The 18th century was a time of great change and growth in the world of rare books and literature. During this period, the novel emerged as a new literary form, and writers began to experiment with new themes, styles, and techniques. Many Antiquarian Books were Printed During this era. Some of the most famous works of this era include:
- "Pamela" by Samuel Richardson (1740): This novel is considered to be one of the first true novels in English literature. It tells the story of a young woman named Pamela Andrews and her relationship with her employer, Mr. B. Pamela is a feminist heroine who uses her intelligence and wit to resist Mr. B's advances.
- "Tom Jones" by Henry Fielding (1749): This novel is a classic of English literature and is considered one of the first realistic novels. It tells the story of Tom Jones, a young man who is raised in poverty but eventually rises to become a gentleman. Along the way, he faces various challenges and obstacles, including a plot to disgrace him.
- "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe (1719): This novel is one of the most famous works of literature in the English language. It tells the story of Robinson Crusoe, a young man who is shipwrecked on a deserted island. He spends years surviving on the island before being rescued. Along the way, he faces numerous challenges and learns to survive in a harsh environment.
- "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley (1818): This novel is considered a classic of Gothic literature and is still widely read today. It tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a creature made from parts of corpses. The creature becomes violent and seeks revenge against its creator, leading to a tragic ending.
These are just a few of the many great 18th century novels that are still widely read and studied today. The Online Rare Bookstore of Books Cards N Bikes Carries many of these types of Books. The Golden Age of Literature was a time of Collectible Rare Books with great creativity and innovation in the world of literature, and these novels are just a few examples of the many works that were produced during this time.