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Somebody's story: Charlotte Smith and the work of writing

Jennie Batchelor

in Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Charlotte Smith's treatment of labour, primarily in the fiction, in order to tease out its implications for the novels' arguments about gender, domesticity and authorship. It ... More


The Poetic Imagining of War in the 1790s: Charlotte Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the poetic imaginings of war in the 1790s, particularly those of Charlotte Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Smith's reconception of the role of ‘fancy’ in her blank-verse ... More


Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Jennie Batchelor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082573
eISBN:
9781781701829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book challenges influential accounts about gender and the novel by revealing the complex ways in which labour informed the lives and writing of a number of middling and genteel women authors ... More


Virgil’s Eclogues and Georgics in Charlotte Smith’s Beachy Head

Juan Christian Pellicer

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the formal coherence of Charlotte Smith's Beachy Head (1807) in the light of its generic mixture in drawing on a repertoire of eighteenth-century poetic forms that ultimately ... More


Encountering the Mercenary: Native American Auxiliaries, the American Revolution, and Charlotte Smith

Simpson Erik

in Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636440
eISBN:
9780748651603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes a look at some novels by Charlotte Smith that situate the victims of mercenary marriage in the midst of characters who write and fight for money. It studies these works to shed ... More


Charlotte Smith’s Literary Exile

Melissa Sodeman

in Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791328
eISBN:
9780804792790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791328.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces how the literary transformations of the later eighteenth century shaped how Charlotte Smith imagined her way into authorship. Alienated from established literary coteries and ... More


Imaginative Literature and the Politics of Botany

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the set of meanings about botany and botanical practices that were forming in the 18th century to understand the botanical vernacular in its emergent stages. It argues that ... More


Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, and the War with France in 1793

Harriet Guest

in Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686810
eISBN:
9780191767067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686810.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

The first chapter discusses Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson, poets and novelists whose work in the 1790s can be understood to be shaped by the competing demands of literary and commercial ambition, ... More


“That Something Living is Abroad”: Missing the Point in ‘Beachy Head’

Lily Gurton-Wachter

in Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter finds in Charlotte Smith’s final prospect poem, Beachy Head, a preoccupation with figures of keeping watch, including a geological watchfulness that undermines the wartime logic of ... More


Indians and the Politics of Romance

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter describes Indians as represented in 18th-century novels and political prose. Writers such as Charlotte Smith, Robert Bage, Henry Mackenzie, Thomas Spence, and Thomas Paine are analysed.


The Labours of History

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Two examines how the evocation of sympathy in the historical novel generates both radical and reformist historical fictions. The interrogation of chivalric sentiment, which begins with Sophia ... More


Julie among the Jacobins: Radicalism and the Sentimental Novel, 1790–1800

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a survey of the interwoven fates of the letter and the sexually transgressive heroine in radical polemic and fiction from 1790 to 1800, examining the strategies by which ... More


Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Erik Simpson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636440
eISBN:
9780748651603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book proposes the mercenary as a meeting point of psychological, national, and ideological issues that connected the severed nations of Britain and America following the American Revolution. ... More


Riding for Reform: Wheelwomen

Evan Friss

in The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210919
eISBN:
9780226211077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter highlights the particular challenges endured by, and the opportunities offered to, female cyclists. The degree to which cycling altered prevailing notions of urban space is explored as ... More


Erotic Translation

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

‘Translation‐as‐desire’ can mutate into ‘translation as fantasy’: this occurs when the translator's imagination is frustrated by the source with the result that he (this is a predominantly masculine ... More


Historical Fiction and the Fractured Atlantic

Fiona Robertson

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter draws parallels between the reluctance of British Romantic writers to lay claim to the history of the American colonies and more recent attempts to categorize Romanticism as a ... More


The History Girls: Charlotte Smith’s History of England and the Politics of Women’s Educational History

Greg Kucich

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter demonstrates how a wide range of women writers of educational history in the Romantic era transformed exemplary and instructive historical frameworks into a new kind of affective ... More


‘On the Giddy Brink’: Eighteenth-Century Prospects

James Whitehead

in Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198733706
eISBN:
9780191798054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733706.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the vicissitudes of creative madness, enthusiasm, and inspiration in the eighteenth century, in relation to writing by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, whose satirical ... More


‘Full of pretty stories’: Fiction in the Lady’s Magazine (1770–1832)

Jenny DiPlacidi

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Magazine fiction in eighteenth-century periodical publications such as the Lady’s Magazine has, on the whole, been disparaged as unoriginal, derivative work produced by amateurs. Jenny DiPlacidi’s ... More


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