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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 30–50.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Melinda Alliker Rabb “Swift, Secret History, and War” argues that the relationship between Swift’s writing, reading, and his abiding interest in the English Civil Wars produced a distinctive contribution to the discourses that arose after the reestablishment of monarchy, called “secret histories...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 132–137.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Erin Mackie Michael McKeon. The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2006). Pp. 904. $30. ISBN 0-8018-7873-x Duke University Press 2008 Review Essay The Secret History of Almost...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 76–101.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Peter M. Briggs This essay examines three satirical works from the most productive decade of Edward (Ned) Ward's long writing career: The London Spy (1698-1700), The London Terraefilius , or, The Satyrical Reformer (1707-08), and The Secret History of Clubs (1709). All three of these colorful...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 24–55.
Published: 01 April 2021
...” since the Reformation; and second, how to represent people who had been celebrated in their own time, but not in the biographer's later generation. Copyright 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 celebrity impartiality national worth biography secret history Eighteenth- Century Life Volume...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2017
... emergent, and some momentary and occasional. Copyright 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Milton secret history parody Christian accommodation mock epic epic • Paradise Lost, Poem of the Restoration Period...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 January 2011
... network,” and how this network extended throughout the wider Stockholm society. An excellent paper from Rebecca Bullard emerged from her work in The Politics of Disclosure, 1674 – 1725: Secret History Narratives (London: Pick- ering and Chatto, 2009), and engaged with the use of letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Tobias Menely Review Essay Returning to Emotion, via the Age of Sensibility Tobias Menely Willamette University Daniel M. Gross. The Secret History of Emotion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2020
... moment, Melinda Rabb illuminates how Jonathan Swift contributes to the genre of secret history, and, more broadly, how the reverberations of violent conšict could be felt even by those who did not participate directly. As Rabb outlines, the secret history arose in England after the reestablishment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 88–118.
Published: 01 April 2016
..., calls, with admirable understatement, “a complex matter.”7 Rebecca Bullard’s discus- sion of secret history narratives, to which the anecdotal method is closely allied etymologically and practically in the early eighteenth century, is per- haps most notable for arguing, in the face of previous...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 36–59.
Published: 01 April 2012
... acceptance of that attribution. 3. Part of the fiction of Gulliver’s Travels is the prefatory note by Lemuel Gulliver’s cousin, Richard Sympson, in which he describes how the text came into his hands and how he communicated it to the publisher. John Mullan, in Anonymity: A Secret History...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 119–132.
Published: 01 January 2011
...-­Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 1998). 2. Michael McKeon, The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2005), and Nancy Armstrong, Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 113–142.
Published: 01 April 2022
... play with the boundaries of the fictional can be found, for example, in the continued appearance of “secret histories” and romans à clef well into the Romantic period. 8 Long treated as hastily assembled products of little artistic substance, Minerva novels have not been given serious attention...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., Greer, in “Briscoe,” has found that Briscoe was apprenticed to Richard Baldwin in 1684, and his last entry into the records is on 29 September 1724 for James Anderson’s The Secret History of the Freemasons (33, 44.) 16. Familiar Letters: Written by the Right Honourable John, Late Earl...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
... important of all. These genres tend to be invisible to scholars. Samuel Johnson’s definition of “anecdote” as “something yet unpub- lished; secret history” emphasizes its orality in a way that helps us to grasp the relation of salon conversation to literature. The ability to tell good stories...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 122–127.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of the reader. The text offers a quixotic narrative that unfolds in episodes divided into two volumes, where characters recur but under different names. Both Folkenflik and Darnton situ- ate the novel in the genre of “secret histories” (vies privées) that combined pub- lic and private information, history...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the game of “secret histories,” but if one were to do so, there is no work that, in its historical trajectory and influence, offers a better example of the novel’s history: a late classical fruit that becomes a modern seed.) Ancient Greek novels present idealized characters struggling against...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... to “preserve and transmit in an orderly and recorded way a particular societal organization” (84). Michael McKeon, in The Secret History of Domesticity (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2005), interprets the frequency with which tyrannical parents and rebellious children appear in eighteenth-­century...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 2001
... speaks it, for her 1705 scandal narrative The Secret History of Queen Zarah and the Zarazians. See John J. Richetti & Paula R. Backscheider, eds., Popular Fiction by Women, 1660–1730 (Oxford: Clarendon, 1996), p. 53. 6. Todd calls the Memoires a model for the epistolary form of Love-letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 92–100.
Published: 01 September 2012
... as nonfiction — ​produced during the 1790s, in France and Britain, and in their colonial holdings. How might future readings build on the rich materials such as La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches, Picquenard’s Adonis, and Leonore Sansay’s Secret History (excerpted in Popkin, Facing, 325 – ​28...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 95–104.
Published: 01 September 2013
....” For Siskin, the instructive tension between the two periods or between discontinuity and continuity is to be found in the idea of system, in which “the secret history of Romanticism” lies (165). For Siskin, system is a somewhat vague term, but one that he associates with the Enlightenment. “System...