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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 21–46.
Published: 01 January 2021
... imaginary accounts. Why should fiction invoke recovered manuscripts to indicate realism, while supposedly factual travel writing demands the presence of an author? Evan Davis s 2004 essay, A Full and Exact Relation : Sodomy, Authen- ticity, and Publication in the Narrative of the Marooned Dutchman, laid...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 29–54.
Published: 01 September 2013
... involved in a much larger process than he realized: he was transforming how knowledge, nature, and experience could and should be related in narrative. In this essay, I study the narrative problems and complexities of New Voyage , and place them in the context of the reforms in travel writing (and, more...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Great Britain to the Emperor of China in the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794 (1807)—and its imaginative engagement with Chinese culture. While Macartney’s narrative partakes of formal and aesthetic qualities associated with travel writing from the Grand Tour and with scientific exploration, it cannot wholly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Jason H. Pearl Duke University Press 2007 Woodes Rogers and the Boundary of Travel Facts Jason H. Pearl Boston University In A Cruising Voyage Round the World (1712...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 118–127.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Beatrice Fink The College of William & Mary 2004 R e v i e w E s s a y Spaced Out: Early Modern French Travel Literature Beatrice Fink University of Maryland Sophie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of the argument essayed here. In his Personal Narrative, Humboldt writes, “We get to know the features of each region better the more we indicate its varying characteristics by comparing it with others.”25 Beyond reading the accounts of scientific travelers, the homebound naturalist had two...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 92–98.
Published: 01 April 2015
... ). Pp. xviii + 366. 73 ills. $45 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay The Black African in Enlightenment Cultures of Writing Roxann Wheeler The Ohio State...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 81–87.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Joanne H. Wright Hilda L. Smith, Mihoko Suzuki, and Susan Wiseman, eds. Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2007). 4 vols. Pp. xxxiii + 409 (vol. 1); xvii + 380 (vol. 2); xiv + 327 (vol. 3); xiii + 378 (vol. 4). $595 set Duke University Press 2010...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 28–51.
Published: 01 January 2003
... eighteenth centuries have demonstrated the influence of empiricist models on prose forms such as travel narratives, newspapers, and novels. Shapiro writes that “the new theories of knowledge both created new forms and deeply affected the old forms of literary...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 73–88.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Shane Greentree Mary Hays's Female Biography (1803) stands as a good example of collective biography, and a landmark in women's history writing. Scholarly debate continues on whether this epic text further develops Enlightenment feminism or marks a retreat from 1790s radicalism into early...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
...Yvonne Noble The College of William & Mary 2001 Light Writing from a Dark Winter: The Scriblerian Annus Mirabilis May 1722 to May 1723 was an anxious time for many in London. Rob- ert Walpole, the prime minister, had...
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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 (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., Journal on HMS Discovery, Žœ Feb Aug online at <www.sl.nsw.gov.au See Neil Rennie, Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas (Oxford: Oxford Univ., ), See Nigel Leask, Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing, (Oxford: Oxford Univ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
... contemporaneous developments in partisan history writing in the era of the rage of party. As High-Church Tories writing during the heyday of Italian musical influence in England, they shaped their histories into defenses of the English national musical tradition at precisely the time that tradition was fading...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Tourists is perhaps best summed up by Tobias Smollett, physician and notoriously sav- age author of Travels through France and Italy (1766), who writes that young tourists routinely find themselves bankrupted by card sharps, cheated by dealers in false antiquities, or poxed and pillaged by an antiquated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 January 2010
... ethical killing that flourished in seventeenth-century England. Dryden joins the company of travel writers, pamphleteers, poets, scholars, and philosophers who were troubled by the pervasive mistreatment of animals in Western Europe. Duke University Press 2009 R...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (1): 212–235.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Craig Bailey This article focuses on the physician James Johnson to examine the role Irishness played in the process of identity formation in London during the long eighteenth century. Using biographies, medical journals, and travel literature to chart the development of Johnson’s identity, this...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2012
... eighteenth-century writer, however, our Defoe is a construction—one that is both relatively recent and of dubious validity. Until the 1960s, Defoe was regarded as a sloppy hack writer who happened to write a few interesting novels. In the last fifty years, his reputation has changed drastically: critics have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the formal erotic, affective, and spiritual experience of rapture and thus demonstrates their dynamic interconnectedness. The result is a new account of Pope's poetic career, and a new assessment of the relationships between writing and life. Pope came to concentrate on writing satire in the last...
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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...