A Brief History of English-language Literature

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James Thomson (Britain, 1700): "The Seasons" (1730) [p]
James Thomson (Britain, 1700): "The Castle of Indolence" (1748) [p]
Henry Fielding (Britain, 1707): "Joseph Andrews" (1742)
Henry Fielding (Britain, 1707): "Jonathan Wild" (1743)
Henry Fielding (Britain, 1707): "Tom Jones" (1749) +
Henry Fielding (Britain, 1707): "Amelia" (1751)
Samuel Johnson (Britain, 1709): "Rasselas" (1759)
Samuel Johnson (Britain, 1709): "The Vanity of Human Wishes" (1749) [p] +
Samuel Johnson (Britain, 1709): "The Lives of the English Poets" (1783) [h]
John Cleland (Britain, 1709): "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" or "Fanny Hill" (1748)
Edward Moore (Britain, 1712): "Gamester" (1753) [t]
Laurence Sterne (Britain, 1713): "Tristram Shandy" (1760) +
Laurence Sterne (Britain, 1713): "A Sentimental Journey" (1778)
William Shenstone (Britain, 1714): "The Schoolmistress" (1742) [p]
Thomas Gray (Britain, 1716): "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (1751) [p] +
Thomas Gray (Britain, 1716): "The Bard" (1757) [p]
Horace Walpole (Britain, 1717): "The Castle of Otranto" (1764)
Tobias Smollett (Britain, 1721): "HUmphrey Clinker" (1771)
Mark Akenside (Britain, 1721): "The Pleasures of Imagination" (1744) [p]
William Collins (Britain, 1721): "Odes" (1759) [p]
Christopher Smart (Britain, 1722): "Song to David" (1763) [p] +
Christopher Smart (Britain, 1722): "Jubilate Agno" (1771) [p]
Clara Reeve (Britain, 1729): "The Old English Baron" (1777)
Edmund Burke (Britain, 1729): "The Sublime" (1757) [h]
Oliver Goldsmith (Britain, 1730): "The Vicar of Wakefield" (1766)
Oliver Goldsmith (Britain, 1730): "The Good Natur'd Man" (1768) [t]
Oliver Goldsmith (Britain, 1730): "She Stoops to Conquer" (1773) [t]
Oliver Goldsmith (Britain, 1730): "The Deserted Village" (1770) [p] +
Oliver Goldsmith (Britain, 1730): "The Traveler" (1776) [p]
William Cowper (Britain, 1731): "John Gilpin" (1784) [p]
William Cowper (Britain, 1731): "The Task" (1785) [p] +
William Cowper (Britain, 1731): "The Castaway" (1800) [p] +
Erasmus Darwin (Britain, 1731): "Botanic Garden" (1791) [p]
Erasmus Darwin (Britain, 1731): "The Temple of Nature" (1803) [p]
John Colman (Britain, 1732): "The Clandestine Marriage" (1706) [t]
James Macpherson (Britain, 1736): "Fingal" (1762) [p]
Edward Gibbon (Britain, 1737): "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" (1788) [h]
James Boswell (Britain, 1740): "The Life of Samuel Johnson" (1791) [h]
Henry Mackenzie (Britain, 1745): "The Man of Feeling" (1771)
Richard Graves (Britain, 1745): "The Spiritual Quixote" (1773)
Richard Sheridan (Britain, 1751): "The School for Scandal" (1777) [t] +
Richard Sheridan (Britain, 1751): "The Rivals" (1775) [t]
Fanny Burney (Britain, 1752): "Evelina" (1778)
Thomas Cahatterton (Britain, 1752): "Christabel" (1777) [p]
George Crabbe (Britain, 1754): "The Village" (1783) [p] +
George Crabbe (Britain, 1754): "The Parish Register" (1807) [p]
George Crabbe (Britain, 1754): "The Borough" (1810) [p]
George Crabbe (Britain, 1754): "Tales of the Hall" (1819) [p]
William Godwin (Britain, 1756): "Caleb Williams" (1794)
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "Songs of Innocence" (1789) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "Songs of Experience" (1794) [p] +
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" (1793) [h] +
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "America" (1793) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "Visions of the Daughters of Albion" (1793) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "Europe" (1794) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "The Book of Urizen" (1794) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "The Book of Ahania" (1795) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "The Book of Los" (1795) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "Vala" (1797) [p] +
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "The Mental Traveller" (1803) [p]
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "Milton" (1808) [p] +
William Blake (Britain, 1757): "Jerusalem" (1820) [p] ++
William Beckford (Britain, 1759): "Vathek" (1786)
Robert Burns (Britain, 1759): "Poems" (1786) [p]
Ann Radcliffe (Britain, 1764): "Mysteries of Udolpho" (1794)
William Dunlap (USA, 1766): "A Trip to Niagara" (1828) [t]
Maria Edgeworth (Britain, 1768): "Castle Rackrent" (1800)
William Wordsworth (Britain, 1770): "Prelude" (1805) [p] ++
William Wordsworth (Britain, 1770): "Tintern Abbey" (1798) [p]
William Wordsworth (Britain, 1770): "Michael" (1800) [p] +
William Wordsworth (Britain, 1770): "The Affliction of Margaret" (1804) [p]
William Wordsworth (Britain, 1770): "Intimations of Immortality" (1807) [p] +
William Wordsworth (Britain, 1770): "The Excursion" (1814) [p]
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "The Lady of the Lake" (1810) [p]
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Waverley" (1814) +
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Antiquary" (1816) +
