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The Literary World

Writers of the Restoration and 18th Century

Distinguished literary figures of the English Restoration (1660 to 1688) and the 18th century.

  • Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (born 1666, died 1720)

    English poet.

    • Wrote ''''The Spleen''''
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (born 1689, died 1762)

    English writer.

    • Wrote Letters from the East
  • Phillis Wheatley (died 1784)

    African-born slave who became America's first black female poet.

    • Wrote Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
  • Elizabeth Carter (born 1717, died 1806)

    English poet and translator.

    • Wrote Poems upon Particular Occasions
  • Agatha Deken (born 1741, died 1804)

    Dutch writer.

    • Co-wrote the first Dutch novel, De historie van mejuffrouw Sara Burgerhart (''''The History of Miss Sara Burgerhart'''')
  • Elizabeth Wolff-Bekker (born 1738, died 1804)

    Dutch poet and novelist.

    • Co-wrote the first Dutch novel, De historie van mejuffrouw Sara Burgerhart (''''The History of Miss Sara Burgerhart'''')
  • Sophie von La Roche (born 1731, died 1807)

    German novelist and leader of a literary salon.

    • Wrote Geschichte des Fräleins von Sternheim
  • Anna Maria Lenngren (born 1754, died 1817)

    Swedish Neoclassical poet.

    • Wrote ''''Den glada festen'''' (''''The Merry Festival'''')
  • Charlotte Lennox (born 1720, died 1804)

    American-born English novelist.

    • Wrote The Female Quixote
  • Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (born 1718, died 1763)

    Swedish poet and feminist.

    • Wrote Den sörjande turturduvan (''''The Mourning Turtledove'''')
  • Hester Lynch Piozzi (born 1740, died 1821)

    English writer.

    • Wrote Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D., during the last Twenty Years of his Life
  • Charlotte Smith (born 1749, died 1806)

    English novelist and poet.

    • Wrote The Old Manor-House

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