Fall in Love with Egypt Alongside the Victorians with this Egyptomania Reading List and Image Gallery

I’m posting reviews this month of a few books and movies that pay homage to ancient Egypt in addition to my Egyptomania article. But, I also created a bibliography during the course of my research in case I ever wanted to go back and read the originals. This is only a partial list, there are TONS of short stories from this era that employ a mummified monster.

19th and early 20th Century Books and Short Stories

  • The Mummy, A Tale of 22nd Century, novel, Jane Webb, 1827
  • “Some Words with a Mummy,” short satirical story, Edgar Allen Poe, 1845
  • “The Mummy’s Foot,” short story, Theophile Gautier, 1863
  • “Lost in a Pyramid: The Mummy’s Curse,” short horror story, Louisa May Alcott (Little Women), 1869
  • “The Ring of Thoth,” short story, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), 1890
  • “Lot 249,” short story, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), 1892
  • The Beetle, novel, Richard Marsh, 1897
  • The Jewel of the Seven Stars, novel, Bram Stoker, 1903
  • Smith and the Pharaohs, novella, H. Rider Haggard, 1913
  • “Under the Pyramids,” (aka “Imprisoned with the Pharaohs”) short story featuring Harry Houdini as the protagonist, H. P. Lovecraft, 1924
  • The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb, novel, Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot), 1924
  • The Vengeance of Nitrocris, novel, Thomas Lanier (aka Tennessee Williams), 1928

Steampunk and Other Contemporary Books (1975-2014)

  • Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters
  • Kythan Guardians series by Trisha Wolfe
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (Les Aventures extraodrinaires d’Adele Blanc-Sec), comic book, written and illustrated by Jacques Tardi, 1976
  • Colonel Stonesteel’s Genuine Homemade Truly Egyptian Mummy, novel, Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), 1981
  • The Anubis Gates, novel, Tim Powers, 1983
  • Bubba-ho-tep, novella, Joe R. Lansdale, 1994
  • Seven Stars, novella inspired by Conan Doyle’s Jewel of the Seven Stars, Kim Newman, 2000
  • The Osiris Ritual, Newbury and Hobbes #4, George Mann, 2009
  • As Timeless as Stone (2010) and As Timeless as Magic (2012), novels, Maeve Alpin
  • Changless, Timeless, Parasol Protectorate, Gail Carriger

Other Media

  • “The Abominable Dr. Phibes” (1971) and “Dr. Phibes Rises Again” (1972), movies (technically Dieselpunk set in the 1920s)
  • “The Mummy Returns,” movie, 2001. The sequel to 1999’s “The Mummy” starring Brendan Fraser. Though both films would technically be best called Dieselpunk, “The Mummy Returns” features a super cool dirigible that is very Steampunk.
  • “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec,” movie, 2010

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