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1650–1850: Ideas, Æsthetics, and Inquiries
in the Early Modern Era

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Volume 1
ISBN-10: 0-404-64401-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64401-7

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Deborah Ann Jacobs

Foreword from the Editor
Howard D. Weinbrot, “Celts, Greeks, and Germans: Macpherson’s Ossian and the Celtic Epic”
Vincent Carretta, “‘Petticoats in Power’: Catherine the Great in British Political Cartoons” (Winner of the Percy Adams Prize)
Patricia M. Brückmann, “‘Paradice it selfe’: Hugh Cressy and Church Unity”
Alexander Pettit, “Anxiety, Political Rhetoric, and Historical Drama under Walpole”
Eleanor Ty, “Jane West’s Feminine Ideals of the 1790s”
Mark Pedreira, “Johnsonian Figures: Copia and Lockean Observation in Samuel Johnson’s Critical Writings”
Roger D. Lund, “‘Kickshews of Similitude’: Hobbes and the Subterfuge of Style”
Joel Weinsheimer, “The Philosophy of Rhetoric in Campbell’s Philosophy of Rhetoric
Nicholas Hudson, “Gulliver’s Travels and Locke’s Radical Nominalism”
Alan T. McKenzie, “‘I have before me the idea of a dove’: Bringing Motion to Mind in Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
M. A. Box, “How Disturbed was Hume by His Own Skepticism?”
Barbara M. Benedict, “The ‘Beauties’ of Literature, 1750–1820: Tasteful Prose and Fine Rhyme for Private Consumption”
Irwin Primer, “Lord Forbes of Pitsligo and the Maxims of La Rochefoucauld”
Colby H. Kullman, “Appreciating Gall: Boswell’s Frank Wit”

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Volume 2
ISBN-10: 0-404-64402-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64402-4

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Laura Morrow

Foreword from the Editor
Robert Purks Maccubbin, “Enacting the Tyranny of Social Forms in Sheridan’s The Rivals
Anna Battigelli, “Between the Glass and the Hand: The Eye in Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World
Russell B. Gill, “The Intuitive Geometry of Spinoza and Vermeer”
Mark S. Lussier, “Eternal Dictates: The ‘Other’ of Blakean Inspiration”
Todd C. Parker, “Onania: Self-Pollution and the Danger of Female Sexuality”
Mark Houlahan, “Leviathan (1651): Thomas Hobbes and Protestant Apocalypse”
Charles Hinnant, “‘The Late Unfortunate Regicide in France’: Burke and the Political Sublime”
Fania Oz-Salzberger, “National Identity in Scotland and Germany in the Late Eighteenth Century: Affinities, Impact, and Divergences”
James Gregory Randall, “‘The Primrose Way’: John Bunyan’s The Life and Death of Mr. Badman and the Picaresque”
Martha F. Bowden, “Composing Herself: Music, Solitude, and St. Cecilia in Clarissa
Peter Wagner, “How to (Mis)read Hogarth: Or, Ekphrasis Galore”
Mark A. Pedreira, “Johnsonian Figures: A Cornucopia of Vanity, Idleness, and Death in Samuel Johnson’s Prose Writings”
John Freeman, “The Spirit of Poetry and the Importance of Joy: Shelley’s Revolutionary Animism”
James Woelfel, “The Christian Humanism of Anne Brontë”

Thirteen book reviews

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Volume 3
ISBN-10: 0-404-64403-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64403-1

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Laura Morrow

Michael F. Suarez, S.J., “The Shortest Way to Heaven?: Moll Flanders’ Repentance Reconsidered”
Laura J. Rosenthal, “The Author as Ghost in the Eighteenth Century”
Katherine Kerestman, “Breaking the Shackles of the Great Chain of Being and Liberating Compassion in the Eighteenth Century”
Kathleen M. Swaim, “Matching the ‘Matchless Orinda’ to Her Times”
David Gunto, “Kicking the Emperor: Some Problems of Restoration Parallel History”
A. C. Elias, Jr., “Editing Minor Writers: The Case of Laetitia Pilkington and Mary Barber”

Special Feature: The Generations of Georgia State

Carl R. Kropf, “The Terrible Mother Archetype: The Case of Pope’s Dulness and Other Women in Eighteenth-Century Texts”
Murray L. Brown, “Robert Browning’s ‘In a Gondola’: Sources and Circumstances”
Sandra Sherman, “‘New-Nothings,’ Neologisms, and the Recoinage of 1696”
Theodore E. D. Braun, “Truth, Beauty, Harmony, Order, and Muscularity in Le Franc de Pompignan’s Poésies Sacrées
Mihaela Irimia, “Defoe and Cantemir: Eighteenth-Century Explorers, West and East”
Jochen Achilles, “Composite (Dis)Order: Cultural Identity in Wieland, Edgar Huntley, and Arthur Gordon Pym
Gregory Maertz, “The Transmission of German Literature and Dissenting Voices in British Culture: Thomas Holcroft and the Godwin Circle”
Syndy M. Conger, “Prophecy and Sensibility: Mary Wollstonecraft in Frankenstein

Nineteen book reviews

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Volume 4
ISBN-10: 0-404-64403-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64404-8

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Laura Morrow
Incoming Book Review Editor: Anna Battigelli

Foreword from the Editor
Simon Varey, “Three Necessary Drugs”
Timothy Morton, “The Pulses of the Body: Romantic Vegetarianism and Its Cultural Contexts”
Melvyn New, “Benjamin Whichcote’s Aphorisms and the Importance of Latitudinarianism”
Blakey Vermeule, “Shame and Identity: Pope’s ‘Critique of Judgment’ in An Essay on Criticism
Bernd Krysmanski, “Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress: An ‘Anti-Passion’ in Disguise”
George McElroy, “Reading Burke’s Rhetoric”

Special Feature
Swift: The New Tradition
Edited by James Thorson

James L. Thorson, “Introduction”
Robert Mahoney, “Swift’s Modest Proposal and the Rhetoric of Irish Colonial Consumption”
William J. Foreman, “Swift’s Twists: A Case for Ironic Metaphor”
Louise K. Barnett, “Betty’s Freckled Neck: Swift, Women, and Women Readers”
Frank Boyle, “Old Poetry and New Science: Swift, Cowley, and Modernity”
Julia Goldberg, “Houyhnhnm Subtext: Moral Conclusions and Linguistic Manipulation in Gulliver’s Travels
Todd Parker, “Swift’s ‘A Description of a City Shower’: The Epistemological Force of Filth”

Special Feature
The Yale Poems on Affairs of State Thirty-Five Years Later
Edited by D. N. DeLuna

D. N. DeLuna, “Introduction”
Steven N. Zwicker, “Poems on Affairs of State (London, 1689–1716 and New Haven, 1963–1975)”
George deForest Lord, “The History of the State Poems”
James A. Winn, “Imitation and Authorship in Poems on Affairs of State
D. N. DeLuna, “Yale’s Poetasting Defoe”
Michael McKeon, “What Were Poems on Affairs of State?”

