Lincoln in Fiction

Lesley Lathrop-Vitu

 

Photo of Lincoln courtesy of the Illinois Historical LibraryPhoto of Lincoln courtesy of the Illinois Historical LibraryThe following list of fictional works based on, or featuring, Abraham Lincoln's life was compiled by Lesley Lathrop-Vitu. While every attempt has been made to create a complete and accurate list, there may be some works that have been missed. Please e-mail suggestions to the IHC.
  • 1867 The forest Boy By Z.A. Mudge
  • 1870 The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln By Bayard Taylor
  • 1882 The Pioneer Boy and How He Became President: The Story of The Life of Abraham Lincoln By William Makepeace Thayer
  • 1883 Abraham Lincoln, The Backwoods Boy By Horatio Alger
  • 1900 On The Wings of Occasions By Joel Chandler Harris
  • 1906 The Perfect Tribute By Mary Raymond Shipman andrews
  • 1908 The Toy Shop: A Romantic Story of Lincoln The Man By Margarita Gerry
  • 1909 Father Abraham By Ida M. Tarbell
  • 1910 The Graysons: A Story of Abraham Lincoln By Edward Eggleston
  • 1913 The Southerner, A Romance of The Real Lincoln By Thomas Dixon
  • 1918 A Man for The Ages: A Story of The Builders of Democracy By Irving Bacheller
  • 1920 A Man of The People: A Drama of Abraham Lincoln By Thomas Dixon
  • 1921 The Boy Scout's Life of Lincoln By Ida Tarbell
  • 1924 The Shepherd of The People: Abraham Lincoln, A Novel By Sidney Herbert Burchell
  • In The Footsteps of Lincoln By Ida Tarbell
  • 1925 Father Abraham By Irving Bacheller
  • 1926 Little Abe Lincoln By Bernie Babcock
  • 1927 forever Free: A Novel of Abraham Lincoln By Honoré Willsie Morrow
  • 1928 The Father By Katharine Holland Brown
  • Better Angels By Richard Henry Little
  • 1929 Lincoln's Mary and The Babies By Bernie Babcock
  • 1930 The Last Full Measure By Honoré Willsie Morrow
  • 1934 The Lincoln Stories of Honoré Morrow: Containing Dearer Than All, Benefits forgot and The Lost Speech of Lincoln By Honoré Willsie Morrow
  • 1935 Lincoln, Le Grand Pionnier By Ernest Breuil
  • Great Captain By Honoré Willsie Morrow
  • 1937 Sut Lovingood Travels With Old Abe Lincoln By George Washington Harris
  • 1940 Reprieve By Ralph Bradford
  • for Us The Living By Bruce Lancaster
  • 1942 A Recruit for Abe Lincoln By Maribelle Cormack
  • 1945 Henry's Lincoln By Louise A. Neyhart
  • Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek: A Novel By William Edward Wilson
  • 1947 Martin and Abraham Lincoln: Based On A True Incident By Catherine Cate Coblentz
  • Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Work, and Character. An Anthology of History and Biography, Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Belles-Lettres. By Edward Wagenknecht
  • House Divided By Ben Ames Williams
  • 1949 Vinnie Ream and Mr. Lincoln By Freeman H. Hubbard
  • Comes An Echo On The Breeze By Edward James Ryan
  • 1951 The Lost Years: A Biographical Fantasy By Oscar Lewis
  • 1952 The Story of Abraham Lincoln By Nina Brown Baker
  • 1953 Abraham Lincoln By Jeannette Nolan
  • 1954 The Soul of Ann Rutledge: The True Story of Abraham Lincoln's First Love By Bernie Babcock
  • The River Road: A Story of Abraham Lincoln By Meridel Le Sueur
  • Love Is Eternal: A Novel About Mary Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln By Irving Stone
  • 1955 The Boy On Lincoln's Lap By Jerrold Beim
  • The Buffalo Trace By Virginia Louise Snider Eifert
  • When Lincoln Went To Gettysburg By Adele Gutman Nathan
  • Mary Florence: The Little Girl Who Know Abraham Lincoln By Kathleen S. Tiffany
  • 1956 Out of The Wilderness: Young Abe Lincoln Grows Up By Virginia Louise Snider Eifert
  • Christmas for Tad: A Story of Mary and Abraham Lincoln By Helen Toppin Miller
  • 1958 With A Task Before Me: Abraham Lincoln Leaves Springfield By Virginia Louise Snider Eifert
  • 1959 Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance By Frances Cavanah
  • New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln In The White House By Virginia Louise Snider Eifert
  • Abe Lincoln, Frontier Boy By Augusta Stevenson
  • 1960 A Distant Trumpet By Paul Horgan
  • 1961 Citizen of New Salem By Paul Horgan
  • 1962 My Cousin Abe By Aileen Lucia Fisher
  • 1967 Arrival: 12:30, The Baltimore Plot Against Lincoln By Alan Hynd
  • 1968 Summer Journey South By Walter Carnahan
  • 1971 Abe Lincoln and The River Robbers By Lavere anderson
  • Abe Lincoln's Beard By Jan Wahl
  • 1976 Gettysburg: Tad Lincoln's Story By F.N. Monjo
  • 1978 Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers By Burke Davis
  • 1979 The Cosgrove Report By George J. A. O'toole
  • The Lincoln Diddle By Barbara Steward
  • 1981 Lincoln's Mothers By Dorothy Clarke Wilson
  • 1984 Lincoln By Gore Vidal
  • 1987 Saving The President: What If Lincoln Had Lived By Barbara Brenner
  • Arguing With Historians: Essays On The Historical and The Unhistorical By Richard Nelson Current
  • Freedom By William Safire
  • 1988 When Lilacs Bloom Again: A Novel Based On The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln By Henry K. Dugarm
  • No Longer Sings The Brown Thrush By Mary Blair Immel
  • 1989 A Court for Owls: A Novel By Richard Adicks
  • 1992 False Profits By David H. Everson
  • 1993 A Bullet for Lincoln: A Novel By Benjamin King
  • 1994 Henry and Clara By Thomas Mallon
  • 1996 Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers By Karen B. Winnick
  • 1997 An Acquaintance With Darkness By Ann Rinaldi
  • 1998 From Log Cabin To White House With Abraham Lincoln By Deborah Hedstrom
  • Booth: A Novel By David Robertson
  • Grace's Letter To Lincoln By Connie Roop


Comments

For the list of Lincoln books-

Shall you add Seth Grahame-Smith's newest alternate history novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?