Edward Moore turned to literature after failing as a linen-draper. His Fables for the Fair Sex (1744) became one of the more popular poems of the century. Moore was patronized by George Lyttleton and Lord Chesterfield; he edited The World, a much-respected periodical paper whose contributors included Horace Walpole and Richard Owen Cambridge.
Fables for the female sex. 1744.
The trial of Selim the Persian for divers high crimes and misdemeanours. 1748.
The foundling: a comedy. 1748.
An ode to David Garrick upon the talk of the town. 1749.
Solomon: a serenata. 1750.
Gil Blas: a comedy. 1751.
The gamester: a tragedy. 1753.
Poems, fables, and plays. 1756.
Dramatic works. 1788.