Thirteen book reviews

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Volume 5
ISBN-10: 0-404-64405-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64405-5

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Anna Battigelli

Foreword from the Editor
Will McConnell, “‘Whirlwind within a whirlwind’: Congreve, Restoration Comedy, and the Play of History”
Andrew Norris, “Locke Reading the Law of Nature: Lockeian Hermeneutics and Political Judgment”
James Noggle, “Skeptical Ataraxia and Selfhood in Pope’s Imitations of Horace
Peter Fosl, “Common Life and Animality in Hume”
David Hill Radcliffe, “The Poetry Professors: Eighteenth-Century Spenserianism and Romantic Concepts of Culture”
Arthur J. Weitzman, “Scheherezade’s Risk: Male Voyeurism and the Female Narrative Gambit”
Judith Dorn, “The Royal Captives, A Fragment of Secret History: Ann Yearsley’s ‘Unnecessary Curiosity’”
Michel Huysseune, “Re-Assessing the Classical Tradition: Volney’s Changing Use of Artistic Images in Scientific Representation”
David Paxman, “Failure as Authority: Poetic Voices and the Muse of Grace in William Cowper’s The Task
Klaus Stierstorfer, “The London Merchant Transmogrified, Or, Barnwell Unbound: John Oxenford’s A Day Well Spent (1836)”
Father John G. Panagiotou, “Greek Orthodoxy in the Eighteenth Century: A Probe”
Evelyne Keitel, “Captivity Narratives and the Powers of Horror: Eunice Williams and Mary Jemison, Captives Unredeemed”
Jennifer Georgia, “Etiquette, Ethics, and Aesthetics”

Nineteen book reviews

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Volume 6
ISBN-10: 0-404-64406-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64406-2

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Anna Battigelli

George Rousseau, “Towards a Geriatric Enlightenment”
William Walker, “Addison’s Mastery of Locke”
James G. Basker, “Smollett’s Racial Consciousness in Roderick Random
Charles E. Gobin, “Dangerous Persuasions: Correspondence as Presence in Clarissa
Beth Swan, “Raped by the System: An Account of Clarissa in the Light of Eighteenth-Century Law”
Sandra Sherman, “The Law, Confinement, and Disruptive Excess in Hays’s The Victim of Prejudice
Donna Patterson, “Foliation Jokes in Tristram Shandy
John L. Mahoney, “The True Story: Poetic Law and License in Johnson’s Criticism”
Theodore E. D. Braun, “Chaos, Contingency, and Candide
Jack Fruchtman, “The Aesthetics of Terror: Burke’s Sublime and Helen Maria Williams’s Visions of Anti-Eden”
Barbara Widenor Maggs, “Cosmopolitanism in Early Travel Literature: Alexandre de Rhodes in Vietnam”
David Allen, “Greeks, Indians, and the Scottish Presbyterian: Dissident Arguments for Vegetarianism in Enlightenment Scotland”
Steven Raynie, “Intermediality and the ‘Necessary Connection’ in Fuseli’s Remarks on the Writing and Conduct of J. J. Rousseau
Louise Ellen Brown, “An Essay Suggesting an Important Application of the Highland Music: Moral Sentiment and the Oeconomic Ode”
John L. Mahoney, “Contemporary Attitudes toward Biography and the Case of W. Jackson Bate’s Samuel Johnson (In memoriam: Walter Jackson Bate)”

Book Reviews
Peter S. Fosl: Lisa T. Sarasohn, Gassendi’s Ethics: Freedom in a Mechanistic Universe
Scott Paul Gordon: J. Douglas Canfield, Trickster’s and Estates: On the Ideology of Restoration Comedy
Jeslyn Medoff: Katherine M. Quinsey, ed., Broken Boundaries: Women and Feminism in Restoration Drama
Eben Wood: Rose A Zimbardo, At Zero Point: Discourse, Culture, and Satire in Restoration England
Yvonne Noble: Jayne Elizabeth Lewis, The English Fable: Aesop and Literary Culture
Simon Varey: Howard Erskine-Hill, Poetry of Opposition and Resolution: Dryden to Wordsworth
David Evans: Patrick Brantlinger, Fictions of State: Culture and Credit in Britain, 1694–1994, and Sandra Sherman, Finance and Fictionality in the Early Eighteenth Century
Judith Dorn: Everett Zimmerman, The Boundaries of Fiction: History and the Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Peter J. Connolly: Helen Deutsch, Resemblance and Disgrace: Alexander Poe and the Deformation of Culture
David Mazella: Jonathan Lamb, The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job in the Eighteenth Century
John Dussinger: Alexander Pettit, Illusory Consensus: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730–1737
Steven R. Price: Albert J. Rivero, ed., New Essays on Samuel Richardson
Alexander Pettit: Jerry C. Beasley, Tobias Smollett, Novelist
David Hill Radcliffe: Mark Storey, Robert Southey: A Life
Janine Barchas: Anthony Grafton, The Footnote: A Curious History
Editor’s Choice—Underapplauded Books: Janine Barchas (with the editorial collaboration of Gordon D. Fulton, The Annotations in Lady Bradshaigh’s Copy of Clarissa; H. T. Dickinson, ed., William Pulteney, A Proper Reply to a Late Scurrilous Libel; Intitled, Sedition and Defamation Display’d (1731); University of Zagreb and Faculty, eds., Nikola Škrlec Lomnicki, 1729–1799


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Volume 7
ISBN-10: 0-404-64407-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64407-9

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Anna Battigelli

Alexander Pettit, “Pope and Defoe: Satire and National Regeneration”
Richard Frohock, “Tattoos and Nose Rings: Lionel Wafer’s Immersion in Cuna Culture”
James Buickerood, “Two Dissertations Concerning Sense, and the Imagination. With an Essay on Consciousness (1728): A Study in Attribution”
Joseph Bartolomeo, “Plotting the ‘Masculine’ and ‘Feminine’ Hero: Joseph Andrews and David Simple

Special Feature: Death and Dying in the Early Modern Era
Edited and Introduced by Theodore E. D. Braun and John Radner

Francis Steen, “A Story to Kill For”
Susan Goulding, “‘Mourn, Mourn Ye Muses’: Eighteenth-Century Women as Elegists”
Debra Taylor, “Fatal Missteps: Death in Hogarth’s Engravings”
James P. Myers, Jr., “Torture, Scalping, and Desecration of the Dead on Pennsylvania’s Pre-Revolutionary War Frontier”
Lance Wilcox, “Healing and the Lacerated Mind: Samuel Johnson’s Strategies of Consolation”
Jack Fruchtman, Jr., “Death and Benjamin Franklin”
Henry L. Fulton, “What Would Hospice Do? The Wretched Death of the Villain Zeluco”
Lisa Berglund, “‘Look, My Lord, It Comes’: The Approach of Death in the Life of Johnson
John E. Grant, “The Powers of ‘Death’ in Blake’s Night Thoughts Engravings”
Mary Rose Kasraie, “‘Death Wears an Angel’s Face’: Judith Sargent Murray and the Universalist Way of Death”
Erlis Wickersham, “Death and Transfiguration: Ottilie and Eduard in Goethe’s Elective Affinities
Bhijraj Singh, “Female Infanticide and the Raj”
Rosalee Stilwell, “Death and its Rhetoric in The Old Redstone Presbytery: Anecdotes of Scotch-Irish Settlers in Western Pennsylvania”
David Mazella, “‘The Very Dogs Licked the Sores of Lazarus’: Hobbes and Bramhall’s Debate on Free-Will”
John J. Burke, Jr., “‘Johnson as Zeus, Boswell as Danaë: Que(e)r(y)ing Sex and Gender Roles in Boswell’s Life of Johnson
J. Martin Stafford, “Mandeville’s Contemporary Critics”
Gerard Reedy, SJ, “Review Essay: The Philosophy of Edward Stillingfleet, Including his Replies to John Locke, Edited and Introduced by G. A. J. Rogers, with a Preface by Alan P. F. Sell”

