Women Authors of the Long 18th Century

Works by British and American women authors, ca. 1660-1830, in the ZSR Library Special Collections

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

  • Pride and Prejudice: a novel (London: Printed for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, 1813) First edition. PR4034.P7 1813
  • Emma: a novel. (London: Printed for J. Murray, 1816). First edition. PR4034.E5 1816
  • Northanger Abbey; and Persuasion (London: John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1818) First edition. PR4034.N7 1818
  • Sense and Sensibility: a novel By Miss Austen (Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1833) First American edition. PR4034.S4 1833

Barbauld, Anna Laetitia, 1743-1825 [Barbauld, Mrs. (Anna Letitia), 1743-1825]

  • Eighteen Hundred and Eleven: a poem (London: printed for J. Johnson and Co., St. Paul’s Churchyard, 1812) PR4057.B7E42 1812
  • The Works of Anna Lætitia Barbauld. With a memoir by Lucy Aikin. (London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-Row, 1825) PR4057.B7A13 1825

Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689

  • Oroonoko: or, The Royal Slave. A true history. By Mrs. A. Behn. (London: Printed for Will. Canning, 1688) First edition. PR3317.O71 1688
  • Ovid’s Epistles: with his Amours. Translated into English verse, by the most eminent hands. Includes “A paraphrase on Oenone to Paris / Mrs. Behn” (London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1736) PA6522.A3 1736

Bellamy, George Anne, 1727-1788

  • An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy, Late of Covent Garden Theatre, written by herself (Dublin: Moncrieffe, Burnet, Jenkin, Wilson, Exshaw, Burton, White, Byrne, and H. Whitestone, 1785) PN2598.B5 A3 1785

Brunton, Mary, 1778-1818

  • Self-Control: a novel. (Edinburgh: Printed by G. Ramsay & Co. for Manners and Miller; [etc., etc.], 1811). Third edition. PR4250.B7 1811
  • Discipline: a novel by the author of “Self-Control”. (Edinburgh: Printed for Manners and Miller; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814) PR4250.B7D6 1814
  • Emmeline; with some other pieces by Mary Brunton, to which is prefixed A memoir of her life including some extracts from her correspondence. (Edinburgh : Printed for Manners and Miller, 1819) PR4250.B7E5 1819

Burney, Frances, 1752-1840. [Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840.]

  • Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an heiress, by the Author of Evelina. (London: Printed for T. Payne and T. Cadell, 1786). Fifth edition. PR3316.A4C4 1786
  • Evelina; or, A young lady’s entrance into the world (Worcester, Mass.: Thomas, Son & Thomas, 1796). First American edition. PR3316.A4E8 1796
  • Camilla: or, A picture of youth. By the author of Evelina, and Cecilia. (London: T. Payne, T. Cadell, Jun., and W. Davies, 1796). First edition. PR3316.A4C3 1796
  • The Wanderer; or, Female difficulties. By the author of Evelina; Cecilia; and Camilla. In five volumes. (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814). First edition. PR3316.A4 W36 1814
  • Memoirs of Doctor Burney, arranged from his own manuscripts, from family papers, and from personal recollections, by his daughter, Madame D’Arblay. (Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1833) ML423.B9A6 1833

Cary, Lady Elizabeth,1585 or 1586-1639

  • The History of the Life, Reign, and Death of Edward II, King of England and Lord of Ireland: with the rise and fall of his great favourites, Gaveston and the Spencers. Written by E.F. in the year 1627 and printed verbatim from the original. (London: Printed by J.C. for C. Harper, 1680) DA229.C3234 1680

Cavendish, Margaret, 1624?-1674 [Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of]

  • The Life of the Thrice Noble High and Puissant Prince, William Cavendish, Duke, Marquess, and Earl of Newcastle…  Written by the thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent Princess, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, His Wife. 1st edition (London: A[nne] Maxwell, 1667)  DA407.N5 A3 1667

Centlivre, Susanna, 1667?-1723

  • The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret. A Comedy… Written by Mrs. Cent Livre. 3rd edition. (London: W. Feales, 1736) PR1266 .R12 vol. 1

Charke, Charlotte, 1713-1760

  • A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke… written by herself. 2nd edition. (London: W. Reeve, 1759) PN2598.C28 A3

Edgeworth, Maria, 1768-1849

  • Castle Rackrent: an Hibernian tale, taken from facts, and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year MDCC LXXXII (Dublin: P. Wogan, G. Burnet, W. Porter, B. Dornin, and B. Smith,1801). First editon PR4644.C3 1800; Second edition PR4644.C27 1801b
  • The Parent’s Assistant; or, Stories for children (George Town: Published by Joseph Milligan, 1809). First American edition. PR4644.P3 1809
  • Comic Dramas in Three Acts. (London: R. Hunter, 1817) PR4644.C6 1817
  • Essay on Irish Bulls, by Richard Lovel Edgeworth, and Maria Edgeworth (New York: Printed by J. Swaine,1803) PR8815.E331803
  • Memoirs of Richard Lovell Edgeworth, esq. Begun by himself, and concluded by his daughter, Maria Edgeworth. (London: Printed for R. Hunter … and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy,1821). Second edition. DA948.3 .E2A2x 1821

