Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Novelists, including Voltaire, Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Marquis de Sade and Denis Diderot.
Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist
VoltaireVoltaire
21 November 1694, French
Writer

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade
02 June 1740, French
Erotic Novelist

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Honoré de BalzacHonoré de Balzac
20 May 1799, French
French Novelist and Playwright

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot
05 October 1713, French
Philosopher
Henry FieldingHenry Fielding
22 April 1707, British
Writer

StendhalStendhal
23 January 1783, French
Writer

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt
10 April 1778, British
English Writer & Literary Critic
E. T. A. HoffmannE. T. A. Hoffmann
24 January 1776, Prussian
Author

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
15 August 1785, British
Essayist
Frances BurneyFrances Burney
13 June 1752, British
Novelist

Jean PaulJean Paul
21 March 1763, German
Writer

Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny
27 March 1797, French
Poet, Playwright, Novelist
Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley
04 August 1792, British
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, Playwright,

Alexander PushkinAlexander Pushkin
06 June 1799, Russian
Poet
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
24 September 1717
Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Politician

Sarah Josepha HaleSarah Josepha Hale
24 October 1788, American
American author

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand
04 September 1768, French
Writer, Politician, Diplomat, Historian, Poet,
Samuel RichardsonSamuel Richardson
19 August 1689, British
Writer, Novelist

Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne
24 November 1713, British
Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Religious
Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist
18 October 1777, German
Playwright, Poet, Short story writer, Novelist,

Maria EdgeworthMaria Edgeworth
01 January 1768, Irish, British
Writer

Tobias SmollettTobias Smollett
19 March 1721, British, Scottish
Author

Giovanni Battista BelzoniGiovanni Battista Belzoni
05 November 1778, Italian
Explorer, Antiquarian, Egyptologist,
Dorothy WordsworthDorothy Wordsworth
25 December 1771, British
Author
James HoggJames Hogg
09 December 1770
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Biographer, Songwriter

Thomas Love PeacockThomas Love Peacock
18 October 1785, British
Novelist

Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor
30 January 1775, British
Author

Pierre Choderlos de LaclosPierre Choderlos de Laclos
18 October 1741, French
Writer, Inventor, Novelist, Officer
Cao XueqinCao Xueqin
12 July 1724, Chinese
writer, poet, painter, novelist

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Frederick MarryatFrederick Marryat
10 July 1792, British
Naval officer

Charles MaturinCharles Maturin
25 September 1780, Irish
Writer

John ClelandJohn Cleland
24 September 1709, British
Novelist

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785, German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist
Pierre de MarivauxPierre de Marivaux
04 February 1688, French
Playwright, Writer, Journalist, Novelist

Thomas Jefferson HoggThomas Jefferson Hogg
24 May 1792, British
Barrister
Matthew LewisMatthew Lewis
09 July 1775, British
Novelist

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
01 September 1789, British
Poet, Writer

Hannah Webster FosterHannah Webster Foster
10 September 1758, American
Novelist