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Marriage and Rebellion

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/9780199261543.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

On January 1, 1684, Daniel Defoe married Mary Tuffley. The economy of England at this time resembled that of what is now called a developing nation. In his The Compleat English Tradesman, Defoe gave ... More


Financial Woes and Recovery

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/9780199261543.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

While Daniel Defoe was experiencing all kinds of tribulations in his business affairs, he was also emerging as an author. His experience of bankruptcy and the various legal actions brought against ... More


Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

James Raven

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores popular literature and the book trade in the second half of the 18th century. Based on intensive research into the production and sale of literature ranging from novels and ... More


Markets, Market Culture and Popular Protest in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Adrian Randall and Andrew Charlesworth (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237006
eISBN:
9781846317422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317422
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book focuses upon both urban and rural communities: towns and cities, villages and corporations, colliers and tradesmen all feature in these studies, since the market was ubiquitous and ... More


Introduction

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of sceptical and hostile views towards new-rich tradesmen during the late 18th century. From the 1760s, treatises explaining the decline of empires ... More


Merchants, Gentility and Christian Conduct

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

During the second half of the 18th century, very particular reinterpretation of ‘taste’ and ‘vulgarity’ supported literary attacks on men of trade. At the same time, many writers sought to protect ... More


Defending Trade in the Provinces: The Gentleman Merchant and Mrs Gomersall of Leeds

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the attitudes towards business and businessmen in the town of Leeds, with particular attention to the works of Anna Gomersall. Mrs Gomersall published three didactic works: ... More


Vulgarity and Social Grammar

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on notions of vulgarity in the late 18th century. The use of ‘vulgar’ to mean ‘ordinary’ or ‘commonplace’ was still in evidence in the 18th century. As a description of the lower ... More


Pretensions to Land

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on depictions of businessmen as country estate owners. One of the most striking, popular, and stereotyped fictional settings developed during the second half of the 18th century ... More


Historical Perspectives

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that anti-business prejudices were created by middle class literature that offered instruction and reassurance about changes ... More


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