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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Claudine van Hensbergen Duke University Press 2010 R “Why I Write Them, I Can Give No Account”: Aphra Behn and “Love- Letters to a Gentleman” (1696) Claudine van Hensbergen St. Edmund...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 104–109.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Natania Meeker Loubère Stéphanie . L'Art d'aimer au siècle des Lumières ( Oxford : The Voltaire Foundation , 2007 ). Pp. vii + 343. 4 ills. $140 Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Review Essay Eighteenth-­Century Arts of  Love...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
... dogmatic and more accommodating than his Roman original, particularly with regard to the mortality of the soul. Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 43, Number 3, September 2019 doi 10.1215/00982601-7725705 Copyright 2019 by Duke University Press 1 Lucretius, Englishman: Meter, Mortalism, and Love in Dryden s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Alison Conway The College of William & Mary 2001 The Protestant Cause and a Protestant Whore: Aphra Behn’s Love-letters Critics have often commented on Aphra Behn’s identification with the figure of the whore, especially in relation to her work as a playwright...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... a collection of pornographic poems at the close of the second volume under the title The Cabinet of Love , Curll subtly created a false association between Rochester and its content. Providing a bibliographical analysis of The Works , this essay traces the shifting ways in which Rochester and his poems were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 January 2021
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of his life, but he was also a translator, a textual scholar, a prodigious letter writer, and in the first major phase of his career, a love poet depicting young women in love, such as Sapho, Eloise, the Unfortunate Lady, and Belinda, often focusing on erotic rapture and death. From about 1728 until his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... pro-French sentiment; Jacobite themes of exile and lost love are also present. Haywood glorifies the victories and conquests of Charles XII of Sweden, who was a Jacobite hero, and who acts as a surrogate for Charles Edward Stuart in the novel. In that part of the novel concerned with love and amorous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Bradford Mudge Situating a reading of Henry Angelo and the English “love of portraiture” between an anxiety about monuments and history on one side and an anxiety about money and fiction on the other, this essay argues for an appreciation of Angelo's Reminiscences that moves past individual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... In performing close readings of two of Behn’s most complex and perverse runaway-woman narratives, Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister (1684-87) and The History of the Nun (1688), this essay recalibrates our sense of Behn’s connection with and contribution to what would come to be called the women’s...
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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 (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... as a scapegoat for the deeply flawed institution of marriage itself. The courtship narrative rewrites several aspects of conventional clandestine marriage plots, such as stock male characters, lengthy debates between love and duty, climactic wedding scenes, and punitive conclusions. The economic plot, featuring...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Adam Komisaruk Critics from the eighteenth century to the present have largely agreed in portraying Erasmus Darwin as an apostle of sexual liberation. One of Darwin’s career-long themes, that erotic love unifies the visible universe and the invisible, reaches its apotheosis in The Botanic Garden...
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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 (2004) 28 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2004
...), the original letters consisted “chiefly of School Divinity, and the Learning of those Times” and thus were “rarely to be met with but in publick Libraries, and in the Hands of some learned men, [and] are much more known by a Translation, or rather Paraphrase of them in French.”7 The love letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 126–139.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., purpose, and insight on display in these two books, and in their very different investments and procedures. G “What role,” Katherine Binhammer asks, “does seduction play in teaching us how to love?” (9). Focusing on the decades between the publication of Samuel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Nature and thereby to bring them into a State of Wick- edness Lewdness and Brutality and more Especially into the Love and Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 31, Number 1, Winter 2007 doi 10.1215/00982601-2006-007 Copyright 2007 by Duke University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 23–44.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., herself a refugee, who has founded the city of Carthage in North Africa. The gods Venus and Juno organize a thunderstorm during a hunt; Dido and Aeneas take refuge in a cave, make love, and, at least from Dido’s perspective, are now married. Aeneas throws himself...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
... contributors, this periodical both reminds us of what we all love about Haywood and offers something new to the scholarly conver- sation about her investment in the diverse possibilities for female inti- macy.1 Although recent critics have assessed the flourishing relationships that Haywood imagines between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2003
..., is intuitively correct. Hays— outspoken feminist, friend of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and unabashed publicist of her unrequited love in the semi-auto- biographical Emma Courtney— was not the soul sister of Elizabeth Hamil- ton, retired Scottish writer of domestic tales, who relentlessly...