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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Claudine van Hensbergen Duke University Press 2010 R “Why I Write Them, I Can Give No Account”: Aphra Behn and “Love- Letters to a Gentleman” (1696) Claudine van Hensbergen St. Edmund...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Alison Conway The College of William & Mary 2001 The Protestant Cause and a Protestant Whore: Aphra Behn’s Love-letters Critics have often commented on Aphra Behn’s identification with the figure of the whore, especially in relation to her work as a playwright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... concentrate on the early (indeed, to my mind, originary) novelistic writings of Aphra Behn. For even if Behn did not voice her interest in the Rights of Woman as overtly or polemically as did Mary Wollstonecraft in her landmark feminist Vindication , so many of Behn’s narratives hinge upon the question...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to The Rover. Or, the Banish’t Cavaliers (677), Aphra Behn demarcates a set of faulty interpretive practices and directs the audience to the proper reading of her play by negative example. The unidentified speaker begins by performing a hysterical, puritanical reaction to the basic elements of the play...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to the Athenian Society (1692) and Aphra Behn’s Pindaric on the Death of our Late Sovereign (1685). I have deliberately Reconsidering an Unfashionable Genre 4 1 chosen two works in the same verse subgenre—the Pindaric ode—in order to allow for a clearer comparison. Both Swift’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... will be contested, but Staves will be challenged far more rigorously for her maverick appraisals of Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood. Perhaps the earliest battle to expand the Restoration canon involved the recovery of Aphra Behn. Dismissed by critics soon after her death when William...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 188–207.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is not usually associated with Tonson’s, although they were clearly firm friends, and, indeed, it appears nowhere else in Tonson’s correspondence; this is not unusual, particularly for the earliest surviving letters of Tonson’s career. Similarly, Aphra Behn and Francis Atterbury are among those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of long narratives, published between 1663 and 1687, by Samuel Butler, John Bunyan, John Dryden, and Aphra Behn. None of these narratives are even broadly categorized as epics. Rather, like Paradise Lost, they show the influence of several experimental, mixed forms that flourished during...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 145–149.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of George Etherege, William Wycherley, John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Thomas Shadwell, William Congreve, Catherine Trotter, Thomas Southerne, John Vanbrugh, Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 38, Number 3, Fall 2014  doi 10.1215/000982601-2774109...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
...), and thus to the first volume of Aphra Behn s Love- Letters (1684), where this wave of desire breaks on the shores of England. Bowers then takes us to the epistolary works of Delarivier Manley (The Lady s Pacquet Broke Open, 1707 08), Mary Hearne (The Lover s Week, 1718), Eliza Haywood (Letters from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
... on the influence of the “the liberty plot,” a convention representing Atlantic crossings for readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Doyle takes a “regional transnational approach” to writers from Aphra Behn to Virginia Woolf, analyzing a rhetoric of freedom that remains blind to the forms of exploitation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2009
... sketched out by Catherine Gallagher in her remarks on Aphra Behn, the connection between prostitution and authorship.3 Now Laura Rosenthal (no relation to Margaret) engages a mass of texts about women and men who sell sex, but shifts the emphasis from the sex to the selling. She is interested...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that touch upon the same topics and yet, so frequently, equivocate about personal or national ethics. For example, Aphra Behn’s novella Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave (1688), fre- quently cited by modern scholars as abolitionist for its sympathetic treatment of Prince Oroonoko, nonetheless virtually...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
... sanction of sovereign rule. Loar’s discussion of Aphra Behn, focusing on issues of sovereignty, puts Oronooko and The Widdow Ranter alongside The Roundheads, three texts gener- ally not read together in Behn studies. Loar shows us how Behn draws paral- lels between Surinam, Virginia, and civil...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
...—whether of country or of court, comedy or tragedy—“shew our Faults” with the aim “to mend ’em.” Aphra Behn, in “The Epistle Dedicatory” to The Lucky Chance (1686), emphasizes this heuristic function of the stage, saying that theaters are “the schools of virtue, where vice is always either punished...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... questions of authenticity when picking through the scant remains of Aphra Behn’s biography. Using the troublesome evidence of a series of letters claimed to be written by Behn, she illuminates the problems attendant on working with printed letters that lack manuscript sources. The article highlights...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of amorous intrigue composed by Aphra Behn, Delar- The Newest Eighteenth Century 97 iviere Manley, and Eliza Haywood. His account emphasizes the tremendous pleasure that drew readers to those prototypes, pleasure that both provoked Richardson’s and Fielding’s ire...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., “‘Playhouse Flesh and Blood’: Sexual Ideology and the Restoration Actress,” ELH 46 (1979): 595 – 617; Elin Diamond, “Gestus and Signature in Aphra Behn’s The Rover,” ELH 56 (1989): 519 – 41; Thomas A. King, “‘As If (She) Were Made on Purpose to Put the 114 Eighteenth-Century Life Whole World...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 109–123.
Published: 01 January 2005
...: Cambridge Univ., 2003). Pp. 414. 51 ills., incl. 10 color. $50. ISBN 0-521-59090-6 Beeman, Richard R. The Varieties of Political Experience in Eighteenth-Century America (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2004). Pp. 376. 25 ills. $39.95. ISBN 0-8122-3770-6 Behn, Aphra. The Lover’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 129–142.
Published: 01 September 2004
... (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2003). Pp. 44. 5 ills., incl. 0 color. $50. ISBN 0-52-59090-6 Beeman, Richard R. The Varieties of Political Experience in Eighteenth-Century America (Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2004). Pp. 376. 25 ills. $39.95. ISBN 0-822-3770-6 Behn, Aphra...