Book Reviews
Peter S. Fosl: Reid Barbour, English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture
Su Fang Ng: Robert McMahon, The Two Poets of “Paradise Lost”
Alan DeGooyer: William Kolbrener, Milton’s Warring Angels: A Study of Critical Engagements
Keith Bodner: Marcus Walsh, Shakespeare, Milton, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing: The Beginnings of Interpretative Scholarship
Jack Lynch: Blanford Parker, The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson
Catherine Craft-Fairchild: Paula McDowell, The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678–1730
Karen V. Zagrodnik: William B. Warner, Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel-Reading in Great Britain, 1684–1750
Kevin L. Cope: David Blewett, The Illustration of Robinson Crusoe, 1719–1920
Keith Bodner: Liz Bellamy, Commerce, Morality, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Anna Battigelli: Steven N. Zwicker, ed., The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650–1740
Roger D. Lund: Steven Shapin, The Scientific Revolution
David Evans: Raymond D. Tumbleson, Catholicism in the English Protestant Imagination: Nationalism, Religion, and Literature, 1660–1745
Jennifer Andersen: Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making
Kathleen Leicht: Robert W. Jones, Gender and the Formation of Taste in Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Analysis of Beauty
Barbara M. Benedict: Clifford Siskin, The Work of Writing: Literature and Social Change in Britain, 1700–1830
Lana Cable: Kevin Sharpe and Steven N. Zwicker, eds., Refiguring Revolutions: Aesthetics and Politics from the English Revolution to the Romantic Revolution
Laura J. Rosenthal: Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, eds., Jane Austen in Hollywood
Editor’s Choice—Underapplauded Books: Matthew Spalding, ed., The Founder’s Almanac: A Practical Guide to the Notable Events, Greatest Leaders, and Most Eloquent Words of the American Founding Fathers


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Volume 8
ISBN-10: 0-404-64408-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64408-6

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Anna Battigelli

Howard Weinbrot, “The Politics of Samuel Johnson and the Johnson of Politics: An Innocent Looks at Controversy”
J. T. Scanlan, “Johnson and Pufendorf”
Charles H. Hinnant, “‘An Uniform and Tractable Vice’: Samuel Johnson and the Transformation of the Passions into Interests”
E. M. Dadlez, “A Common Sense and Point of View”
Kathryn Duncan, “‘To Put ’Em in Mind of Home’: Piracy and National Identity in Eighteenth-Century Print Culture”
Murray Brown, “Philippe Jacques De Loutherbourgh’s A Midsummer Afternoon with a Methodist Preacher: Swedenborg, Wesley, and the Gospel According to Luke”
James Knowlton, “Johann Georg Sulzer and the Montagsklub in Berlin”
Marvin Sterne, “Loyalty Knows No Shame: A Portrait—and its Reproductions—in British Colonial Conflict”

Special Feature: James II at the Tercentenary: A Reassessment
Edited and Introduced by Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Andrew Barclay, “James II’s ‘Catholic’ Court”
Paul A Hopkins, “William Penn and James II: Support and Ambivalence”
Edward Corp, “James II’s Reflections on Kingship: ‘For My Son, the Prince of Wales’”
Lionel Glassey, “The Provinces During the Interregnume of 1688–1689: King James’s Flight and its Consequences”
Anne Barbeau Gardiner, “For the Sake of Liberty of Consciousness: Pierre Bayle’s Passionate Defense of James III”

Special Feature: Executions in the Extended Eighteenth Century
Edited and Introduced by Regina Janes

Margaret Reeves, “History, Fiction, and Political Identity: Heroic Rebellion in Aphra Behn’s Love-letters Between a Nobleman and his Sister and Oronooko
Regina Janes, “Jonathan Swift Bounces a Head”
Robert Mitchell, “The Violence of Sympathy: Adam Smith on Resentment and Executions”

Book Reviews
Jennifer Andersen: David Norbrook, Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric, and Politics, 1627–1660
Melissa Mowry: J. Douglas Canfield, Heroes and States: On the Ideology of Restoration Tragedy
Jan Golinski: Mary Baine Campbell, Wonder and Science: Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe
Jack Lynch: Joseph Levine, Between the Ancients and the Moderns: Baroque Culture in Restoration England
John O’Neill: Margaret J. M. Ezell, Social Authorship and the Advent of Print
Jennifer C. Garden: Josephine Donovan, Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405–1726
Marilyn Morris: Heinz-Joachim Müllenbrock, The Culture of Contention: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Public Controversy about the Ending of the War of the Spanish Succession, 1710–1713
Kathryn Duncan: Hans Turley, Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Piracy, Sexuality, and Masculine Identity
Stephen D. Schweratzky: David Venturo, Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson
Matthew M. Davis: Robert DeMaria, Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading
Kathleen Leicht: Philip E. Baruth, ed., Introducing Charlotte Charke: Actress, Author, Enigma
John P. Zomchick: Rosamarie Loretelli and Roberto de Romanis, eds., Narrating Transgressions: Representations of the Criminal in Early Modern England
Paula R. Backscheider: Jacqueline Pearson, Women’s Readings in Britain, 1750–1835
Denise Vultee: Jason Whittaker, William Blake and the Myths of Britain
Peter Wagner—Resource Evaluation: Hogarth and Dürer: An Evaluation of Albrecht Dürer, Das Druckgraphische Werk, Volume I: Kupferstiche, Eisenradierungen, und Kaltnadelblätter
Editor’s Choice—Underapplauded Books: Jens Martn Gurr, Tristram Shandy and the Dialectic of Enlightenment; Malcolm Jack, William Beckford: An English Fidalgo; Sayre Greenfield, The Ends of Allegory


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Volume 9
ISBN-10: 0-404-64409-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64409-3

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Anna Battigelli

Kathryn King, “Effeminate Pacifists and War-Mongering Women: Thoughts on War and Peace in the Long Eighteenth Century”
Susan Mitchell Sommers, “Ebenezer Sibley and the Royal Ark Masons”
Karen Swallow Prior, “Hannah More, the Didactic Tradition, and the Rise of the English Novel”
Jürgen Klein, “Aesthetics of Coldness: The Romantic Scene and a Glimpse at Baudelaire”
Michael Karounos, “The Theory of the Dynamic Erotic”
Sandra Sherman, “Impotence and Capital: The Debate over Imported Beverages in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”
Alice Mathews, “Eve’s ‘Sweet Converse’: Conversational Patterns in Paradise Lost
Nicholas Hudson, “‘The Alphabet of Nature’: Writing as Trope in Early Modern Scientific and Philosophical Discourse”
Chester Chapin, “Samuel Johnson on Education and the English Class Structure”
Chantal Lavoie, “Poems by Eminent Ladies: The Encyclopedic Anthology of 1755”
Katherine Ahrens, “Castrati and the Masquerade of the Eighteenth Century: Farinelli and Sitwell”

