The Portrayal of Mormonism Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet (novel) 1886

Orson Hyde
A Cry from the Wilderness (theology) 1842

John Lyon
The Harp of Zion (poetry) 1853

Frederick Marryat
Monsieur Violet: His Travels and Adventures among the Snake Indians. 3 vols. (novel) 1843

Cincinnatus Hiner Miller
First Fam’lies of the Sierras (novel) 1875

Orson Pratt
Interesting Accounts of Several Remarkable Visions (theology) 1840

Parley Parker Pratt
A Voice of Warning: An Introduction to the Faith and Doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (religious treatise) 1837
History of the Late Persecution (theology) 1839
The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt. One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Embracing his Life, Ministry and Travels, with Extracts, in Prose and Verse, from his Miscellaneous Writings (autobiography) 1874

Mayne Reid
The Wild Huntress. 3 vols. (novel) 1861

Joseph Smith
*The Book of Mormon (theology) 1830
A Book of Commandments for the Government of the Church of Christ (theology) 1833
“Articles of Faith” (theology) 1842; published in the journal Times and Seasons
The Pearl of Great Price, Being a Choice Selection from the Revelations, Translations, and Narrations of Joseph Smith (theology) 1851
History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Period I. History of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, by Himself. 6 vols. (theology) 1902-12

Eliza R. Snow
Poems, Religious, Historical and Political (poetry) 1856

Orson F. Whitney
The Poetical Writings of Orson F. Whitney (poetry) 1889

*Smith claimed to have translated this work from golden plates between 1827 and 1829.

†This includes the “Articles of Faith.”

‡The first manuscript for this work is dated June 11, 1839.