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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2011
... prominent almanac maker of the early eigh- teenth century.1 He was also the victim of Swift’s Bickerstaff hoax. The pamphlet initiating the joke, Predictions for the Year 1708, announced itself as the work of one Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq., and on the front page declared its purpose: “to prevent People...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Partridge’s exploits as an early radical Whig, McTague highlights the political significance of the man, which Swift’s hoax, and almost all subsequent criticism, has obscured. McTague pursues the contemporary reception of the hoax, most importantly by Partridge himself, as a political-­party event...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that chafed Hogg, of having to play at playing himself, that is, a rustic outside the literary economy, where the form he has to imi- tate — the person, “ formaliter considered” — is determined by the very culture that excludes him. Earlier chapters on the Caraboo hoax, and the Maid of But- termere...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 135–141.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Psalmanazar’s Formosan Hoax (Detroit: Wayne State Univ., 2004). Pp. 182. $29.95. ISBN 0-8143-3198-x Knights, Mark. Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britain (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 2005). Pp. 431. €65. ISBN 0-19-925833-3 Korshin, Paul J., and Jack Lynch, eds. The Age of Johnson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the celebrated Bickerstaff hoax. 72  Eighteenth-Century Life This minor squib consists of a spoof prophesy in black-­letter type, suppos- edly of ancient British origin, followed by a spoof antiquarian commentary, full of broad political innuendoes. Of primary interest will be substantive variants...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of Chrysopoeia at the Académie Royale des Sciences in the Eighteenth Century,” Osiris 29 (2014): 96–116; Marco Beretta, “Transmutations and Frauds in Enlightened Paris: Lavoisier and Alchemy,” in Fakes!? Hoaxes, Counterfeits, and Deception in Early Modern Science , ed. Beretta and Maria Conforti (Sagamore...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and the instigator of several textual hoaxes.11 In 1696 he was in the employ of the bookseller John Dunton (1659 – 1732), who noted Gildon’s proficiency as a man who, “Writes with a peculiar Briskness, which the common Hacks can’t boast of, in Regard, they want the Life and Spirit, and the same Liberty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Rumbold, “Burying the Fanatic Partridge: Swift’s Holy Week Hoax,” in Politics and Literature in the Age of Swift, ed. Claude Rawson (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2010), 81–115, especially 93–97. 3.  Hamburger, in “Development,” suggests that irony and innuendo in early eighteenth-century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... too strange to be possible and he initially suspected a hoax.1 Where Joseph Banks saw a wealth of botanic knowledge in a bay that would be named after that fact, and Captain Cook’s Endeavour log represented the area favorably, Arthur Phillip, commander...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., Baltimore. 11.  William Henry Ireland, “Love Letter and Verses to Anne Hathaway,” in Forgeries by William Henry Ireland of Documents Pretended to be in Shakespeare’s Hand, a manuscript, Folger, S.b.157 Cs570, document #6. For an account of this late eighteenth-century literary hoax, see Bernard N...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and perception, see also Laura J. McGough, Gender, Sexuality, and Syphilis in Early Modern Venice: The Disease That Came to Stay (Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 5. 4. While mercury was not quite the colossal hoax claimed by Leonard J. Goldwater in his Mercury: A History of Quicksilver (Baltimore: York...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in the Bastille — ​but none of the images dra- matizes a character’s hideousness, suffering, or turpitude. For instance, the duel scene lends itself to negative illustration, as the fight is a nasty prank set up by Peregrine and Hatchway. Stothard could have brought out the cruelty of this hoax by showing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
... structural implausibilities. In the novel, as Watt and others have pointed out, these implausibilities generally resided in the plot; in the garden, they might include more picturesque elements, like a Roman arch and gothic temple in close proximity. Claude Rawson has described formal realism as “hoax...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2015). 36.  See Curtis Price, Judith Milhous, and Robert D. Hume, Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London, vol. 1: The King’s Theatre, Haymarket 1778–1791 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1995...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 64.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to dismiss her as a doubly fictional character (of the novel and of a hoax), Rivette’s gradual process of visual enclosure silences interpretations about Suzanne but incorporates oppression within her. Perhaps this is also what Deleuze wanted to accomplish through his own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 65–67.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to dismiss her as a doubly fictional character (of the novel and of a hoax), Rivette’s gradual process of visual enclosure silences interpretations about Suzanne but incorporates oppression within her. Perhaps this is also what Deleuze wanted to accomplish through his own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 68–79.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to dismiss her as a doubly fictional character (of the novel and of a hoax), Rivette’s gradual process of visual enclosure silences interpretations about Suzanne but incorporates oppression within her. Perhaps this is also what Deleuze wanted to accomplish through his own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 80–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to dismiss her as a doubly fictional character (of the novel and of a hoax), Rivette’s gradual process of visual enclosure silences interpretations about Suzanne but incorporates oppression within her. Perhaps this is also what Deleuze wanted to accomplish through his own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 88–100.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to dismiss her as a doubly fictional character (of the novel and of a hoax), Rivette’s gradual process of visual enclosure silences interpretations about Suzanne but incorporates oppression within her. Perhaps this is also what Deleuze wanted to accomplish through his own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 101–115.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to dismiss her as a doubly fictional character (of the novel and of a hoax), Rivette’s gradual process of visual enclosure silences interpretations about Suzanne but incorporates oppression within her. Perhaps this is also what Deleuze wanted to accomplish through his own...