Special Feature: Meditations on Eaves and Kempel’s Samuel Richardson: Transactionality among Literary Biography, Fictional Narrative, and the Lives of Critics
Edited and Introduced by Janet E. Aikins

William H. Epstein, “Remembering the Past: Eaves and Kimpel’s Richardson and the Uses of Literary Biography”
Carol Houlihan Flynn, “The Uses and Abuses of Biography: Incendiary Information”
Murray L. Brown, “T. C. Duncan Eaves, Ben D. Kimpel, and the Life: A Brief and Apologetic Memoir”
Catherine N. Parke, “‘Definitive,’ ‘Exhaustive,’ and ‘Rather Old-Fashioned’: Scholarly Biography on the Cusp of Critical Change”
Janet E. Aikins, Afterword
Book Reviews
Laura Rosenthal: Tiffany Stern, Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan
Peter Fosl: Zakiya Hanafi, The Monster in the Machine: Magic, Medicine, and the Marvelous in the Time of the Scientific Revolution
David Venturo: Anne Barbeau Gardiner, Ancient Faith and Modern Freedom in John Dryden’s “The Hind and the Panther”
David Bywaters: Paul Hammond, Dryden and the Traces of Classical Rome
Paul Johnston: John Evelyn, Elysium Britannicum, or The Royal Gardens, ed. by John E. Ingram
Irene Beesemyer: John A Vance, William Wycherley and the Comedy of Fear
Kevin L. Cope: Ronald Paulson, Don Quixote in England
Gita May: Elizabeth Rose Wingrove, Rousseau’s Republican Romance
Steven D. Scherwatzky: Lawrence Lipking, Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author
Melissa W. Roth: Ann Messenger, Woman and Poet in the Eighteenth Century: The Life of Mary Whately Darwall (1738–1825)
Edward T. Larkin: Nicholas Boyle, Goethe. The Poet and the Age. Volume II: Revolution and Renunciation, 1790–1803
Michael J. Schwartz: John Rieder, Wordsworth’s Counterrevolutionary Turn: Community, Virtue, and Vision in the 1790s
David Hill Radcliffe: John Barrell, Imagining the King’s Death: Figurative Treason, Fantasies of Regicide, 1793–1796
David Evans: Robin Jarvis, Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel
Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield: Deirdre Lynch, ed., Janeites: Austen’s Disciples and Devotees
David Evans: Chloe Chard, Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography 1600–1830
Jennifer Garlen: Devoney Looser, British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670–1820
Daniel J. Ennis: William J. Burling, Summer Theatre in London, 1661–1820, and the Rise of the Haymarket Theatre
Heidi Kaufman: Richard A. Barney, Plots of Enlightenment: Education and the Novel in Eighteenth-Century England
Melissa Mowry: Bradford K. Mudge, The Whore’s Story: Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684–1830
Scott Paul Gordon: Markman Ellis, The History of Gothic Fictions
William T. Lynch: R. C. Olby, G. N. Cantor, J. R. R. Christie, and M. J. S. Hodge, eds., Companion to the History of Modern Science
Jack Lynch: John Sitter, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry
Editor’s Choice—Underapplauded Books: Malcolm Jack, Sintra: A Glorious Eden; Dennis Brailsford, A Taste for Diversions: Sport in Georgian England


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Volume 10
ISBN-10: 0-404-64410-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64410-9

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

William Kolbrener, “‘Forced into an Interest’: High Church Politics and Feminine Agency in the Works of Mary Astell”
Anja Müller, “Picturing Aesops: Revisions of Aesop’s Fables from L’Estrange to Richardson”
Michael Meyer, “Mary Leapor: The Female Body and the Body of her Texts”
Irene Basey Beesemyer, “Crusoe the Isolato: Daniel Defoe Wrestles with Solitude”
Betty Rizzo, “The Devil in Tom Jones
Brett C. McInelly, “Domestic and Colonial Space in Humphry Clinker
Robert B. Craig, “The Glass Armonica: Its Development, Use, and Misuse as a Musical Instrument of Social Change in the Eighteenth Century”
R. Christopher Coski, “Condillac’s Modernization of Rationalist Language Theory: Evidence, Propositions, and a Newtonian Linguistics”
William Hatzberger, “Boswell’s London Journal, Lord Eglinton, and the Politics of Preferment”
Alan McKenzie, “Johnson’s ‘Life of Foucault’: A Patirody”
John J. Burke, Jr., “Response Essay: Jonathan Swift’s Crimes Against Humanity: Fact or Fiction?”

Special Feature: Enlightening the Renaissance
Edited and Introduced by Jacqueline Vanhoutte

Chad Thomas, “Negotiating the Interregnum: The Political Works of Davenant and Tatham”
Miranda Wilson, “Building a Perfect Silence: The Use of Renaissance Architecture in Margaret Cavendish’s Bell in Campo
Marlin E. Blaine, “The Poet’s Monument: Assessing the National Literary Tradition from Elizabethan Times to the Restoration Era”
Jack Lynch, “King Lear and ‘The Taste of the Age,’ 1681–1838”
Jennifer Vaught, “Masculinity and Affect in Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale: Men of Feeling from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment”
Elaine Anderson Phillips, “Richardson Reads the Renaissance: The Use of Renaissance Narrative Theory in the Novels and Prefaces”

Book Reviews
David F. Venturo: Barbara Lewalski, The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography
Perry Gethner: Michèle Longino, Orientalism in French Classical Drama
David F. Venturo: Michael Werth Gelber, The Just and the Lively: The Literary Criticism of John Dryden
James Noggle: Timothy Dykstal, The Luxury of Skepticism: Politics, Philosophy, and Dialogue in the English Public Sphere, 1660–1740
M. A. Box: James A. Herrick, The Radical Rhetoric of the English Deists: The Discourse of Skepticism, 1680–1750
Scott Paul Gordon: Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury, Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times ed. Philip Ayres; Shaftesbury, Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, ed. Lawrence E. Klein; Shaftesbury, Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times, foreward by Douglas Den Uyk
Jack Lynch: Barbara Benedict, Curiosity: A Cultural History of Early Modern Inquiry
Janine Barchas: Leah Price, The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel from Richardson to George Eliot
Devoney Looser: Angela Keane, Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s: Romantic Belongings
Lance Wilcox: Annibel Jenkins, I’ll Tell You What: The Life of Elizabeth Inchbald
Lance Wilcox: Bruce Redford, Discovering the Life of Johnson
Heidi Kaufman: John Wiltshire, Recreating Jane Austen
Denise Vultee: Thomas McFarland, The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet
Elizabeth A. Dolan: Roy Porter, Bodies Politic: Disease, Death, and Doctors in Britain, 1650–1900
Sandra Sherman: Thomas Sokoll, ed., Essex Pauper Letters 1731–1837
David Radcliffe: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Editor’s Choice—Underapplauded Books: Paul H. Silverstone, The Sailing Navy 1785–1854; Davor Krapac, Dalibor Cepulo, Kraljica Marija Terezija, Neda Engelsfeld, and Željiko Pavic, Pravnie Fackultet u Zagrebu / Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, 1776–2001


