part publishing.

Number Year Author Title
I 1868 Charlotte Mary Yonge The Pupils of St. John the Divine[4]
II 1868 Charles Kingsley The Hermits[5]
III 1868 Frederic William Farrar Seekers after God[6]
IV 1868 George Macdonald England's Antiphon[7]
V 1869 François Guizot Saint Louis and Calvin, translation by Frances Martin[8]
VI 1869 Catherine Winkworth Christian Singers of Germany[9]
VII 1869 George Frederick Maclear Apostles of Mediæval Europe[10]
VIII 1869 Thomas Hughes Alfred the Great[11]
IX 1870 Annie Keary The Nations Around[12]
X 1870 R. W. Church St. Anselm[13]
XI 1868 Mrs. Oliphant Saint Francis of Assisi[14]
XII 1871 Charlotte Yonge Pioneers and Founders; or, Recent Workers in the Mission Field[15]


  1. ^ Thomas Rawson Birks (1873). First Principles of Moral Science a Course of Lectures Delivered in the University of Cambridge Thomas Rawson Birks. Macmillan and Company. pp. 1–.
  2. ^ Curthoys, M. C. "Martin, (Mary Anne) Frances". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/48513. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ Michael J. P. Robson (17 November 2011). The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi. Cambridge University Press. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-521-76043-0.
  4. ^ Michael Wheeler (24 November 2011). St John and the Victorians. Cambridge University Press. pp. 45–. ISBN 978-1-139-50215-3.
  5. ^ J. M. I. Klaver (2006). The Apostle of the Flesh: A Critical Life of Charles Kingsley. Brill. p. 587. ISBN 978-90-04-15128-4.
  6. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1912). "Farrar, Frederic William". Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement​. 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  7. ^ Lawrence N. Crumb (20 March 2009). The Oxford Movement and Its Leaders: A Bibliography of Secondary and Lesser Primary Sources. Scarecrow Press. pp. 280–1. ISBN 978-0-8108-6280-7.
  8. ^ (in French) Laurent Theis (2008). François Guizot. Fayard. p. 352. ISBN 978-2-213-63653-5.
  9. ^ Joanne Shattock (1999). The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: 1800-1900. Cambridge University Press. p. 1837. ISBN 978-0-521-39100-9.
  10. ^ George Frederick Maclear (1869). Apostles of Mediæval Europe.
  11. ^ T. A. Shippey; Martin Arnold (January 2003). Film and Fiction: Reviewing the Middle Ages. Boydell & Brewer. pp. 130–. ISBN 978-0-85991-772-8.
  12. ^ Annie Keary (1870). The Nations Around. Macmillan & Company.
  13. ^ Richard William Church (1870). Saint Anselm. Macmillan.
  14. ^ Saint Francis (of Assisi) (1868). Francis of Assisi. By Mrs. Oliphant. [Sunday Library. The Sunday Library for Household Reading.].
  15. ^ Charlotte Mary Yonge (1871). Pioneers and Founders, or Recent workers in the mission field. Macmillan.