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

VoltaireVoltaire

21 November 1694

French

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade

02 June 1740

French

Walter ScottWalter Scott

15 August 1771

Scottish

Honoré de BalzacHonoré de Balzac

20 May 1799

French

StendhalStendhal

23 January 1783

French

Henry FieldingHenry Fielding

22 April 1707

British

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith

10 November 1728

Irish,British

William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt

10 April 1778

British

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey

15 August 1785

British

Frances BurneyFrances Burney

13 June 1752

British

Jean PaulJean Paul

21 March 1763

German

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Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny

27 March 1797

French

Percy Bysshe ShelleyPercy Bysshe Shelley

04 August 1792

British

Denis DiderotDenis Diderot

05 October 1713

French

Lady Caroline LambLady Caroline Lamb

13 November 1785

British

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole

24 September 1717

François-René de ChateaubriandFrançois-René de Chateaubriand

04 September 1768

French

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Laurence SterneLaurence Sterne

24 November 1713

British

Samuel RichardsonSamuel Richardson

19 August 1689

British

Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist

18 October 1777

German

Giovanni Battista BelzoniGiovanni Battista Belzoni

05 November 1778

Italian

James HoggJames Hogg

09 December 1770

Pierre Choderlos de LaclosPierre Choderlos de Laclos

18 October 1741

French

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Cao XueqinCao Xueqin

12 July 1724

Chinese

Pierre de MarivauxPierre de Marivaux

04 February 1688

French

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim

04 April 1785

German

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of BlessingtonMarguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

01 September 1789

British

Sir Walter Scott, 1st BaronetSir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet

15 August 1771

Welsh