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Volume 11
ISBN-10: 0-404-64411-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64411-6

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

Allan Ingram, “Steering Towards Sanity: The Compass Points of Madness in Eighteenth-Century Britain”
Jack Lynch, “Forgery as Performance Art: The Strange Case of George Psalmanazar”
W. Keith Percival, “Some Aspects of Jonathan Swift’s Perspective on Language”
Louis Cellauro, “Architects and Nature: The Theory of Imitation in Étienne-Louis Boulleé’s Essai sur l’Art
Christiane Hertel, “Grotesques–Rocaille–Laocoön: ‘Remembering Nature’ in Winckelmann, Erdmannsdorff, Chodoweicki, and Goethe”
Waltraud Maierhofer, “‘Too Large for Our Northern Dwellings’: Self-Image and Portrait in Goethe’s Italian Journey
David Williams, “The French Abolitionist Treatise in the Late Enlightenment: Examples of a Hybrid Genre”

Special Feature
Rakes, Male and Female, in the Literatures of the Long Eighteenth Century
Edited and Introduced by Bärbel Czennia

John O’Neill, “Rambler and Cully: Rochester’s Satire and the Self-Preservation of the Rake”
Megan Conway, “Defining the French Rake: Crébillon fils and Les Égarements du coeur et de l’esprit
Diana Solomon, “Anne Bracegirdle’s Breaches”
Wendy Arons, “Performance, Mobility, and the Domestication of Female Desire in The Belle’s Strategem
Bärbel Czennia, “The Taming of the Rake: Congreve’s The Way of the World on the German Eighteenth-Century Stage”

Special Feature: Ideas and Institutions in an Age of Atlantic Revolution
Edited and Introduced by Henry C. Clark

Rachel Hammersley, “From Constitution-Builders to Radical Democrats: Neo-Harringtonians in Eighteenth-Century America and France”
Richard Samuelson, “An Empire Divided by Common Sense: The Paine-Hathaway Argument”
Paul A. Rahe, “Between Trust and Distrust: The Federalist and the Emergence of Modern Republican Constitutionalism”
Katherine Carté Engel, “Bridging the Gap: Religious Community and Declension in Eighteenth-Century Bethlehem, Pennsylvania”
Gail Bossenga, “Markets, the Patrimonial State, and the Originso of the French Revolution”
Margaret Case Croskery, “Review Essay: Alexander Pettit, ed., Selected Works of Eliza Haywood, Set I, Volumes 1–3, ‘Miscellaneous Writings, 1725–43’”

Book Reviews
Kimberly S. Latta: Blair Hoxby, Mammon’s Music: Literature and Economics in the Age of Milton
Heidi Kaufman: Adam Sutcliffe, Judaism and the Enlightenment
Peter S. Fosl: Alain Cabantous, Blasphemy: Impious SPeech in the West from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century
Andrew Barclay: Edward Corp, et. al, A Court in Exile: The Stuarts in France, 1698–1718
Anne Barbeau Gardiner: Eveline Cruickshanks and Howard Erskine-Hill, The Atterbury Plot
Thomas Mautner: Francis Hutcheson, An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas and Virtue ed. Wolfgang Leidhold; Hutcheson, An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations, on the Moral Sense, ed. Aaron Garrett
Laura Rosenthal: Raymond Stephenson, The Yard of Wit: Male Creativity and Sexuality, 1650–1750
George Haggerty: Alexander Pettit and Patrick Spedding, eds., Eighteenth-Century British Erotica II
Anne Betty Weinshenker: Elise Goodman, ed., Art and Culture in the Eighteenth-Century: New Dimensions and Multiple Perspectives
John Morillo: Philip Smallwood, Reconstructing Criticism: Pope’s Essay on Criticism and the Logic of Definition
Tiffany Potter: G. Gabrielle Starr, Lyric Generations: Poetry and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth-Century
David H. Radcliffe: Jack Lynch, The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson
Jones DeRitter: Ellen Pollak, Incest and the English Novel
John O’Brien: Kathryn Temple, Scandal Nation: Law and Authorship in Britain, 1750–1832
Lance Wilcox: Gloria Sybill Gross, In a Fast Coach with a Pretty Woman: Jane Austen and Samuel Johnson
Steven Blakemore: Deborah Kennedy, Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution
Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge: Debbie Lee, Slavery and the Romantic Imagination
Kim Wheatley: Stuart Peterfreund, Shelley Among Others: The Play of the Intertext and the Idea of Language
Didier Maleuve: Eric Gidal, Poetic Exhibitions: Romantic Aesthetics and the Pleasures of the British Museum
Irwin Primer: Alan Charles Kors, ed., Encyclopedia oF the Enlightenment
Editor’s Choice—Books of High Merit: Greg Clingham, Johnson, Writing, and Memory; Patrick Spedding, A bibliography of Eliza Haywood


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Volume 12
ISBN-10: 0-404-64412-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64412-3

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

Scott Paul Gordon, “A New Latitude in the Culture Wars”
Theodore E. D. Braun, “Thinking Outside the Box: The Non-English Speaking World in the First Decade of 1650–1850
J. T. Scanlan, “A Celebration”

Special Feature: Hume and the Interaction of Ideas in the Long Eighteenth Century
Edited and Introduced by E. M. Dadlez and James Mock

Gregory L. Reece, “Hume and the Eternity of the World”
Michael F. Patton, Jr., “Hume and the End of Design”
Darian C. DeBolt, “Hume, Comte, and the Religion of Le Grande Être
James W. Mock, “David Hume, ‘Of the Standard of Taste,’ and Aesthetic Theory”
E. M. Dadlez, “Dense Insensibility: Humean Vices and Virtues in the Work of Jane Austen”

Cumulative Index to Volumes 1–10


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Volume 13
ISBN-10: 0-404-64413-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64413-0

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

Cedric D. Reverand II, “John Dryden: Personal Concerns of the Impersonal Poet”
Jan Widmayer, “James Thomson and Landscape Iconography: ‘Instrumental in Diffusing a General Taste’”
William Gibson, “Smelfungus’s Strumpet: Smollett’s Iconoclastic Reading of the Medici Venus in Travels through Italy and France
Alexander S. Gourlay, “On Allusion, Narrative, and Annunciation in Hogarth’s A Harlot’s Progress
Robert G. Dryden, “‘Luck be a Lady Tonight’: Jane Austen’s Precarious Idealization of Naval Heroes in Persuasion
Frieda Koeninger, “Charles IV of Spain: Opposing Perspectives on the Cuckolded King and His Long-Suffering Queen”
Darius Spieth, “Michel Rigo and Bonaparte’s Egyptian Campaign (1798–1801): Portraits of the Divan in Cairo”

Special Feature
Reading Bunyan’s Readers: New Essays on the Reception of Bunyan’sPilgrim’s Progress
Edited and introduced by Ken Simpson

