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Eigthteenth-Century Literature (1701 to 1800 CE)
1702
The Narrow Road to the Interior
Matsuo Bashō
Japan
Travelogue
1703
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki
Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Japan
Play
1704
A Tale of a Tub
Jonathan Swift
England
Novel
1709
Turcaret
Alain-René Lesage
France
Play
1711
An Essay on Criticism
Alexander Pope
England
Poetry
1712–1714
England
Poem
1715–1735
Gil Blas
Alain-René Lesage
France
Novel
1719
Daniel Defoe
England
Novel
1719–1720
Love in Excess
Eliza Haywood
England
Novel
1721
The Love Suicides at Amijima
Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Japan
Play
1722
Moll Flanders
Daniel Defoe
England
Novel
1723
The Henriade
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
France
Epic poem
1724
Roxana
Daniel Defoe
England
Novel
1726
Gulliver's Travels
Jonathan Swift
England
Novel
1728
The Beggar's Opera
John Gay
England
Play
1728–1742
The Dunciad
England
Poetry
1730
The Game of Love and Chance
Marivaux
France
Play
1731
Manon Lescaut
Antoine François Prévost
France
Novel
1740
Pamela
Samuel Richardson
England
Novel
1741
Shamela
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
1742
Joseph Andrews
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
1744
La Dispute
Pierre de Marivaux
France
Play
1746
The Servant of Two Masters
Carlo Goldoni
Italy
Play
1747
Zadiq
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
France
Novel
1748
Clarissa
Samuel Richardson
England
Novel
 
The Treasury of Loyal Retainers
Takeda Izumo, Miyoshi Shōraku, Namiki Senryū
Japan
Play
1748–1749
Fanny Hill
Johyn Cleland
England
Novel
1749
Tom Jones
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
1750
The Scholars
Wu Jingzi
China
Novel
1751
Amelia
Henry Fielding
England
Novel
 
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle
Tobias Smollett
England
Novel
1752
Micromégas
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
France
Novel
 
The Female Quixote
Charlotte Lennox
Scotland
Novel
1753
The Mistress of the Inn
Carlo Goldoni
Italy
Play
 
Sir Charles Grandison
Samuel Richardson
England
Novel
1759
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Samuel Johnson
France
Novella
 
Candide
François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire
England
Novella
1759–1767
England
Novel
1761
Julie; or, The New Heloise
Jean Jacques Rousseau
England
Novel
c. 1763
Three Hundred Tang Poems
Du Fu, Li Bai and others
China
Poetry collection
1764
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry
Thomas Percy
England
Poetry collection
1765
Horace Walpole
England
Novella
1767
Minna von Barnhelm or the Soldiers' Happiness
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Germany
Play
1768
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
Laurence Sterne
Ireland
Novel
1771
Humphrey Clinker
Tobias Smollett
England
Novel
 
The Man of Feeling
Henry Mackenzie
Scotland
Novel
1774
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany
Novel
1775
The Rivals
Richard Sheridan
England
Play
 
The Barber of Seville
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
France
Play
1777
The School for Scandal
Richard Sheridan
England
Play
1778
Evelina
Fanny Burney
England
Novel
1779
Nathan the Wise
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Germany
Play
 
Fables and Parables
Ignacy Krasicki
Poland
Play
1781
The Robbers
Friedrich Schiller
Germany
Play
1782
Dangerous Liaisons
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
France
Novel
1784
Elegaic Sonnets
Charlotte Smith
England
Poetry collection
 
The Marriage of Figaro
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
France
Play
1785
The Task
William Cowper
England
Play
 
The 120 Days of Sodom
Marquis de Sade
France
Play
1785–1790
Anton Reiser
Karl Philipp Moritz
Germany
Novel
1786
Vathek
William Beckford
England
Novel
1787
Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien
Friedrich Schiller
Germany
Play
1788
Emmeline
Charlotte Turner Smith
England
Novel
 
Paul et Virginie
Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
France
Novel
1789
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano
Benin
Memoir
1789–1794
Songs of Innocence and Experience
William Blake
England
Poetry collection
1791
Justine
Marquis de Sade
France
Novel
1791–1792
Dream of the Red Chamber
Cao Zhan
China
Novel
 
Life of Samuel Johnson
James Boswell
England
Biography
1792
The Nun
Dennis Diderot
France
Novel
c.1792
Epic of Manas
Anonymous
Kyrgyzstan
Epic poem
1794
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Ann Radcliffe
England
Novel
1795–1796
William Meister's Apprenticeship
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany
Novel
1796
The Monk
Matthew Lewis
England
Novel
 
Marchmont
Charlotte Smith
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
Play
 
Lyrical Ballads
William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge
England
Poetry
 
Wieland
Charles Brockden Brown
United States
Novel
1799
Arthur Mervyn, or Memoirs of the Year 1793
Charles Brockden Brown
United States
Novel
1800
Mary Stuart
Friedrich Scjhiller
Germany
Play
 
Castle Rackrent
Maria Edgeworth
Ireland
Novel

 

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