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Seduction and Sedition: James, Duke of Monmouth and Seduction‐Story Paradigms

Toni Bowers

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

James, Duke of Monmouth (1649–85) embodied the paradoxes involved in distinguishing between force and fraud in late seventeenth‐century England. He appears as both seducer and victim of seduction in ... More


Retraining the Virtuoso’s Gaze: The Emperor of the Moon, the Exclusion Crisis, and the Spectacles of Science and Politics

Al Coppola

in The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190269715
eISBN:
9780190269739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269715.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

The Emperor of the Moon, a heretofore unrecognized parody of Dryden’s Albion and Albanius, restages debased spectacle in order to contain and defuse it. Aphra Behn’s play is analogous to what the ... More


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