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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 101–105.
Published: 01 September 2012
... : The Voltaire Foundation , 2010 ). Pp viii + 250. £60 paper Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay Reason, Experience, and Emotion in Eighteenth-­Century French Fiction Giulia Pacini...
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 1. A leaf from Durham University Library, GB-0033-PCD MS 9, showing Sister Cecily Joseph's elegant hand and her use of lineation and ornament as tools to shape the devotional experience. Courtesy of the Durham University Library and Collections. Photograph by the author. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 106–133.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Michael Edson Reading, like sailing, is a durational experience: reading takes place in time and, if a poem is lengthy enough, reading can thwart absorption and make one notice time passing. Reading time therefore offered William Falconer in The Shipwreck (1762) an overlooked resource for tactfully...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
... words, these vignettes may have conveyed mnemonically a prior reading experience of The Faerie Queene or have stimulated recall of other engagements with the moments represented. Understanding Stothard’s illustrations as iconic interventions in the reception history of Spenser’s work that, by being...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 131–154.
Published: 01 January 2015
... spanned both sides of the Irish Sea. Its particular focus is on the experience of Irish investors in the South Sea Company, before, during, and after the famous stock-market bubble of 1720. Drawing on a variety of source materials, including private correspondence, exchange-rate data, and banking ledgers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Peter M. Briggs Dunton's journalistic Athenian Mercury and his proto-novel A Voyage Round the World , both from 1691, imply through their strategies of presentation significantly different ideas of authorship. Experimenting with a participatory format that paired readers' questions on a variety...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Cassandra Ulph The formative influence on Frances Burney’s work of the artistic-professional context of her upbringing has only recently begun to be recognized. Early experiences in her father’s musical household informed Burney’s construction of a literary identity that balanced her professionally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
... was involved in a much larger process than he realized: he was transforming how knowledge, nature, and experience could and should be related in narrative. In this essay, I study the narrative problems and complexities of New Voyage , and place them in the context of the reforms in travel writing (and, more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 69–87.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Eleanor Morecroft The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars produced a new generation of military authors and artists who recounted their wartime experiences with unprecedented vividness and immediacy. Exploring the intense conflict and suffering of men at war while also underscoring their virtue...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... in favor of a more extreme version of Christianity that calls for completely eliminating pagan religions. By looking carefully at the presentation of Providence and religion, this article argues that if we take all three volumes together, they show Crusoe rejecting the religious conversion he experiences...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
...James Robert Wood Joseph Addison’s and Richard Steele’s The Spectator turned anecdotes into the moral equivalents of experiments in the science of human nature. Just as the experimental reports of the early Royal Society described exceptions to the ordinary workings of nature, The Spectator...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
... by drama and fiction was by gaining positive, firsthand experience of the lives of individuals within London’s Jewish community. Ironically, however, in depicting Jewish characters, she relied almost entirely on the representations of Jews offered by books. The inspiration for Harrington had been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 64–99.
Published: 01 September 2014
... at the center of continuing scholarly disputes concerning Cook’s death. This essay reconstructs King’s previously unknown American experience, suggests the formative effect of his activities on both sides of the Atlantic in the years just prior Cook’s third voyage, and proposes new approaches to reading his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., this 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... with the formal erotic, affective, and spiritual experience of rapture and thus demonstrates their dynamic interconnectedness. The result is a new account of Pope's poetic career, and a new assessment of the relationships between writing and life. Pope came to concentrate on writing satire in the last third...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
...S. Cailey Hall This article argues that Charlotte Lennox innovates with nonstandard narrative techniques to conjure up lively new discursive communities. In her most famous work, The Female Quixote (1752), Lennox experiments with the formal feature of chapter titles, whose insouciant, disembodied...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... wrote in bold colors and began experimenting with genres, incorporating influences that would be developed later in the Victorian novel. She can be seen as a pivotal figure straddling the two periods, building on the conventions of the eighteenth-century novel and carrying them forward. This paper aims...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the nineteenth century. Marianne profited from the older woman’s superior knowledge, Bluestocking experience, and personal encouragement, but ultimately chose another path altogether, that of Evangelical reforms, moving on into the circles of Arthur Young, whom she assisted as a secretary, and William...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Peter Walmsley Among his many experiments in manufacturing in the Life and Strange Surprising Adventures , Robinson Crusoe tries his hand at building canoes. The last of these, built with Friday’s help, is a hybrid of Carib and European design, a traditional dugout fitted out with sail and rudder...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 50–75.
Published: 01 January 2019
... by microscopy; and (2) the fragmentation of scientific knowledge through putatively social but unrealizable and unrepeatable experiments, exemplified by the microscope and compensated for by the sociality of manuscript verse. As such, “A Farewell to Poetry” is not about anatomy per se; “A Farewell to Poetry...