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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Reader’s Digest of Books
Chronological Index
900 B.C. to 1799
 
900 B.C.  The Iliad by Homer (fl. 850 B.C.)
850 B.C.  The Odyssey by Homer (fl. 850 B.C.)
560? B.C.  Fables by Æsop (c. 620–560 B.C.)
456 B.C.  Prometheus Bound by Æschylus (c. 525–456 B.C.)
  Agamemnon by Æschylus (c. 525–456 B.C.)
431 B.C.  Medea by Euripides (c. 480–406 B.C.)
429 B.C.  Œdipus the King by Sophocles (c. 496–406 B.C.)
423 B.C.  The Clouds by Aristophanes (c. 448–c. 388 B.C.)
414 B.C.  The Birds by Aristophanes (c. 448–c. 388 B.C.)
407 B.C.  Iphigenia by Euripides (c. 480–406 B.C.)
406 B.C.  Œdipus at Colonus by Sophocles (c. 496–406 B.C.)
  Ion by Euripides (c. 480–406 B.C.)
  Antigone by Sophocles (c. 496–406 B.C.)
  Andromache by Euripides (c. 480–406 B.C.)
  Alcestis by Euripides (c. 480–406 B.C.)
  Ajax by Sophocles (c. 496–406 B.C.)
405 B.C.  The Frogs by Aristophanes (c. 448–c. 388 B.C.)
401–399 B.C.  The Anabasis by Xenophon (c. 430–c. 350 B.C.)
360?–347 B.C.  The Laws by Plato (429–347 B.C.)
350 B.C.  The Memorabilia by Xenophon (c. 430–c. 350 B.C.)
  The Banquet by Xenophon (c. 430–c. 350 B.C.)
347 B.C.  The Republic by Plato (429–347 B.C.)
  Dialogues by Plato (429–347 B.C.)
  The Banquet by Plato (429–347 B.C.)
338 B.C.  The Apodosis by Isocrates (436–338 B.C.)
322 B.C.  Aristotle’s Works by Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)
  The Analytica by Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)
200 B.C.  Conquest of the Golden Fleece by Apollonius of Rhodes (fl. Third Century B.C.)
  Alexandra by Lycophron of Chalcis (fl. Third Century B.C.)
184 B.C.  Aulularia by Plautus (c. 254–184 B.C.)
  Menæchmi by Plautus (c. 254–184 B.C.)
170? B.C.  Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (121–180)
51 B.C.  Commentaries by Julius Cæsar (100–44 B.C.)
43 B.C.  On the Reply of the Aruspices by Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)
  Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero by William Forsyth (1812–1899)
  Brutus; or, Dialogue concerning Illustrious Orators by Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)
27 B.C.  Agriculture by Marcus Terentius Varro (116–27 B.C.)
19 B.C.  The Æneid by Virgil (70–19 B.C.)
  The Georgics by Virgil (70–19 B.C.)
8 B.C.  The Art of Poetry by Horace (65–8 B.C.)
7 B.C.  A Geography by Strabo (c. 64 B.C.c. 23 A.D.)
60 A.D.  The Morals of Epictetus by Epictetus (c. 50–c. 138)
65.  The Morals by Seneca (c. 4 B.C.–65 A.D.)
70.  Agriculture by Columella (4–70)
77.  Natural History by Pliny the Elder (23–79 A.D.)
95.  Institutes by Quintilian (c. 35–c. 95 A.D.)
97–109.  Letters of Pliny by Pliny the Younger (61/2–c. 113 A.D.)
99.  Germany by Tacitus (56–c. 120 A.D.)
100.  Anthia and Habrocomus, or The Ephesiaca by Xenophon of Ephesus (Second Century?)
  Daphnis and Chloe by Longus (Second Century?)
