Classic Female Authors

Blue = Read (13)

  1. Elizabeth Griffith – The Delicate Distress. 1775
  2. Clara Reeve – The Old English Baron 1777
  3. Frances Burney – Evelina 1778
  4. Lady Mary Hamilton – Munster Village 1778
  5. Frances Burney – Cecilia 1782
  6. Sophia Lee – The Recess 1783-5
  7. Clara Reeve – Two Mentors 1783
  8. M. Harley Hugill – St Bernard’s Priory 1786
  9. Sophia Lee – Warbeck 1786
  10. Elizabeth Helme – Lousa; or, The Cottage on the Moor 1787
  11. Charlotte Smith – Emmeline, or The Orphan of the Castle 1788
  12. Mary Wollstonecraft – Mary, A Fiction 1788
  13. Charlotte Smith – Ethelinde 1789
  14. Ann Radcliffe – The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne; a Highland Story 1789
  15. Charlotte Lennox – Euphemia 1790
  16. Anna Marie Mackenzie – Monmouth: A Tale Founded on Historical Facts 1790
  17. Ann Radcliffe – A Sicilian Romance 1790
  18. Helen Maria Williams – Julia, A Novel 1790
  19. Elizabeth Inchbald – A Simple Story 1791
  20. Anne Marie Mackenzie – The Danish Massacre: An Historical Fact 1791
  21. Ann Radcliffe – Romance of the Forest 1791
  22. Susanna Rowson – Charlotte Temple 1791
  23. Anna Marie Mackenzie – Slavery, or The Times 1793
  24. Eliza Parsons – Castle of Wolfenbach 1793
  25. Charlotte Smith – The Old Manor House 1793
  26. Jane West – The Advantages of Education 1793
  27. Elizabeth Inchbald – Nature and Art 1794
  28. Ann Radcliffe – The Mysteries of Udolpho 1794
  29. Charlotte Smith – The Wanderings of Warwick 1794
  30. Maria Edgeworth – Letters for Literary Ladies 1795
  31. Eliza Fenwick – Secresy; or, The Ruin on the Rock 1795
  32. Isabella Kelly – The Abbey of St. Asaph 1795
  33. Mary Meeke – Count St. Blancard 1795
  34. Charlotte Smith – Montalbert 1795
  35. Frances Burney – Camilla 1796
  36. Mary Hays – The Memoirs of Emma Courtney 1796
  37. Elizabeth Hamilton – Letters of a Hindoo Rajah 1796
  38. Elizabeth Helme – The Farmer of Inglewood Forest 1796
  39. Eliza Parsons – The Mysterious Warning 1796
  40. Regina Maria Roche – The Children of the Abbey 1796
  41. Charlotte Smith – Marchmont 1796
  42. Hannah Foster – The Coquette 1797
  43. Isabella Kelly. Joscelina: Or, The Rewards of Benevolence. 1797
  44. Harriet and Sophia Lee – The Canterbury Tales 1797-9, 1801, 1805
  45. Ann Radcliffe – The Italian 1797
  46. Jane West – A Gossip’s Story 1797
  47. Mary Ann Hanway – Elinor, or The World As It Is 1798
  48. Regina Maria Roche – Clermont 1798
  49. Eleanor Sleath – The Orphan of the Rhine 1798
  50. Mary Wollstonecraft – Maria; or, The Wrongs of Woman 1798
  51. Mary Hays – The Victim of Prejudice 1799
  52. Elizabeth Helme – Albert; or The Wilds of Strathnavern 1799
  53. Jane West – A Tale of the Times 1799
  54. Maria Edgeworth – Castle Rackrent 1800
  55. Regina Maria Roche – The Nocturnal Visit 1800 Arno
  56. Elizabeth Hamilton – Memoirs of Modern Philosophers 1800
  57. Maria Edgeworth – Belinda 1801
  58. Elizabeth Helme – St. Margaret’s Cave; or, The Nun’s Story 1801
  59. Anne Plumptre. – Something New: Or, Adventures at Campbell-House. 1801
  60. Elizabeth Helme – St. Clair of the Isles; or, The Outlaws of Barra, A Scottish Tradition 1803
  61. Isabella Kelly – A Modern Incident in Domestic Life 1803
  62. Jane Porter – Thaddeus of Warsaw 1803
  63. Mary Hays – Harry Clinton, or A Tale of Youth 1804
  64. Mrs Amelia Opie – Adeline Mowbray 1804
  65. Elizabeth Helme – Pilgrims of the Cross; or, The Chronicles of Christabelle de Mowbray 1805
  66. Charlotte Dacre – Zofloya; or, The Moor 1806
  67. Maria Edgeworth – Leonora 1806
  68. Lady Morgan – The Wild Irish Girl 1806
  69. Sydney Owenson – Lady Morgan. Patriotic Sketches. 1807
  70. Mrs. Eliza Phelp Parsons – The Convict, or The Navy Lieutenant. 1807
  71. Elizabeth Hamilton – The Cottagers of Glenburnie 1808
  72. Anna Maria Porter – Don Sebastian; or, The House of Braganza 1809
  73. Maria Edgeworth – Ennui and Manoeuvering 1809
  74. Hannah More – Coelebs in Search of a Wife 1809
  75. Eleanor Sleath – The Nocturnal Minstrel, or The Spirit of the Wood 1809
  76. Mary Brunton – Self-Control 1810-1
  77. Jane Porter – The Scottish Chiefs 1810
  78. Jane Austen – Sense and Sensibility 1811
  79. Maria Edgeworth – The Absentee 1812
  80. Maria Edgeworth – Emilie de Coulanges 1812
  81. Maria Edgeworth – Vivian 1812
  82. Elizabeth Helme – Magdalen; or The Penitent of Godstow 1812
  83. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice 1813
  84. Jane Austen – Mansfield Park 1814
  85. Mary Brunton – Discipline 1814
  86. Frances Burney – The Wanderer 1814
  87. Maria Edgeworth – Patronage 1814
  88. Anna Maria Porter – The Recluse of Norway 1814
  89. Mary Hays – The Brothers, or Consequences; A Story of What Happens Every Day 1815
  90. Jane Porter – The Pastor’s Fireside 1815
  91. Catherine Smith – Barozzi or the Venetian Sorceress: A Romance of the Sixteenth Century 1815
  92. Jane Austen – Emma 1816
  93. Lady Caroline Lamb – Glenavron 1816
  94. Maria Edgeworth – Ormond and Harrington 1817
  95. Mary Hays – Family Annals, or The Sisters 1817
  96. Anna Maria Porter – The Knight of St. John 1817
  97. Jane Austen – Persuasion 1818
  98. Susan Ferrier – Marriage 1818
  99. Anna Maria Porter – The Fast of St. Magdalen: A Romance 1818
  100. Mary Shelley – Frankenstein 1818

2 thoughts on “Classic Female Authors

  1. Thanks for the list! I’ve been able to read some of the obscure novels in one place or another; but am still looking for #33, Mary Meeke’s Count St. Blancard. I’m not an enrolled student, so online access to any university has always brought me to a blank wall. Cheers.

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    1. University is way way back for me but I have been lucky since my daughter attended college for many years and now is a professor herself. Even so, most of the classical authors are available on Project Gutenberg (in various countries).

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