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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 (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 (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
... works that, despite being penned by canonical authors, have fallen into obscurity or critical dis­repute: Jonathan Swift’s Ode to the Athenian Society (1692) and Aphra Behn’s Pindaric on the Death of our Late Sovereign (1685). I have deliberately Reconsidering...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 88–92.
Published: 01 April 2024
... and culturally persistent” of her selected authors’ repertoire. These authors—many of them fixtures of eighteenth-century literature, from Aphra Behn, to Richard Steele, to Eliza Haywood—are particularly illustrative, Ingrassia argues, because they each “had a connection in the material workings of the British...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 262–267.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., becoming the prestigious medium for aspiring authors. For writers, as Virginia Woolf famously announced in A Room of One's Own , “Money dignifies what is frivolous if unpaid for”: while literary figures such as Aphra Behn at the end of the seventeenth century felt compelled to explain and apologize to her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 188–207.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is right up-to-the-minute. Luttrell’s name 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...
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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 (2009) 33 (1): 19–27.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that the lighter verse of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Anne Finch might have encouraged poets like Jones to write unchallenging, self-deprecating verse. Such dismissals will be contested, but Staves will be challenged far more rigorously for her maverick appraisals of Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 97–105.
Published: 01 January 2009
...: “First they’re enjoyed, and then kicked out of doors,” though satirical poets, like diseased prostitutes, get their revenge by leaving a sting behind. Much interesting work remains to be done on a subject sketched out by Catherine Gallagher in her remarks on Aphra Behn, the connection between...
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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 (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 (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 (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...
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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 (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
... 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 it entails. Mary Helen McMurran, a contrib- utor to The Literary Channel, returns...
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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 (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
... reader a sense of being made privy to a “secret” life, while also fostering a suspicion of being “manipulated” by the letter writer, such as the rake-­seducer of Aphra Behn’s Love-­Letters between a Nobleman and His Sister (1684 – 87), or the informant anxious to please his Ottoman employer...