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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 76–96.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Joseph A. Dane; Svetlana Djananova Duke University Press 2005 The Typographical Gothic: A Cautionary Note on the Title Page to Percy’s Reliques of Ancient English Poetry Joseph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 96–98.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Rictor Norton George E. Haggerty. Queer Gothic (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois, 2006). Pp. 231. $20 paper. ISBN 0-252-07353-3 Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay Queer Gothic Rictor Norton...
Published: 01 January 2022
Figure 5. A view of the gardens at Painshill, with the Gothic Temple in background. Figure 5. A view of the gardens at Painshill, with the Gothic Temple in background. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the Gothic to produce an eclectic mix. Almost the exact contemporary of Jane Austen (who claimed to have read Burney’s first novel three times), she began publishing fifteen years before Austen, and continued for another twenty-two years after Austen’s death. The two have many elements in common, but Burney...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Yael Shapira This essay considers the limited presence of the dead body in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto . The near absence of gory death from the novella is striking, given both its intensive borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and its status as the founding work of the Gothic tradition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., after a stream of similar fathers had appeared in the pages of Robert Bage, Eliza Fenwick, Eliza Parsons, Charlotte Smith, and others, this trope had become well entrenched enough for Jane Austen to open Northanger Abbey (1818), her parody of the Gothic novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... strategies and consumption practices (such as part- publication) that defined eighteenth- century print culture. While not literary in the sense that a chapbook of poetry or the gothic chapbooks issued by Thomas Maiden, Ann Lemoine, and T. Hughes are, ephemera such as funeral elegies and invitations have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the eighteenth century,” William Lane – and based in Leadenhall Street, the Minerva Press oper- ated as the foundry for a great many authors and a wide range of genres: 134 Eighteenth-Century Life sentimental ‡ction, romans à clef, gothic horrors, scurrilous melodramas, and domestic fables.8...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 147–169.
Published: 01 April 2001
... innovative and experimental activities at Strawberry Hill with the Gothic, he should change so swiftly from an unqualified admirer to such a harsh critic. This paper aims to explore some of the deeper reasons for this disillusionment and to suggest a greater coher...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 31–56.
Published: 01 September 2012
... explores these developments in English criminal law and argues that awareness of them reveals how closely late eighteenth-­century “paranoid gothic” literature, exemplified here by William Godwin’s novel Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 36, Number 3, Fall 2012  doi...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and implied reader: “The reader should read and interpret like a magistrate, and the mag- istracy should form judgments the way a reader of Fielding’s fiction does” (64). The argument proceeds from Fielding’s narrator to the gothic heroine, whose simultaneous vulnerability and dangerousness makes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in the 9 8 Eighteenth-Century Life postwar era.12 Foucault himself had proposed that the gothic literature of terror of the 1790s coincided with a new kind of political monstrosity asso- ciated with tyrants and mobs who broke with the social contract. This new idea of monsters would, in time, give rise...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Figure 5. A view of the gardens at Painshill, with the Gothic Temple in background. Figure 5. A view of the gardens at Painshill, with the Gothic Temple in background. ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of Orientalism (19), Châtel is particularly keen here to rescue his subject from any association with Hor- ace Walpole. While the point that he makes about the critical baggage that accompanies the Gothic label is a very fair one, it seems inaccurate to insist on Beckford s distance from Walpole, not least...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 April 2007
...: Law, Property, and Early Eighteenth- Centry Fiction (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2006). Pp. 231. $49.50. ISBN 0-8387- 5604-2 Haggerty, George E. Queer Gothic (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois, 2006). Pp. 231. $65. ISBN 1-252-03108-3. $20 paper. ISBN 0-252-07353-3 Heimann, Nora M. Joan...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 74–97.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Allen (upon whom Henry Fielding s Squire Allworthy in Tom Jones was based), who liked to do good by stealth, and blush to find it Fame. 2 After a survey of Walpole s chari- table acts, I will seek to recover related themes in his 1764 gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, first published...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
... specifically, the proximity of Ralph Allen’s estate enhances the comedy surrounding the mistaken idea that Catherine is an heiress, while the closeness of Sham Castle intensifies the irony underlying the characters’ abortive quest to reach a more distant gothic facade, Blaise Castle. In these chapters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of sentiment, the political novel, and the Gothic novel, the principal forms of the novel before Austen taken up by women” (216). Similarly, Walter Allen values formal structure and has no use for senti- mentalism and didacticism, and thus “His canon is especially thin in novelists well disposed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of the battlefield, to the contemporary fascina- tion with ruin and loss that was part of the gothic and the Romantic aesthetic. Yet he also shows how this aestheticization of death and suffering suits the political imperatives of empire: “To present suffering as elegaic or sublime is to subject the source...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
... is characterized by “an intense and generalized hos- tility to mankind and society” (197). Alternatively, scholars have interpreted the novel as a precursor to Gothic fiction that works by inspiring fear in the reader.20 The illustrators might very easily have promoted either of these readings by drawing...