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Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1830-31; pub. 1837)
Principles of Geology (1830-33)
The Red and the Black (1830)
Poems (Tennyson) (1830-89)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1831)
The Lady of Shallot (1832)
On War (1832)
Eugenie Grandet (1833)
The Lotos-Eaters (1833)
Pere Goriot (1834-5)
Democracy in America (1835-39)
Fairy Tales (Andersen) (1835-45)
Pickwick Papers (1836-37)
The Voyage of the Beagle (1836)
Oliver Twist (1837-39)
Nicholas Nickleby (1838-39)
The Charterhouse of Parma (1839)
Experimental Researches in Electricity (1839-55)
The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
Poems (Emerson) (1840-47)
Dead Souls (1841-46)
Essays (Emerson) (1841-44)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841)
Eleonora (1842)
The Masque of the Red Death (1842)
The Overcoat (1842)
A Christmas Carol (1843)
Either/Or (1843)
Fear and Trembling (1843)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1843)
A System of Logic (1843)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1843)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844-45)
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (1844)
Rappaccini's Daughter (1844)
The Three Musketeers (1844)
The Purloined Letter (1845)
The Raven (1845)
The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
Poems (E. Brontë) (1846)
Jane Eyre (1847)
Vanity Fair (1847-48)
Wuthering Heights (1847)
The Communist Manifesto (1848)
Civil Disobedience (1849)
David Copperfield (1849)
Sickness Unto Death (1849)
Poems (Dickinson) (1850-1886; pub. 1890)
The Poetic Principle (pub. 1850)
Representative Men (1850)
The Scarlet Letter (1850)
Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
The House of the Seven Gables (1851)
The Indestructibility of Our Inner Nature (1851)
Jonathan Swift (1851)
Moby Dick (1851)
Studies in Pessimism (1851)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Bleak House (1853)
The Attack Upon Christendom (1854-55)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)
Hard Times (1854)
Walden (1854)
Little Dorrit (1855-57)
The Positive Philosophy (1855)
English Traits (1856)
Madame Bovary (1857)
Adam Bede (1859)
The Forces of Matter (1859-60)
On Liberty (1859)
The Origin of Species (1859)
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
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