Isabel Hofmeyr, “The Pilgrim’s Progress as World Literature: John Bunyan and George Simeon Mwase in Nyasaland”
Arlette Zinck and Sylvia Brown, “The Pilgrim’s Progress Among Aboriginal Canadians: Missionary Translation of Bunyan into Cree and Inuktitut”
Robert G. Collmer, “Roman Catholic Versions of The Pilgrim’s Progress
Mary Burke, “‘Of That Rank that is Meanest and Most Despised of All’: Victorian Romany Studies and the Recovery of John Bunyan’s ‘Gypsy’ Origins”
H. Clark Maddux, “Audience and the Layered Art of Method in John Bunyan’s The Life and Death of Mr. Badman and The Pilgrim’s Progress
Calvin M. Peterson, “From Doctrine to Narrative and Back in The Pilgrim’s Progress

Book Reviews

Editor’s Choice: Books of High Merit

Henry L. Snyder and Michael S. Smith, eds., The English Short-Title Catalogue: Past, Present, Future


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Volume 14
ISBN-10: 0-404-64414-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64414-7

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

William J. Burling, “‘Aaron’s Serpent’: The Ideology of the ‘Master Passion’ in English Serious Drama, 1660–1800”
Br. Christopher Paul SSF, “Anne the Last and George the First: Händel and the Politics of Dynastic Succession”
Elaine M. McGirr, “A Question of Faith: Behn’s Engagement with the Rhetoric of 1688”
Margo Collins, “Feminine Identity in Eliza Haywood’s The Wife and The Husband
Brigitte Glaser, “From the Center to the Periphery: The Changing Role of Dress in the Eighteenth-Century Novel”
Matthew Binney, “The Justice of Tom Jones: A Reevaluation of Henry Fielding’s Moral Theory”
Sandra Sherman, “The Spirituality of Trees in Later Seventeenth-Century Horticulture”
Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz, “Some Further Thoughts on ‘Organic Georgics,’ Or, The Politics and Poetics of Johnson’s Manure”
Isabelle C. DeMarte and J. M. Fritzman, “Diderot’s Uncle, Hegel, Or, Rameau’s Nephew as a Branch of The Phenomenology of the Spirit
Randolph Runyon, “Montesquieu’s Persian Chain Letters: A New Solution to the Riddle”

Research Report
Isobel Grundy, Susan Brown, and Patricia Clements, “ORLANDO: The Marriage of Literary History and Humanities Computing”

Special Feature: Jacobite Travelers and Fellow-Travelers
Edited and Introduced by Anne Barbeau Gardiner

Neil Guthrie, “‘A Polish Lady’: The Art of the Jacobite Print”
Edward Corp, “From the Court to the Colonies: Jacobites over the Water”
Marsha Keith Schuchard, “Jacobites and Freemasons in Sweden: Esoteric Intelligence and Exoteric Politics”

Book Reviews
David Hill Radcliffe: Aileen Ribeiro, Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literature in Stuart England
Thomas Mautner: Daniel Carey, Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond
Irwin Primer: Jonathan I. Israel, Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man, 1670–1752
Kirke Combe: Howard D. Weinbrot, Menippean Satire Reconsidered: From Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century
George E. Haggerty: Karen Harvey, Reading Sex in the Eighteenth Century: Bodies and Gender in English Erotic Culture
Maximillian Novak: John Richetti, The Life of Daniel Defoe
Cheryl L. Nixon: Helen Thompson, Ingenuous Subjection: Compliance and Power in the Eighteenth-Century Domestic Novel
Anne Barbeau Gardiner: Geoffrey Plank, Rebellion and Savagery: The Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the British Empire
Lance Bertelsen: John Allen Stevenson, The Real History of Tom Jones
Susanne B. Keller: Theodore E. D. Braun and John Radner, The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755: Representations and Reactions
John Sainsbury: Arthur H. Cash, John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty
Michael J. Franklin: Nicholas Dirks, The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain
Ross J. Pudaloff: Vincent Carretta, Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man
Lance Wilcox: Helen Deutsch, Loving Dr. Johnson
Cheryl Wanko: Daniel O’Quinn, Staging Governance: Theatrical Imperialism in London, 1770–1800
Paul Keen: William St. Clair, The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period
Kim Wheatley: Andrew M. Stauffer, Anger, Revolution, and Romanticism


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Volume 15
ISBN-10: 0-404-64415-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64415-4

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

Steven Minuk, “The ‘Sincere Hand and Faithful Eye’ of Marvell’s Last Instructions to a Painter
Deborah Needleman Armintor, “‘From this Time, I shall Survey Myself in the Glass with a Sort of Philosophical Pleasure’: Newton and Narcissism in Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophy Explain’d for the Use of the Ladies
Kenneth Chong, “Faith and Reason: Warning the Reader in The Pilgrim’s Progress
Katherine O’Donnell, “Edmund Burke, Cúirteanna Éigse, and Literary Clubs ”
Pramod K. Nayar, “The Rhetoric of Ruin: William Hodges’s India”
Arnd Bohm, “Unnatural Conjugation in Tristram Shandy
Frederick S. Frank, “A Concordance of Bosoms: Reconstructing Lewis’s Monk”

Special Feature
Critical Voices: Humor, Irony, and Passion in the
Literary Critics of the Long Eighteenth Century
Edited and Introduced by Philip Smallwood

Tom Mason, “Abraham Cowley’s Amiability ”
David Roberts, “‘Almost Impossible in Praise’: Dedicatory Criticism in English Dramatic Texts of the Seventeenth Century”
Cedric D. Reverand II, “The Epic Dryden Never Wrote”
Min Wild, “‘The Bottom of All Things’: Christopher Smart’s Old Crone of Criticism”
Philip Smallwood, “Voice and Laughter in Johnson’s Criticism”
Adam Rounce, “Joseph Warton’s Enthusiams”

Book Reviews
Blair Hoxby: Balachandra Rajan, Milton and the Climates of Reading
Grant Tapsell: Clare Haynes, Pictures and Popery: Art and Religion in England, 1660–1760
Tony Claydon: Jason McElligot, ed., Fear, Exclusion and Revolution: Roger Morrice and Britain in the 1680s
Anna Battigelli: Michael Mullet, gen. ed., English Catholicism, 1680–1830
Janice Turner: Jeannine Hurd-Eamon, Gender and Petty Violence in London, 1680–1720
Mona Scheuermann: Alysa Levene, gen. ed., Narratives of the Poor in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Andrew O’Malley: Anja Müller, ed., Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century: Age and Identity
Jones DeRitter: Peter Thomson, The Cambridge Introduction to English Theatre. 1660–1900
Lance Bertelsen: John Allen Stevenson, The Real History of Tom Jones
Misty G. Anderson: Jean I. Marsden, Fatal Desire: Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage
Alison Conway: Laura J. Rosenthal, Infamous Commerce: Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Mary Ann Rooks: Patricia Meyer Spacks, Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction
Susan Carlile: Temma Berg, The Lives and Letters of an Eighteenth-Century Circle of Acquaintance
Abby L. Coykendall: Lynn Festa, Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France
Sean D. Moore: Clement Hawes, The British Eighteenth Century and Global Critique
Peter S. Fosl: Judith Jennings, Gender, Religion, and Radicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century
Marilyn Morris: Jeremy Black, George III: America’s Last King
Jonathan Conlin: John Sainsbury, John Wilkes: The Lives of a Libertine
Leonard Levin: Abraham B. Socher, The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy
Nikolai Slywka: Marshall Brown, The Gothic Text
Robert M. Ryan: Daniel E. White, Early Romanticism and Religious Dissent
Alison Hickey: Jack Stillinger, Romantic Complexity: Keats, Coleridge, and Wordsworth


