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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
...DeeAnn DeLuna The College of William & Mary 2004 Robinson Crusoe, Virginal Hero of the Commercial North DeeAnn DeLuna Johns Hopkins University A Man is to be executed...
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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): 113–114.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Jordan Howell O’Malley Andrew . Children’s Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe . ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2012 ). Pp. 195 . $85 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay What’s New with Robinson Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Peter Walmsley Among his many experiments in manufacturing in the Life and Strange Surprising Adventures , Robinson Crusoe tries his hand at building canoes. The last of these, built with Friday’s help, is a hybrid of Carib and European design, a traditional dugout fitted out with sail and rudder...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and conflict. In this article, I examine the polemical nature of Robinson Crusoe ’s spatial experience and constructions, maritime and insular. Most readers know Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe for the shipwreck and the island. This sells short the novel’s formal spatial design, which contrasts its hero’s early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Terry F. Robinson This essay explores the impact of mirrors on Georgian-era theatrical and social performance. It suggests that looking glasses—as they burgeoned in eighteenth-century playhouses, offstage, onstage, and backstage—provided key sites for actors and audiences to engage with both...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Dickinson College The first volume of Daniel Defoe’s Crusoe trilogy (1719 – ​20) provides a sat- isfying conversion narrative: Crusoe, alone on the island, recognizes that he has been a sinner and becomes a practicing Christian.1 However, in the second volume, The Farther Adventures of Robinson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 126–129.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Kit Kincade Kit.Kincade@indstate.edu Michael B. Prince . The Shortest Way with Defoe: Robinson Crusoe, Deism, and the Novel ( Charlottesville : Univ of Virginia , 2020 ). Pp. 350 . $35 . Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Michael Prince argues that Daniel...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... machinations of Fausta, his sexually obsessed stepmother, a role premiered the previous season by the English contralto Anastasia Robinson. (Robinson had also that sea- son originated Bononcini’s and Rolli’s complementary female role of vir- tuous endurance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 120–137.
Published: 01 April 2008
... at Liberty. . . . This Machine cost me a full Week’s Work to bring it to Perfection.1 Robinson Crusoe is here, in what I see as a signature episode, trying to retrofit his habitation to make it earthquake ready. His declaration that he spent as much thought on his problem as a statesman...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., for instance, gives Robinson Crusoe (1719) many of the formal accou- trements of truth, claiming, through an editor, that his novel is a “just His- tory of Fact,” without even the “Appearance of Fiction in it.”6 Actual trav- elers obsessed over this diff erence, often accusing one another of deviating from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... a Rogue, that there is no enduring him.” 5 More than a quarter century after Defoe stood in the pillory for The Shortest-­Way (1702), Pope depicts him (inac- curately) standing “Earless on high” and “un-­abash’d.” 6 The best-­known response to Robinson Crusoe (1719) is Charles Gildon’s The Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding. However, before Defoe could be part of the rise of the novel, his works needed to be recognized as novels, and he needed to be the author of those novels. Although Robinson Cru- soe was quickly attributed to Defoe upon its publication, his other popular...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to the electronic database of the English Short- Title Catalogue (ESTC), which allows one to tally up easily the many different editions of (say) Robinson Crusoe published between 1719 and 1800. She employed the twin databases Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Col- lections Online (ECCO...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... attempting to reach shore through heavy surf after their ship had foundered. For example, an extraordinary illustration to Robinson Crusoe . . . Revised and Corrected for the Advancement of Nautical Education (1815) shows Crusoe and his shipmates struggling to get ashore in large surf between the Winterton...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Psalmes (1648), first as an offering to the persecuted and imprisoned king himself now defeated and soon to be executed and second as a monument to his slain brother William. As Andrew Robinson observes of the book s opening, Henry s fraternal affection shines through in the Epistle to the Reader. 10...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 25–55.
Published: 01 January 2006
... circles to establish and advance her brothers, who were given nothing but their education by a father who was determined to settle the family estates and all moneys (excepting small portions for his daughters) on his eldest son. Thanks to Elizabeth, brother Tom Robinson was found a ship to captain...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that two figures just right of center are the Prince of Wales and Mary “Perdita” Robinson, his mistress. Grego’s dependence on the passive voice (“understood to be intended,” “understood to represent,” and “reported to be introduced”) is pervasive, enabling him to make identifications without...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... extensive writing on Anglo-Scottish relations dur- ing the first two decades of the eighteenth century completes a project begun by Francis Bacon. Second, it explores continuities between Defoe’s writing on the Union and his earliest novels, Robinson Crusoe (1719) and The Farther Adventures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 133–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... The Plausible Selves of Sarah Scott (1721–95)     1 3 5 To date, we know of 392 extant letters written by Sarah Robinson Scott in collections at the Huntington Library, the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale, the Houghton Library at Harvard, and the Cornell University Library. The letters are incomplete...