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 email@example.com.
Broughton, Baron (see John Cam Hobhouse)
Gladstone, William Ewart
Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft (see Mary Wollstonecraft)
Labrunie, Gérard (see Gérard de Nerval)
Wollstonecraft, Mary (original gravesite)
Wordsworth, John (I)
Wordsworth, John (II)
For literary graves from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, click here.
If you would like to contribute a literary grave, please see the Become a Collaborator page.