Fielding, Sarah, 1710-1768

  • The Adventures of David Simple: containing an account of his travels through the cities of London and Westminster, in the search of a real friend. By a lady. (London: Printed for A. Millar, 1744) PR3459.F3A5 1744
  • The history of Charlotte Summers, the fortunate parish girl. Who from that low station rose to be a great lady. [Questionable attribution to Fielding] Fourth edition. PR3291.A1H5 1758
  • The Governess; or, The little female academy. Calculated for the entertainment and instruction of young ladies in their education. By the author of David Simple. Seventh edition. PR3459.F3G68 1789

Finch, Anne, 1661-1720 [Winchilsea, Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of, 1661-1720]

  • Miscellany Poems, on Several Occasions. Written by a Lady. (London: Printed for J.B. and sold by Benj. Tooke, William Taylor, and James Round, 1713). First edition, third(?) issue. PR3765.W57 1713
  • Poetical Miscellanies, consisting of original poems and translations by the best hands. Publish’d by Mr. Steele. Includes “To Mr. Jervas” and ten following poems (p. 38-49) by Finch. (London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1714). PN6012.S82 1714
  • A Collection of Poems: Viz. The Temple of Death… Includes  “The Spleen: A Pindaric Ode. By a Lady” p.409-418 (London: Printed for Ralph Smith, 1702) PR1213.C7 1702

Gibbes, Phoebe

  • Elfrida; or, Paternal ambition. (London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1786) PR3291.A6L3x 1786

Gunning, Susannah Minifie, 1740?-1800

  • A Letter from Mrs. Gunning, addressed to His Grace the Duke of Argyll. (Dublin: Printed for P. Wogan, P. Byrne, [etc.], 1791) PR4729.G45L4 1791c

Hamilton, Elizabeth, 1756?-1816

  • Memoirs of Modern Philosophers. (Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell for G.G. and J. Robinson, London, 1800) PR4739.H165M4 1800
  • Letters Addressed to the Daughter of a Nobleman. On the formation of religious and moral principles. (Salem [Mass.]: Printed for Cushing and Appleton, by John D. Cushing, 1821) BV4551 .H25L3 1821

Inchbald, Elizabeth, 1753-1821 [Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821]

  • Nature and Art (London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796) PR3518.A63 1796
  • Lady Jane Grey: a tragedy in five acts. By Nicholas Rowe; as performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden; printed under the authority of the managers from the prompt book with remarks by Mrs. Inchbald. (London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808) PR1243 .I4

Jones, Mary, d. 1778

  • Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. By Mary Jones (Oxford, printed: Delivered by Mr. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr. Clements in Oxford, and Mr. Frederick in Bath, 1750) PR3539 .J65 1750

Leadbeater, Mary Shackleton, Mrs., 1758-1826

  • The Leadbeater Papers: a selection from the MSS and correspondence of Mary Leadbeater. (London: Bell and Daldy, 1862) DA947.3 L5

Lee, Harriet, 1757-1851; Lee, Sophia, 1750-1824

  • Canterbury Tales (New York: Mason Brothers,1857) PR4879.L5C3 1857

Lennox, Charlotte, approximately 1729-1804

  • The Female Quixote; or, The adventures of Arabella. 1st ed. (London: A. Millar, over against Catherine-street in the Strand, 1752) PR3541.L27 F460 1752
  • The Female Quixote, or, The adventures of Arabella. In two volumes. 2nd ed. (London: Printed for A. Millar, over-against Catharine-street in the Strand, 1752) PR3541.L27 F460 1752a

Manley, Delarivièr [Manley, Mrs. (Mary de la Rivière), 1663-1724]

  • Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality, of Both Sexes. From the New Atalantis, an island in the Mediterranean. In two volumes. 3rd (?) edition; first published 1709 (London: Printed for John Morphew, 1716) PR3545.M8 1716

Mathews, Eliza Kirkham

  • What Has Been. A novel By Mrs. Mathews. (Alexandria: Printed by Cottom and Stewart, 1803) PR4987.M185 W5 1803

Montagu, Mary Wortley, Lady, 1689-1762

  • The Works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; including her correspondence, poems, and essays. Published, by permission, from her genuine papers (London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1803) DA501.M7A2

More, Hannah, 1745-1833

  • Christian Morals. (New York: Eastburn, Kirk & Co.,1813). First American from the fourth London edition. BJ1261.M8 1813
  • An Essay on the Character and Practical Writings of Saint Paul. (London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1815). Second edition. BS2505.M665 1815
  • The Search after Happiness: a pastoral drama; and other poems (Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, [1817]) PR3605.M6 A6 1817
  • The Works of Hannah More. (New York: Harper & Brothers,1835) First complete American edition. PR3605.M6 1835

Morgan, Lady (Sydney Owenson), 1783-1859

  • The Book of the Boudoir (New York: Printed by J. & J. Harper, sold by Collins and Hannay, 1829) PR5059.M3 B6 1829

