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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
...John Richetti Review Essay Women Novelists and the Canon: Ingrained Misogyny? John Richetti University of Pennsylvania Brian Corman. Women Novelists before Jane Austen: The Critics...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Anthony Mandal “Mrs. Meeke” was the most prolific novelist of the Romantic period, publishing twenty-four novels and four translations between 1795 and 1823, eclipsing Walter Scott’s twenty-two titles. Yet until recently, scholars knew little about her, and she was misidentified for decades...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Giulia Pacini As they debated the pros and cons of grafting, eighteenth-century French agronomists, philosophers, novelists, and poets negotiated the tensions and contradictions that surfaced between their nostalgia for a `”natural” society, and their dreams of perpetual innovation, culture...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... concentrate on the early (indeed, to my mind, originary) novelistic writings of Aphra Behn. For even if Behn did not voice her interest in the Rights of Woman as overtly or polemically as did Mary Wollstonecraft in her landmark feminist Vindication , so many of Behn’s narratives hinge upon the question...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
... performing sexual acts. In “Fanny’s Feeling,” I argue instead that Fanny Hill tells the story of the heroine’s development of emotional sophistication, which provides the key to her success. Other novelists, such as Samuel Richardson and Eliza Hay-wood, depict characters that acquire emotion sophistication...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 58–83.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of cruel hosts. The article argues that women novelists popularized toadeaters as a sympathetic character to push back against the satire of the dependent guest, draw attention to women’s precarious social standing, and seek improvements through more ethical hospitality exchanges. Copyright © 2018 Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Gillian Skinner The idea that Burney features in her own journals and letters as a novelistic heroine is something that readers over the years have noted and attributed variously to straightforward egotism or to a need for compensation. In this article, I read narrative performances Burney produced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 47–62.
Published: 01 April 2001
.... The first novel of a young and unknown British novelist named Andrew Miller (b. 1961) won the coveted James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, awarded for the best novel of the year, then garnered the world’s largest fiction prize, the £100,000 International Impac...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 January 2009
... J Actress. Scandalous Woman. Professional Author. Creator of titillating secret histories. Female spectator. Conventional, conduct-book novelist. Eliza Hay- wood’s various eighteenth-century refashionings are now well known. Most Haywood scholars have imagined her career in two halves...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of law, aes- thetics, and politeness, given that Lubey sees the novelists’ concern to abide by these codes as what drives their turn away from realism when they repre- sent sexual experience. And the novelists’ relationship to these codes is per- haps more complex than Lubey sometimes allows...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... and flexible ensemble of dynamics, centered on questions of character and plot, allows Pavel to show what the novel has been for a wide array of novelists with a wide variety of aes- thetic and moral projects and rationales. The novel is not only a modern genre. Pavel’s study participates in recent...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of novelistic realism based on an empiricism inherently tied to mimetic representation and to reconsider the fundamental mechanics of plot, character, and description from the per- spective of a productive and dynamic jostling of material relations and quali- ties. Roger Maioli s Empiricism and the Early Theory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 99–104.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., the generosity of eighteenth-century novelistic treatments of happiness lies in their ability to stage philosophical debate rather than to engage in it; to explore and experiment with different ideas rather than to commit to any one; to allow for the incomplete and messy instantia- tion of ideas rather...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
... conceived of Smollett as a novelist.6 Our understanding of Smollett’s reception has improved since Boege’s time, but some difficulties in knowing what readers thought of Smollett remain, because recorded responses are scanty. Roderick Ran- dom, for instance, did not receive any reviews, since...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2014
... with echoes of the author’s own life,” and because it works through performance, Powell identifies the “dramatic stage role” as its closest analogy. This analogy, in her view, renders less distinctive any inter- play between the periodical eidolon and “a novelistic character” (43). So, while Powell...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
... name- less tyrannical fathers and suffering daughters into characters with names, lives, and histories. This is not to say that these novelists were consciously replicating scenarios imagined by reformist writers, but rather that their conceptualizations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
... Austen’s novels were written, it had fallen out of favor. Anna Barbauld reprinted it in her 1810 collection of Brit- ish Novelists, but she admitted that “it is a truth which cannot be denied, that the works of Richardson are not found to be so attractive to the pres- ent generation as they were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 January 2011
...- Truly Yours: Arranging a Letter Collection     3 1 ters as well. The letters were indisputably real, but they bore many of the marks of novelistic discourse — narrative suspense, humor and pathos, ris- ing and falling action, conflict and resolution, surprise, supposition, and surmise...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
...- famous novelist’s death.3 From Darwin’s youth, the characters of Aus- ten’s novels serve as shorthand in his correspondence, and in-jokes within the close-knit, occasionally flirtatious Darwin/Wedgwood circle. The captain of the Beagle—Robert Fitzroy—is described in letters as “a Cap- tain...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that acknowledge historical context and literary prece- dents — but rather by taking seriously what was indisputably there. The women novelists John included in his book expanded the canon of eighteenth-­century novelists, which was one of the most game-­changing moves the field has seen...