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Guy Mannering" (1815) +
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Old mortality" (1816) +
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Heart of Midlotian" (1818)
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Ivanhoe" (1820)
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Rob Roy" (1818)
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "The Bride of Lammermoor" (1819)
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Kenilworth" (1821)
Walter Scott (Britain, 1771): "Quentin Durward" (1823)
Charles Brown (USA, 1771): "Wieland" (1798)
Samuel-Taylor Coleridge (Britain, 1772): "Dejection" (1798) [p]
Samuel-Taylor Coleridge (Britain, 1772): "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (1798) [p] +
Samuel-Taylor Coleridge (Britain, 1772): "Kubla Khan" (1816) [p]
Samuel-Taylor Coleridge (Britain, 1772): "Christabel" (1816) [p]
Robert Southey (Britain, 1774): "Thalaba the Destroyer" (1801) [p]
Walter-Savage Landor (Britain, 1775): "Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen" (1853) [h]
Jane Austen (Britain, 1775): "Sense and Sensibility" (1811)
Jane Austen (Britain, 1775): "Pride and Prejudice" (1813) ++
Jane Austen (Britain, 1775): "Mansfield Park" (1814) +
Jane Austen (Britain, 1775): "Emma" (1816) +
Jane Austen (Britain, 1775): "Persuasion" (1817) +
Jane Austen (Britain, 1775): "Northanger Abbey" (1817)
Charles Lamb (Britain, 1775): "Essays of Elia" (1833) [h]
Matthew Lewis (Britain, 1775): "The Monk" (1796)
William Hazlitt (Britain, 1778): "The Spirit of the Age" (1825) [h]
Thomas Moore (Britain, 1779): "Irish Melodies" (1834) [p]
Charles Maturin (Ireland, 1782): "Melmoth" (1820)
Thomas DeQuincey (Britain, 1785): "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" (1821) [h]
Thomas-Love Peacock (Britain, 1785): "Nightmare Abbey" (1818)
Thomas-Love Peacock (Britain, 1785): "Melincourt" (1817)
Thomas-Love Peacock (Britain, 1785): "Crotchet Castle" (1831)
Thomas-Love Peacock (Britain, 1785): "Gryll Grange" (1860) +
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (1818) [p]
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "Manfred" (1817) [t]
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "Don Juan" (1823) [p] +
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "Mazeppa" (1817) [p]
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "Beppo" (1818) [p]
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "Marino Faliero" (1820) [t]
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "The Prophecy of Dante" (1820) [p]
George-Gordon Byron (Britain, 1788): "Vision of Judgement" (1822) [p]
James-Fenimore Cooper (USA, 1789): "The Pioneers" (1823) +
James-Fenimore Cooper (USA, 1789): "The Last of Mohicans" (1826)
James-Fenimore Cooper (USA, 1789): "The Prairie" (1827)
James-Fenimore Cooper (USA, 1789): "The Pathfinder" (1840)
James-Fenimore Cooper (USA, 1789): "The Deerslayer" (1841)
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" (1816) [p]
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "Mont Blanc" (1816) [p]
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "Laon and Cythna" (1817) [p]
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "To a Skylark" (1820) [p]
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "To the West Wind" (1819) [p]
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "The Cloud" (1820) [p]
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "Adonais" (1821) [p]
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "Prometheus Unbound" (1821) [p] +
Percy Shelley (Britain, 1792): "The Cenci" (1819) [t]
John Clare (Britain, 1793): "Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery" (1820) [p] +
John Clare (Britain, 1793): "The Shepherd's Calendar" (1827) [p]
William-Cullen Bryant (USA, 1794): "Thanatopsis" (1821) [p]
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "Endymion" (1818) [p] +
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "Lamia" (1820) [p]
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "Isabella" (1820) [p]
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "The Eve of St Agnes" (1820) [p] +
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "The Fall of Hyperion" (1820) [p]
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "Ode To Autumn" (1820) [p] ++
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1820) [p] ++
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "Ode on Melancholy" (1820) [p] ++
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "Ode to a Nightingale" (1820) [p] ++
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "The Eve of St Mark" (1821) [p] +
John Keats (Britain, 1795): "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (1821) [p] +
Thomas Carlyle (Britain, 1795): "Sartor Resartus" (1833) [h]
Thomas Carlyle (Britain, 1795): "Past and Present" (1843) [h]
George Darley (Ireland, 1795): "Nepenthe" (1897) [p]
Maria Shelley (Britain, 1797): "Frankenstein" (1818)
Thomas Hood (Britain, 1799): "The Song of the Shirt" (1843) [p]
Thomas Hood (Britain, 1799): "The Bridge of Sighs" (1844) [p]

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