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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Yet Thoughtful: Readers in Eighteenth-Century Britain William Walker University of New South Wales Kathleen Lubey. Excitable Imaginations: Eroticism and Reading in Britain, 1660–1760 (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2012). Pp. xi + 271. 19...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Sandra Sherman The College of William & Mary 2004 “The Whole Art and Mystery of Cooking”: What Cookbooks Taught Readers in the Eighteenth Century Sandra Sherman University of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Andrew O'Malley In this essay, the author argues that chapbook editions of Robinson Crusoe should be viewed not simply as impoverished abridgments of Defoe's novel, but as striking examples of the popular “appropriation” of an elite text by plebeian readers. The ruthless editorial decisions...
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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 (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
... appearance in miscellanies, in the form of quotation, imitation, and as an exemplar of a distinctly British poetic identity. It traces the way in which Milton's Paradise Lost is quoted from in these collections, and explores how his poetry was read aloud, and for what purpose, by so-called “ordinary” readers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 142–157.
Published: 01 January 2017
... identification of an author. Any reader who wished to identify which works in a miscellany had been written by a particular poet often faced considerable difficulties. This article focuses on a small but significant group of poems that challenged miscellany readers interested in knowing whose works they were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
... relationship between the practical, educational, and aspirational uses of poetry, and the formation of a literary canon. Recitation miscellanies not only showed readers how to achieve affect, but they also gave them collections of literature to appreciate, and some introduction to the terms on which those...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 23–64.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Sandro Jung In a reading of James Thomson's The Seasons that largely draws on the history of the book and the fields of print culture and illustration studies, I offer a narrative of the changing interpretation of the poem between 1730 and 1797. Not only did readers, in response to changes in...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... better readers of eighteenth-century novels. One of his examples is the phrase “dispensing power,” which James II claimed in his attempt to remake the monarchy on an autocratic model, and which Samuel Richardson used in a different context while describing Pamela in her “exalted condition.” Further...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Julian Fung For most modern readers, Tobias Smollett’s novels are defined by violence and crude physical humor, both of which contribute to angry satire on society’s vices. By drawing attention to eighteenth-century illustrations in Smollett’s novels, I want to suggest that illustrators were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 30–63.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Walter Scott after, Edgeworth adopted a technique that rendered her novel an inaccurate account of Anglo-Jewish life and that disappointed her readers; Harrington finally managed only to depict Jewish assimilation instead of achieving Edgeworth’s initial aim of fostering tolerance for Jewish difference...
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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 of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2017
... presented to readers of this enduringly popular miscellany before considering what the inclusion of its pornographic “cabinet” reveals about Rochester's complicated reception history. Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Rochester Curll miscellany cabinet pornography...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 116–141.
Published: 01 January 2017
... parodies set to old tunes and prose extracts haranguing the new administration and promoting amputation with Swiftian gusto. One of the problems facing twenty-first-century readers is how to get a handle on what exactly is being satirized. In order to gain a fuller understanding of how this collection and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 64–91.
Published: 01 April 2009
... dichotomous one offered its readers an alternative to imagining a middle class. Duke University Press 2009 R Representations of the Social Order in The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1785 – 1815 William Stafford...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Janine Barchas Modern readers of Jane Austen have been reluctant to acknowledge that Sense and Sensibility (1811) rewards, and perhaps even demands, detailed knowledge of one of England's most notorious families in Austen's time, namely the Dashwoods of West Wycombe Park. The best-known member of...
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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 of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 60–80.
Published: 01 September 2011
... investigates the national impulse behind Watson's employment of this particular genre. Recognizing the competing interests at stake in the Scottish political landscape of 1706, Watson uses the imaginative space of the miscellany to bring readers of different tastes and interests together to promote the cause...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2012
... imagine and promote an idea of civil society governed by norms of a benevolent “politeness.” One function of the new culture of politeness was to reconcile readers to the massive increase in military activity. This essay will explore the process of reconciliation in the two most influential periodicals of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2013
... limited and contingent nature of female ownership. By following the movement of these containers, readers can trace the shifting power dynamics that property creates between people and, thereby, the influence that property has on constructing, expressing, and containing identities. Copyright 2013 by...