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From Pilloried Libeller to Government Propagandist

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In his letter of July 12, 1703, to William Penn, Daniel Defoe pointed out that he had been urged by some friends to take advantage of his bail to flee. He apparently thought that he might yet avoid ... More


Where Character is Power

Christopher Reid

in Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199581092
eISBN:
9780191745621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581092.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

Beginning with Aristotle's insight that the speaker's character (ethos) ‘is almost, so to speak, the most authoritative form of persuasion', this chapter looks at the various manifestations and uses ... More


Preliminaries and Proust

John Robert Keller

in Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063121
eISBN:
9781781700297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063121.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides a basic outline of the psychoanalytical framework that serves as the background of the present study. It first examines a reading of Beckett's dissertation on Proust, and tries ... More


The making of an internationalist

Geoffrey Carnall

in Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640454
eISBN:
9780748651948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces Horace Alexander, a Quaker who was determined to work in a practical way for a more peaceful and humane world, and begins by discussing his childhood and teenage years, which ... More


<i>The Pickwick Papers</i> and the Rise of the Serial

Catherine J. Golden

in Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062297
eISBN:
9780813053189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Beginning in April 1836 and concluding with a double number in November 1837, Charles Dickens’s The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club—a sequence of comic adventures with caricature-style ... More


The Superhero Reader

Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617038068
eISBN:
9781621039549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038068.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This book includes chapters and book excerpts by major writers ... More


New Collaborations (1772)

John Radner

in Johnson and Boswell: A Biography of Friendship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178753
eISBN:
9780300189087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178753.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter describes the collaborations between Johnson and Boswell in 1772. During a visit to London in the spring, Johnson began preparing Boswell to write his Life. But even before Boswell's ... More


“They Were All Colored to the Life”: Historicizing “Whiteness” in Evelyn’s Husband

Scott Thomas Gibson

in Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734164
eISBN:
9781621036050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734164.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter illustrates how the issue of race is an inextricable component of Chesnutt’s writing and of American literature in general, as a result of the deeply ingrained racist legacy of the ... More


Realism with a Little Sex in It: Erskine Caldwell’s Challenge to Gone with the Wind

Vials Chris

in Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731231
eISBN:
9781604733495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731231.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores notions of realism common among left-wing critics in the 1930s and 1940s, with particular attention to their amenability to mass-mediated realism. Erskine Caldwell’s success ... More


Milton against Humility

Richard Strier

in The Unrepentant Renaissance: From Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226777511
eISBN:
9780226777535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777535.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Milton’s work wherein the ethical position contained from the beginning to end is fundamentally classical rather than Christian. It also examines key terms in Milton’s works, ... More


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