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Brothers, Sisters, and New Provinces of Writing

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While paternal metaphors befit stories of the transmission of literary tradition, fraternal metaphors predominate at times of literary innovation. Through case studies of two sets of triangular ... More


The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

J. M. Beattie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is the first intensive study of the Bow Street runners, a group of men established by Henry Fielding, in the middle of the eighteenth century with the financial support of the government to ... More


A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Rachel Bowlby

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Among the elementary human stories, parenthood has tended to go untold. Compared to the spectacular attachments of romantic love, it is only the predictable sequel. Compared to the passions of ... More


Statutory Theatre Censorship, 1737–1892

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides an account of the historical and theatrical context of the 1730s, emphasizing in particular Henry Fielding's satirical attacks on Walpole and George II. It explains why ... More


A Sign of Quality: Bouhours and the Polite Circle

Richard Scholar

in The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199274406
eISBN:
9780191706448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines uses of the je-ne-sais-quoi in polite literature, particularly Bouhours and his contemporary the Chevalier de Méré, to refer to an imperceptible sign of social quality and ... More


Popular Fiction before Richardson: Narrative Patterns 1700–1739

John J. Richetti

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112631
eISBN:
9780191670824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is a study of those narratives which were written and widely read in England during the first 40 years of the eighteenth century, but which have been hitherto neglected or despised by historians ... More


The Strangled Sublime: Fielding's Representation of the Barely Possible

Jonathan Lamb

in The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182641
eISBN:
9780191673849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182641.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Fielding's comic talent for exhibiting the weakness of precepts often extends to examples themselves, whose singularity is frequently so marked, private, and ungeneralizable as to skirt, and ... More


Christian Charity in Theory and Practice

Nicholas Hudson

in Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112143
eISBN:
9780191670671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112143.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Samuel Johnson's rather different approach to the theory and practice of charity. His ideals of charity are not nearly so lofty or exacting as those of writers such as ... More


Henry Fielding at Bow Street

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Examines the crime wave after the conclusion of a war in 1748, particularly the extent of violent offences on the streets of the capital and on the highways on the outskirts. The chapter goes on to ... More


Prosecution: The Runners in Court, 1765–1792

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The subject is the process of prosecution and the role of the runners as witnesses at the commitment hearing before magistrates – the link between victims of crimes and the trial before judge and ... More


“La Golondrina”: The Secret Text of The Wild Bunch

Jerry Holt

in A Uniquely American Epic: Intimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178141
eISBN:
9780813178134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178141.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jerry Holt’s essay focuses on the function of music in The Wild Bunch, with particular attention to how the film’s Spanish corridos, chief among them “La Golondrina,” subtly underscore the dramatic ... More


English Interrogation Law from 1674–1848

George C. Thomas III and Richard A. Leo

in Confessions of Guilt: From Torture to Miranda and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195338935
eISBN:
9780199933303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338935.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

English criminal cases in the late seventeenth century began to show hints of concern about out-of-court confessions produced by fear or promises. Hale’s Pleas of the Crown, published in 1736, was ... More


Introduction

Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen

in The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220621
eISBN:
9780520923706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This section discusses the coverage of the book which attempts to provide an explanation to the fascination that the affair of Mrs. Rudd and the Perreaus exerted over England. It offers a glimpse ... More


Epic into Novel: Henry Fielding, Scriblerian Satire, and the Consumption of Classical Literature

Henry Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198723875
eISBN:
9780191791178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723875.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book looks at Henry Fielding’s adaptation of classical epic in the context of what he called the ‘Trade of … authoring’. Fielding stressed that his novels were modelled on classical literature. ... More


Selves

Matthew Bevis

in Wordsworth's Fun

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This final chapter ranges more widely across The Prelude in order to consider how forms of selving and humoring speak to one another, and how they speak to the vision (or version) of Wordsworth ... More


The Cult of Reason

Alan M. Wald

in American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the post-Popular Front record in fiction and Alexander Saxton's The Great Midland. It also discusses the women writers of the 1940s: Fielding Burke (1869–1968), Vera Caspary ... More


Fielding’s Statues of Surprize

Christopher R. Miller

in Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453694
eISBN:
9780801455780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453694.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines how Henry Fielding makes surprise eminently visible in his novels. It shows that Fielding's fiction incorporates the gendered forms of surprise exemplified by both Robinson ... More


His and Hers: Henry Fielding's Tom Jones

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Tom Jones's foundling status, in a novel published in the same decade as the opening of the London Foundling Hospital in 1741 (Chapter 4), has very little effect on his life: he is raised where he ... More


Joseph Andrews and the Great Laughter Debate

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the spring of 1741, Henry Fielding made the decision to distance himself from his reputation for profanity, low humor, and spiteful personal satire. Joseph Andrews was the project through which he ... More


The Dissipation of Tom Jones

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

in Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The “great Shocks” which convulsed London in the winter of 1749 caught the eye of literary scholars, especially as Anglican bishop Thomas Sherlock interpreted and announced them as a sign that God ... More


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