De Lisser, H. G. (Herbert George)

About H. G. de Lisser

Cobham, Rhonda. “The Literary Side of H. G. de Lisser (1878-1944).” Jamaica Journal, vol. 17, no. 4, 1985



Mueller, Monika. “Hybridity Sucks: European Vampirism Encounters Haitian Voodoo in The White Witch of Rosehall.” Vampire and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations, Fischer-Hornung and Mueller (eds.), 2016

Rizutto, Nicole M. “Vindicating the Law: H. G. de Lisser, V. S. Reid, and the Morant Bay Rebellion.” Insurgent Testimonies: Witnessing Colonia Trauma in Modern and Anglophone Literature, 2015

Donahue, Jennifer. “The Ghost of Annie Palmer: Giving Voice to Jamaica’s White Witch of Rose Hall.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 49, no. 2, 2014

Edmondson, Belinda. “The Urban-Rural Dialectic and the Changing Role of Black Women: Jane’s Career, Banana Bottom, Minty Alley, and Pocomania.” The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Bucknor and Donnell (eds.), 2011

Rosenberg, Leah Reade. “Herbert’s Career: H. G. de Lisser and the Business of National Literature.” Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature, 2007

Lomas, Laura. “Mystifying Mystery: Inscriptions of the Oral in the Legend of Rose Hall.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 6, no. 2, 1994

Dawes, Kwame S. N. “An Act of ‘Unruly’ Savagery: Re-Writing Black Rebellion in the Language of the Colonizer. H. G. de Lisser’s The White Witch of Rosehall.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 40, no. 1, 1994

Harkins, Patricia. “’Spells of Darkness’: Invisibility in The White Witch of Rosehall.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 4, no. 2, 1992

Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth. “The White Witch of Rosehall and the Legitimacy of Female Power in the Caribbean Plantation.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 4, no. 2, 1990

Birbalsingh, F. M. “The Novels of H. G. DeLisser.” The International Fiction Review, vol. 9, no. 1, 1982

Figueroa, John J. “Jane’s Career by Herbert G. de Lisser.” World Literature Written in English, vol. 12, 1973




The Return (1944)

Psyche (1943)

Myrtle and Money (1942)

Haunted (1940)

The White Maroon (1939)

Conquest (1938)

Anacanoa (1937), republished as The Arawak Girl (1958)

Under The Sun: A Story of Jamaica (1936), republished as Under the Sun: A Jamaica Comedy (1937)

Poltergeist (1934)

The Crocodiles (1933)

The Cup and the Lip: A Romance (1932)

Morgan’s Daughter (1931)

The Jamaica Bandits (1930)

The White Witch of Rosehall (1929)

The Sins of the Children (1928)

The Jamaica Nobility (1926)

The Devil’s Mountain (1923)

The Rivals (1921)

Revenge. A Tale of Old Jamaica (1919)

Triumphant Squalitone (1917)

Susan Proudleigh (1915)

Jane: A Story of Jamaica (1912; published in England in 1914 as Jane’s Career)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Jamaica and the Great War (1917)

Twentieth Century Jamaica (1913)

In Jamaica and Cuba, with Hints to Tourists (1910)



Susan Proudleigh.” Stage adaptation by E. M. Cupidon, 1931, Ward Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica

Jane: A Story of Jamaica.” Stage adaptation by E. M. Cupidon