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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 77–82.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Katarzyna Bartoszyńska kasiab@gmail.com Scott Black . Without the Novel: Romance and the History of Prose Fiction ( Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia , 2019 ). Pp. 220 . $45 . Elaine Freedgood . Worlds Enough: The Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Douglas Lane Patey Molesworth Jesse . Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic ( Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. , 2010 ). Pp. 275 + x. $90 Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of the novel is a discussion about the shape, and the possibility, of the ideal human life. The realist novel is part of this history, but for Pavel, real- ism is neither the genre’s defining formal trait nor its only historical tendency. Rather, realism is one phase in a millennia-long conversation about...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that contemporaries regarded as immoral or amoral, and that more recent scholars, such as Watt, have cast aside as insignificant. Two of Aravamudan’s touchstones are Thomas Pavel, who emphasizes idealism, rather than realism, in the long arc of Euro- pean fiction, and Luiz Costa Lima, who argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... Watt identifies the novel proper with the literary technique he calls formal realism, which he defines in terms of the text s explicit notation of the circumstantiality of the narrative events. And he understands formal realism as the literary equivalent of what he calls the realist philosophy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 April 2015
... ills. $85 • When I offer my undergraduate course on the eighteenth-century novel, I call it “Realism, Pornography, and the Rise of the Novel: Defoe to de Sade.” Some of my colleagues regard this title as merely a cheap marketing ploy and a reflec- tion of my...
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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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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... unionism, and second, how the dialectic between essential Scottishness and unionism contributed to the emergence of literary individual- ism and formal realism in early nineteenth-century Scottish literature. Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 42, Number 1, January...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 113–119.
Published: 01 April 2004
... of history, ranging from the liter- ary to the social to the very reality on which the narratives dilate, work to com- plicated, if often antithetical, ends.” Beginning what he calls a “broadly” conceived “historicizing process,” Galperin explores the relationship among history, realism, and fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (2): 120–124.
Published: 01 April 2004
... of history, ranging from the liter- ary to the social to the very reality on which the narratives dilate, work to com- plicated, if often antithetical, ends.” Beginning what he calls a “broadly” conceived “historicizing process,” Galperin explores the relationship among history, realism, and fiction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 14–28.
Published: 01 April 2008
...- forgetful. It proposed simply to amuse the reader, as an old English ballad amused him. It undertook to prove nothing but facts. It was the novel irresponsible. (LC, 1:1201 – 02) Clearly, James opposes the didactic in fiction, an opposition soon to be associated with “realism” in the novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... this is especially true of novels by women. After discussing Priestley’s popular little book, The English Novel (1927), Corman remarks that like Baker his focus is “on realism and formal artistry as the keys to greatness in fiction.” This leads 4 Eighteenth-Century Life him to denigrate “the novel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 133–147.
Published: 01 January 2021
... demands to be figured (184). More recently, Roger Maioli asserted that a common concern for studies of eighteenth- century narrative has been to define the relationship between prose fiction s turn to realism and the simultaneous emergence of British empiri- cism. 3 From this basis, he argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 114–121.
Published: 01 April 2010
...  —  and no longer find an ascendant middle class or increased literacy in early eighteenth-century Britain, Watt’s model of a genre able to offer a modern form for the modern world contin- ues to inform many histories of the novel. Indeed, we read novels in terms of Watt’s formal realism, and as we analyze...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... modern individual is so well known that it does not bear rehearsal here. Many have criticized Watt for using “formal realism” to define the novel as a separate and new genre in the eighteenth century, and have rightly pointed out how this formulation excludes, for instance, most women writers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., to eschew realism or endorse symmetrical patterns, say. And yet, over and above all of this necessary caution, we might point out that many of the trends in the period's most influential works of prose fiction narrative are evident in gardens as well, including a concern with the relationship between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of realism. The experi- ence of reading the it-­narrative, after all, demands accepting such unrealistic scenarios as that of a pincushion or coin relating to a reader its worldly “adven- tures” as they pass from the hands of one owner to another. The collection’s first section, “The Stories Things...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to travelers’ stories. In order for exoticism to turn into a cult during the later eigh- teenth and early nineteenth century, it had to step beyond the boundaries of realism. Or rather, it had to demonstrate a certain distance from its objects of representation. We...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 116–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
... in apparitions—and if her readers are to begin doing so—it appears that she must herself become one. . . . ​Lennox’s satiric novel of enlightenment engenders the ‘romantic’ dimension of modern literary realism that now goes by the name of atmosphere” (163). Lewis does exciting things with the fact...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Northanger Abbey — ​using heavier outlines, more iconic features, and darker colors — ​her perky style cannot conjure up the Gothic of Catherine’s visions. Even so, Lee’s architectural realism energetically animates the Bath section of that novel. In all four cases, Butler distills Austen’s plot...