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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Katherine Binhammer The College of William & Mary 2003 The Persistence of Reading: Governing Female Novel-Reading in Memoirs of Emma Courtney and Memoirs of Modern Philosophers Katherine...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Scarlet Bowen The College of William & Mary 2004  “The Real Soul of a Man in her Breast”: Popular Opposition and British Nationalism in Memoirs of Female Soldiers, 1740 – 1750 Scarlet Bowen...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
... specialized labor with an aesthetic of domestic privacy. In Memoirs of Doctor Burney , Burney collapses this separation, using her professional abilities in combination with her own intimate, domestic experience. From this, she constructs a public version of her father, Charles Burney, as a polite, sociable...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 29–37.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Richard Terry; Helen Williams Our essay documents some of the issues we faced as modern editors of John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49). We were conscious of the groundbreaking earlier editions of Peter Sabor and Peter Wagner, and also of the particular difficulties posed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Laura J. Rosenthal While appreciating the author’s skill, critics have nevertheless characterized John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure as little more than a string of pornographic vignettes held together with the barest of plots and populated by superficial characters mechanically...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 8–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Peter Sabor This essay envisages what a new scholarly edition of John Cleland’s notorious novel, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748 – 49), might provide. Drawing on digital resources such as ECCO, it could readily refer to the full range of Cleland’s numerous publications, and taking advantage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 58–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Norbert Schürer While John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , also known as Fanny Hill , seems to be mostly obsessed with sexual activity, it is actually just as much about the burgeoning free-market capitalist economy of mid- eighteenth-century England. In the explicit references...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 30–51.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Susan Kubica Howard Writing in the popular nineteenth‐century genre of queens’ lives, Charlotte Papendiek's memoirs, published under the title Court and Private Life in the Time of Queen Charlotte , chronicle both the life of the queen as well as that of Papendiek. Papendiek establishes her agency...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Melanie Bigold This article reconsiders the importance of antiquarian interests and research methods in the making of George Ballard’s encyclopedic biography of learned women, Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain who have been celebrated for their writings or skill in the learned languages...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 38–57.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Hal Gladfelder In the wake of the court cases that led to the clearing for publication of Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure , a handful of publishers rushed other more or less erotic eighteenth-century novels into print, eager to cash in on the new celebrity of Fanny Hill (as it was usually known...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Devoney Looser This essay considers Frances Burney’s last published work, Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832), for its sustained attention to gender, aging, and authorship. When the Memoirs is read from cover to cover, significant and previously unnoticed patterns emerge that offer new insights...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of the principal members, Elizabeth Montagu, Elizabeth Carter, and Hester Chapone, underwent a complete transformation by the time she published her father's biography, Memoirs of Dr. Burney (1832), which contains glowing tributes to the group and its members. This essay seeks to explain the radical change...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... realms we can dig up lawsuit testimony, but plaintiff and defendant rarely agree. What seems plausible is not always true, and the improbable can sometimes be proven. Attribution is a particularly knotty problem, as the horrible messes in the canons of Defoe and Fielding remind us. Memoirs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Sophie Coulombeau In Frances Burney’s second novel, Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782), the social taxonomist Mr. Gosport educates the protagonist in the ways of the bon ton by applying classificatory principles to metropolitan polite society. This article argues that Gosport’s methodology...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 20–28.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jaydeep Chipalkatti John Cleland’s novel Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill ) is a classic of eighteenth- century English erotica. This article contains a brief discussion of some of the linguistic and stylistic decisions taken by the author in his Marathi translation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 105–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Carolyn D. Williams Attempts to find connections between Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure and Cleland’s etymological tracts, in which he attempted to recover the ancient Celtic language, have, so far, met with mixed success. The most promising approach is to relate them to their broader contexts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 162–187.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Simon Stern This essay discusses John Cleland’s novel The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748–49), better known as Fanny Hill ), in the context of eighteenth-century obscenity law and the law of search and seizure. To explain why obscenity could have been treated as a criminal offense at all...
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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 (2012) 36 (2): 111–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
... in genres ranging from poetry to memoirs, it traces Sloane’s reputation in literary culture from that of a model physician and benefactor, to a charlatan, to a toyman, and finally, to an entrepreneur. These shifts reflect the challenges that collecting presented to culture: on the one hand, it threatened...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ann Campbell This essay argues that Frances Burney in Cecilia; or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782) critiques political debates and literary conventions focused on clandestine marriage. Through two plots of this novel, one economic and one focused on courtship, Burney interprets clandestine marriage...