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18th-Century Reading List - English

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Period: 18th Century

-- Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

  • Robinson Crusoe (1719)
  • Moll Flanders (1722)

-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

  • Eloisa to Abelard (1717)
  • The Rape of the Lock (1714)
  • Epistle to Burlington (1731)
  • Epistle to a Lady (1743)
  • Epistle to Arbuthnot (1735)
  • Essay on Criticism (1711)

-- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

  • A Modest Proposal (1729)
  • Gulliver's Travels (1726)
  • A Description of a City Shower (1710)
  • Verses on the Death of Dr Swift (1739)

-- John Gay (1685-1732)

  • Trivia
  • The Beggar's Opera (1728)

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761)

  • Pamela (1740)

-- Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

  • Tom Jones (1749)

-- Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

  • Tristram Shandy

-- Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771)

  • Humphry Clinker (1771)

-- Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773)

  • Letters to His Son (1749)

-- David Hume (1711-1776)

  • Essay on Miracles (1748)

-- Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

  • Eton College Ode
  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

-- Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

  • The Citizen of the World
  • She Stoops to Conquer (1773)
    Related Books
  • The Vicar of Wakefield (1766)
  • The Deserted Village (1770)

-- Richard Sheridan (1751-1816)

  • The School for Scandal (1777)

-- William Cowper (1731-1800)

  • The Task: Book Four
  • The Cast-Away

-- Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)

  • Autobiography
  • Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

-- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

  • Letter to a Noble Lord

-- John Boswell (1740-1795)

  • Tour to the Hebrides (1785)

-- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

  • The Vanity of Human Wishes
  • Rasselas
  • The Rambler
  • The Idler
  • On the Death of Dr Levet

-- Fanny Burney (1752-1840)

  • Evelina (1778)

Robert Burns (1759-1796)

  • To a Mouse
  • Epistle to Lapraik
  • Address to the Unco Guid
  • Holy Willie's Prayer


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