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Making a Virtue of Complicity: Haywood's Scandal Fiction

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/9780199592135.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter demonstrates the role of Eliza Haywood's Love in Excess (1719–20) and several shorter works of amatory fiction including Lasselia (1723), The Lucky Rape (1727), and The Padlock (1728) ... More


Seduction Stories in Seventeenth‐Century Literary History

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/9780199592135.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the genealogy of seduction stories prior to the late seventeenth century, demonstrating that female sexual agency emerges early as a peculiarly complex and generative problem. ... More


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