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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 107–112.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Scott Black Paige Nicholas D. ., Before Fiction: The Ancien Régime of the Novel . ( Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania , 2011 ). Pp. xiv + 285 . $59.95 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay Misrecognizing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 47–62.
Published: 01 April 2001
...G. S. Rousseau The College of William & Mary 2001 Ingenious Pain: Fiction, History, Biography, and the Miraculous Eighteenth Century “And Diderot, feeling he’d found a soulmate, promptly decided...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 73–102.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Mona Scheuermann The College of William & Mary 2000 — Review Essay — Gender Studies of English Fiction Isobel Grundy. Lady Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. 680...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Adam R. Beach Loar Christopher F. . Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650–1750 . ( New York : Fordham Univ. , 2014 ). Pp. vii + 326. 5 ills . $45 Pearl Jason H. . Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel . ( Charlottesville : Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Fiction of the 1780s and 1790s Frances A. Chiu In Tiriel (1788), the eponymous character threatens his daughter, Hela: “Lead me to Har and Heva . . . or howl desolate in the mountains.” In A Sicilian Romance (1790), the Marquis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 130–134.
Published: 01 January 2023
... and the Sentimental Novel ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2020 ). Pp. x + 242. $34.95 . Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Two new books argue that fictional depictions of loss reveal how eighteenth-century Britons conceived personhood, agency, and wealth. Technically intricate yet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 90–95.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-928110-6 Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay Women in Eighteenth-Century British Fiction and Transatlantic Politics Martin Maner Wright State University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 48–50.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Sara Salih George Boulukos. The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2008). Pp. viii + 280. 6 ills. $95 Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay Can Fiction “Do...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... reconceived him as a brilliant fiction-writer, a master craftsman, and the father of the novel. Defoe is treated very much like other canonical eighteenth-century authors, but he represents a different kind of writer and a unique set of problems, and we should therefore rethink the way we regard him...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Paranoia and Fiction Douglas Lane Patey Smith College Jesse Molesworth. Chance and the Eighteenth-­Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2010). Pp. 275 + x. $90 J Readers who...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 101–105.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Giulia Pacini Bostic Heidi . The Fiction of Enlightenment: Women of Reason in the French Eighteenth Century ( Newark : Univ. of Delaware , 2010 ). Pp 270 . $59.50 Stewart Philip . L’Invention du sentiment: roman et économie affective au XVIIIe siècle ( Oxford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., especially in relation to the family, which will be the focus of this critique. Burney wrote five works of fiction between 1796 and 1839, a literary career that spanned almost five decades. Grounded in the domestic novel of manners with strong shades of satire, her fiction also incorporates elements...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... as “Mary Meeke,” the wife of a Staffordshire vicar. It was not until 2013 that an article by Simon Macdonald conclusively revealed the author’s actual identity as Elizabeth Meeke—not a respectable vicar’s wife, but the scandalous stepsister of Frances Burney. Meeke published all her fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... argument that examines Ruthinglenne 's straddling of fact and fiction; by analyzing both the novel and its paratexts, I propose that Kelly's fictional encoding of fact would have been obvious to at least some of her readers. The case of Ruthinglenne , I further argue, lends support to recent critical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 28–42.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Lisa O'Connell Recent scholarly work by Jürgen Habermas, Judith Butler, and others posits a new cultural domain that is simultaneously religious and secular. Drawing on the sermons of John Tillotson and the fiction of Henry Fielding, this paper examines literary sentimentalism in this “post-secular...
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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 (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of matters with editors' answers, Dunton enhanced the credibility of the Mercury by inventing a fictional “Athenian Society” of experts who pondered questions and provided answers. Published responses thus carried the weight of their collective authority. The Voyage used an opposite strategy, featuring two...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Hays's depiction of Macaulay's upbringing with that of the fictional Sophie, in particular, Macaulay's reading practices and rejection of the “customary avocations of her sex and age,” Hays makes her into an apt symbol of her broader vision, into somebody who prospers specifically by consciously refusing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Ruth Scobie In the world of Frances Burney’s fiction, the South Seas do not seem to exist. Burney’s characters do not discuss the latest discoveries, read accounts of Pacific islands, dine with Oceanic natives, or admire, collect, or copy curiosities from Tahiti, New Zealand, or Hawaii. Yet members...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 23–40.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to 1770 (1809) and its composition following her mastectomy in 1811. Many of the themes in “Consolatory Extracts” suggest that Burney’s memorializing of Susan is similarly borne out in her fictional works, particularly her unfinished tragedy Elberta (1785–1814) and her novel The Wanderer (1814...