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‘I was a kind of an Historian’: The Productions of History in Defoe’s Colonel Jack

Katherine A. Armstrong

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that in Colonel Jack Defoe offers two competing models of the relationship between society and the individual, or history and historical persons. The first, a more conventional ... More


Techniques of Closure and Restraint

Elizabeth R. Napier

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128601
eISBN:
9780191671678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128601.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the strong tendency towards closure, stabilization, and formal resolution in many Gothic novels, following a pattern made popular in 18th-century poetry and prose. The ... More


Gow, the Pirate in Transit

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This traces the primary sources of information about a real pirate, John Gow, who became the basis for a work attributed to Defoe, An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow ... More


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