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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 81–87.
Published: 01 January 2023
...,” which can be read as paradoxical, considering that he requested their feedback, in a kind of crowdsourcing move, but then rejected their ideas in favor of his own (45). The Burney chapter focuses on “textual recovery” and Burney's “obliterations and unending revisions” to her novels (55). Here...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 183–216.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Peters archive studies manuscript circulation print and periodical culture textual recovery 35. Joseph Rezek, “The Print Atlantic: Phillis Wheatley, Ignatius Sancho, and the Cultural Significance of the Book,” Early African American Print Culture , ed. Cohen and Stein, 19 – 39, especially 22...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 28–46.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of the ideological and textual complexities of such recovery processes prompted Ezell’s initial critique of Ballard. However, Ezell was primarily concerned with subsequent biog- raphers using Ballard’s facts without independently verifying them. The far more interesting question, it seems to me, is how...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... field of cultural production from a significantly larger realm of print cul- ture where the literary was frequently subsumed by a large body of mate- rial that facilitated cultural, textual, and visual literacy. Literary historians have thus privileged the printed codex in the shape of the textual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 197–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . Percy's “solicitous source verification and his emphasis on identifiable textual provenance” (619) certainly alters the reader's experience of the poetry, and goes some way to proving its veracity and authenticity. There are obvious and strong visual and typographical differences between the two...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 73–113.
Published: 01 January 2010
... recovery — dined with Mr. Cooper. Umberrella [sic] 7 Fruit 6d., Warm Bath 3/6d.” (578) Le Faye also summarizes the contents of a letter written by Cassandra (referred to as CEA) on this same day: Winchester, College Street: CEA goes out shopping in the late afternoon; upon her...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (2): 43–64.
Published: 01 April 2000
... of its canonization the great literary survivor was subjected to source-hunting, textual research, and explanatory annotation: it was put before the public as a work “for all time” at the very moment of being returned to its origins in history. Scholars have noted how the literary productions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 113–133.
Published: 01 January 2024
... Such shifts have revealed that modernity is not all about displacement and supersession: despite our tendency to focus on innovation and change, older modes of textual production and ways of being persist into modernity. As Paula McDowell has pointed out, studying the former means also attending to the latter...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Years of the Reign of King William III. for the more easy Recovery of Tythes, Church-Rates, &c. So far as the Clergy of the Diocese of Canterbury are concern’d in it (1736) (London: J. Roberts, 1742), 22. 2.  Samuel Richardson, Pamela: or, virtue rewarded. In a series of familiar letters...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 83–105.
Published: 01 April 2010
... Political Writings is handsomely done  —  it is a beautiful book  —  and a pleasure to read. It includes an admirably clear introduction to complex political events and provides acces- sible, lucid footnotes throughout. The textual notes are printed in large type, generously laid out in a format...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 6–27.
Published: 01 January 2024
... appear gathered together as in a nonce volume, whilst leaving out the illustrations and pattern plates found in most of the sources the better to focus on the textual information. The construction of this manuscript allowed Martin to arrange his document for easier retrieval, and he copied many...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 1–15.
Published: 01 September 2021
... was one of preservation and recovery. Yet, as Horgan argues, each treats the miscellany form as a “virtual textual space” for the curation, exhibition, and engagement of different modes of literary enlightenment. For Dodsley, the miscellany was a container for poetry that reflected a polished, polite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 29–50.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Promethean scientist- ­overreacher.5 When I read Charles Clerke’s “death” letter, I felt as if I were receiving news about Frankenstein’s death.6 Once the border was blurred between the real and the imaginary in the textual life of one letter writer, I began to speculate about the other let...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of his life, but he was also a translator, a textual scholar, a prodigious letter writer, and in the first major phase of his career, a love poet depicting young women in love, such as Sapho, Eloise, the Unfortunate Lady, and Belinda, often focusing on erotic rapture and death. From about 1728 until his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., particularly Bentley’s Para- dise Lost (1732), and the romantic era of poetry, with its interest in the musi- cality of Milton’s verse, there flourished a scholarly tradition of verbal criti- cism and textual analysis, which, since the reappraisal of Milton’s style in the mid twentieth century, has...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 47–90.
Published: 01 April 2005
... to increase “the Value of British Human-Hair.” The money kept within the kingdom might then be “expended in Commodities of our own Produce,” thereby aiding “the Recovery of our Foreign Trade.”52 British human hair is in competition not only with continental human hair but also with hair culled from...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., there is much to consider. In my reading of the Memoirs, I point us in directions that may be fruitful to pursue in future scholarship, including Burney’s textual persona and its contours and contradictions. It is wrong- headed to continue to ignore the actual old age of a famed woman writer whose...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
... be anticipated, varied, or contravened? What audience expectations would be generated (and might be deliberately frustrated)? The rules (one might just say generic norms) are foreign to a present-day audience or critic. All “reading” (whether textual or theatrical) depends on the audience understanding...