Opie, Amelia, 1769-1853

  • The Father and Daughter: a tale (Washington: Published by William Cooper; and by Joseph Milligan, Georgetown, 1812) PR5115.O3 .F3 1812
  • Lectures on Painting, delivered at the Royal Academy of Arts; with a letter on the proposal for a public memorial of the naval glory of Great Britain. By the late John Opie … To which are prefixed, a memoir by Mrs. Opie, and other accounts of Mr. Opie’s talents and character. (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809) ND1135.O6

Philips, Katherine, 1632-1664

  • Poems. By the incomparable, Mrs. K. P. (London: Printed by J.G. for Rich. Marriott, at his Shop under S. Dunstans Church in Fleet-street. 1664). First edition, unauthorized. PR3619.P4 A1

Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821

  • Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany (London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1789) D917.P5 1789
  • British Synonymy; or, An attempt at regulating the choice of words in familiar conversation. Inscribed with sentiments of gratitude and respect, to such of her foreign friends as have made English literature their particular study. (London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1794) PE1591.A2 P5 1794

Radcliffe, Ann Ward, 1764-1823

  • The Romance of the Forest: interspersed with some pieces of poetry. (Boston: Printed by Samuel Etheridge, 1795). First American edition. PR5202.R72 1795
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho: a romance; interspersed with some pieces of poetry (London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794) PR5202.M8 1794
  • The Italian, or, The confessional of the black penitents: a romance. (London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies …, 1797) PR5202.I83 1797
  • A Journey made in the Summer of 1794 through Holland and the western frontier of Germany, with a return down the Rhine; to which are added, observations during a tour to the lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland (London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, 1795). Second edition. D917.R12
  • Fontainville Forest :a play, in five acts, (founded on the Romance of the Forest,) as performed at the Theatre-Royal Covent-Garden. By James Boaden. (Dublin: Messrs. P. Wogan, Old Bridge, G. Burnet, W. Jones, J. Milliken, 1794) PR3324.B4 F6 1794

Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737

  • “Love and Friendship: A Pastoral” by Mrs. Elizabeth Singer. In Poems on Several Occasions [Matthew Prior]. (London: J. Tonson and J. Barber, 1725), p. 30-32. PR3640.A1 1725
  • The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse of Mrs. Elizabeth Rowe (London: Printed for R. Hett and R. Dodsley, 1739) PR3671.R4 A17 1739

Rowson, Susanna, 1762-1824 [Rowson, Mrs., 1762-1824]

  • Charlotte Temple. A tale of truth. 8th American edition (Hartford: Printed for S. Andrus, 1811) PS2736.R3 C5 1811

Scott, Sarah, 1723-1795

  • A Description of Millenium Hall, and the Country Adjacent. Together with the characters of the inhabitants, and such historical anecdotes and reflections, as may excite in the reader proper sentiments of humanity, and lead the mind to the love of virtue. (London: Printed for J. Newbery …, 1762) PR3671.S33 D3 1762

Seward, Anna, 1742-1809

  • The Poetical Works of Anna Seward, with extracts from her literary correspondence. Edited by Walter Scott, Esq. (Edinburgh: John Ballantyne and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1810) PR3671.S7 1810

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851

  • Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus. 1st ed. (London: Printed for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, 1818)  PR5397.F73 1818
  • Valperga; or, The life and adventures of Castruccio, prince of Lucca. 1st ed. (London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823)  PR5397.V27 1823

Smith, Charlotte, 1749-1806

  • Celestina. A novel in four volumes. By Charlotte Smith. (London: T. Cadell, 1791) PR3688.S4 C4 1791
  • Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems, By Charlotte Smith. 8th edition (first ed. 1784) (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1797) PR3688.S4 I5 1797

Steele, Elizabeth, 1740?-1787

  • The Memoirs of Mrs. Sophia Baddeley, Late of Drury Lane Theatre. By Elizabeth Steele. ([London]: Printed for the author, 1787) PN2598.B2 S8 1787

Warren, Mercy Otis, 1728-1814

  • Observations on the New Constitution and on the Federal and State Conventions. By a Columbian patriot. (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1788) JK171.W3 1788
  • History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution. Interspersed with biographical, political and moral observations (Boston: Printed by Manning and Loring, For E. Larkin, No. 47, Cornhill, 1805) E208.W29

Wheatley, Phillis, 1753-1784

  • Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. By Phillis Wheatley, Negro servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston, in New England. (London: Printed for A. Bell, Bookseller, Aldgate; and sold by Messrs. Cox and Berry, King-street, Boston, 1773) PS866.W5 1773

Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797

  • Original Stories from Real Life. With conversations calculated to regulate the affections and form the mind to truth and goodness. (London: J. Johnson, 1791) PR5841.W8 .O7 1791
  • An Historical and Moral View of the Origin and Progress of the French Revolution and the Effect it has Produced in Europe (Philadelphia: T. Dobson, 1795) DC161 .D59 1795

Young, Mary Julia

  • Memoirs of Mrs. Crouch. Including a retrospect of the stage, during the years she performed. (London: Printed for J. Asperne, 1806) ML420.C95 1806