  Hermetic Books—Author Unknown
  History of the Jews by Josephus (37–100)
120.  Lives by Plutarch (c. 45–120 A.D.)
130.  The Lives of the First Twelve Cæsars by Suetonius (c. 69–c. 122 A.D.)
150.  The Almagest by Ptolemy (c. 90–c. 168)
197.  The Golden Ass by Apuleius (c. 125–c. 180)
200.  Æthiopica by Heliodorus of Emesa (Third Century)
  Physiologus—Author Unknown
250?  Dialogues of the Dead by Lucian (c. 125–after 180)
300.  Codex Argenteus–Various Authors
397.  The Confessions of Saint Augustine by Saint Augustine (354–430)
426.  The City of God by Saint Augustine (354–430)
524.  The Consolations of Philosophy by Boethius (d. 524)
530–3.  The Pandects of Justinian–Various Authors
650.  Beowulf—Author Unknown
680.  Saint Cædmon by Cædmon (d. c. 680)
  Cædmon’s Writings by Cædmon (d. c. 680)
735.  Ecclesiastical History of Britain by Saint Bede the Venerable (673–735)
1000.  Barlaam and Josaphat—Author Unknown
1099.  El Cid (c. 1043–1099)—Author Unknown
1100.  Adam—Author Unknown
  Agriculture by Ibn al-’Awwam (fl. 12th Century)
  Aucassin and Nicolette—Author Unknown
  Chanson de Roland—Author Unknown
  The Land of Cokaine—Author Unknown
1131.  Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám (1048–1131)
1148.  The Alexiad by Anna Comnena (1083–1153)
1154.  Historia Britonum by Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. 1100–1154)
1170.  Reynard the Fox—Author Unknown
1175.  Roman de Brut by Wace (c. 1110–c. 1175)
1190.  The Æneid by Heinrich von Veldeke (c. 1140–50–c. 1190)
1200?  Guy of Warwick—Author Unknown
  The Nibelungenlied—Author Unknown
  The Brut by Layamon (Twelfth/Thirteenth Century)
  Gulistan, or Rose Garden by Sa’dī (c. 1213–1291)
  The Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson (1179?–1241)
  Ogier the Dane—Author Unknown
1230.  The Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris (fl. 1230) and Jean de Meun (c. 1240–c. 1305)
1267.  Opus Majus, of Roger Bacon by Roger Bacon (1214?–1294)
1280.  Havelock the Dane—Author Unknown
1298.  Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo (1254–1324)
1300?  Amadis of Gaul—Author Unknown
  Arabian Nights—Author Unknown
  Pearl—Author Unknown
1321.  The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1265–1321)
1345.  Philobiblon by Richard de Bury (1287–1345)
1349?  Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375)
1371?  The Travels of Sir John Mandeville—Anonymous
1380.  Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
1392.  The Coventry Plays—Author Unknown
1400.  Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)
  The Chronicles of Froissart by Jean Froissart (c. 1337–1410?)
  The Vision of Piers Plowman by William Langland (1332?–1400?)
1417–21.  The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471)
1444.  Elegantiæ Latinæ Sermonis by Lorenzo Valla (1407–1457)
1464.  The Commentaries of Pius II. by Pius II. (1405–1464)
1470–72.  Heldenbuch—Author Unknown
1470.  Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory (d. c. 1470)
1483.  Till Eulenspiegel—Author Unknown
1486.  Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles—Author Unknown
1498.  Treatise on Painting by Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519)
1511.  Palmerin de Oliva—Author Unknown
1512–32.  Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto (1474–1533)
1513.  Translations and Adaptations of the Æneid by Virgil (70–19 B.C.)
1516–17.  Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum by Crotus Rubianus (c. 1480–1539)
1521.  The Colloquies by Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1467–1536)
1525.  The History of Florence by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)
1527–61.  General History of the Indies by Bartolomé de las Casas (1474–1566)
1528.  The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529)
1529.  Colin Clout by John Skelton (1460?–1529)
1532–64.  Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais (c. 1490–1553)
1532.  The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)
1535.  The Bible–Various Authors
  Coverdale’s Bible by Myles Coverdale, trans. (c. 1488–1569)
1536.  Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin (1509–1564)
1541.  Ralph Roister Doister by Nicholas Udall (1505–1556)
1547.  Palmerin of England—Author Unknown
1550, 1568.  Lives of the Painters by Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574)
1553.  Lazarillo de Tormes—Anonymous
1554.  The Book of Martyrs by John Foxe (1516–1587)
1555–1620.  The Mirror for Magistrates–Various Authors
1557.  Tottel’s Miscellany–Various Authors
1558.  The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571)
1566.  The Palace of Pleasure by William Painter (1540?–1594)
1575.  Gammer Gurton’s Needle—Author Unknown
  Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso (1544–1595)
1576–1606.  The Paradyse of Daynty Devises–Various Authors
1578, 1580.  Euphues, The Anatomy of Wit, and Euphues and His England by John Lyly (1555?–1606)
1580–95.  Essays by Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)
1582–83.  The Anatomie of Abuses by Philip Stubbs (fl. 1581–1593)
1585.  Il Pastor Fido by Battista Guarini (1538–1612)
1586.  Albion’s England by William Warner (1558?–1609)
1589.  Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)
1590–92.  Henry VI. by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1590.  Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
  The Faery Queen by Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
1591–92.  Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1591.  The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1592?  Edward II. by Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)
1592.  A Groats-worth of Wit Bought with a Million of Repentance by Robert Greene (1558–1592)
1593–94.  Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1593–97.  The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity by Richard Hooker (1554–1600)
1593.  King John by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  Richard III. by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1594–95.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1595–96.  The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1595.  Richard II. by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1596–97.  The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1597.  King Henry IV., Part i. by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  The Seven Champions of Christendom by Richard Johnson (1573–c. 1659)
  Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1598.  Every Man in His Humour by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
  King Henry IV., Part ii. by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1599–1600.  As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1599–1605.  Guzmán de Alfarache by Mateo Alemán (1547–1614?)
