200 Best Books of the 18th Century

1. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

2. Candide by Voltaire

3. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

4. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

5. Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos de Laclos

6. Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake

7. The Constitution of the United States of America by Founding Fathers

8. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

9. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding

10. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

11. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

12. Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings by Thomas Paine

13. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

14. The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States by Founding Fathers

15. Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot

16. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne

17. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

18. Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

19. A Modest Proposal and Other Satirical Works by Jonathan Swift

20. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

21. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

22. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton

23. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake

24. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

25. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

26. The Monk by Matthew Lewis

27. Evelina by Fanny Burney

28. The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

29. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

30. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

31. Zadig by Voltaire

32. Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

33. Common Sense by Thomas Paine

34. Die Räuber by Friedrich Schiller

35. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

36. Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland

37. Emile or On Education by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

38. Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth

39. The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

40. Reveries of the Solitary Walker by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

41. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson

42. The Adventures of Baron Münchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe

43. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume

44. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

45. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe

46. The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell

47. Persian Letters by Montesquieu

48. Critique of Judgment by Immanuel Kant

49. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant

50. New Science by Giambattista Vico

51. Hyperion oder Der Eremit in Griechenland by Friedrich Hölderlin

52. Hymns to the Night by Novalis

53. She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

54. Critique of Practical Reason by Immanuel Kant

55. Cecilia by Fanny Burney

56. Roxana by Daniel Defoe

57. L’Ingénu by Voltaire

58. The Novices of Sais by Novalis

59. Don Karlos: Infant von Spanien by Friedrich Schiller

60. A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology by Samuel Johnson

61. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke

62. Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant

63. Equiano’s Travels: The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African by Olaudah Equiano

64. Monadology by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

65. Vathek by William Beckford

66. Philosophy in the Boudoir or, The Immoral Mentors by Marquis de Sade

67. Micromegas by Voltaire

68. Kabale und Liebe by Friedrich Schiller

69. The Nun by Denis Diderot

70. School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

71. Rameau’s Nephew / D’Alembert’s Dream by Denis Diderot

72. Manon Lescaut by Antoine François Prévost d’Exiles

73. The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay

74. Camilla by Fanny Burney

75. Encyclopedie 1 by Denis Diderot

76. Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding

77. A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne

78. Götz von Berlichingen by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

79. Notes on the State of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson

80. The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni

81. The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox

82. Justine by Marquis de Sade

83. Le jeu de l’amour et du hasard by Pierre de Marivaux

84. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson

85. Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller

86. An Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

87. Wallenstein II: Wallensteins Tod by Friedrich Schiller

88. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe

89. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin

90. The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

91. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards

92. Paul et Virginie by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

93. The Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant

94. Principles of Human Knowledge & Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley

95. Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire

96. The Spirit of the Laws by Montesquieu

97. Erotica Romana by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

98. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson

99. An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

100. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume

101. Four Comedies: The Venetian Twins / The Artful Widow / Mirandolina / The Superior Residence by Carlo Goldoni

102. The Warning Voice (The Story of the Stone #3) by Cao Xueqin

103. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smollett

104. An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews by Henry Fielding

105. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett

106. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged in One Volume by Matthew Henry

107. The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty: The Captain’s Account of the Mutiny and His 3,600 Mile Voyage in an Open Boat by William Bligh

108. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke

109. The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith

110. Mary & The Wrongs of Woman (2 in 1) by Mary Wollstonecraft

111. The Golden Days (The Story of the Stone #1) by Cao Xueqin

112. Het Wederzyds Huwelyks Bedrog : blijspel by Pieter Langendijk

113. The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics by Immanuel Kant

114. The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar

115. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe

116. The Crab-Flower Club (The Story of the Stone #2) by Cao Xueqin

117. The Debt of Tears (The Story of the Stone #4) by Cao Xueqin

118. The Dreamer Wakes (The Story of the Stone #5) by Cao Xueqin

119. The Works of John Wesley (7 Volumes) by John Wesley

120. The Lives of the Poets: Boxed Set by Samuel Johnson

121. Jonathan Wild by Henry Fielding

122. Wallenstein I: Wallensteins Lager, Die Piccolomini by Friedrich Schiller

123. The Man of Feeling by Henry MacKenzie

124. The Sylph by Georgiana Cavendish

125. De historie van Mejuffrouw Sara Burgerhart by Betje Wolff

126. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling

127. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David Hume

128. The Journal of John Wesley by John Wesley

129. The Works of Jonathan Edwards by Jonathan Edwards

130. Travels and Other Writings by William Bartram

131. Le Rêve de d’Alembert by Denis Diderot

132. Common Sense and Other Writings by Thomas Paine

133. Le paysan parvenu by Pierre de Marivaux

134. Iphigenie auf Tauris by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

135. Die Verschwörung des Fiesco zu Genua by Friedrich Schiller

136. Der Verbrecher aus verlorener Ehre by Friedrich Schiller

137. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe

138. Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth

139. Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft

140. Безумный день, или Женитьба Фигаро; Севильский цирюльник, или Тщетная предосторожность; Преступная мать, или Второй Тартюф: Пьесы by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

141. Life of Richard Savage by Samuel Johnson

142. Emilia Galotti: Ein Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

143. An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting by Jane Collier

144. 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade

145. The Journal of John Woolman by John Woolman

146. An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant

147. El diablo enamorado by Jacques Cazotte

148. Egmont a Tragedy in Five Acts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

149. The Tragedy of Tragedies or the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great by Henry Fielding

150. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

151. The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar

152. The Knight in the Panther’s Skin by Shota Rustaveli

153. Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe

154. A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift

155. Wesley’s Hymns For The Use Of The People Called Methodists by John Wesley

156. Poems of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

157. Heaven and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg

158. Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man by Marquis de Sade

159. Maria: Or, The Wrongs Of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

160. The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

161. Lettres d’une Peruvienne (Texts and Translations : Texts, No 2) by Françoise de Graffigny

162. The Journey of Niels Klim to the World Underground by Ludvig Holberg

163. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

164. Three Major Plays by Lope de Vega

165. La double inconstance by Pierre de Marivaux

166. The Crimes of Love by Marquis de Sade

167. The Coquette by Hannah Webster Foster

168. The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards

169. Wieland, or, The Transformation by Charles Brockden Brown

170. The White Bull by Voltaire

171. An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals by David Hume

172. The Waste Books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

173. Arthur Mervyn: Revised Edition by Charles Brockden Brown

174. Il Ventaglio by Carlo Goldoni

175. Chushingura (the Treasury of Loyal Retainers): A Puppet Play by Izumo Takeda

176. Ormond by Charles Brockden Brown

177. A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbald

178. Caleb Williams by William Godwin

179. The Dispute by Pierre de Marivaux

180. Narrative of the Life of Mrs Charlotte Charke by Charlotte Charke

181. America: A Prophecy/Europe: A Prophecy: Facsimile Reproductions of Two Illuminated Books by William Blake

182. Poems, Chiefly In The Scottish Dialect by Robert Burns

183. Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin

184. The Social Contract and Discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

185. Gammer Gurton’s Garland; or, The nursery Parnassus, a choice collection of pretty songs and verses, for the amusement of all little good children, who can neither read nor run by Joseph Ritson

186. Nathan der Weise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

187. Shepherd’s Week by John Gay

188. Minna von Barnhelm by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

189. The Wonderful Wonder of Wonders by Jonathan Swift

190. Discours sur les sciences et les arts by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

191. Visions of the Daughters of Albion by William Blake

192. Theodicy: Essays on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man & the Origin of Evil by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

193. The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew, King of the Beggars: Containing His Life; A Dictionary of the Cant Language; and Many Entertaining Particulars of That Extraordinary Man by Robert Goadby

194. Joe Miller’s Jests or the Wits Vade Mecum (1739) by Joe Miller

195. The Story of My Life by Giacomo Casanova

196. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous by George Berkeley

197. A Dissertation on the Properties of Pus by Everard Home

198. The History of John Bull by John Arbuthnot

199. Amelia by Henry Fielding

200. The Beggar’s Opera and other Eighteenth Century plays by John Hampden

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