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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew O'Malley In this essay, the author argues that chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe should be viewed not simply as impoverished abridgments of Defoe's novel, but as striking examples of the popular “appropriation” of an elite text by plebeian readers. The ruthless editorial decisions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
... such as the sedentary nature of their work. More recently, critical discussion has disclosed how this proclivity for political activity was reinforced by an aggressive masculine identity, productive of misogyny as well as sociability. Drawing on popular cultural sources, from ballads to chapbooks, this essay revises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and therefore, were disposable. In addition, the material, unbound format of ephemera, usually understood to consist of a single leaf or folded sheet (such as broadsheets, broadside elegies, theater tickets, and chapbooks), meant that, unless these ephemera were preserved in bundles or as part of bound volumes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2014
... and carefully parsed and analysed?” (1). O’Malley attempts to set his scholarship apart by claiming that, if one looks beyond the original text to derivatives such as chapbooks, theatri- cal performances, or merchandise, Robinson Crusoe reveals changing attitudes toward childhood and folk culture...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 48–73.
Published: 01 April 2006
... nineteenth- and twentieth-century folklorists’ fi eldwork, and, perhaps somewhat more indirectly, from the evidence of chapbooks and broadside ballads. High rates of literacy, and habits of reading aloud to those who could not read, made this “other print tradition” an important part of the narrative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 126–139.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Bidulph, and Griffith’sLady Barton). 3. Seduction stories in “street literature” — ​here, ballads in various formats and prose narrative chapbooks. 4. “Melodramatic” fiction of the 1790s, including Inchbald’s Nature and Art, Wollstonecraft’s Wrongs of Woman, Hays’s Victim...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 105–110.
Published: 01 April 2015
... are central to the argument about the devel- opment of the song tradition in Ireland during the eighteenth century, but, once again, we discover that the evidence is incomplete and difficult to inter- pret. Few song sheets or chapbooks survive in Ireland in any quantity before the end of the century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... as embedded within social and professional circles as well as indebted to book- sellers for their opportunities. If Griffi n moves us away from the solitary writer, Lance Bertelsen’s “Popu- lar Entertainment and Instruction, Literary and Dramatic: Chapbooks, Advice Books, Almanacs, Ballads, Farces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Flanders and its material bundles of “devilish power,” for instance, in line with religious pamphlets and chapbook tales that also feature aber- rant material objects gaining agency — provides us with a good context for understanding it-­narratives (Blackwell, 25). Well-­considered and vigorous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that kept chandlers-shops and cheesemongers.” She was found guilty and transported. Between the two extremes of Dr. Johnson’s works and the chapbooks, other titles ended up behind cheese counters. Archibald Hamilton, a very well-known and successful printer of Falcon Court, Fleet Street, was tar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., reflects the constructed stability of an organized unit. As an artifact, a printed book is encased by a protective binding, a medium of durability that seems to resist associations with the ephemeral. In fact, the boards of a binding, compared to the limp paper wrappers of a chapbook, signal anything...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of almanacs in general, see Bernard Capp, Astrology and the Popular Press: English Almanacs, 1500 – 1800 (London: Faber and Faber, 1979), and R. C. Simmons, “ABCs: Almanacs, Ballads, Chapbooks, Popular Piety, and Textbooks,” in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, ed. J. Barnard and D. F...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... circulated in chapbook versions in the eighteenth century, some as short as 8 pages. 31. See Georgina Lock and David Worrall, Cross- Dressed Performance at the Theatrical Margins: Hannah Snell, the Manual Exercise, and the New Wells Spa Theater, 1750, Huntington Library Quarterly 77 (2014): 17 36. 32...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... in good conduct from violent stories: Bickerstaff admires the accomplishments of his little godson, who studies “the Lives and Adventures of Don Bellianis of Greece, Guy of Warwick, the Seven Champions.” The boy is not corrupted by chapbooks that delight in vio- lence: by reading critically, he...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
... almanac, nor have appropriate criteria for its classification as “diary-­cum-­almanac” been devised. Cathy Lynn Preston and Michael J. Preston, eds., The Other Print Tradition: Essays on Chapbooks, Broadsides, and Related Ephemera (New York: Garland, 1995), offer a useful guide to printed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 87–112.
Published: 01 April 2004
... in broadsheets, chapbooks, and almanacs but also in weighty treatises: the radical publisher Joseph Johnson published over thirty books of such. Cashing in on the market, collections of prophecies from the six- teenth and seventeenth centuries were excerpted and republished anony- Hester Lynch Piozzi...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Victor E. Neuburg, The Penny Histories: A Study of Chapbooks for Young Readers over Two Centuries (London: Oxford Univ., 1968); Pat Rogers, Literature and Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century England (Sussex: Harvester, 1985); Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (London: Temple...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
....” Both novels had been modified (or mangled) in vari- ous ways throughout the century, appearing in abridgments and chapbook versions, but Noble’s changes are the most drastic: his Moll is no longer a pickpocket, and his Roxana is often motivated by warm maternal affection. Noble’s 1775 Roxana...