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Volume 16
ISBN-10: 0-404-64416-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64416-1

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl, “Colors in Trade: The Palette of the Goods and Commodities of Early-Modern England”
Yu Liu, “The Catalyst for Change: Chinese Sharawadgi and English Hortricultural Naturalism”
Rosamaria Loretelli, “David Hume’s Reader-Response Narratology: A New Perspective on the Rise of the Novel”
Deborah Kennedy, “British Portraits of Women Reading”
Lisa Moody, “Edmond Hoyle’s Treatises on Whist: Literary Piracy in the Eighteenth Century”
Roger D. Lund, “‘The Filagree Game’: Imitations and Mock Form in Pope’s Pastorals
Jean-Paul Forster, “From Cartographic to Topographic Representations of the Sea”
Merlin E. Blaine, “The Representative Body, the Severed Head, and the Rump: Figurations of the English State, 1640–1662”
Norbert Col, “Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France: Cross-Channel Representations”

Special Feature
Horace Walpole: Beyond The Castle of Otranto
Edited and Introduced by Peter Sabor

George E. Haggerty, “Horace Walpole and Horace Mann: Parties and Politics”
Stephen Clarke, “Horace Walpole’s Architectural Taste”
Heinz-Joachim Muellenbrock, “Horace Walpole’s Place in the Historiography of the English Landscape Garden”
Earle Havens, “‘Books, Antiquity, and Virtu’: Horace Walpole’s Antiquarian Book Collecting”
Marcie Frank, “Horace Walpole’s Theatricality”
Laura Baudot, “A Voyage of Un-Discovery: Deciphering Horace Walpole’s Hieroglyphic Tales

Book Reviews
Anna Battigelli: Craig Kallendorf, The Other Virgil: Pessimistic Readings of the Aeneid in Early-Modern Culture
Linda A. Pollock: Gillian Darley, John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity
Catie Gill: Vera J. Camden, ed., Trauma and Transformation: The Poltical Progress of John Bunyan
Patricia B. Craddock: D. N. DeLuna, ed., The Political Imagination in History: Essays Concerning J. G. A. Pocock
Heidi Kaufman: David B. Ruderman, Connecting the Covenants: Judaism and the Search for Christian Identity in Eighteenth-Century England
Alison O’Byrne: Erik Bond, Reading London: Urban Speculation and Imaginative Government in Eighteenth-Century Literature
Lance Wilcox: Eric Rasmussen and Aaron Santesso, eds., Comparative Excellence: New Essays on Shakespeare and Johnson
Alexander Murdoch: Kenneth McNeil, Scotland, Britain, and Empire: Writing the Highlands, 1760–1860
Rose A. Zimbardo: April C. E. Langley, The Black Aesthetic Unbound: Theorizing the Dilemma of Eighteenth-Century African-American Literature
Erik Bond: Emily Cockayne, Hubbub: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England, 1600–1770
Deborah Kennedy: Michael Allen, ed., An English Lady in Paris: The Diary of Frances Anne Crew 1786
Irwin Primer: Malcolm Jack, Lisbon, City of the Sea: A History
Linda C. Mitchell: Eve Tavor Bannett, Empire of Letters: Letter Manuals and Transatlantic Correspondence, 1688–1820
Jocelyn Harris: Jan Fergus, Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England
Tobias Menely: Ron Broglio, Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments, 1750–1830
Melanie Byrd: John Ray, The Rosetta Stone and the Rebirth of Egypt
Colin Jager: Janet Todd, The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen
Emma Mason: Colin Jager, The Book of God: Secularization and Design in the Romantic Era
Melanie Byrd: Darius Spieth, Napoleon’s Sorcerers: The Sophisians


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Volume 17
ISBN-10: 0-404-64417-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64417-8

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

Eirwen E. C. Nicholson, “‘Catching at Words,’ Or, Why to Drop ‘Cartoon’”
Anne F. Widmayer, “Scandalous Will, Or, Congreve’s Library and Female Power”
Paige Reynolds, “Spiritual Sovereignty and the Meaning of Marriage: Mary Astell and John Milton”
Emily Smith, “‘I would Write too, if he would Bring me a Pen, Ink and Paper’: Katharine Evans, Sarah Chevers, and the Publication of Pain”
Norbert Col, “Burke’s Patriotic Self-Suggestion”
E. Joe Johnson, “Can Women and Men Be Friends? Writings on Friendship in France’s Ancien Régime and C. B. Fagan’s Comedy L’Amitié rivale de l’amour
Theodore E. D. Braun, “Le Franc de Pompignan Discovers Muscularity”
Heather I. Sullivan, “The Dynamics of Goethe’s Novelle: The Never-Ending Journey to Newton’s Burg”
Johann J. K. Reusch, “The Whale-Propelled Vessel and Other Leaps of Imagination as Autobiographical Metaphors in Adelbert von Chamisso’s Travel Diary of the 1815–1818 Romanzoff Expedition”
Robert G. Dryden, “Did Jane Know Jack Tar? Assessing the Significance of Austen’s Other Navy”

Special Feature: Olaudah Equiano: African or American?
Edited and Introduced by Brycchan Carey

Sarah Brophy, “‘Olaudah Equiano, Autobiography, and Ideas of Culture”
Angelo Costanzo, “Neither a Saint, a Hero, nor a Tyrant’”
Tara Czechowski, “‘Sickness among the Slaves’: Undermining Pathologies of the African in Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative
Shaun Regan, “Adorning the Plainness of Truth: Equiano and the Art of Narrative”

Book Reviews
Barbara Mujica: Alban K. Forcione, Majesty and Humanity: Kings and their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age
Anna Battigelli: Ronald Corthell, Frances E. Dolan, Christopher Highley, and Arthur F. Marotti, eds., Catholic Culture in Early Modern England
Robert G. Walker: Kevin Killeen, Biblical Scholarship, Science, and Politics in Early Modern England: Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge
Linda E. Merians: David E. Shuttleton, Smallpox and the Literary Imagination, 1660–1820
Andrew O’Malley: Anthony Fletcher, Growing up in England: The Experience of Childhood, 1600–1914
Anna Battigelli: Anne Dunan-Page and Beth Lynch, eds., Roger L’Estrange and the Making of Restoration Culture
Mary Anne O’Donnell: Dawn Lewcock, Aphra Behn Stages the Social Scene in the Restoration
Grant Tapsell: William Gibson, James II and the Trial of Seven Bishops
Emma Major: Lori Branch, Rituals of Spontaneity: Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth
Lois E. Bueler: E. Derek Taylor, Reason and Religion in “Clarissa”: Samuel Richardson and “The Famous Mr. Norris, of Bemerton”
Lance Wilcox: Peter Martin, Samuel Johnson: A Biography
Douglas Fordham: Susan Bennett, ed., Cultivating the Human Passions: James Barry (1741–1806) and the Society of Arts
Hasok Chang: Ursula Klein and Wolfgang Lefevre, Materials in Eighteenth-Century Science: A Historical Ontology
Stephen Gutwald: Roger L. Emerson, Essays on David Hume, Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment: “Industry, Knowledge and Humanity”
Brian Michael Norton: Robert J. Frail, A Singular Duality: Literary Relations Between France and England in the Eighteenth Century
Hal Gladfelder: Erin Mackie, Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates: The making of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century
Robert Miles: Dale Townshend, The Orders of Gothic: Foucault, Lacan, and the Subject of Gothic Writing
Marianne Szlyk: Devoney Looser, Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850
Jones DeRitter: Nora Nachumi, Acting Like a lady: British Women Novelists and the Eighteenth-Century Theater
Susan Allen Ford: Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite, eds., A Companion to Jane Austen
Paul Hamilton: Richard Brink, The Romantic Economist: Imagination in Economics


