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Eighteenth Century English Literature: PRIMARY SOURCES: KEY TEXTS


Key literary texts from Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO)  [DATABASE]

Addison, Joseph. Cato. A tragedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane, by Her Majesty's servants. By Mr. Addison. London, 1713. 70pp.

Alfieri, Vittorio. Il misogallo prose, e rime di Vittorio Alfieri da Asti. Londra, 1799. 189pp.

Brown, Charles Brockden. Wieland; or The transformation. An American tale. [Four lines of verse] Copy-right secured. New-York, --1798--. 300pp.

Burney, Fanny. Evelina, or, a young lady's entrance into the world. In a series of letters. The second edition. London, 1779. 250pp. Vol. 1 of 3

Collins, William. Odes on several descriptive and allegoric subjects. By William Collins. London, 1747 [1746]. 55pp.

Congreve, William. Love for love. A comedy. Acted at the Theatre in Little-Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's servants. Written by Mr. Congreve. The fourth edition. London, 1704. 88pp.

Congreve, William. The way of the world, a comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's servants. Written by Mr. Congreve. The second edition, revised. London, 1706. 75pp.

Crabbe, George. The village: a poem. In two books. By the Revd. George Crabbe, ... London, 1783. 39pp.

Cowper, William. Poems by William Cowper, of the Inner Temple, Esq. London, 1782. 371pp.

Defoe, Daniel. The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was born in Newgate, ... Written from her own memorandums. London, MDDCXXI [1722]. 436pp.

Defoe, Daniel. The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner: who lived eight and twenty years, all alone in an un-inhabited ... London, 1719. 370pp.

Defoe, Daniel. The fortunate mistress: or, a history of the life and vast variety of fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau, afterwards call'd the Countess de ... London, 1724. 412pp.

Diderot, Denis. James the fatalist and his master. Translated from the French of Diderot. In three volumes. ...London, 1797. 284pp. Vol. 1 of 3

Dwight, Timothy. Greenfield Hill: a poem, in seven parts. I. The prospect. II. The flourishing village. III. The burning of Fairfield. IV. The destruction of the ... New York, 1794. 170pp.

Etherege, George, Sir. The man of mode, or, Sr. Fopling Flutter. A comedy: by Sir George Etherege. London [i.e. The Hague], [1720?]. 107pp.

Farquhar, George. The beaux stratagem. A comedy. As it is acted at the Queen's Theatre in the Hay-Market. By Her Majesty's sworn comedians. Written by Mr. Farquhar, ... London, [1707]. 78pp.

Farquhar, George. The recruiting officer. A comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, by Her Majesty's servants. Written by Mr. Farquhar. London, [1706]. 79pp.

Fielding, Henry. An apology for the life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews. In which the many notorious falshoods and misreprsentations [sic] of a book called Pamela, are ... London, 1741. 68pp.

Fielding, Henry. The history of the adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of his friend Mr. Abraham Adams. ... In two volumes. Vol. I. London, 1742. 327pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Fielding, Henry. The history of Tom Jones, a foundling. In four volumes. By Henry Fielding, Esq. London, 1749. 325pp. Vol. 1 of 4

Franklin, Benjamin. The way to wealth; as clearly shown in the preface of an old Pennsylvania almanack, intitled, Poor Richard improved. [London], [1774?]. 15pp.

Gay, John. The beggar's opera. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. Written by Mr. Gay. To which is added, the musick engrav'd on ... London, 1728. 64pp.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. The sorrows of Werter: a German story. London, 1779. 177pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Goldsmith, Oliver. The vicar of Wakefield: a tale. Supposed to be written by himself. In two volumes. ... London [i.e. Cork], 1766. 193pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Goldsmith, Oliver. She stoops to conquer: or, the mistakes of a night. A comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. Written by Doctor Goldsmith. London, 1773. 115pp.

Johnson, Samuel. A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by ... The second edition. London, 1755-56. 1160pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Laclos, Choderlos de. Dangerous connections : or, letters collected in a society, and published for the instruction of other societies. By M. C**** de L***. ... London, 1784. 271pp. Vol. 1 of 4

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim. Nathan the wise. A philosophical drama. From the German of G.E. Lessing, ... translated into English by R.E. Raspe. London, 1781. 107pp.

