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Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Jane Spencer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Aphra Behn, now becoming recognized as a major Restoration figure, is especially significant as an early example of a successful professional woman writer: an important and often troubling role-model ... More

Fabulous OrientsFictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Ros Ballaster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book considers this concept: narrative moves. Stories migrate from one culture to another, over vast distances sometimes, but their path is often difficult to trace and obscured by time. This ... More

Force or FraudBritish Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Toni Bowers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Force or Fraud—rape or seduction? This book examines the development, between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the accession of George III in 1760, of the peculiarly modern habit of making ... More

Nobody's StoryThe Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670–1820

Catherine Gallagher

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182436
eISBN:
9780191673801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is an exploration of the careers of five influential women writers of the Restoration and eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The ‘nobodies’ of the title are not ignored, silenced, ... More

Professional Imaginative Writing in England,
1670–1740'Hackney for Bread'

Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Brean S. Hammond

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book sets out to provide an overview of the social, political, economic, and institutional context within which imaginative writing developed during the late 17th and 18th century. It was in ... More

Seductive FormsWomen's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Ros Ballaster

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Historicist and feminist accounts of the ‘rise of the novel’ have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. This ... More

Translation and the Poet's LifeThe Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Translation and the Poet's Life: The Ethics of Translating in English Culture, 1646-1726

Paul Davis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297832
eISBN:
9780191711572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Between the Civil War and the early decades of the 18th century, English poets of the first rank devoted more of their time and creative energies to translating than they had ever done before or have ... More

The Women of Grub StreetPress, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace 1678-1730

Paula McDowell

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198183952
eISBN:
9780191674143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The period 1678–1730 was a decisive one in Western political history and in the history of the British press. Changing conditions for political expression and an expanding book trade enabled ... More

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