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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
...James Watt Châtel Laurent . William Beckford: The Elusive Orientalist . Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ( Oxford : Voltaire Foundation , 2016 ). Pp. xvi + 272 . 8 ills. $100 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 92–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and servants alike ensured that everyone knew whether money was new, old, plundered, or acquired in marriage. Another speculation that “slavery functioned as the hidden cause—the political uncon- scious, as it were—of Beckford’s aesthetic being” (131) is misguided. Consid- ering William Beckford’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 271–273.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of visiting posts in American institutions, including the Insti- tute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art. His publications include stud- ies on G. B. Piranesi, the Adam Brothers, and William Beckford. He...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the Reverend Gilpin on the Stowe landscape garden, Hume on history, and William Beckford on collecting, as well as essays by Anna Letitia­ Barbauld, Hannah More, and Frances Reynolds. Although many of these readings are clever, most are partial: they focus on moments, leaving the reader without...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 127–134.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Rover, 1675  – 1725 (Newark: Univ. of Delaware, 2012). Pp. xii + 189. $65 Garnham, Neal. The Militia in Eighteenth-­Century Ireland: In Defence of the Protestant Interest (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2012). Pp. x + 198. $115 Gauci, Perry. William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2007
... of 1795 and with the increasing threat of a French invasion, expressions of loyalty began to supersede such personally directed broadside satire, though its language and imagery still circulated in less infl ammatory media, for example, in Beckford’s Azemia (1797), where Pitt is mocked in a song...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... The Clothes That Wear Us: Essays on Dressing and Transgressing in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Newark: Univ. of Delaware, 1999). Pp. 362. 15 ills. $49.50. ISBN 0-87413-672-5 Ostergard, Derek E., ed. William Beckford, 1760–1844: An Eye for the Magnificent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 9–18.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., or William Beckford, or the marquis de Sade—have apparently been retired into stud service in order to open positions for those who regard sex as a tool for reform. Most everyone who remains on the south side of sainthood has experi- enced the universality of the erotic, whether drifting...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
...-century, was viewed as a le- gitimate field for experiment and extremes of novelty, but only for pri- vate works of a domestic nature. It would be another forty years before the monumental character and dimensions of William Beckford’s Fonthill Abbey (1796-1818...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... This is followed by an illumi- nating comparison between the portrait styles of Batoni and Rosalba Carriera as reflecting the fundamental polarities of Rome and Venice within the pro- gram of the Tour. In the concluding chapter, “Transformations,” the writings of Beckford and Byron are used to plot the shift...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of Portland, and William Beckford, attracted admiration, awe, and ridi- cule.4 However, since the establishment in 1660 of the Royal Society for the Improving of Natural Knowledge, collecting examples of natural his- tory held a special place. Now less an elite hobby of acquiring ludi natu- rae than...