Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Bacon is also a candidate for authorship of the plays of William Shakespeare

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List of Works
[Advancement of Learning]   [Essays]   [New Atlantis]   [Novum Organum]  

Advancement of Learning (1623?) [GBWW,HTR]
  • HTML (Two pages, 131 KB & 342 KB) at Renascence Editions
  • HTML (509 KB; 185 KB zipped; plain text also available) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition (Kessinger, 1997).
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Essays (1601) [HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at Bartleby.com
  • Text file (312 KB; 122 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg
  • Finnish Text file (171 KB; 67 KB zipped; may be abridged) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition (Kessinger Publishing, 1992, 184 pg).
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New Atlantis (1626) [GBWW,HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Single page, 102 KB) at Sir Francis Bacon's New Advancement of Learning
  • HTML (107 KB; 40 KB zipped; plain text also available) at Project Gutenberg
  • Spanish RTF (direct link) at Diccionario Teológico Mercabá (Translator Unknown)

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  • Paperback edition (Kessinger, 1997).
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Novum Organum (1620) [GBWW,HTR,HC]
  • HTML (Single page, Preface and some aphorisms, 157 KB) at the Hanover Historical Texts Project (Translated by Basil Montague)
  • Latin HTML (8 pages, indexed) at The Classics Page at Ad Fontes Academy

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  • Paperback edition, translated by Peter Urbach and John Gibson (Open Court Publishing Company, 1994, 364 pg).
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Poems (Johnson) (c. 1750-80?)
An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
On the Origin of Inequality (1754)
Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding (pub. 1754)
A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)
On Political Economy (1755)
On the Sublime and Beautiful (1756)
On Taste (Burke) (1756)
Of the Standard of Taste (Hume) (1757)
Candide (1759)
The Prince of Abyssinia (or, Rasselas) (1759)
The Theory of the Moral Sentiments (1759)
Tristam Shandy (1759-67)
Confessions (Rousseau) (c. 1762; Pub. 1782)
Emile (or, On Education) (1762)
Rameau's Nephew (1762)
The Social Contract (1762)
Philosophical Dictionary (1764)
The Plays of William Shakespeare (Johnson) (1765)
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1765? - 2nd ed. 1768)
Sorrows of the Young Werther (1774)
Common Sense (1776)
Declaration of Independence (1776)
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88)
Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)
Articles of Confederation (1777)
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (pub. 1779)
The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics (1780)
Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
The Lives of the Poets (1781)
Poems (Blake) (1783-94)
Prolegomena (1783)
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
Introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1786)
Constitutional Convention Debates (1787)
Constitution of the United States (1787; effect. 1789)
Anti-Federalist Papers (1787-88)
Federalist Papers (1787-88)
Critique of Practical Reason (1788)
Elements of Chemistry (1789)
Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
Songs of Innocence (1789)
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