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Women and Politics, Eighteenth Century–Style

Mary Beth Norton

in Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449499
eISBN:
9780801460890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449499.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the process of excluding women from the public and political during the eighteenth century. It begins by taking a look at A Letter to a Gentlewoman concerning Government, ... More


Speech Beyond Toleration: Moral Controversialism (Then and Now)

Helen Small

in The Function of Cynicism at the Present Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861935
eISBN:
9780191894756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter treats one of the great confrontations in the history of British public moralism between cynical provocation and a more ‘responsible’ approach to freedom of expression: Thomas Carlyle’s ... More


Arabian Nights and Oriental Spies

James Watt

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/9780199580033.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the constitutive role of diverse kinds of ‘Eastern’ influence on the history of English fiction. The two most influential ‘Oriental’ forms were the spy narrative and the ... More


Watching History

Deirdre David

in Olivia Manning: A Woman at War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199609185
eISBN:
9780191803598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199609185.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes the time when Olivia Manning began writing ‘The Great Fortune’ in 1956. She conceived this as a novel at first, but eventually it came to be an autobiographical narrative ... More


The Old World Meets the New: Colonial Ethical Ideals before the Revolution

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter stretches from the early eighteenth century to the end of the French and Indian War. With a focus on how European ideals permeated early American society, Chapter 1 traces Washington and ... More


Joseph Addison and the Domestication of Paradise Lost

Thomas N. Corns

in Making Milton: Print, Authorship, Afterlives

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198821892
eISBN:
9780191861024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821892.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter examines the profound impact the editorial interventions and elaborate textual notes that Patrick Hume contributed to Tonson’s sixth edition of Paradise Lost in 1695 had on Milton’s ... More


Finding Their Accounts: Autobiography, Novel, and the Move from Self ‘to you-ward’

Stuart Sherman

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/9780199580033.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the connections between personal record-keeping, autobiography, and the novel in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The wildly popular persona of Addison and Steele’s The ... More


Location, Location, Location

Kathryn Reklis

in Theology and the Kinesthetic Imagination: Jonathan Edwards and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199373062
eISBN:
9780199373086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373062.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Understanding Edwards’s broader context is essential to appreciating the import of his theological experimentation and the forms of Christian subjectivity at issue in this book. Chapter One describes ... More


Non-Fictional Discourses and the Novel

John Richetti

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/9780199580033.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the connections between non-fictional discourses, such as periodicals and philosophy, and the development of the novel. While veracity in narrative still mattered to ... More


Milton’s Spots: Addison on Paradise Lost

Denise Gigante

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Joseph Addison, in a series of Spectator papers on Paradise Lost, defined the principles of English literary taste. Thus much we know. Yet in order to identify what was distinctively Miltonic about ... More


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