Monboddo, James Burnet, Lord. Of the origin and progress of language. ... Vol. I. Edinburgh, 1773-92. 501pp. Vol. 1 of 6

Morgann, Maurice. An essay on the dramatic character of Sir John Falstaff. London, 1777. 198pp.

Pope, Alexander. The rape of the lock. An heroi-comical poem. In five canto's. Written by Mr. Pope. London, 1714. 62pp.

Priestley, Joseph. The rudiments of English grammar; adapted to the use of schools. With observations on style. By Joseph Priestley. London, 1761. 100pp.

Richardson, Samuel. Clarissa. Or, the history of a young lady: comprehending the most important concerns of private life. ... Published by the editor of Pamela. ... London, 1748. 325pp. Vol. 1 of 7

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela: or, virtue rewarded. In a series of familiar letters from a beautiful young damsel, to her parents. ... In two volumes. The second ... London, 1741. 333pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Richardson, Samuel. The history of Sir Charles Grandison. In a series of letters published from the originals, by the editor of Pamela and Clarissa. In six volumes. ... [The second edition]. London, [1753]-1754. 427pp. Vol. 1 of 6

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The confessions of J. J. Rousseau: with the reveries of the solitary walker. Translated from the French. ... London, 1783. 241pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Lettres de deux amans, habitans d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes. Recueillies et publiées par J. J. Rousseau. ... Amsterdam [i.e. London], 1761. 237pp. Vol. 1 of 6

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Eloisa: or, a series of original letters collected and published by J. J. Rousseau. Translated from the French. In four volumes. ... Dublin, 1761. 248pp. Vol. 1 of 4

Schiller, Friedrich. The robbers. A tragedy. Translated from the German of Frederick Schiller. London, 1792. 237pp.

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. The school for scandal, a comedy; as it is performed at the Theatres-Royal, in London and Dublin. Dublin, 1780. 82pp.

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. The rivals, a comedy. As it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Covent-Garden. Dublin, 1775. 103pp.

Smollett, Tobias George. The adventures of Peregrine Pickle. In which are included, Memoirs of a lady of quality. In four volumes. ... London, 1751. 296pp. Vol. 1 of 4

Smollett, Tobias George. The adventures of Roderick Random. In two volumes. ... London, 1748. 346pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Smollett, Tobias George. The expedition of Humphry Clinker. By the author of Roderick Random. In three volumes. ... London, MDCLXXI [1771]. 263pp. Vol. 1 of 3

Sterne, Laurence. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman. ... The second edition. London, 1760. 183pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Sterne, Laurence. A sentimental journey through France and Italy. By Mr. Yorick. ... London, 1768. 242pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Swift, Jonathan. A modest proposal for preventing the children of poor people from being a burthen to their parents or the country, and for making them beneficial ... The second edition. [London], 1730. 22pp.

Swift, Jonathan. A tale of a tub. Written for the universal improvement of mankind. To which is added, an account of a battel between the antient and modern books ... The second edition corrected. London, 1704. 325pp.

Swift, Jonathan. Travels into several remote nations of the world. In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, ... London, 1726. 332pp. Vol. 1 of 2

Voltaire. Candide, ou l'optimisme. Traduit de l'allemand par M. de Volt***. Londres, 1759. 166pp.

Voltaire. Candid: or, all for the best. By M. de Voltaire. London, 1759. 137pp.

Walpole, Horace. The castle of Otranto, a story. Translated by William Marshal, Gent. from the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, ... London, 1765 [i.e. 1764]. 210pp.

Wheatley, Phillis. Poems on various subjects, religious and moral. By Phillis Wheatley, negro servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston, in New England. London, 1773. 128pp.

Wieland, Christoph Martin. The history of Agathon, by Mr. C.M. Wieland. Translated from the German original, with 粑 preface by the translator. ... London, 1773. 282pp. Vol. 1 of 4

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