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‘A Genius for Love’: Sex as Politics in Delarivier Manley's Scandal Fiction

Ros Ballaster

in Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the fiction of Delarivier Manley. Delarivier Manley's first major scandal novel The New Atalantis reincarnates the figure of Aphra Behn's fictional and poetic persona, Astrea, ... More


Her Wit, without Her Shame: Women Writing after Behn

Jane Spencer

in Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

The evidence of 18th-century women's literary history shows many different ways of responding to Aphra Behn. This chapter has divided consideration of Behn's effect on her female successors into ... More


Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Ros Ballaster

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Historicist and feminist accounts of the ‘rise of the novel’ have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. This ... More


Tales of the Seraglio: Turkey and Persia

Ros Ballaster

in Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that the oriental woman in narrative accounts figures not only the enclosing and constraining power of despotism but also resistance to it. In so doing, she represents an axis of ... More


The Problem of Collusion: Manley's The New Atalantis

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/9780199592135.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Delarivier Manley's fictional narratives dramatize and valorize new‐tory principles in their deployment of seduction topoi. The New Atalantis (1709), Manley's most famous roman à clef and the ... More


Constructing Scandalous Virtue: The Adventures of Rivella and Two Perjur'd Beauties

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/9780199592135.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter further examines Manley's seduction fiction as partisan and ideological satire that works to consolidate new‐tory sensibility at a time of political change, in the context of Queen ... More


Protesting the Exclusivity of the Public Sphere: Delarivier Manley’s Examiner

Rachel Carnell

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/9781474419659.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The well-known Delarivier Manley quietly took over editorship of the partisan Tory Examiner (1710-14) from Jonathan Swift in 1711, becoming the first woman known to write and edit a political ... More


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

Toni Bowers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Force or Fraud—rape or seduction? This book examines the development, between the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the accession of George III in 1760, of the peculiarly modern habit of making ... More


Conclusion: The Decline of Amatory Fiction: Re(de)fining the Female Form

Ros Ballaster

in Seductive Forms: Women's Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184775
eISBN:
9780191674341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184775.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter presents a brief account of the critical fate of the prose fiction of Behn, Manley, and Haywood in the mid- to late 18th century. These early amatory fictions were persistently ‘written ... More


Fictions: Politics and Secrets

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

While examples of conventional romance fiction continued during this decade, fiction also became the vehicle for topical satire, as seen in Jonathan Swift’s Tale of a Tub and Delarivier Manley’s New ... More


Novels of Adventure

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores adventure novels, which were prevalent during the eighteenth century, such as Sarah Fielding's The Cry (1754), wherein Fielding acknowledged that adventure easily arouses the ... More


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


Seen on Stage: English Operas, the Female Wits, and the ‘Reformed’ Stage

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The final decade of the century saw changes and challenges to the London commercial stage, including Jeremy Collier’s attack on it for profanity and immorality. Dramatists including Dryden, Congreve, ... More


Amatory and Scandal Fiction

Jane Spencer

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the variety and influence of amatory and scandal fiction in the early eighteenth century. Drawing on French romance, the novella tradition, and early epistolary fiction, novels ... More


Laws Regulating Publication, Preaching, and Performance, 1700–1714

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After the lapse of the Licensing Act in 1695, the amount of literary periodicals and propaganda created to influence elections notably increased for both pro- and anti-government sentiment. Richard ... More


Epistolary Fiction

Toni Bowers

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the development of English epistolary fiction up to the mid eighteenth century. In the context of wider European literary history, the form’s flowering in English from the late ... More


Pornography and the Novel

Paul Baines

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the relationship between pornographic writing and the English novel. Although there was no explicit category of ‘pornography’ until the nineteenth century, a small number of ... More


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