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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 73–113.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the Present Age” Janet Aikins Yount University of New Hampshire Deirdre Le Faye. A Chronology of  Jane Austen and Her Family (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2006). Pp. xvi + 776. 7 ills. $150, £96. ISBN 0-521-81064-7 Jane Austen. Juvenilia, ed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... by Duke University Press 2021 travel writing authenticity realism reader response shipwreck accounts Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1, January 2021 doi 10.1215/00982601-8793923 Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2 1 Presenting Truth in Early Eighteenth- Century Travel...
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Published: 01 September 2022
Figure 3. François Gérard, Portrait of Marie-Louise Presenting the King of Rome , 1813, oil on canvas, Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et Trianon, Versailles, photographic credit: © Huelam987, 2019. From Wikimedia Commons. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... as the foremost court poet of the Restoration. The Rochester the volume presented—as well as the poems it attributed to him—evolved across the early editions of The Works , and it was in the hands of the notorious bookseller Edmund Curll that its vision of Rochester took its most influential turn. Inserting...
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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 (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Luisa Calè In “A Friendly Gathering: The Social Politics of Presentation Books and their Extra-Illustration in Horace Walpole’s Circle,” Lucy Peltz plays with the technical and metaphorical senses of “gathering” to reflect on the materiality and sociability of altered books in the Strawberry Hill...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and circulated, these interventions both turn one bibliographical item into something that looks like two, presenting problems for the way they are represented in the Digital Miscellanies Index (DMI) and other bibliographical databases. For, by certain blunt measures of “popularity,” in such databases it may...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in France, examines the origins of the translation of her history, and considers the way it was presented, during the crucial period of the Revolution when it appeared. I will offer new evidence for Macaulay's relationships with French radicals and aristocrats before the Revolution, and in particular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
... writers, and Hays's work can also be seen in this light, for her biographies present a strikingly opposed view of the proper education of women. To this end, I examine Hays's innovative depiction of childhood education, and the great emphasis she places upon her subjects' reading and intellectual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 89–104.
Published: 01 April 2017
... voice emerges as the text's most distinct and powerful narrative force. This voice presents itself as corrective and collective, demonstrating the benefits of a community and redefining the authority of the author. In her less well-known periodical, The Lady's Museum (1760-61), Lennox introduces...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... The first of these modes is that of the philosophical experiment, most often presented as a utopian pedagogical fantasy in which a child and educator live apart from society and in which various educational approaches and techniques can be applied to the child without outside interference. We find examples...
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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 (2013) 37 (1): 72–96.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., presented as moderator of a dialogue. I argue that, for Shaftesbury, the special problems of recognizing a socially useful enthusiasm and employing it well were closely tied to ethical concerns about the culture of the philosopher’s character. These concerns led Shaftesbury to illustrate his own ideas about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... in favor of a more extreme version of Christianity that calls for completely eliminating pagan religions. By looking carefully at the presentation of Providence and religion, this article argues that if we take all three volumes together, they show Crusoe rejecting the religious conversion he experiences...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., arts and sciences (1752). Ballard has a contested legacy in women’s literary history: many critics draw attention to the exemplary bias in his collection and question his rhetorical aims. However, this article presents new manuscript evidence suggesting that Ballard’s initial research for the project...
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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 (2016) 40 (1): 84–107.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Laura Tallon This essay seeks to expand our understanding of ekphrasis and its dynamics by analyzing the poetry of Anne Finch. In the standard model constructed by critics from the eighteenth century to the present, ekphrasis represents a contest between poetry and visual art that applies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Anaclara Castro This article presents a reading of William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress (1733–35) that considers the implications of Sarah Young from the perspective of eighteenth-century matrimonial practices. Historicizing the images within the context of the instability of marital conventions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Peter M. Briggs Dunton's journalistic Athenian Mercury and his proto-novel A Voyage Round the World , both from 1691, imply through their strategies of presentation significantly different ideas of authorship. Experimenting with a participatory format that paired readers' questions on a variety...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Richard Frohock First published in Dutch in 1678, Alexander Exquemelin's Buccaneers of America ( Americaensche Zee-Rovers ) presented European readers with a novel and shockingly candid portrait of the international band of sea rovers operating throughout the Caribbean and along the coastlines...