Eighteenth-Century Literature

1701 to 1800 CE
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1712–1714
England
Poem
1719
Daniel Defoe
England
Novel
1722
Moll Flanders
Daniel Defoe
England
Novel
1726
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift
England
Novel
1728
The Beggar's Opera
John Gay
England
Drama
1728–1742
The Dunciad
England
Poetry
1731
Manon Lescaut
Antoine François Prévost
France
Novel
1731–1741
The Life of Marianne
Pierre Marivaux
France
Novel
1740
Pamela
Samuel Richardson
England
Novel
1742
Joseph Andrews
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
1748
Clarissa
Samuel Richardson
England
Novel
1749
Tom Jones
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
 
Elegy Written in a Churchyard
Thomas Gray
England
Poem
1751
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
Tobias Smollett
England
Novel
1753
The Mistress of the Inn
Carlo Goldoni
Italy
Drama
1759–1767
England
Novel
1759
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Samuel Johnson
France
Novel
 
Candide
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
England
Novel
1764
The Castle of Otranto
Horace Walpole
England
Novel
1771
Humphrey Clinker
Tobias Smollett
England
Novel
1774
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany
Novel
1775
The Rivals
Richard Sheridan
England
Drama
 
The Barber of Seville
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
France
Drama
1777
The School for Scandal
Richard Sheridan
England
Drama
1778
Evelina
Fanny Burney
England
Novel
1779
Nathan the Wise
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Germany
Drama
1782
Dangerous Liaisons
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
France
Novel
1784
The Marriage of Figaro
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
France
Drama
1785
The Task
William
Cowper
Drama
1788
Emmeline
Charlotte Turner Smith
England
Novel
1789
Songs of Innocence
William Blake
England
Poetry
1791–1792
Dream of the Red Chamber
Cao Zhan
China
Novel
 
Life of Samuel Johnson
James Boswell
England
Biography
1793
The Old Manor
Charlotte Turner Smith
England
Novel
1794
Songs of Experience
William Blake
England
Poetry
 
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Ann Radcliff
England
Novel
1795
Ode to Joy
Friedrich Schiller
Germany
Poem
1795–1796
William Meister's Apprenticeship
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany
Novel
1796
The Monk
Matthew Lewis
England
Novel
 
Jacques the Fatalist and His Master
Denis Diderot
France
Novel
1797
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
England
Poem
1797–1799
Hyperion
Friedrich Hölderlin
Germany
Novel
1797–1806
Hymns and Fragments
Friedrich Hölderlin
Germany
Poetry
1798
Speed the Plough
Thomas Morton
England
Drama
 
Lyrical Ballads
William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge
England
Poetry
 
Wieland
Charles Brockden Brown
USA
Novel
1799
Ormond
Charles Brockden Brown
USA
Novel
1800
Castle Rackrent
Maria Edgeworth
Ireland
Novel

 
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The Rape of the Lock
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Robinson Crusoe
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
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The Vicar of Wakefield
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Select Works of Robert Burns
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