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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Authentick Relation at once deletes the realistic detail of the name while strengthening the sense of emotional bond between the two men. Instead of yet another shipwreck account, Authentick Relation becomes a more uni- versal story, probing the psychological torment of isolation. Thus the title- page s...
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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 (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
... detailed accounts of Sarah Harriet Burney’s biography else- where, and will not repeat the majority of that material here; nonetheless, a few salient details are necessary in order to contextualize my literary read- ings. Burney was born on August in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, the sec- ond child of the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., moral punishment, or a private sublime style displayed in intensely emotional lyric accounts. The terrible destructiveness of warfare, distant or near, migrates into the expression of personal feeling, so that the speaker s experience is part of the war, and the beautifully terrible expres- sion of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (1): 62–80.
Published: 01 January 2007
... numerous published accounts of the Wager shipwreck in the mid 1740s strengthened the connection between rebellious crews and South Sea voy- ages. Commodore Anson had set out for the Pacifi c in 1740 with the aim of attacking Spanish ships off Chile. He brought back a fortune and changed attitudes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Discovery, 1776 1780, 2 pts. (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 1967), 3:1175. Courtesy of the Hakluyt Society. 6 Eighteenth-Century Life or experienced would have been shipwrecked sailors on stray planking or in long boats attempting to reach shore through heavy surf after their ship had foundered. For example...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2014
... program’s idea of an ideal arrangement — ​in short, very precise but aesthetically unexciting. Then it was up to the team to make some creative decisions about how to tweak the arrangement in the manner most likely to appeal to early nineteenth-­century sensibilities. The account of these...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Molesworth begins by recalling the standard story of the “rise of the novel” as a rejection of romance, with its ghosts, goblins, and gods from machines, in favor of more “realistic” accounts of the world: stories inflected by new notions of empiricism and probability. But, he asks, is it really likely...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 18–38.
Published: 01 April 2011
... their restricted space to minor episodes. Some chapbook versions, for instance, devote nearly half of their space to the pre-­island episodes that are of secondary interest to many modern readers and critics. Seemingly minor events in the novel, such as Crusoe’s first shipwreck at Cromer and his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 58–77.
Published: 01 September 2002
... on our interest on account of the author’s use of an emergent subgenre of fiction to point up some topics of debate and discussion cur- rent in the Venetian— and European— journals of his day. Further, a read- ing in its cultural context casts light on the margins of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
... (ll. 860 and 930), but Dryden employs it three times (ll. 38, 47, 120), plus the variant an interrupting pause (l. 25). What accounts for Dryden s fondness for this phrase? Emrys Jones is on the right track in suggesting that the slightly un- English strangeness of a pause of life serves as a...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 94–102.
Published: 01 September 2001
... African trav- eler and former slave Olaudah Equiano.11 Little known today, intermar- riage novels such as Annesley’s were widely read in their time. The Lady’s Drawing Room tells of a shipwrecked European in the East Indies and is interwoven with reflections on color...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
... the cultural impact of Crusoe’s sojourn on the island: replicated and allegorized, Crusoe the shipwrecked man becomes a paradigm for a lost soul who reconnects with God through nature and privation. But by effectively erasing the last two volumes, Watt and other critics misrepresent what was...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... experience. Printed literary ephemera are largely absent from existing historio- graphical accounts of prints, since they do not neatly fit the criteria that ephemerists identify as representative of the objects they study (Mur- phy and O Driscoll, 2). Like all ephemera, large numbers of them have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... analysis of sympathy leads toward a nation-bound conception of culture. For him, national culture is an elemental and local expression of a universal moral sense. As recent accounts of eighteenth-century theories of sensibility attest, the dynamics of sympathy are double...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... that terminates in one day and 2. An insect that lives only one day. The Dictionary s next noun is a kindred word: ephemeris, An account of the daily motions and situations of the planets. 1 I would like to consider our response to printed ephemera, cognizant of the word s paradoxically related...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 117–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
... lagoons, the Miskito had integrated with runaway African slaves who had either been shipwrecked on the coast or had deserted the former Old Providence colony for the mainland.14 By the turn of the century these Zambos, as the mixed black-Indian population was called, were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 202–224.
Published: 01 September 2002
... there was at least agreement that this land was unlike any other; yet for every written account and artistic repre- sentation predicated on difference it is possible to find another that seeks to deny that Australia is in any way different to anything else then known...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Saxons into this island; the love, with which Vortigern was at first seized for Rowenathese stories seem to have been invented by the Welsh authors, in order to palliate the weak resistance made at first by their countrymen, and to account for the rapid progress and licentious...