The following ten essays survey a range of adaptations of eighteenth-century novels from the eighteenth
century to the present one.
Part 1, "Theorizing Shakespeare in the Eighteenth
Century and Beyond" includes Michael Bristol, "'A System of Oeconomical Prudence': Shakespearean Character and the Practice of Moral Inquiry" (13-28); Jean Marsden, "Shakespeare and Sympathy" (29-42); Nicholas Hudson, "The 'Vexed Question': Shakespeare and the Nature of Middle-Class Appropriation" (43-56).
The fourth volume of this series on the eighteenth
century contains a wonderfully eclectic variety of articles.
Young, The Victorian Eighteenth
Century (Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 2007), xii + 190 pp, $99.00 cloth.
In the introduction Agnew outlines her argument: "the history of British rhetoric cannot be understood without attending to Stoic strains in influential language theories of the eighteenth
and early nineteenth centuries" (p.
Reading Sex in the Eighteenth
Century: Bodies and Gender in English Erotic Culture.
First published in 2003, and now available in a very affordable paperback edition, The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth
Century is a close study of capital punishment in eighteenth-century London and the implications that can be drawn from it as relevant to issues of the modern day.
In the eighteenth
century, Stowe was often called the finest seat in England.
In the eighteenth
century, he argues, these elements changed form, diverging from the emblematic characterization, spatial abstraction, adventitious plotting, and temporal suspension that had formerly typified fiction.
The Victorians and the Eighteenth
Century: Reassessing the Tradition.
Who would have twenty years ago thought that there is a large body of working class poetry in the eighteenth