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Although the adjective “Georgian” may be applied to architecture and furniture, in literary history the period is not at all unified. Usually it is held to divide into neo-classicism (roughly 1714-1750), sentimentalism (roughly 1750-1780), and romanticism (1780-1820). “Georgian” is not applied to literature of the 18th century and the term “Georgian poetry” refers to verse published during the reign of George V (1910-36). “The long 18th century” is a phrase used by historians to refer to this period, typically book-ending it at the Glorious Revolution in 1688 and the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. 


Authors are listed alphabetically by surname, first under Fiction, and then Non-Fiction. Under Fiction there are also listed Canons: special groups of titles that are directly related to one another, the Northanger Canon and the Diodati Canon and Jane Austen Juvenilia.


Austen, Jane

Lady Susan circa 1795 (posthumous)
Northanger Abbey 1798 (posthumous 1817)
The Watsons fragment circa 1803 (posthumous)
Sense and Sensibility 1811
Pride and Prejudice 1813
Mansfield Park 1814
Emma 1816
Persuasion 1817 (posthumous)
Sanditon fragment 1817 (posthumous)

Blake, William

See Writings, Illuminated Books and Illustrations 1788 – 1827

Burney, Fanny

Evelina, or The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World 1778
Cecilia 1782
Camilla 1796

Byron, George Gordon

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage 1812-1819
Manfred 1816-17
The Giour 1813

Cleland, John

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure 1749

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 1797–1798
Poems, Letters and Critiques 1787 – 1834

Cowper, William

See Poetry,  Hymns and Translations 1779 – 1800

Crabbe, George
The Borough
Inebriety and the Candidate
The Library
Miscellaneous Poems
The Parish Register
The Village and The Newspaper

Edgeworth, Maria

Castle Rackrent 1800

Fielding, Henry

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 1749
Amelia 1751

Godwin, William

The Adventures of Caleb Williams 1794

Goldsmith, Oliver

She Stoops to Conquer (play) 1773
The Vicar of Wakefield 1766

Grey, Thomas

See The Thomas Grey Archive

Keats, John

La Belle Dame sans Merci 1820
The Eve of St Agnes 1819
Endymion 1818

de Laclos, Pierre Choderlos

Dangerous Liaisons 1782

Lewis, Matthew Gregory

The Monk 1796

Maturin, Charles

Melmoth the Wanderer1820

Polidori, John

The Vampyre 1819

Reeve, Clara

The Champion of Virtue: A Gothic Story 1777
[Reprinted as The Old English Baron: A Gothic Story]

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus 1816
Mathilda 1819 (posthumous)

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)

Candide 1759
Zadig, or the Book of Fate 1747

Walpole, Horace

The Castle of Otranto 1764

The Northanger Canon

  1. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe 1794
  2. The Italian – Ann Radcliffe 1796
  3. The Castle of Wolfenbach – Eliza Parsons 1793
  4. The Mysterious Warning – Eliza Parsons 1796
  5. Clermont: A Tale – Regina Maria Roche 1798
  6. The Midnight Bell: A German Story – Francis Lathom 1798
  7. The Necromancer: or, The Tale of the Black Forest by “Lawrence Flammenberg” (pseud. of Karl Friedrich Kahlert). Translated by “Peter Teuthold” 1794
  8. Horrid Mysteries: A Story From the German Of the Marquis Of Grosse – Peter Will 1796
  9. Orphan of the Rhine by Eleanor Sleath 1798

Jane Austen Juvenilia

Volume I 1787-1790

Frederic and Elfrida
Jack and Alice
Edgar and Emma: A Tale
Henry and Eliza: A Novel
The Adventures of Mr. Harley
Sir William Montague
Memoirs of Mr. Clifford: An Unfinished Tale
The Beautifull Cassandra Amelia Webster
The Visit: A Comedy in Two Acts
The Mystery: An Unfinished Comedy
The Three Sisters
Detached Pieces
Ode to Pity

Volume II 1790-1792

The History of England
Love and Friendship

Lesley Castle: An Unfinished Novel in Letters
Collection of Letters


Volume III 1791-1792

Catharine or the Bower


Austen, Jane

Letters to her Sister Cassandra and Others 1796 – 1817

Casanova (Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt)

Histoire de ma vie jusqu’à l’an 1797
[Written in 1794, first edition 1822 in Germany. Originally published in English under the title The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt]

John Gibson Lockhart

Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott 1836

James Boswell

The Life of Samuel Johnson 1791
An Account of Corsica: The Journal of a Tour to that Island 1768

Edmund Burke

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful 1757

Mary Wollstonecraft

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 1790
Original Stories from Real Life 1788
Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark 1796

Dorothy Wordsworth

Recollections of a Tour made in Scotland AD 1805 1874

William Gilpin

Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1792
Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views 1791
Three Essays: On Picturesque Beauty; On Picturesque Travel; and On Sketching Landscape 1792

Uvedale Price

Essays on the Picturesque, as Compared with the Sublime and the Beautiful 1794

Richard Payne Knight

An Analytical Enquiry into the Principles of Taste 1805


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