By “literary graves” we mean not only graves of poets and novelists and other traditionally “literary” authors, but also of philosophers, painters, scientists, and other prominent authors and thinkers and artists who influenced eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and American literature–as well as friends, family members, and patrons that figured prominently into the lives and works of literary authors.

Below is an alphabetical listing of Literary Graves, thus understood.  Although these pages contain images of individual gravesites, where possible the name of the graveyard listed on each page is hyperlinked to a page that contains additional images of that graveyard.

The below list is very incomplete, and we are still missing many important literary figures. To see a list of graves we would especially like to add to this page, visit our Literary Graves Wish List.  Should you have images to contribute to these pages, please email them to us at gravestoneproject@gmail.com.

A

Alcott, Louisa May

Austen, Jane

B

Balzac, Honoré de

Baudelaire, Charles

Blake, William and Catherine

Brontë, Anne

Brown, Charles Brockden

Broughton, Baron (see John Cam Hobhouse)

Byron, George Gordon Lord

Bunyan, John

Burns, Robert

C

 

Chopin, Frédéric

 

Clare, John

 

Coleridge, Hartley

 

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

 

Collins, William Wilkie

D

Defoe, Daniel

E

Eliot, George (Mary Anne Evans)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

F

Franklin, Benjamin

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb and Johanna Marie (Rahn)

G

Gladstone, William Ewart

Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft (see Mary Wollstonecraft)

H

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

Hobhouse, John Cam (Baron Broughton)

Hugo, Victor

 

I

J

K

Keats, John

L

Labrunie, Gérard (see Gérard de Nerval)

La Fontaine, Jean de

 

M

Marx, Karl

Mitford, Mary Russell

Musset, Alfred de

N

Nerval, Gérard de

O

P

Poe, Edgar Allan

Poole, Thomas

Proust, Marcel

 

Q

Quillinan, Dora Wordsworth

R

Robinson, Mary

Rush, Benjamin, M.D., and Julia

Ruskin, John

S

Severn, Joseph

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Southey, Robert and Edith

Spencer, Herbert

T

Thelwall, John

Thoreau, Henry David

Trelawny, Edward J.

 

U

V

W

Wilde, Oscar

Wollstonecraft, Mary (original gravesite)

Wordsworth, Dorothy

Wordsworth, John (I)

Wordsworth, John (II)

Wordsworth, William and Mary

X

 

Y

Z

 


For literary graves from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, click here.

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