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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (2): 26–53.
Published: 01 April 2024
... Voyage (1789)—in contemporary review journals. It argues that these poets’ commitment to depicting the “enormous crimes” of British slavery in poetic form clashed with reviewers’ expectations of poetic diction, imagination, and representation, a conflict that arose from what I term “literary review...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Eve Tavor Bannet This essay outlines the comprehensive theory of “modern” eighteenth-century biography that was articulated throughout the century in the often lengthy prefaces to collections of lives, disseminated in periodical essays, and applied in reviews to stand-alone lives. This theory...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2023
... reviews. At their best, they are more than summaries; we try to give reviewers enough room to engage with the book authors’ arguments, which helps to produce more thorough, richer, reviews. Of course, the credit here goes to our many dedicated reviewers, across the English-speaking world. But the credit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for these choices, which may, in part, have precipitated the negative reviews she endured, including, most famously, John Wilson Croker’s devastating anonymous assessment. He wrote in the Quarterly Review that The Wanderer was the product of “an old coquette who endeavours, by the wild tawdriness...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 131–151.
Published: 01 April 2018
... may be an editorial strategy or “game” to avoid the increasing hostility of the reviewers towards “over- productive” women novelists, and to renegotiate and appropriate the coercive rules of the market. 136 Eighteenth-Century Life Figure . Meeke’s output by authorial persona...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 1.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Cedric D. Reverand, II Duke University Press 2008 R Editor’s Note Cedric D. Reverand II The usual issue of Eighteenth-Century Life contains four scholarly essays followed by a miscellany of book reviews. However...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 1–2.
Published: 01 April 2017
... after twenty-four years as editor of Eighteenth-Century Life and we had moved the journal to the University of Wyoming, Adam Potkay generously agreed to serve as our book-review editor. Readers have frequently complimented us on the quality, thoroughness, and authoritativeness of our reviews...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Mark G. Spencer The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26208-100-spen.q4 5/28/02 2:24 PM Page 96 Review Essay Pursuing Pamela, 1740–1750 Mark G. Spencer...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 135–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... 19 ( New York : AMS , 2009 ). Pp. xvi + 357 . $182.50 Wiltshire John Vuillerman Daniel . The Making of Doctor Johnson ( Westfield : Helm , 2009 ). Pp. xvi + 285 . €38 Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 92–114.
Published: 01 January 2004
... informs us that the poem was “found in the trap where . . . [a mouse] had been confined all night by Dr.Priestley, for the sake of making experiments with different kinds of air.”1 Published in Barbauld’s Poems (Warrington, 1772), “The Mouse’s Petition” was singled out for praise by reviewers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... anonymous reviewer illustrates the manner in which the circulating library’s main function, to circulate books, is ultimately taken up and turned against the library’s proprietors. In the December 1772 issue of the London Maga- zine, two new novels published by the Noble brothers were reviewed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 82–92.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Steven Scherwatzky Rivero Albert J. Justice George , eds. The Eighteenth-Century Novel 6–7: Essays in Honor of John Richetti ( New York : AMS , 2009 ). $194.50 Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 63–77.
Published: 01 April 2001
... (Spring 2001): 63–77 © 2001 by The College of William & Mary ECL25207-78b-Whea.p65 63 10/24/01, 4:40 PM 64 in America (1818), was widely read and reviewed in major periodicals such as the Tory Quarterly Review and the Whig Edinburgh...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2001
... basis of her art, Cowley invited her audience to assume that Horton was based on Damer, and the identification was obvious to contemporary re- viewers. The Monthly Review, for example, noted that Lady Horatia Horton was “a drawing from Mrs. Damer, whose birth, beauty...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 83–105.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Ashley Marshall Duke University Press 2010 Review Essay The State of Swift Studies 2010 Ashley Marshall Pennsylvania State University English...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and fortune. A list of his publications included eleven books on medical subjects and on tours of different coun- tries, but most important was a quarterly review of medical literature, the Medico-Chirurgical Review (hereafter, MCR), of which he was the propri- etor, editor, and principal writer.3...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 96–107.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Timothy M. Costelloe The College of William & Mary 2003 Review Essay A Well-Rounded Character? The Impurity of Kant’s Life and Thought Timothy M. Costelloe College of William & Mary Kuehn...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 43–77.
Published: 01 April 2020
... London Review; or, Monthly Report of Authors and Books (1799), which devotes a whole paragraph to casual Contributions. 10 Prospective advertisers were another target readership, for newspaper prospectuses especially, advertising being a crucial source of revenue for most newspapers, then as now.11...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., and that we can be something like certain of Defoe’s authorship in the case of only 67 items (plus several reprints from the Review).1 He undoubtedly wrote more than those works, but we cannot say with any confidence which of the other items ascribed to him he is actually responsible for. I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 88–96.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Roger L. Emerson Roderick Graham. The Great Infi del: A Life of David Hume (East Linton: Tuckwell, 2004). Pp 448. £14.99 paper. ISBN 1-86232-228-7 Duke University Press 2007 Review Roger L. Emerson University...