1800- Castle Rackrent is published by Maria Edgeworth. It is often regarded as the first Historical Novel, a fictional story which attempts to portray the social conditions of a real historical period. It is also widely regarded as the first novel to use a narrator who stands outside the action of the story, and a narrator who is unreliable in their storytelling. Edgeworth was lucky in that, after the death of her mother, her mother's husband encouraged her education.
Phineas Redux is a novel by Anthony Trollope, first published in 1873 as a serial in The Graphic. It is the fourth of the "Palliser" series of novels and the sequel to the second book of the series, Phineas Finn. His beloved wife having died in childbirth, Phineas Finn finds Irish society and his job as a Poorhouse Inspector dull and unsatisfying after the excitement of his former career as a Member of Parliament.