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When Frances Burney (1752–1840) first published her novel Evelina, she did so in strictest secrecy, concealing both her...
From the time of his initial arrest in 1763 for committing seditious libel, the radical politician and newspaper editor ...
This portrait of the novelist and playwright Dr Oliver Goldsmith (1728?–1774) was painted by the foremost portrait artis...
Print, Etching, Image
These prints mock the towering hairstyles, wigs and extravagant fashions of late 18th-century Britain. They come from t...
Made in the second half of the 18th century, these playing cards depict objects, scenes and sentiments familiar to the m...
Book, Quarto, Image
‘The Deserted Village’ (1770) is a pastoral poem by Oliver Goldsmith that laments the decline of rural life and the depo...