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Aaron HillThe Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Christine Gerrard

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

During his lifetime Aaron Hill was one of the most lively cultural patrons and brokers on the London literary scene — an image hard to square with the company of undistinguished scribblers to which ... More

Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Patrick Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines how major writers of the French Enlightenment discuss the social appropriateness of anger and gratitude in regulating social life. Defining the kinds of slight or favor that demand ... More

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

The Arabian Nights in Historical ContextBetween East and West

The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a 14th-century ... More

The Augustan Art of PoetryAugustan Translation of the Classics

The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Robin Sowerby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Where previous studies of ‘Augustanism’ have concentrated largely upon political concerns, this book explores the translation of the Roman Augustan aesthetic into a vernacular equivalent by English ... More

Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Oskar Cox Jensen, David Kennerley, and Ian Newman (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198812425
eISBN:
9780191853593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Charles Dibdin (1745–1814) was one of the most popular and influential producers of late Georgian culture. The huge diversity of his work and career defies simple categorization. He was, often at one ... More

Conversable WorldsLiterature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Jon Mee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book addresses the emergence of the idea of ‘the conversation of culture’. Around 1700 a new commercial society was emerging that thought of its values as the product of exchanges between ... More

Dangerous EnthusiasmWilliam Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Jon Mee

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This book considers William Blake's prophetic books written during the 1790s in the light of the French Revolution controversy raging at the time. His works are shown to be less the expressions of ... More

Daniel Defoe: Master of FictionsHis Life and Works

Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Maximillian E. Novak

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe, best known as the author of Robinson Crusoe, lived during a period of dramatic historical, political, and social change in Britain, and was by any standard a superb observer of his ... More

Early Modern French ThoughtThe Age of Suspicion

Early Modern French Thought: The Age of Suspicion

Michael Moriarty

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261468
eISBN:
9780191718649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is an examination of three major French thinkers of the 17th-century — Descartes, Pascal, and Malebranche — of whom the latter two are comparatively little studied in the English-speaking ... More

Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Edmund Curll was a notorious figure among the publishers of the early eighteenth century: for his boldness, his lack of scruple, his publication of work without authors' consent, and his taste for ... More

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Charlotte Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704836
eISBN:
9780191789458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Edward Gibbon’s presentation of character in both the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and in his posthumously published Memoirs demonstrates a prevailing interest in the values of ... More

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Sarah Tindal Kareem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims ... More

Epic into NovelHenry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Henry Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book looks at Henry Fielding’s adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the ‘Trade of … authoring’. Fielding stressed that his novels were modelled on classical literature. ... 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

The Failure of GothicProblems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

The Failure of Gothic: Problems of Disjunction in an Eighteenth-Century Literary Form

Elizabeth R. Napier

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book is an examination of narrative conventions in one of the most popular and controversial of the 18th-century English literary genres. The vogue of the Gothic in the latter decades of the ... 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

Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City'The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

David Womersley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The publication of the first volume of The Decline and Fall in 1776 immediately embroiled Gibbon in a dispute concerning his supposed irreligion. This book follows the implications and ramifications ... More

Goldoni in ParisLa Gloire et le Malentendu

Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Jessica Goodman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198796626
eISBN:
9780191837913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

The thirty years Carlo Goldoni spent in Paris hold an ambiguous place in his career. The preface to his autobiography explicitly draws attention to France as the site of his authorial glory, but ... More

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