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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
... straightforwardly with “Georgian life” or the coming of “modernity” is a matter for debate. The exhibition frames itself as an investigation of the “unprecedented eco- nomic, social, and cultural changes” in eighteenth-century Britain. The guide leaflet dutifully notes the new constitutional monarchy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... dichotomous one offered its readers an alternative to imagining a middle class. Duke University Press 2009 R Representations of the Social Order in The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1785 – 1815 William Stafford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 49–73.
Published: 01 January 2020
... particular more complexly ironic novels, in which his political and social views are more difficult to deter- mine, Fielding insists on the inherently hierarchical nature of society.2 His work displays his contempt for the lower classes, which he calls the very Dregs of the People, and, as Scott MacKenzie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 58–83.
Published: 01 January 2018
... University Press 2018 hospitality social hierarchy Sarah Fielding eighteenth-century novel gender • Revising Hospitality: Class, Ethics, and the Toadeater Guest Teresa S axton University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... himself and others’ views of him, Boruwlaski redefi ned the public categories of class and physi- cal normality to fi t himself. The case of “Count” Joseph Boruwlaski exemplifi es the shift in the defi nition of self from a public, socially defi ned one to a private, self-asserted one in the long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
... the social observers of the eighteenth century over the increased con- sumption of tea and sugar” which, he adds truly, “appears almost ludi- crous to the modern mind,” came partly from the expense, partly from the fear that it would injure the health, but largely from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
... © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 novel eighteenth-century emotion social class Cleland prostitution pornography ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... narrative characteristic of classical novels is well suited to stories about the unfolding of genius or the rise of social classes, but is not so suitable for sprawling assem- blages where there is no clear protagonist or common motive. Yet the literary study of groups of individuals is becoming more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 January 2000
... needs of the patrons. Adopting the current method of interpreting private architecture in terms of the social codes embedded in it, the author produces a finely drawn portrait of the financiers, bypassing the usual generalizations about the merging of the classes in favor of more subtle analysis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... landowning classes, and who desired socially appropriate positions for her children, such horrors had to be set against the material opportunities made available by war. In both cases the representation of sympathy for the victims of war provides a way out of the moral impasse they encounter. Copyright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... traveled extensively, acquired a good education, and, at his death, owned property worth £30,000.12 By the end of his life, Johnson was firmly in the ranks of the middle class; he was perhaps distinct for the extent of his social climbing, but most Irish physicians in London had advanced in a similar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... most distinguished representatives of a much larger body of prosperous Irish Catholics in the metropolis, whose patterns of communal life can be traced over several generations.4 These Irish merit attention as a distinct strand in London’s rich eth- nic, religious, and social history, and as...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... identical pace. Austen’s psychologically nuanced approach 166   Eighteenth-Century Life is a more complex—and arguably more accurate—illustration of this social and intellectual evolution than that at which contemporary natural histori- ans marveled. According to Playfair, in The Edinburgh Review...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... respond to social and readership changes. An examination of the illustration history of  James Thomson’s The Seasons between 1730 and 1800 facilitates an understanding of the poem in both ideological and representational terms, in that the different ways in which designers and illustrators...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... word- of-mouth—read aloud in workshops, say, or sung in public alehouses—they were not restricted to literate members of the laboring classes.16 At any rate, despite enormous variety at this social level, reading abilities were hardly negligible and almost certainly improving, especially among...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
... with the classes he identi–es in the metropolitan drawing room; a Miss Leeson or a Mr. Meadows becomes a SUPERCILIOUS or INSENSIBIL- IST, enabling Cecilia to streamline the mass of information available to her, and to tailor her social relationships accordingly. Gosport’s onomastic work here is...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
... London pieces show Ward's wit and blunt humor to good advantage, even as they reveal the breadth of his social vision and sympathies. Taken together, they also display the dynamic evolution of his attempts to combine satire with other forms of literary entertainment, as he moved from satiric travelogue...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 65–104.
Published: 01 September 2009
... embalming and even mummification (one thinks of Bentham’s corpse) became common practices among all but the very lowest classes.” 6 Rob- ert A. Aubin claims that by the early eighteenth century, “embalmment was rapidly becoming de rigueur. It paraded commercial and social respect- ability, followed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... their one-year-old boy aptly named Billy, whom she wants to breastfeed. Mr. B neither tolerates competition for that part of Pamela’s body nor permits her to engage in an act so awfully horri- bly shockingly vulgar to his social class. Mr. B denies her wish and reminds her that though British law...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
... a commodity fetishism that avoids certain realities of social class, social labor, and social justice. III. The Vase Disembodied When he lent his replica of the Portland Vase to Darwin, Wedgwood swore him to secrecy. Darwin soon apologized, “I have disobeyed you, 20   Eighteenth-Century...