1599.  King Henry V. by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  Julius Cæsar by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1600.  The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker (c. 1570–1632)
1601–2.  Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1602–3.  Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1602.  All’s Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  History of Antonio and Mellida and Antonio’s Revenge by John Marston (1575?–1634)
  Satiromastix by Thomas Dekker (c. 1570–1632)
1603.  Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  A Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood (c. 1570–1641)
1604.  Othello by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1605, 1615.  The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616)
1605–6.  King Lear by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1605.  The Advancement of Learning by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
  Akbarnama by Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551–1602)
  All Fools by George Chapman (1559?–1634)
  Volpone; or, The Fox by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
1606.  Macbeth by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1607–8.  Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1607.  Bussy d’Ambois by George Chapman (1559?–1634)
  The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
  Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1608.  A Trick to Catch the Old One by Thomas Middleton (1580–1627)
  The True Relation by Captain John Smith (1580–1631)
1609–27.  Astrea by Honoré d’Urfé (1567–1625)
1609.  Coriolanus by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  Epicene; or The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
1610?  The Maid’s Tragedy by Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
  Philaster by Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625)
  Cymbeline by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1611.  The Tempest by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1612–13.  Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
1612.  Henry VIII. by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
  The White Devil; or, Vittoria Corombona by John Webster (c. 1580–1634)
1613.  Polyolbion by Michael Drayton (1563–1631)
1614.  A History of the World by Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618)
1615.  Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478–1535)
1616.  The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster (c. 1580–1634)
1619.  Purchas his Pilgrimes by Samuel Purchas (1577?–1626)
1620.  The Glasse of Time in the First Age by Thomas Peyton (1595–1626)
  The Novum Organum by Francis Bacon (1561–1626)
1621.  The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton (1577–1640)
1624.  New Essays: Observations, Divine and Moral by John Robinson (1575?–1625)
1625.  A New Way to Pay Old Debts by Philip Massinger (1583–1640)
  Rights of War and Peace by Hugo Grotius (1583–1645)
1633.  The Purple Island by Phineas Fletcher (1582–1650)
1634.  Perkin Warbeck by John Ford (1586–c. 1640)
1635.  Emblems by Francis Quarles (1592–1644)
1636.  The Cid by Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)
1637.  The Wonderful Magician by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600–1681)
1642–48.  The Holy State and The Profane State by Thomas Fuller (1608–1661)
1644.  Tractate on Education by John Milton (1608–1674)
1645.  Good Thoughts in Bad Times by Thomas Fuller (1608–1661)
1649.  Eikōn Basilikē by John Gauden (1605–1662)
1650.  Holy Living and Dying by Jeremy Taylor (1613–1667)
1651.  Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)
1653.  The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton (1593–1683)
1654–60.  Clélie by Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701)
1659.  Les Précieuses Ridicules by Molière (1622–1673)
1661.  The Indian Bible by John Eliot (1604–1690)
1662–78.  Hudibras by Samuel Butler (1612–1680)
1662.  The Day of Doom by Michael Wigglesworth (1631–1705)
  L’École des Femmes by Molière (1622–1673)
1665.  Maxims by François, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)
1666.  Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan (1628–1688)
1667.  Andromache by Jean Racine (1639–1699)
  Paradise Lost by John Milton (1608–1674)
1668.  L’Avare by Molière (1622–1673)
1669.  Tartuffe by Molière (1622–1673)
1670.  Pensées by Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)
1671.  Paradise Regained by John Milton (1608–1674)
1672.  Learned Ladies by Molière (1622–1673)
