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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 18–62.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Julian Fung For most modern readers, Tobias Smollett’s novels are defined by violence and crude physical humor, both of which contribute to angry satire on society’s vices. By drawing attention to eighteenth-century illustrations in Smollett’s novels, I want to suggest that illustrators were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 8–29.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Thomas Keymer This essay approaches the Jacobite rising of 1745–46 as constituting, by most Enlightenment and modern definitions, a civil war, and considers the implications for poems written during or soon after the rising by William Collins, Hester Mulso (later Chapone), Tobias Smollett...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Peter Sabor Smollett Tobias . The Adventures of Roderick Random ., ed. Basker James G. , Boucé Paul-Gabriel , and Seary Nicole A. ., textual ed. Brack O M Jr. ., vol. 10 of The Works of Tobias Smollett , gen. ed. Pettit Alexander . ( Athens : Univ. of Georgia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., in the image of the Scottish “louse” or parasite journeying south to England in search of sustenance, or in wanderings of Roderick Random, Tobias Smollett’s Scottish Telemachus. By focusing on this trope, Swenson explores a dialectic between unionismÐ the literary and cultural impetus towards...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 130–134.
Published: 01 January 2023
... that flatters what they believe to be their own democratic values, Wright salvages a “neglected inheritance” that defies the supposition that literature unvaryingly seeks equality among citizens and justice for the oppressed. Her readings of Tobias Smollett, Charlotte Turner Smith, Walter Scott, and a crew...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 47–62.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of In- genious Pain is the role of Smollett and Sterne. Miller omitted them from the list of his detailed readings, and in correspondence with me he has denied close familiarity with them (29 July 2000). Yet his novel contains abundant references and allusions to both and reads...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of the female novelists from literary history, which had fash- ioned from the mid and later eighteenth century onwards a canon of five male novelists, who were seen as the founders and forefathers of the genre: Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, and Sterne. Among the host of women novel- ists through...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 63–67.
Published: 01 April 2021
... scholarly writ- ing has to be called meager: over a career of nearly forty years he wrote a few articles on John Bunyan, John Keats, Samuel Richardson, Henry David Tho- reau, and William Wordsworth; he served as technical editor for the Georgia Edition of Tobias Smollett and was one of the editors...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 2014
...- geted twice in the space of just over five years. In September 1763, a “quan- tity of numbers of Smollett’s History of England” had been stolen.13 Five years later, in October 1768, he had lost “a large quantity of demy,” the printed sheets of Philip Miller’s The Gardener’s Kalendar.14 The first...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 April 2008
... is not a celebration of John- son himself, or of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, or Tobias Smollett. It is instead a wry commentary on every man jack participating in an “epi- demical conspiracy for the destruction of paper” (Works, 2:458). If the age is “stiled” an Age of Authors, the stylization reflects...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 133–143.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., Richard J. Tobias Smollett in the Enlightenment: Travels through France, Italy, and Scotland (Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ., 2011). Pp. x + 221. $80 Kairoff, Claudia Thomas. Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2012). Pp. xiii + 308. $55 Kalter, Barrett...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 9–28.
Published: 01 January 2011
... separate collected editions.4 Although few eighteenth-­century novelists were major letter writers, their correspondence has not been neglected. Standard editions of the let- ters of Defoe, Smollett, and Sterne have long been available, and Sterne’s correspondence has been reedited for the Florida...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2005
.... In the theater, they saw Richard Steele’s The Conscious Lovers (1722), Edward Moore’s The Found- ling (1747), and George Colman’s The English Merchant (1767); at home, they read Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones (1749), Tobias Smollett’s Humphry Clinker (1771), Frances Burney’s Evelina (1778), Charlotte Smith’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... morally and aesthetically replicates that of the master, while the footman remains a child of the family. In this context, Straub considers Tobias Smollett’s Humphrey Clinker and Wil- liam Godwin’s Caleb Williams as endorsing and introducing different variations of cross-­class homosocial bonds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2006
... on this point. John Wesley in 1759 described York Castle Gaol as “the most commodious prison in Europe.” 55 Smollett in 1771 depicted Matthew Bramble as passing through York a few years earlier and visiting the castle. Like Wesley, Bramble was impressed by the jail: The best, in all respects, I...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., and corrupting interest in Scotland. Bute did not help himself: when set- ting up his own propaganda organ the Briton, he appointed as editor, in an “inexplicably insensitive” move, Tobias Smollett, “perhaps the most well-known and controversial Scottish writer in London” (Bertelsen, 172). Amongst other...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 160–164.
Published: 01 September 2020
... forward a pattern established by seventeenth- century Civil War poets. Tapping into the classical understanding of civil war as fratricidal, as opposed to patricidal, killing, authors such as Smollett tell of the 45 as civil war upending nature through the subversion of pastoral tropes, . . . but most...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 140–159.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., 8). The use of •rst- person, private experience in public sphere war poetry did not occur until the Revolution.21 In the 1740s, William Collins, Tobias Smollett, and Thomas Warton wrote lyric war poems about private experi- ence, but theirs was a third- person, and largely external point of view.22...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 January 2009
...), noting that Sterne’s character descriptions do not possess the detail or depth of those in Fielding or Smollett. Rather, Sterne encourages his reader, guided by a certain set of abstract cues—especially sym- pathetic appeal, but also appeal to theoretical aspects of the visual arts—to cre- ate...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 92–114.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., “Bethinks him of his Babes and Wife, / Then smites his Breast, and curses Life!”22 Both the perspective of the bereaved husband and father, and the saving of the curse until the end heighten the pathos of the scene. Later, Smollett presents a tableau of a mother driven out with her chil- dren onto...