Shortlist: 1800 – 1825

10-06-2019 07:06

Jean-Baptiste Geruze, “The Milkmaid”, c. 1760s

At various points in our journey, I’ll be pausing to list some other works that I love, think are interesting, or just want to point out. These will just be lists, unless I feel like commentary, but they will point the way to yet more reading pleasure. There’s a lifetime of books out there, so why waste it?


Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)

Jane Austen, Emma (1815)

Jane Austen, Persuasion (1817)

George Gordon, Lord Byron, Poems

Shen Fu, Six Records of a Floating Life (1809)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theory of Colours (1810)

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Fairy Tales (1812)

William Hazlitt, Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays (1817)

William Hazlitt, Lectures on the English Poets (1818)

G.W.F. Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)

E.T.A Hoffmann, Stories (c. 1816)

James Henry Leigh Hunt, Poems

Washington Irving [Diedrich Knickerbocker], A History of New York (1809)

John Keats, Poems (1817 – 1820)

Charles and Mary Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare  (1807)

Walter Savage Landor, Poems

Novalis, Hymns to the Night (1800)

Alexander Pushkin, Ruslan and Ludmila (1820)

Alexander Pushkin, Boris Godunov (1825)

Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821)

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poems (1815 – 1822)

Robert Southey, Poems

Stendhal, Love (1822)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poems (1797 – 1810)

Johann David Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson (1812)

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