Eighteenth Century


Moll Flanders
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Candide
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded
Northanger Abbey
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Gulliver's Travels
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Les Liaisons dangereuses
Robinson Crusoe
The School for Scandal
The Vicar of Wakefield
The Rape of the Lock
The Sorrows of Young Werther
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldSteppenwolf by Hermann HesseThe Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenHamlet by William Shakespeare
Best Books From Before 1950
504 books — 125 voters

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki ShikibuIf Not, Winter by SapphoThe Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann RadcliffeThe Heptameron by Marguerite de NavarreEvelina by Fanny Burney
Early Female Fiction Writers
81 books — 18 voters



Thomas Robert Malthus
I should be inclined, therefore, as I have hinted before, to consider the world and this life as the mighty process of God, not for the trial, but for the creation and formation of mind, a process necessary to awaken inert, chaotic matter into spirit, to sublimate the dust of the earth into soul, to elicit an ethereal spark from the clod of clay. And in this view of the subject, the various impressions and excitements which man receives through life may be considered as the forming hand of his C ...more
Thomas Robert Malthus

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The Perfect Daughter
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Singular Attraction
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