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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


Fielding: A Lifeworld of Books

Karin Kukkonen

in 4E Cognition and Eighteenth-Century Fiction: How the Novel Found its Feet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190913045
eISBN:
9780190913076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913045.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates how Sarah Fielding develops the kind of writing that leads readers to engage with the novel in a mode of reading that is both immersed and reflective. It traces this project ... More


‘Moral Romance’ and the Novel at Mid-Century

Peter Sabor

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/9780199580033.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter surveys the English novel in the pivotal decade of the 1740s. Besides the landmark novels of Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding, Sarah Fielding also pushed a didactic conception of the ... More


Intellectual Pleasure and the Woman Translator in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century England

Edith Hall

in Women Classical Scholars: Unsealing the Fountain from the Renaissance to Jacqueline de Romilly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198725206
eISBN:
9780191792571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725206.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

One of the activities within classical scholarship which long attracted women excluded from formal education or academic institutions was translation. Although some women translated for money, others ... More


The Novel of Sentiment

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/9780300110319.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the aspects that form novels of sentiment in the eighteenth century. The form of consciousness encountered in the book A Sentimental Journey shot off and created a novelistic ... More


Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Patricia Spacks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This study provides an account of the early history of the English novel. It departs from the traditional, narrow focus on the development of the realistic novel to emphasize the many kinds of ... 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


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