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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... In performing close readings of two of Behn’s most complex and perverse runaway-woman narratives, Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister (1684-87) and The History of the Nun (1688), this essay recalibrates our sense of Behn’s connection with and contribution to what would come to be called the women’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... examines three of Cowley’s strategic domestic comedies: The Runaway (1776); The Belle’s Stratagem (1780); and The Town Before You (1795). Through these plays, we see the playwright participating in a late eighteenth-century revival and transformation of the georgic mode as she places women, provincials...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that is overwhelmingly play- ful and positive make this section of the book particularly enjoyable. Real life paralleled fantasy life, as shown by advertisements about runaway wives and official records of divorces, which demonstrate that men were increasingly cuckolded by women in pursuit of casual trysts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... of the wig is seemingly belied by its ubiquity; even the most glancing familiarity with eighteenth-century por- traiture reveals rows of similarly clad and bewigged men, as well as women whose natural hair (supplemented by prosthetic tresses) raises their coif- fures to dazzling heights. From the late...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
... point of view toward amorous relationships, which were usually thought to occur between men and women of high social status. A represen- tative list of English works includes minor poems by George Herbert, John Cleveland, and Eldred Revett; tragedies such as Shakespeare’s Titus Andron- icus (1594...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 117–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
... women for tools and firearms, as were the South Sea islanders later in the century. Miskito men do not appear to have offered up their own wives for muskets, but a buccaneer could take up with an “Indian girl” ECL26309-Rogers.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:33 PM Page 121...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 111–127.
Published: 01 April 2000
...), George W. Gignilliat’s The Author of Sandford and Merton; A Life of Thomas Day, Esq. (Columbia Univ., 1932), or Samuel H. Scott’s The Exemplary Mr. Day, 1748–1789, Author of Sandford and Merton: A Philosopher in Search of the Life of Virtue and of a Paragon among Women (Faber & Faber, 1935...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... or not to marry, and when, who, and even how she might marry. Women, as a whole, were increasingly being recognized as active participants in determining their marriages.1 More- over, as Amy Louise Erickson, Diana O’Hara, Pamela Sharpe, and Joanne Bailey have all argued, financial security appears to have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., and their ugliness becomes all the more apparent when we compare them to the beautiful women in the foreground, Jenny and Lavement’s wife.16 In the illustration of Lavement, the apothecary stands a head shorter than his wife, which gives him a dwarfish appear- ance, yet his skull is larger than both his...