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The Adventures of Roderick Random

The Adventures of Roderick Random  

Tobias Smollett and Paul-Gabriel Boucé (ed.)

Published in Print: 
11 September 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921742
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199552344.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199552344
Roderick Random (1748), Smollett's first novel, is full of the dazzling vitality characteristics of all his work, as well as of his own life. Roderick is the boisterous and unprincipled ... More
CamillaPicture of Youth

Camilla: Picture of Youth  

Fanny Burney, Edward A. Bloom (ed.), and Lillian D. Bloom (ed.)

Published in Print: 
28 May 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923197
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199555741.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199555741
First published in 1796, Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people-Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the daughters of a country parson, and their cousin Indiana ... More
The Castle of OtrantoA Gothic Story

The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (3 ed.)  

Horace Walpole and Nick Groom (ed.)

Published in Print: 
09 October 2014
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191919879
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198704447.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198704447
‘Look, my lord! See heaven itself declares against your impious intentions’ The Castle of Otranto (1764) is the first supernatural English novel and one of the most influential works of ... More
Ceciliaor Memoirs of an Heiress

Cecilia: or Memoirs of an Heiress  

Fanny Burney, Peter Sabor (ed.), Margaret Anne Doody (ed.), and Margaret Anne Doody

Published in Print: 
11 September 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921766
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199552382.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199552382
abstract Cecilia is an heiress, but she can only keep her fortune if her husband will consent to take her surname. Fanny Burney’s unusual love story and deft ... More
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality  

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Patrick Coleman (ed.)

Published in Print: 
23 April 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923104
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199555420.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199555420
In his Discourses (1755), Rousseau argues that inequalities of rank, wealth, and power are the inevitable result of the civilizing process. If inequality is intolerable - and Rousseau shows ... More
An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding

An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding  

David Hume and Peter Millican (ed.)

Published in Print: 
10 July 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921735
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199549900.001.0001
Format: 
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ISBN: 
9780199549900
Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.' Thus ends David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, the definitive statement of the greatest ... More
An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice  

William Godwin and Mark Philp (ed.)

Published in Print: 
10 October 2013
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923562
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199642625.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199642625
‘To a rational being there can be but one rule of conduct, justice, and one mode of ascertaining that rule, the exercise of his understanding.’ Godwin’s Political Justice is the founding ... More
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker  

Tobias Smollett, Lewis M. Knapp (ed.), and Paul-Gabriel Boucé (ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 February 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921544
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538980.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199538980
William Thackeray called it “the most laughable story that has ever been written since the goodly art of novel-writing began.” As a group of travellers visit places in England and Scotland, ... More
French Decadent Tales

French Decadent Tales  

Stephen Romer (ed.)

Published in Print: 
09 May 2013
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191923319
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199569274.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199569274
‘He had become the dandy of the unpredictable.’ A quest for new sensations, and an avowed desire to shock possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siècle Paris. The years 1880–1900 saw an ... More
Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels  

Jonathan Swift, Claude Rawson (ed.), and Ian Higgins (ed.)

Published in Print: 
12 June 2008
eISBN: 
9780191920783
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536849.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536849
‘Thus, gentle Reader, I have given thee a faithful History of my Travels for Sixteen Years, and above Seven Months; wherein I have not been so studious of Ornament as of Truth.’ In these ... More
Joseph Andrews and Shamela

Joseph Andrews and Shamela  

Henry Fielding and Thomas Keymer (ed.)

Published in Print: 
12 June 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920882
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536986.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536986
‘I beg as soon as you get Fielding’s Joseph Andrews, I fear in Ridicule of your Pamela and of Virtue in the Notion of Don Quixote’s Manner, you would send it to me by the very first Coach.’ ... More
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure  

John Cleland and Peter Sabor (ed.)

Published in Print: 
17 April 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921629
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199540235.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199540235
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (commonly known as Fanny Hill), the most famous erotic novel in English, was denounced by its author as 'a Book I disdain to defend, and wish, from my soul, ... More
Moll Flanders

Moll Flanders  

Daniel Defoe, G. A. Starr (ed.), and Linda Bree (ed.)

Published in Print: 
10 February 2011
eISBN: 
9780191919831
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780192805355.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192805355
‘Twelve Year a Whore, fives times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and died a ... More
The Monk

The Monk  

Matthew Lewis and Nick Groom (ed.)

Published in Print: 
14 January 2016
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191919886
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780198704454.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198704454
‘He was deaf to the murmurs of conscience, and resolved to satisfy his desires at any price.’ The Monk (1796) is a sensational story of temptation and depravity, a masterpiece of Gothic ... More
The Mysteries of Udolpho

The Mysteries of Udolpho  

Ann Radcliffe, Bonamy Dobrée (ed.), and Terry Castle

Published in Print: 
11 September 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921025
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199537419.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199537419
‘Her present life appeared like the dream of a distempered imagination, or like one of those frightful fictions, in which the wild genius of the poets sometimes delighted. Rreflections ... More
PamelaOr Virtue Rewarded

Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded  

Samuel Richardson, Thomas Keymer (ed.), and Alice Wakely (ed.)

Published in Print: 
12 June 2008
eISBN: 
9780191920691
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199536498.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199536498
‘Pamela under the Notion of being a Virtuous Modest Girl will be introduced into all Families, and when she gets there, what Scenes does she represent? Why a fine young Gentleman ... More
A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary

A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary  

Voltaire, John Fletcher (ed.), and Nicholas Cronk (ed.)

Published in Print: 
25 September 2011
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921858
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199553631.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199553631
‘What can you say to a man who tells you he prefers obeying God rather than men, and that as a result he's certain he'll go to heaven if he cuts your throat?’ Voltaire's Pocket ... More
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner  

James Hogg and Ian Duncan (ed.)

Published in Print: 
13 May 2010
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191920318
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199217953.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199217953
‘We have heard much of the rage of fanaticism in former days, but nothing to this.’ A wretched young man, ‘an outcast in the world’, tells the story of his upbringing by a heretical ... More
Reflections on the Revolution in France

Reflections on the Revolution in France  

Edmund Burke and L. G. Mitchell (ed.)

Published in Print: 
26 March 2009
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921551
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199539024.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199539024
Edmund Burke was the dominant political thinker of the last quarter of the eighteenth century in England. His reputation depends less on his role as a practising politician than on his ... More
Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings

Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings  

Thomas Paine and Mark Philp (ed.)

Published in Print: 
13 November 2008
Published Online: 
16 December 2020
eISBN: 
9780191921162
DOI: 
10.1093/owc/9780199538003.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199538003
‘An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot . . . it will march on the horizon of the world and it will conquer.’ Thomas Paine was the first international ... More

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