10 Eighteenth-Century Novels Everyone Should Read

Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle

Although it was the nineteenth century when the novel arguably came into its own, with novelists like Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, George Eliot, and the Brontë sisters writing novels that are still widely read and studied today, the eighteenth century was the age in which the novel emerged as a real force in writing and publishing. Below, we introduce ten of the greatest novels from the eighteenth century, and offer some interesting facts about them.

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