1673.  Le Malade Imaginaire by Molière (1622–1673)
  Mithridate by Jean Racine (1639–1699)
1674.  The Art of Poetry by Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711)
  The Plain Dealer by William Wycherley (1640–1716)
1678.  All for Love by John Dryden (1631–1700)
  The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1628–1688)
1679–1714.  History of the Reformation of the Church of England and History of His Own Time by Gilbert Burnet (1643–1715)
1681.  Absalom and Achitophel by John Dryden (1631–1700)
1684.  Remarkable Providences by Increase Mather (1639–1723)
1687.  The Hind and the Panther by John Dryden (1631–1700)
  Principia by Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727)
1688.  Caractères ou Mœurs de ce Siècle by Jean de La Bruyère (1645–1696)
1690.  An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1632–1704)
1691.  Athalie by Jean Racine (1639–1699)
1693.  Some Thoughts Concerning Education by John Locke (1632–1704)
1694.  Journal by George Fox (1624–1691)
1695?  The Adventures of Finette by Charles Perrault (1628–1703)
1697–1702.  Bayle’s Dictionary, Historical and Critical by Pierre Bayle (1647–1706)
1697.  The Mourning Bride by William Congreve (1670–1729)
1699.  Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris by Richard Bentley (1662–1742)
  Adventures of Telemachus by François Fénelon (1651–1715)
1700.  The Way of the World by William Congreve (1670–1729)
1701.  Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson by Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681)
1702.  Magnalia Christi Americana by Cotton Mather (1663–1728)
1704.  The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
  Memoirs of Count Grammont by Anthony Hamilton (1645?–1719)
  A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
1707.  Asmodeus, The Lame Devil by Alain René Lesage (1688–1747)
  The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar (1677?–1707)
1708.  Formosa by George Psalmanazar (1679?–1763)
1709–11.  The Tatler by Joseph Addison (1672–1719) and Sir Richard Steele, et al. (1672–1729)
1713.  Cato of Utica by Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
  Characteristics by Lord Shaftesbury (1671–1713)
1715–35.  The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain René Lesage (1688–1747)
1719.  Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1661?–1731)
1721.  Persian Letters by Montesquieu (1689–1755)
1724.  The Drapier Letters by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
1727.  The Dunciad by Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
  Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
  The New England Primer—Authors Unknown
1728–1897.  Works of Reference–Various Authors
1728.  The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay (1685–1732)
1731.  History of Charles XII. by Voltaire (1694–1778)
1733.  Letters Concerning the English Nation by Voltaire (1694–1778)
1734–54.  Letters by Madame de Sévigné (1626–1696)
1734.  Considerations on the Greatness and Decay of the Romans by Montesquieu (1689–1755)
1736.  Alzire by Voltaire (1694–1778)
  The Analogy of Religion by Joseph Butler (1692–1752)
1738–91.  An Extract of the Rev. Mr. John Wesley’s Journal by John Wesley (1703–1791)
1740.  Apology for his Life by Colley Cibber (1671–1757)
  Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)
1742.  Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding (1707–1754)
1743.  The History of Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding (1707–1754)
1746.  Pensées Philosophiques by Denis Diderot (1713–1784)
1748.  Roderick Random by Tobias George Smollett (1721–1771)
  The Spirit of Laws by Montesquieu (1689–1755)
1749–1804.  Natural History by Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707–1788)
1749.  Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (1707–1754)
1751–80.  The Encyclopèdie by Denis Diderot, ed. (1713–1784)
1751.  Amelia by Henry Fielding (1707–1754)
  Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)
1753.  The Analysis of Beauty by William Hogarth (1697–1764)
  Manon Lescaut by Antoine-François, Abbé Prévost d’Exiles (1697–1763)
1754.  On the Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)
  Sir Charles Grandison by Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)
  Thoughts Concerning the Interpretation of Nature by Denis Diderot (1713–1784)
1755.  The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon by Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675–1755)
1759.  Candide by Voltaire (1694–1778)
1760–65.  Chrysal; or, The Adventures of a Guinea by Charles Johnstone (1719?–1800?)
