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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 (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 (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 for...
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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...
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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 the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, he turns away from God and begins to believe that humans have the right to make moral judgments and determine their own courses of action. In the third volume, Serious Reflections of Robinson Crusoe, he proposes a plan for using force to colonize and...
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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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... Here he would be returning as Crispus, a Hippolytus-like figure beset by the unscrupulous machinations of Fausta, his sexually obsessed stepmother, a role premiered the previous season by the English contralto Anastasia Robinson. (Robinson had also that sea...
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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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Defoe’s 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 (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... response to Robinson Crusoe (1719) is Charles Gildon’s The Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures of Mr. D[a n i e l   ] De F  [oe] (1719), an abusive pamphlet clearly motivated by disgust at and envy of a fellow scribbler’s great suc- cess.7 If more of Defoe’s contemporaries connected Robinson Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 127–137.
Published: 01 September 2019
... 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), which allow us to read, without stirring from our home computers, digital...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Joanna Baillie, one may suspect that he had a different comparison in mind, classifying her effusions with the newspaper verse of her imitators Rob- ert Merry, Mary Robinson, and Hannah Cowley. The Della Cruscans’ misap- propriation of Miltonic sublimity for purposes of diurnal self-­flattery had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 114–119.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Music, 1999). Pp. viii + 98. ISBN 1-871775- 08-6 D’Holbach, Baron. The System of Nature, vol. 1, adapted from the original transla- tion by H. D. Robinson (1868), intro. Michael Bush; Greek and Latin transla- tion Alastair Jackson (Manchester: Clinamen, 1999). Pp. xvi + 296. $35 pa- per...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... 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 (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., 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 lighthouse and Cromer (figure 7). Their long boat is poised at the top of what...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 116–118.
Published: 01 April 2015
... kind. We learn that Uriel’s journey into the Cave of Spleen is infused with contemporary writing on atmosphere. Chapters on Robinson Crusoe and A Journal of the Plague Year pay rewarding attention to Crusoe’s obsession with weather and H. F.’s inter- est in the supernatural to produce insights...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 133–148.
Published: 01 January 2011
... approaching any correspondence, we must proceed with caution.4 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...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... 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 But the layering of occasions, for the dead beloved brother and for the lost cause for which he died, creates...
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