Poems and Books

Poems and Books of Regency England

Links of the Regency At Christian Regency

While Byron is a Regency hero, other great works of literature were available for the upper class to read such as that of Donne, Burns, and Blake. Poetry was a respectable profession, and long poems such as Prisoner of Chillon, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and The Lady of the Lake were popular. Writing novels as a profession was looked down upon, but they were immensely favored by the ladies of the Ton and secretly coveted by the beaus.

Popular Novels of the time: (S=Summary; W=Whole Text)

By Ann Radcliffe

The Mysteries of Udolpho  (1794) S W

The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne (1789) S W

The Romance of the Forest  (1791) S W

By Henry Fielding

The History of Tom Jones, a foundling  (1749) S W

By Mathew Gregory Lewis

The Monk: A Romance (1796) S W

By Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility  (1811) S W

Pride and Prejudice  (1813) S W

 Mansfield Park  (1814) S W

Emma (1815) S W

Northanger Abbey (1817) S W

Persuasion by Jane Austen (1817) S W


By Sir Walter Scott

Waverly (1814)  S W

Ivanhoe (1819) S W

Poems, Novels and other Reading Materials available in Regency Times

Wonderful poets and authors were available to the Regency reader, that is, if they could get their hands on a book.

 John Blunt - Bar the Door

John Blunt -Bar the Door II

In the Throes of Love

Critique of Northanger Abbey

Poets from 1700 to 1799

Poems of John Donne

The Flea

Love Infiniteness

Secret Notes on Lord Byron

Lovers' Vows by Elizabeth Inchbald   

    Summary of Lovers' Vows