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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