The Cryptogram: A Novel

By James De Mille

© 1973

Although not one of De Mille's best works it does show his unerring assessment of the tastes of the American and Canadian reading public in the 1870s. With echoes of Wilkie Collins, Jules Verne, and other popular novelists of the period, this is a sensational melodrama full of impossible adventures, and of  'angelic heroines and villains of the deepest dye.'

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  • Series: Heritage
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  • Page Count: 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
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Although not one of De Mille's best works it does show his unerring assessment of the tastes of the American and Canadian reading public in the 1870s. This is a sensational melodrama full of impossible adventures, and of  'angelic heroines and villains of the deepest dye.'

The Cryptogram: A Novel

By James De Mille

© 1973

Although not one of De Mille's best works it does show his unerring assessment of the tastes of the American and Canadian reading public in the 1870s. With echoes of Wilkie Collins, Jules Verne, and other popular novelists of the period, this is a sensational melodrama full of impossible adventures, and of  'angelic heroines and villains of the deepest dye.'

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    James De Mille (1833-1880) was a professor at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, and an early Canadian popular writer who published numerous works of popular fiction from the late 1860s through the 1870s.



    Douglas Lochhead (1922-2011) was a professor emeritus of Mount Allison University.