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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 8–14.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Peter Sabor This essay envisages what a new scholarly edition of John Cleland’s notorious novel, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748 – 49), might provide. Drawing on digital resources such as ECCO, it could readily refer to the full range of Cleland’s numerous publications, and taking advantage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Louise Curran Over the course of the eighteenth century, Milton's place in the British poetic canon was both contested and established. The first scholarly editions of Paradise Lost were printed, and the full range of his verse—both in form and content—was frequently imitated as well as discussed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Lorna Clark The recovery of the works of early English women writers is an ongoing project, and should include those of Sarah Harriet Burney (1772–1839). One of her novels has recently appeared in a scholarly edition and the rest will soon follow. Common themes and motifs can be found in her work...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 118–124.
Published: 01 September 2014
... wood blockbuster, he can finally lay claim to a fully annotated, scholarly edition of his collected works. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Samuel Richardson (CEWSR), guided by Thomas Keymer and Peter Sabor as general editors, is the first-ever annotated edition of this author’s complete...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 111–114.
Published: 01 September 2014
... introduction. But this Penguin London Jour- nal is clearly a scholarly edition, and a particularly comprehensive one at that, containing much that a general reader might have to try to overlook; indeed, the reader is “cordially invited” to do so by the editor (lviii.) But perhaps the increasing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 83–86.
Published: 01 September 2015
... dates are listed at the front of the volumes. The edition has varied in quality, but some of the finest scholarship has appeared in some of the more recent volumes, and, taken as a whole, the edition constitutes a formidable achievement in itself and a wonder- ful service to the wider scholarly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 April 2014
... was the impetus for a scholarly edition of Smollett’s collected works, formally launched in 1967.1 Like several other major editions of eighteenth-­century authors — ​those of Henry Field- ing (recently completed), Samuel Richardson (recently begun), and Samuel Johnson (still in progress), for example...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
... If the eighteenth century was the great age of English letter writing, the twentieth century was the great age of editing correspondence. The let- ters of almost all of the major Enlightenment authors have now appeared in scholarly editions, many in multivolume sets, and many published by Oxford University...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 216–220.
Published: 01 January 2011
... travesties when he could have presented what Shakespeare actually wrote” (7). It will be no surprise that she finds both accounts too simplistic. Cunningham’s book is an exercise in blurring the line between editing and adaptation, traditionally kept distinct, with virtuous and scholarly editors...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 113–118.
Published: 01 January 2020
... a model for the level of scrutiny required by the future scholarly edition, even if his mate- rials proved to be distinctly miscellaneous; the result, in an odd way, is a mighty maze that is entirely justified in often seeming without a plan (165). All three of the contributors to this section stress...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... with the sentiment of Noel Coward, that “hav- ing to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love,” Berg questions the use and misuse of footnotes in scholarly editions, and concludes by suggesting alternative ways of searching for a “more mobile...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Swift s works dating back more than half a century, the aim of the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jon- athan Swift is not only to revise their texts and commentaries in the light of more recent scholarship, but also to provide the first fully annotated scholarly edition ever undertaken of Swift s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 95–100.
Published: 01 January 2021
... collations occupying some 150 pages. This is done in order to enable readers to reconstruct the source manuscript (620). Scholarly editions are clearly obliged to provide an apparatus for recording variants, even if it is difficult to conceive of readers to whom such reconstruc- tion would be vital...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., idiosyncratic work to make it accessible to a modern readership? As discussed earlier, Cannon's memoir currently exists in print form in Money's scholarly and informative two volume OUP edition of 2010. In order to navigate and make accessible a long and complex source text, Money makes a number of editorial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of reading” (43), how faithful should we attempt to be to the ways eighteenth-century texts were originally read? Or, at least, how aware should we be of the ways we read them differently? What should a scholarly edition attempt to achieve? Like Pettit, Catherine Ingrassia is supremely aware...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 92–100.
Published: 01 September 2012
... L’Harmattan launched a collection entitled “Autrement mêmes” ded- icated to scholarly editions of rare French-­language sources on the colonies. This line has already seen the appearance of seventy-­three titles, such as Adonis ou le bon nègre (1798) by Jean-­Baptiste Picquenard — ​a one-­time Jacobin...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 January 2011
... insist that a scholarly edition needs such apparatus and to assure them that if we differ, it is not because we do not value all their hard work or that we are lazy or unscholarly. I also wonder if we have become so accustomed to one way of arranging letter collections that we have a hard time...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 3–13.
Published: 01 April 2008
... is accordingly one of failure — failure to collate against the oldest editions, refusal to follow proper editorial practice, and, finally, a basic inability to edit a text to scholarly standards.5 David Nichol Smith encapsulated this Whig approach to editorial history when he called Pope “a man of genius...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 110–119.
Published: 01 April 2013
....” Elias rightly complained that the “myth of Swift’s admiring discipleship has made all these questions awkward, even impolitic to dwell much upon,” and that critics and editors of A Tale had not confronted the issues directly.3 One would not necessarily expect a scholarly edition to engage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 57–80.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to be recoverable in modern scholarly editions. Even when a non-­book-­length text is unchanged during its passage from collection to collection, or from manuscript to print, alterations in the company that it keeps among other texts leave marks upon its textual history. Where the ordering of a work within...