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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
...Lynn Festa Duke University Press 2005 Personal Eff ects: Wigs and Possessive Individualism in the Long Eighteenth Century Lynn Festa Harvard University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 76–91.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Jeremy W. Webster Duke University Press 2006 Review Essay Europe’s Jews in the Long Eighteenth Century Jeremy W. Webster Ohio University Ronald...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... 1750-1830 . ( Manchester : Manchester Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. xii + 244 . $95 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay Cosmopolitan Islanders? Britain and Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 99–124.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Marcus Tomalin Recent revisionist historiographical and organological studies have shown that, contrary to the traditional narrative, western lutes continued to be made and played throughout the long eighteenth century. Much more is known now about the luthiers who created them, the professional...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 134–158.
Published: 01 January 2024
... the long eighteenth century, oblong books, either blank or printed, were in a shape that book buyers knew well. The oblong book was one of those things, or scriptive things, that structured manuscript performance (sermon notetaking, handwriting practice, amateur music inscription) during the long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2024
... research and editorial methods in areas like digital and textual scholarship, bibliography, and biographical criticism. A brief afterword by Margaret J. M. Ezell assesses where these explorations of the nature and importance of the manuscript book in the long eighteenth century might lead. The third...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 50–81.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Norbert Schürer Duke University Press 2005 The Storming of the Bastille in English Newspapers Norbert Schürer California State University, Long...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Clorinda Donato This study charts the resonance of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , known more commonly as Fanny Hill , in the Italian peninsula in the long eighteenth century. It discusses and compares four different editions of Italian translations of the novel as well as its...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., January 2021 doi 10.1215/00982601-8794011 Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 1 2 1 The First Information Age: Women and the Making of the English Literary Canon Susan Carlile California State University, Long Beach Betty Schellenberg. Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture: 1740...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Donald W. Nichol Literary miscellanies have long been popular. Richard Tottel's 1557 collection, Songes and Sonettes , gathered the works of various Tudor poets. In 1684, Jacob Tonson and John Dryden launched a miscellany that reached six volumes by 1709. By 1743, the time was ripe for a satirical...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
...: cruel poems about physical defects and disabilities. Few texts could be more alien to current norms about the eighteenth century as an Age of Sensibility. Yet these “deformity poems” were produced in vast quantities and in every conceivable form, from epigrams about squinters, to long and absurdly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of dramatic history, and rightly criticizes sweeping claims based on sparse data. Although we shall always wrestle with inadequate data, our readers still expect us to speculate, and as long as we do so honestly, labeling our guesses as guesses, what we do is at worst harmless and at best suggestive. If some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... it among the long English narratives with which it was contemporary: Butler's Hudibras (1663, 1664, 1678), Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress (1678, 1684), Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel (1681), and Behn's Love-Letters between a Noble-Man and His Sister (1984, 1985, 1987). What Paradise Lost shares...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 105–121.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... A fruitful way of examining this issue is by focusing on the figure of the shoemaker, a character who often appears in popular culture as a noisy, irreverent, and vigorous defender of liberty. Scholars have long associated the proverbial political radicalism of shoemakers with occupational qualities...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of exactly the same advice in the 4,000 lines of John Dunton's The Pulpit-Fool , published in 1707, serves to alert us to the possibility that Sterne echoes a long tradition of irenic and moral preaching after the religious wars of the seventeenth century. Dunton offers more than 200 preachers, across...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... negotiated their ways between the benefits and the liabilities of marriage. “Contract” marriage, or “performing marriage,” the essay suggests, was one way in which an actress might maintain her legal, and therefore professional, agency, within the framework of a long-term personal relationship. Some...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Peter M. Briggs This essay examines three satirical works from the most productive decade of Edward (Ned) Ward's long writing career: The London Spy (1698-1700), The London Terraefilius , or, The Satyrical Reformer (1707-08), and The Secret History of Clubs (1709). All three of these colorful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Leith Davis As the first published anthology of Scottish poetry, the Choice Collection of Comic and Serious Scots Poems has long been regarded as a milestone in Scottish literary history. But acknowledgments of the Choice Collection 's importance have historically been coupled with criticisms about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., literary, and scientific spheres, Dampier’s style of composition became an easy target for satire. These vituperative and long-lasting critiques emphasized the awkwardness of Dampier’s method, but they also suggest the immense stakes of his project. Probing the limits of representation, Dampier...