Lately I’ve been reading The Viper on the Hearth, Terryl L. Givens‘ fascinating study of nineteenth-century anti-Mormon fiction. I thought it might be helpful to come up with a list of the digitized anti-Mormon novels available on the Internet Archive, a good go-to place for nineteenth-century Mormonalia.
Here are the books I found:
Belisle, Orvilla S.
—. The Prophets: Or, Mormonism Unveiled(1855)
—. In the Grip of the Mormons(ca. 1919) [This seems to be a reprint of The Prophets]
Bell, Alfreda Eva.
—. Boadicea, the Mormon Wife (1855)
—. Salt Lake; A Novel(1922) [Translation from French]
Clark, Charles Heber.
Curwood, James Oliver.
—. The Courage of Captain Plum (1908)
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan.
—. A Study in Scarlet(1887)
Gash, Abram Dale
Gilchrist, Rosetta Luce.
—. Apples of Sodom; A Story of Mormon Life (1883)
—. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)
Hannett, Arthur Thomas.
—. In the Days of Brigham Young(ca. 1914)
Henry, Alfred H.
—. By Order of the Prophet; A Tale of Utah (1902)
Hudson, Mary W.
—. Esther the Gentile(1888)
Kerr, Alvah Milton.
—. Trean; or, The Mormon’s Daughter (1889)
Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn.
Paddock, Mrs. A. G. (Cornelia).
—. The Fate of Madam La Tour (1881)
Riddle, A. G.
Spencer, Mrs. George E.
Stevenson, Robert Louis.
—. The Dynamiter (1925)
Switzer, Jeanie Bartlett.
—. Elder Northfield’s Home; or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar. A Story of Territorial Days in Utah(ca. 1894)
Walsh, Marie A. (“Sandette”)
Wilson, Harry Leon.
NOTE: Absent from this list are the many anti-Mormon poems, memoirs, and histories written in the nineteenth century and early twentieth. Also absent are anti-Mormon novels not digitized on the Internet Archive.