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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Luisa Calè In “A Friendly Gathering: The Social Politics of Presentation Books and their Extra-Illustration in Horace Walpole’s Circle,” Lucy Peltz plays with the technical and metaphorical senses of “gathering” to reflect on the materiality and sociability of altered books in the Strawberry Hill...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 31–44.
Published: 01 September 2002
...D. J. Culpin The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26304-Culpin.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:30 PM Page 31 The Exotic and the Creative Imagination in the 1690s: Charles Perrault’s Les Hommes illustres...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 53–84.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Sandro Jung This paper introduces a little-known print genre that flourished in Britain from the late 1770s to the late nineteenth century. Notwithstanding the long life of the illustrated pocket diary-cum-almanac, scholars have failed to assess the range and variety of these annuals or examine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Julian Fung For most modern readers, Tobias Smollett’s novels are defined by violence and crude physical humor, both of which contribute to angry satire on society’s vices. By drawing attention to eighteenth-century illustrations in Smollett’s novels, I want to suggest that illustrators were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Christopher Fanning W. B. Gerard. Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination (Aldershot: Ashhgate, 2006). Pp. 251. 47 ills. $99.95. ISBN 978-0-7456-5673-9 Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay Illustrating Sterne...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Sandro Jung In a reading of James Thomson's The Seasons that largely draws on the history of the book and the fields of print culture and illustration studies, I offer a narrative of the changing interpretation of the poem between 1730 and 1797. Not only did readers, in response to changes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 134–165.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Sandro Jung This article offers an account of all illustrated editions of William Falconer's The Shipwreck (1762), including anthologies such as John Roach's Beauties , that were produced up to the end of the handpress period. It examines both the illustrations of specific scenes or moments from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 78–110.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Sandro Jung This essay approaches Edmund Spenser’s Renaissance masterpiece, The Faerie Queene , through a hitherto unknown series of twenty-four vignette illustrations that the eighteenth-century painter and book illustrator, Thomas Stothard, contributed to the nowadays little-known annual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Aparna Gollapudi In the last quarter of the eighteenth century, John Bell commissioned hundreds of actor portraits in dramatic roles, which were published as book illustrations in the series Bell’s Shakespeare and Bell’s British Theatre. These portraits contributed significantly to the emergent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... sentimental tales about hunchbacks in love. Both professionals and amateurs seem to have used them as technical exercises—as a way of amusing themselves and showing off their skill at mimetic versification. As such, deformity poems illustrate the everyday uses of verse in this culture: they were written...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... required to reduce a 400-page novel to a 24-page chapbook with woodcut illustrations may appear haphazard at times, omitting such vital scenes as Crusoe's discovery of the footprint, for instance, but actually express the preferences, interests, and reading practices of common readers. Popular reading...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Paddy Bullard This article develops recent work by literary historians on miscellany publication, and on the printed miscellanies that were so important and popular for the early eighteenth-century book trade. It offers a history of the form, illustrated by comments made by the Duke of Buckingham...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., presented as moderator of a dialogue. I argue that, for Shaftesbury, the special problems of recognizing a socially useful enthusiasm and employing it well were closely tied to ethical concerns about the culture of the philosopher’s character. These concerns led Shaftesbury to illustrate his own ideas about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
... broadly, in knowledge production) that were occurring in the final decades of the seventeenth century. I view the text as a literary and scientific document that in its narrative fissures illustrates a particular moment in the history of two increasingly incompatible systems of knowing that developed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in popularity that The Spectator suffered later. The papers’ very success in diffusing its anecdotes throughout popular consciousness in the eighteenth century meant the stories that originally had the force of new insights into human nature came to be regarded as mere illustrations of archaic ideas about men...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 41–65.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). Like ethnic jokes in general, these Irish jokes sought to stereotype and ridicule the population that they depicted, in this case, the London-Irish. But, as this essay illustrates, these comic representations can also serve as a rich source of information on the cultural, social, and economic life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 123–143.
Published: 01 September 2022
... characteristics of Sancho and employ physical violence and cruelty to women and lower characters, showing that low comedy thrived in not only marginalized genres like jestbooks and comic illustrations, but also popular drama. diana_solomon@sfu.ca Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Don...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 166–187.
Published: 01 April 2023
... practice at sea. Since maritime practice involved diverse processes in an environment that could not be controlled, maritime and navigation books thereby contained diverse styles and forms, from poetry, to criticism, to illustrations, to definitions, in an effort to reflect the diversity, and experience...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
... material form in an illustrated manuscript book he produced in the first decades of the eighteenth century. As a work and an object, the Chronicles stages a series of conversations between print and manuscript. In exploring this unique case study, we expose how the mixed medium of the manuscript book could...
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Published: 01 April 2023
Figure 1. Diagram and parts of a ship from John Smith's Sea Grammar (London: Richard Mount, [1705]), foldout illustration, between 18 and 19. Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. More