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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 136–146.
Published: 01 January 2002
...David Alexander The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26108-146-alex.q4 5/24/02 3:13 PM Page 136 Prints after John Collet: Their Publishing History...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Peter Sabor Duke University Press 2010 R “The Job I Have Perhaps Rashly Undertaken”: Publishing the Complete Correspondence of Samuel Richardson Peter Sabor McGill University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Gene Hammond Valerie Rumbold . Swift in Print: Published Texts in Dublin and London, 1691–1765 ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2020 ). Pp. xxviii + 314. £75 . Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Jonathan Swift lived several lives simultaneously. He aspired...
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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 (2019) 43 (2): 162–187.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to the US Constitution. The essay also discusses several famous but inaccurate claims about the prosecution of Cleland and his publishers (e.g., that Cleland was paid to stop writing obscene novels, and that his publishers made a fortune from the book), and also includes a list of eighteenth-century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., Samwell described Hawaiians surfing six- to seven-foot “alaias” on the “great swell rolling into the Bay,” and in March 1779, King recorded his version of the same event, but neither text was published until 1967. In 1784, King published a significantly revised and expanded version of the scene...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Andrew Lincoln This essay considers works published by two women writers as Britain was preparing for hostilities against revolutionary France in 1793: a Fast Day sermon, Sins of Government, Sins of the Nation , published anonymously by Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith’s novel The Old Manor House...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
... a number of illustrations that were printed in editions, published both in London and the newly emerging regional publishing centers but disseminated across Britain. Apart from documenting the representational shift from depicting the poem as theodicy to reading it as a narrative of nature and domesticity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., Francis Osborne, Sir William Temple, Charles de Sainte-Évremond, John Locke, John Wilson, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and John Gay. It examines examples of miscellanies produced by John Dryden and his publisher Jacob Tonson, by John Dennis and Charles Gildon, and by Pope...
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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 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and the English Civil War. Jean-Paul Marat also appreciatively referred to this history, and hints such as these suggest that this work was quite well known in France before the Revolution, although a French translation was not published there until 1791-92. This paper provides an overview of Macaulay's influence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the Gothic to produce an eclectic mix. Almost the exact contemporary of Jane Austen (who claimed to have read Burney’s first novel three times), she began publishing fifteen years before Austen, and continued for another twenty-two years after Austen’s death. The two have many elements in common, but Burney...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 76–98.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Andrew Black The anxiety of the eighteenth-century establishment church to the growing phenomenon of Methodism is chronicled in over nine hundred anti- Methodist texts published between 1738 and 1800. Anti-Methodist literature attempts to explain a dissident movement that challenged the supremacy...
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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 (2019) 43 (2): 8–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of a concordance to the novel published in 1988, it could explore Cleland’s remarkably inventive use of metaphors and similes. It could also draw on his collected correspondence, of which a new edition is forthcoming. In addition, such an edition would give full attention to the novel’s murky and protracted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 April 2019
... status as a banned and dangerous book that was continually reprinted despite attempts to censor it. This article identifies Venetian playwright and aristocrat Carlo Gozzi as translator of the first Italian-language edition of Fanny Hill , titled La Meretrice and published in 1764. All subsequent editions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Shef Rogers This essay clarifies the bibliographical history of the three published accounts of the sufferings of a Dutch sailor abandoned on Ascension Island in 1726 for sodomy, but is ultimately less concerned with what actually happened than with how the story was represented in each of three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., Oxfordshire, Caroline Lybbe Powys (1738–1817); the first woman to publish a Grand Tour account, Lady Anna Miller (1741–81) of Batheaston, Somerset; the unmarried daughter of the rector of Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire, Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819); and the Whig political salon hostess, Lady Elizabeth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Greg Clingham Sir George Macartney’s British embassy to the court of the Qiánlóng emperor in 1792-94 was a political and commercial failure. This essay seeks to think critically about Macartney’s failure as it pertains to his journal—the posthumously published Journal of an Embassy from the King...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of matters with editors' answers, Dunton enhanced the credibility of the Mercury by inventing a fictional “Athenian Society” of experts who pondered questions and provided answers. Published responses thus carried the weight of their collective authority. The Voyage used an opposite strategy, featuring two...