Elizabeth Hamilton Bibliography

Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah 1796
Not a translation but a satire of British society through the eyes of the fictional character of the titular Indian Rajah.
Memoirs of Modern Philosophers 1800
Elizabeth Hamilton’s (1758-1816) second novel, published in three volumes, quickly went through a number of editions. The anti-heroine, Bridgetina Botherim, represents Mary Hays; one of Hamilton’s most effective satirical techniques is to put Godwin’s literal words into the mouth of Vallaton, the seducer of Julie Delmond. The objects of Elizabeth Hamilton’s satire seem chiefly to have been the extremists of the modern philosophers, among whom she did not include Mary Wollstonecraft. The introduction is signed “Geoffry Jarvis”, a pseudonym used by Elizabeth Hamilton.

Hamilton describes contemporary philosophers as “men who, without much knowledge, either moral or natural, entertain a high idea of their own superiority from having the temerity to reject whatever has the sanction of experience and common sense.
Letters on Education 1801
Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus 1804
Letters Addressed to the Daughter of a Nobleman on the Formation of the Religious and Moral Principles 1806