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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2019
...). In one case, the 1963 Lancer edition of the “suppressed sequel to Fanny Hill,” Memoirs of a Coxcomb , the work in question was certainly Cleland’s. But in two other cases, mildly racy eighteenth-century “memoirs” were blazoned on their covers as “by the Author of Fanny Hill,” despite the absence of any...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Mark Blackwell Gladfelder Hal . Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2012 ). Pp. xii + 311 . $54.95 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay Should John...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Richard Terry; Helen Williams Our essay documents some of the issues we faced as modern editors of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49). We were conscious of the groundbreaking earlier editions of Peter Sabor and Peter Wagner, and also of the particular difficulties posed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 162–187.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Simon Stern This essay discusses John Cleland’s novel The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49), better known as Fanny Hill ), in the context of eighteenth-century obscenity law and the law of search and seizure. To explain why obscenity could have been treated as a criminal offense at all...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 105–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Carolyn D. Williams Attempts to find connections between Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure and Cleland’s etymological tracts, in which he attempted to recover the ancient Celtic language, have, so far, met with mixed success. The most promising approach is to relate them to their broader contexts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Laura J. Rosenthal While appreciating the author’s skill, critics have nevertheless characterized John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure as little more than a string of pornographic vignettes held together with the barest of plots and populated by superficial characters mechanically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 8–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Peter Sabor This essay envisages what a new scholarly edition of John Cleland’s notorious novel, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748 – 49), might provide. Drawing on digital resources such as ECCO, it could readily refer to the full range of Cleland’s numerous publications, and taking advantage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 20–28.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jaydeep Chipalkatti John Cleland’s novel Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill ) is a classic of eighteenth- century English erotica. This article contains a brief discussion of some of the linguistic and stylistic decisions taken by the author in his Marathi translation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Clorinda Donato This study charts the resonance of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , known more commonly as Fanny Hill , in the Italian peninsula in the long eighteenth century. It discusses and compares four different editions of Italian translations of the novel as well as its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of these documents is a now well-known letter from the imprisoned novelist John Cleland to Newcastle’s law clerk Lovel Stanhope, in which Cleland compares his own case to that of “the Son of a Dean and Grandson of a Bishop [who] was mad and wicked enough to Publish a Pamphlet evidently in defence of Sodomy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Norbert Schürer While John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , also known as Fanny Hill , seems to be mostly obsessed with sexual activity, it is actually just as much about the burgeoning free-market capitalist economy of mid- eighteenth-century England. In the explicit references...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
...,” and by Richardson’s own purging of eroticism in later editions of the work (an aspect of the texts Lubey does not discuss). So, does Richardson want the reader of Pamela to get hot or not? Even Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49) is more than mere por- nography, Lubey argues, for Cleland’s highly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 133–137.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and the causes of human behavior: Bunyan’s account in Grace Abounding (1666) of the word of God darting into his mind and leading him to believe and do things; Fielding’s account of “Lust,” “Pride,” and “Fear” leading Lady Booby to do certain things; and Cleland’s rich tropological descriptions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... not already know what Richardson s achievement involved, what his innovations consisted of, will not find out in this chapter. The episto- lary ship sails on, briefly stopping at a British brothel (John Cleland s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, 1748 49), before heading back in Bowers s final para- graph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... life. Machines, seen as artifi cial life, merely mimicked humans. In John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Coxcomb (1751), for example, the frustrated narrator Sir William Delamore demonstrates this distinction between mechanism and real life when he explains Agnes’s rejection of what he considers natural...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 133–143.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... $90 Gikandi, Simon. Slavery and the Culture of Taste (Princeton: Princeton Univ., 2011). Pp. 386. 73 ills. $45. Gill, Stephen. Wordsworth’s Revisitings (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2011). Pp. vii + 265. $45 Gladfelder, Hal. Fanny Hill in Bombay: The Making and Unmaking of John Cleland...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
...” who can “guard our Martial Thistle with the Roses” (Watson, 1:11). From yet a different political and religious perspective, the author of ten stanzas of “Hallow my Fancy,” Colonel William Cleland, was a covenanting poet who, according to David Daiches, “consciously tried to establish a non...