Bagehot generally wrote in the form of essays, which were first published as journal articles and later often reprinted as books. With one exception the articles which he wrote regularly for The Economist, which he edited from 1861 to his death in 1877, are not listed here. Many of them are reprinted in Volume IX of Mrs Russell Barrington’s Collected works.
The following list of his writings is based on the bibliography in St John Stevas’s book Walter Bagehot: a study of his life and thought. They are all available online by searching the Online Library of Liberty website: https://oll.libertyfund.org/.
1848 The currency monopoly (reprinted from the Prospective Review).
1848 Principles of political economy (reprinted from the Prospective Review).
1852 Letters on the French coup d’état of 1851 (addressed to the Editor of The Inquirer).
1852 Hartley Coleridge.
1853 Shakespeare – the man.
1854 Bishop Butler.
1855 William Cowper.
1855 The first Edinburgh Reviewers.
1856 Thomas Babington Macaulay.
1856 Edward Gibbon.
1856 The character of Sir Robert Peel.
1856 Percy Bysshe Shelley.
1856 Dull government (reprinted from the Saturday Review).
1856 Average government (reprinted from the Saturday Review).
1856 Thinking government (reprinted from the Saturday Review).
1856 Inconvincible governments (reprinted from the Saturday Review).
1856 Intellectual Conservatism (reprinted from the Saturday Review).
1857 The Crédit Mobilier and banking companies in France.
1857 Lord Brougham.
1858 The monetary crisis of 1857 (reprinted from the National Review).
1858 The Waverley novels.
1858 Charles Dickens.
1859 Parliamentary reform (reprinted, with considerable additions, from the National Review).
1859 John Milton.
1860 The history of the unreformed Parliament and its lessons (reprinted from the National Review).
1860 Mr Gladstone.
1860 Memoir of the Right Honourable James Wilson (reprinted from The Economist).
1861 The American constitution at the present crisis: causes of the civil war in America.
1861 William Pitt.
1861 The Prince Consort.
1862 Count your enemies and economise your expenditure.
1862 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
1862 The ignorance of man.
1862 Mr Clough’s poems.
1863 Bolingbroke as a statesman.
1863 What Lord Lyndhurst really was.
1863 Sir George Cornewall Lewis.
1864 The tribute at Hereford to Sir G. C. Lewis.
1864 Sterne and Thackeray.
1864 Wordsworth, Tennyson and Browning: or pure, ornate and grotesque art in English poetry.
1865 Caesarism as it existed in 1865.
1865 Mr Cobden.
1865 Lord Palmerston.
1867 The English constitution.
1868 Matthew Arnold on the London University (reprinted from the Fortnightly Review).
1869 A universal money.
1869 Henry Crabb Robinson.
1870 Bad lawyers or good?
1870 The Earl of Clarendon.
1871 Mr Grote.
1871 On the emotion of conviction.
1871 Mr Lowe as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
1871 Senior’s journals (reprinted from the Fortnightly Review).
1872 Physics and politics.
1873 Lombard Street.
1874 The metaphysical basis of toleration.
1874 Monsieur Guizot.
1874 The Public Worship Regulation Bill.
1875 Professor Cairnes.
1876 The depreciation of silver.
1876 Adam Smith as a person.
1876 Mr Disraeli as a Member of the House of Commons.
1877 Lord Althorp and the Reform Act of 1832.
1878 The chances for a long Conservative regime in England (written in 1874; found among his papers after his death and published in the Fortnightly Review).
1879 Economic studies.