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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 62–79.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Sarah Jordan The College of William & Mary 2001 From Grotesque Bodies to Useful Hands: Idleness, Industry, and the Laboring Class In 1720, Laurence Braddon, one of the many public-spirited projec...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 78–106.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Barbara M. Benedict Duke University Press 2006 Displaying Diff erence: Curious Count Boruwlaski and the Staging of Class Identity Barbara M. Benedict Trinity College...
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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 (2015) 39 (3): 114–117.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Amanda . ( London : British Library , 2013 ). Pp. 168 . £30 hardcover. £20 paper Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay Georgian Britain: Modernity and the Middle Classes Paul...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
...William Stafford This essay studies the issues of The Gentleman's Magazine from 1785 to 1715, selecting those years because of the common view that society and a class system crystalized following the French Revolution. Rather than view society from an economist's or a Marxist's perspective, I am...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... analysis suggests that the idea of assimilation is too simplistic to capture the experiences of middle-class Irish migrants in London. Unpacking the histories of Johnson’s thoughts about himself, and of the ways other writers represented him, demonstrates that Johnson could not reject his Irish past in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 66–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... These Irish had many connections with English Catholics of their own class, with whom they often attended school, and among whom they often intermarried. London, the capital city of a Protestant state, was sufficiently large, diverse, and tolerant to accommodate a vibrant Catholic community. Catholics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... trade that catered to different classes of readers, the essay makes a contribution to understanding Thomson's text as a cultural classic of iconic significance that was being reinvented (in ever new media and interpretations) throughout the second half of the eighteenth and the first half of the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
... questions the desirability of the very existence of the British landowning classes, concluding: “They were gone who deserved not to stay.” Austen's ultimate ambivalence about the survival of her culture's values and even its members takes on new significance when read in light of novels that import romantic...
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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 (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 (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
... prostitution, and bawdy houses were located throughout the city, not just in the port area. People from all classes, women as well as men, regularly enjoyed casual sexual behavior, and a permissive atti- tude continued relatively unchecked until the nineteenth century, despite an explosion in venereal...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 48–73.
Published: 01 April 2006
... history.3 It has done so primarily through two key analytical concepts, class and gender. The genre’s not-so-subtle messages about class-appropriate behav- ior have inspired interpretations emphasizing the signifi cance of children’s literature in the formation of the middle-class identity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 2011
... good, especially within their own class. Even across class boundaries there were rules of respect and charity. Though Aus- ten’s novels are conspicuously concerned with love, Scheuermann argues con- vincingly that any wholesome love is contingent on morality, that, for example, Elizabeth Bennet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jacob Sider Jost MacKenzie Scott R. . Be It Ever So Humble: Poverty, Fiction, and the Invention of the Middle-Class Home . ( Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia , 2013 ). Pp. x + 304 . $49.50 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... O’Malley begins by suggesting that Robinson Crusoe is emblematic of an eighteenth-­century culture that sought to instill in children Crusoe’s own self-­ sufficiency while at the same time, paradoxically, reinforcing the need for strict parental supervision. The middle-­class children’s book market...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
...: Intimacy, Eroticism, and Violence between Servants and Masters in Eighteenth-­Century Britain (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2009). Pp ix + 223. $55 J With Domestic Affairs, Kristina Straub offers a compelling study of the rela- tionship of class, gender, and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 65–84.
Published: 01 April 2000
... literary studies is reading art and aesthetics as ideology. This practice commonly issues in the specific claim that eighteenth-century literary writ- ing and aesthetics serve the interests and values of the middle class or bourgeoisie, which is understood to be the rising or emerging group within a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 January 2004
... victim of aristocratic libertinism, Fielding asserted that the majority of harlots were laboring-class women, driven into whore- dom by economic need.2 Though Fielding’s Plan differed both in its analy- sis of the cause and cure of prostitution, his reconceptualization of the prostitution narrative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 130–134.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... An ever-­more opulent court and rising urban classes created lavish waterfront palaces, suburban residences, new public gardens, and myriad fountains for conspicuous consumption. Set against this century of turbulent political events and intense artistic output, Shirine Hamadeh’s meticulously...