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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 154–170.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Olivia Murphy Charles Darwin's profound interest in Austen's novels— Persuasion (1817) in particular—is well known. This article offers a new interpretation of Persuasion as a pre-Darwinian novel, concerned with the processes of natural selection and evolution in human societies. Many...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 29–38.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Olivia Murphy Duke University Press 2008 R From Pammydiddle to Persuasion: Jane Austen Rewriting Eighteenth-Century Literature Olivia Murphy University of Oxford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
... spectacular appearance and its persuasive effect. This paper explores anti-Methodists’ attempts to demystify the persuasive spectacle of extemporary preaching as practiced by itinerant Methodists. By targeting the extemporizing preacher, anti-Methodists contend that the supposedly unpracticed intensity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
...James A. Winn The essays printed here all make the case for historical criticism in reasonable and persuasive terms. Professor Weinbrot's paper shows how recovering the meaning that classical allusions, formal word order, and particular loaded phrases had for their original audiences makes us...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 59–83.
Published: 01 January 2016
... as a central principle of human nature. Questions about the mind/soul's “agitations” were crucial to a wide range of Enlightenment theories about mental imagery, rhetorical persuasion, and aesthetic beauty. Many writers, including John Dennis, linked the aesthetic import of spatial movement to Newtonian laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 125–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
...- ingly, the first name of the beloved heroine of Pride and Prejudice reappears in Persuasion, where it is given to the unlovable Elizabeth Elliot. And speaking of Persuasion, one might note that this novel includes at least four and probably five characters named Charles (if we include the elder Mr...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 73–113.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 34, Number 1, Winter 2010  doi 10.1215/00982601-2009-012 Copyright 2009 by Duke University Press 73 74 Eighteenth-Century Life     7 4 Jane Austen. Persuasion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 75–94.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of character. 17 One can see traces of both Frank and Charles in several of the male characters in Persuasion, and Charles, in particular, seems to have contributed to Austen s portrayal of benevolent naval officers.18 Brothers James and, eventually, Henry were clergymen. Because both of them wrote about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
... incorporated “traces” of her unpublished writings into novels, namely Sense and Sensibility , Mansfield Park , and Persuasion (91). Havens's study of sensibility not only bridges a gap between “Love and Freindship” [ sic ] and Sense and Sensibility , for example, but also explores Austen's revisions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 145–149.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the “oppression of all women” (87) through the trope of criminal coyness. Thompson convincingly identifies an important pattern across differ- ent plays and is particularly persuasive about the link between coyness and misogyny in minor works like The Kind Keeper. Sometimes, however, the the- sis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 71–73.
Published: 01 January 2009
.... Schabas advances a sim- ilar argument about The Wealth of Nations. Though Adam Smith moved toward a labor theory of value, Schabas persuasively demonstrates that he imagined labor itself as a natural agency. For instance, Smith’s notion that labor “fixes and realizes itself in some vendible...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., and much pain. As to the pain I hope you will sometime see that it has excited me to make all the atonement and reparation in my power for the past. It was impossible to remonstrate with more gentleness or in a more convincing as well as persuasive manner than you have done. Your own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... form, worked to obscure and even enable Scotland’s “real ruin- ation” (112). Swenson offers a persuasively sympathetic reading of the Journey, showing Johnson to be not an anti-Scottish bigot, but a concerned advocate for the recovery of Scottish “people, culture, architecture, language, and, yes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 January 2000
....” In a series of seven chapters the author advances her argument on several levels. She argues persuasively that techniques for gardening at Versailles and techniques for politically marking the French state enjoyed reciprocal influences. For example, the vast water system at the château, encompassing basins...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 2011
...- ley and Martin are? In Persuasion, Austen’s introduction of naval officers in major roles compli- cates the class structure. Scheuermann notes, “Unlike the comment in Emma about everyone rejoining his own place after a ball, in Persuasion Austen rejects rigid class lines, emphasizing instead...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... sitio, elocutio, memoria, and pronuntiatio.Invention was the most important of the canons, as it taught the structuring of orations according to the mode of persuasion. Inventio also included methods of discovering materi- als, or topics. Dispositio,or the arrangement...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 142–149.
Published: 01 September 2009
... it as a source of laughter; still others greeted it with impatience and exas- peration. Keymer persuasively argues that in the very beginning of Tristram Shandy’s reception history, one can find rudimentary evidence of all the diverse attempts, the “competing discourses and traditions” (9) that have been...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... The second part of Weinbrot’s collection focuses on “Johnson the Writer.” The essays in this section, by Thomas Keymer, Jack Lynch, and David Nun- nery, challenge misconceptions about Johnson’s poetry, epistolary correspon- dence, and Lives of the Poets. Keymer persuasively shows that Johnson’s poetry...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., and Chudleigh alike. This detracts from the persuasiveness of her argument about the lasting impact of female agency in the 1760s and 1770s. Nonetheless, Russell wrestles with a complex tension about women’s perfor- mative selves and persuasively reminds us that stage culture has always inter- mingled...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 48–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... analysis of the two key think- ers—Hume and Vico; and traced the evolution of the study of political econ- omy in each locale after 1740. The result is a persuasive, insightful study of how we can understand such a complex yet ultimately coherent phenomenon as the Enlightenment. Robertson’s...