1760–77.  The Fool of Quality by Henry Brooke (1703?–1783)
1760–67.  Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)
1760.  Chinese Letters by Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
  Dialogues of the Dead by George, Lord Lyttelton (1709–1773)
  Mother Goose’s Melodies by John Newbery, ed. (1713–1767)
1762.  Émile by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)
  Fingal by James Macpherson (1736–1796)
  The Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)
1764.  The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford (1717–1797)
  An Autobiography of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury by Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1583–1648)
1765–68.  Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone (1723–1780)
1766.  Laokoon by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781)
  The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
1768–72.  The Junius Letters—Anonymous
1769–91.  Discourses Delivered in the Royal Academy by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792)
1771.  The Encyclopædia Britannica–Various Authors
  Humphry Clinker by Tobias George Smollett (1721–1771)
  A Man of Feeling by Henry Mackenzie (1745–1831)
1773–84.  Cook’s Voyages–Various Authors
1773.  She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
1774–82.  Agriculture by Pierre-Fulcrand de Rosset (1708–1788)
1774.  Letters to His Son by Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773)
  A Journal of the Life, Gospel, Labours, and Christian Experiences of John Woolman by John Woolman (1720–1772)
1775–78.  Physiognomy by Johann Caspar Lavater (1741–1801)
1775.  The Barber of Seville by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732–1799)
  Speech on Conciliation with the American Colonies by Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
  The Letters of Thomas Gray by Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
  The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
1776–87.  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1737–1794)
1776.  The American Crisis by Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
  Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1723–1790)
1777.  The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
1778.  Evelina by Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d’Arblay) (1752–1840)
1779–81.  Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
1779.  The Critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)
  Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781)
  The Pilgrimage of Anacharsis the Younger by Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (1716–1795)
1780?  Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day (1748–1789)
  An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)
1781–89.  The Botanic Garden by Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802)
1781.  Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)
  The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)
1782.  Cecilia by Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d’Arblay) (1752–1840)
  McFingal by John Trumbull (1750–1831)
1784.  The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732–1799)
1785.  The Task by William Cowper (1731–1800)
  The Travels and Adventures of Baron Münchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe (1736–1794)
1786–1829.  The Diversions of Purley by John Horne Tooke (1736–1812)
1786.  Vathek, The History of the Caliph by William Beckford (1760–1844)
1787–88.  The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804), James Madison (1751–1836), and John Jay (1745–1829)
1787–1823.  Paston Letters–Various Authors
1787.  Life of Baron Frederic Trenck by Baron Friedrich von der Trenck (1726–1794)
1788.  Paul and Virginia by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814)
1789–91.  The Acts of the Apostles by Jean-Gabriel Peltier (1760–1825), et al.
1789.  His Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
  The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White (1720–1793)
1790–1831.  Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
1790.  Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke (1729–1797)
1791.  Charlotte Temple by Susanna Haswell Rowson (1762–1824)
  Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1766–1848)
  Life of Johnson by James Boswell (1740–1795)
  Ruins by Constantin-François Volney (1757–1820)
  A Simple Story by Elizabeth Inchbald (1753–1821)
1792–95.  The Mæviad and The Baviad by William Gifford (1756–1826)
1792.  Travels in France by Arthur Young (1741–1820)
  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)
1794.  Adventures of Caleb Williams by William Godwin (1756–1836)
1795.  The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1737–1809)
  The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis (“Monk Lewis”) (1775–1818)
  The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann (Ward) Radcliffe (1764–1823)
1796–97.  Fruit, Flower, and Thorn Pieces by Jean Paul (J. P. F. Richter) (1763–1825)
1796.  The Children of the Abbey by Regina Maria Roche (1764?–1845)
  The Autobiography of Edward Gibbon by Edward Gibbon (1737–1794)
  Speed the Plough by Thomas Morton (1764–1838)
  Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
1797.  Hermann and Dorothea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832)
1798–1800.  Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth (1770–1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
1798.  Letters of Horace Walpole by Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford (1717–1797)
  The Loves of the Triangles by George Canning (1770–1827)
  The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
1799–1825.  The Mechanism of the Heavens by Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749–1827)
1799.  The Jolly Beggars by Robert Burns (1759–1796)
  Wallenstein by Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805)


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