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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


Wicked Women

Anne Williams

in Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699124
eISBN:
9781474422253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699124.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter suggests that the villainesses of early male Gothics, such as Lewis’s Matilda in The Monk, are characters of romance, wherein we expect to find types and stereotypes rather than ... More


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