Classic Texts – 18th Century

  1. Beccaria, Cesare. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments. 1767.
  2. Burke, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France. 2nd ed. 1790. [1898 edition]
  3. ___________. Speech on Conciliation with America. 1879.
  4. ___________. Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents. 1882.
  5. ___________. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
  6. Catherine II. Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II. 1859. [1900 ed.]Cleland, John. Memoirs of Fanny Hill. 1888 [Orig. 1749]
  7. Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe. 1920. [Orig. 1719]
  8. Equiano, Olaudah. The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by himself. 1794.
  9. Fleetwood, William. The Relative Duties of Parents and Children, Husbands and Wives, Masters and Servants. With Three Sermons upon the Case of Self-Murther. London, 1722.
  10. Frederick II. Confessions of Frederick the Great. 1915.
  11. __________. Foundations of Germany. 1918.
  12. __________. Posthumous works of Frederick II, King of Prussia. 1789.
  13. Howard, John. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales. London, 1777.
  14. Hume, David. A Treatise on Human Nature, vol. 1. 1874. [Orig. 1739]
  15. Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Pure Reason. 1855. [Orig 1781]
  16. Mandeville, Bernard. Free Thoughts on Religion, the Church, and National Happiness. London, 1720.
  17. ______________. The Fable of the Bees: Private Vices, Publick Benefits. London, 1724.
  18. Montagu, Lady Mary. Letters of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Written During her Travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa. 1796. [1906 edition edited by E. Rhys]
  19. Pain, Thomas. Common Sense. 1776.
  20. ____________.  The Rights of Man. 1791.
  21. ____________.  The Political Writings of Thomas Paine, vol. 1. 1824.
  22.  ____________. A Letter to the English People on the Invasion of England. 1817.
  23. Parminter, Jane. Extracts from a Devonshire Lady’s Notes of Travel in France in the Eighteenth Century. C.J. Reichel, ed. (1902).
  24. Raynal, Guillaume-Thomas-Francois. A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies. 1776.
  25. Richardson, Samuel. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded. Manchester, 1811. [Orig. 1740]
  26. ______________. Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady. London, 1784. [Orig. 1748]
  27. Smith, Adam. An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations. 1843. [Orig 1776]
  28. Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques. Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Riches. 1922. [Orig 1769-1770]
  29. Voltaire. An Essay Upon the civil Wars of France. 1727.
  30.  _______.   Letters Concerning the English Nation. 1741…1894. [Orig 1733]
  31. _______. Zadig, or: The Book of Fate, An Oriental History. 1749. [Orig 1747]
  32. _______. The Age of Louis XIV. 1779. [Orig. 1751]
  33. _______. Candid. 1759
  34. _______. A Philosophical Dictionary. 1793. [Orig 1764]
  35. Wollstonecraft, Mary. A vindication of the rights of men, in a letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke;: occasioned by his Reflections on the revolution in France. 1790.
  36. Young, Arthur. Travels in France during the years 1787, 1788, 1789. 1889…. 18901906.
  37. __________. A tour of Ireland, v. 2. 1780
  38. __________. Annals of Agriculture and Other Useful Arts, v. 3. 1785.
  39. __________. A Six moth Tour through the North of England. 1771.
  40. __________. A Six Week Tour Through the Sourthern Counties of England and Wales. 1772.
  41. __________. The Example of France: A Warning to Britain. 1794.

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