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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 74–82.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and the New Story of Eliza Haywood Amy Wolf Canisius College Donald J. Newman and Lynn Marie Wright, eds. Fair Philosopher: Eliza Haywood and “The Female Spectator” (Lewisburg: Bucknell, 2006). Pp. 252. $48.50. ISBN 0-8387-5636-0...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (1): 22–44.
Published: 01 January 2000
...Marie E. McAllister The College of William & Mary 2000 22 Stories of the Origin of Syphilis in Eighteenth-Century England: Science, Myth, and Prejudice The stories we tell about the origins of things speak to who we are. Each culture has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Christopher Salamone This article seeks to add nuance to the story of Shakespeare's canonization in the eighteenth century, a story that has hitherto neglected the part played by the period's poetic miscellanies. Are there patterns in the form, quantity, and selection of Shakespearean texts within...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 96–115.
Published: 01 January 2017
... appear that these works are twice as “popular” as they actually were. But the story is more complicated than that, as a closer attention to print-shop practice and the culture of bookselling reveals. The evidence gathered regarding these miscellanies and the methods used to censor them enables a wider...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Shef Rogers This essay clarifies the bibliographical history of the three published accounts of the sufferings of a Dutch sailor abandoned on Ascension Island in 1726 for sodomy, but is ultimately less concerned with what actually happened than with how the story was represented in each of three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 1–36.
Published: 01 September 2009
... that mimicked the female form. Although Francis Dashwood died in 1781, throughout Austen's lifetime stories about his garden and Hell-Fire shenanigans proliferated in print, while his heirs (the next two baronets were both named John Dashwood) perpetuated his rakish legacy with high-profile domestic conflicts...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 76–104.
Published: 01 April 2019
... performing sexual acts. In “Fanny’s Feeling,” I argue instead that Fanny Hill tells the story of the heroine’s development of emotional sophistication, which provides the key to her success. Other novelists, such as Samuel Richardson and Eliza Hay-wood, depict characters that acquire emotion sophistication...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
... with the challenges of representing war, which he explores in studying Uncle Toby and Trim’s miniature fortifications, as well as the story of Le Fever, and the various sympathetic reactions, some of which are self-promotional, to death. Sterne places two modes of representing war in counterpoint — a “distancing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Dianne Dugaw This essay considers our response to printed ephemera, analyzing British examples of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, specifically elegies, broadside ballads, and the life story and advertised theatrical performing of the eighteenth-century female soldier Hannah Snell, using...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 96–118.
Published: 01 September 2020
... acclaimed Frankenstein in Baghdad (2014), which explicitly rewrites Shelley’s novel as a war story, this article draws on recent rereadings of Romanticism that focus on the atmospherics and trauma of war, to examine how Frankenstein can be considered a postwar novel. In particular, it follows Carl...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 September 2021
... toward an Enlightenment mindset before they even saw the southern hemisphere. A different story about Enlightenment and the Pacific emerges for less-obviously philosophical voyagers. For these travelers—most of them destined for a maritime but not necessarily an intellectual life—the Pacific could prove...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
... are essentially situational rather than plot driven. They use dramatic situations over and over (e.g., supplication, deliverance, abduction, remorse, enmity of kinsmen, self‐sacrifice). Handel is far more concerned with intense expression of emotion than with telling a story. In all four types of Handelian opera...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 21–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...” that confirmed him to abandon his plans to emigrate and try his poetic fortunes in Edinburgh. But while this story has often been recounted, scant critical attention has been paid to Burns’s reflection that “the Doctor belonged to a set of Critics whose applause I had not even dared to hope.” The lack...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the stories of Mrs. Hill, Henrietta Belfield, and Priscilla Harrel, undermines Parliament’s claims about the economic outcomes of heiresses’ marital choices. The economic plot eventually usurps the courtship plot, leading to a dystopian conclusion that tacitly argues marriage itself is the problem...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 63–92.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in popularity that The Spectator suffered later. The papers’ very success in diffusing its anecdotes throughout popular consciousness in the eighteenth century meant the stories that originally had the force of new insights into human nature came to be regarded as mere illustrations of archaic ideas about men...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 155–182.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Nigel Aston The ascent of John Fitzmaurice is a study in the processes of Anglo-Irish integration and socialization in aristocratic circles in eighteenth-century London, a subject area that awaits systematic investigation: his is less a story of rags to riches than of a resourceful Irishman from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... their deaths, and the Will & Jane exhibition tells the story of that process through the display of many and various objects—from porcelain figurines and portraits, to advertisements and bobbleheads—that are part of the marketing and cultural dissemination of literary fame. The authors of the article also...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 136–149.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of homeless indi- viduals in a hostile world, Pavel offers a broader historical analysis of various relationships between people and worlds over a much longer time frame and in relation to a wider set of cultural, aesthetic, and formal concepts. Pavel’s story centers on a long-term debate between...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 48–73.
Published: 01 April 2006
...’ story, old wives’ fable ), an unlikely story; a widely held or traditional belief now thought to be incorrect or erroneous. Cf. earlier old woman’s tale s.v. OLD WOMAN n. 1b. — Oxford English Dictionary Online, New Edition (2004) English Romantic poets’ (and Victorian critics’) distaste...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 126–139.
Published: 01 April 2013
...- den, and she delights in the play between discourse and story, “emplotment” and diegesis (26  –  ­27). Conway, primarily a literary-­cultural historian, carefully traces a debate about a recurring set of issues, examining how those issues were embodied in a single literary figure over nearly...