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Volume 18
ISBN-10: 0-404-64418-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64418-5

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon

Foreword from the Editor
Ryan J. Stark, Paradise Lost as Incomplete Argument
Laura Thomason Wood, “An Answer from Horace”: Ambiguity and Paradox in Pope’s Imitation of Satire 2.1
Patrick Spedding, Eliza Haywood at the Sign of Fame
Stephen Clarke, “All Ardour, All Intrepidity”: William Beckford at the Strawberry Hill Sale
Brijraj Singh, Patriotism and Its Discontents: The Poetry of Sir John Malcolm
Julia Kark Callander, “Attended by a Whole Nation”: The Americas in The Female American
Sophie Bourgault, Of Ancients and Moderns: The Sociopolitical Significance of Rousseau’s Musical Caricatures
Mircea Platon, Why Did Robespierre Write an Éloge de Gresset?

Special Feature
Metaphor in the Poetry and Criticism of the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century
Edited and Introduced by Mark A. Pedreira
Special feature introduction
Greg Clingham, Translating Memory: Dryden, Oldham, and Friendship
Jaclyn Geller, A Lock without a Key: Satiric Metaphor in Samuel Butler’s Hudibras
David Venturo, Swift’s Style, the Nakedness of the Houyhnhnms, and the Deceits of Rhetoric
Philip Smallwood, Not the History of Ideas: Laughter, Music, and Metaphor in Pope’s Definition of Criticism

Research Methods Update
David Hill Radcliffe, On the Road with Digital Humanities

Book Reviews
Anne Barbeau Gardiner: Robin Darwall-Smith, A History of University College, Oxford
Florian Vauléon: Charlie Huenemann, ed., Interpreting Spinoza: Critical Essays
François Pépin: Dan Edelstein, ed., The Super-Enlightenment: Daring to Know Too Much
M. G. Sullivan: Anne Betty Weinshenker, A God or a Bench: Sculpture as a Problematic Art during the Ancien Régime
Hal Gladfelder: Kirsten Saxton, Narratives of Women and Murder in England, 1680–1760: Deadly Plots
John Morgenstern: Anja Müller. Framing Childhood in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals and Prints, 1689–1789
Jeannie Dalporto: Bridget Keegan, British Labouring-Class Nature Poetry, 1730–1837
Erik Bond: Sophie Gee, Making Waste: Leftovers and the Eighteenth-Century Imagination
Richard B. Sher: Roger L. Emerson, Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St. Andrews Universities
Brian Michael Norton: Mary Helen McMurran, The Spread of Novels: Translation and Prose Fiction in the Eighteenth Century
Nora Nachumi: Mona Scheuermann, Reading Jane Austen
Evan Gottlieb: Miriam L. Wallace, ed., Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing the Enlightenment: British Novels from 1750 to 1832
Janette Martin: Mike Sanders, The Poetry of Chartism: Aesthetics, Politics, History
Catherine Craft-Fairchild: April London, Women and Property in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel
Anthony W. Lee: Greg Clingham and Philip Smallwood, eds., Samuel Johnson After 300 Years; O. M. Brack, Jr., ed., Sir John Hawkins, “The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.”; Thomas M. Curley, Samuel Johnson, the Ossican Fraud, and the Celtic Revival in Great Britain and Ireland


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Volume 19
ISBN-10: 0-404-64419-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64419-2

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon
List of Illustrations
Foreword from the Editor
Beverly Jerold, Dilettante and Amateur: Our Evolving Language
Richard Sharp, Aspects of High Churchmanship in Eighteenth-Century England: Charles Wheatly (1686–1742) and the Rational Illustration of the Book of Common Prayer
James E. Evans, “The Splendour of Our Golden Age”: The Duchess of Mazarin and Epicurean Voluptuousness in Late Stuart England
Susan Lydon, Savage Europeans and Gentlemanly Savages: Capitalism and Blurred Identity in Robinson Crusoe
Keely McCarthy, The Problem of Cultural Reproduction in Gulliver’s Travels
James E. May, Contemporary Reception and Reputation of Edward Young’s Love of Fame
Al Coppola, The Secret History of Eliza Haywood’s Works: The Early Novel and the Book Trade
Frieda Koeninger, Female, French, and Alone: The Case of Luisa de Dufressi before the Mexican Inquisition during the Times of Viceroy Bernardo de Gálvez (Hero of the Battle of Baton Rouge and Other Notable Feats)
James J. Kirschke and Scott Grapin, From Colonist to Revolutionary: John Adams (1735–1826)
Francesca Saggini, “The Story Told Well”: Thought, Feeling, and Speech in Jane Austen’s Proposal Scenes
Sharon Worley, Philipp Otto Runge and the Semiotic Language of Nature and Patriotism

Special Feature
The Catholic Enlightenment
Edited and Introduced by
Theodore E. D. Braun
Special feature introduction
Renee Gutiérrez, Pedro de Peralta and the Catholic Enlightenment: Heaven to the Heavens and Back
Frédéric Conrod, Imaginary Itineraries to the Catholic South: From Voltaire’s Iberian Desolation to Sade’s Inverted Rosary
Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, Enlightenment Politics and Catholic Charity in Spain: Bernardo Ward’s Obra pia and Proyecto económic
Robert J. Frail, French Catholic Writers and Enlightenment Contributors to the Encyclopédie
Ulrich L. Lehner, Enlightened Monasticism: Some Examples from the Holy Roman Empire
Jeffrey D. Burson, Reassessing the Role of the Abbé in Enlightenment Paris

Book Reviews

Jeffrey M. Leichman: Virginia Scott, Women on the Stage in Early Modern France, 1540–1750
Jennifer L. Airey: David Roberts, Thomas Betterton: The Greatest Actor of the Restoration Stage
Rivka Weisberg and Carl Pletsch: Jonathan Israel, A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy
David A. Reid: Stephen Bygrave, Uses of Education: Readings in Enlightenment in England
Susan Paterson Glover: Sandra Macpherson, Harm’s Way: Tragic Responsibility and the Novel Form
Anthony W. Lee: Christine Rees, Johnson’s Milton
Lance Wilcox: David Nokes, Samuel Johnson: A Life
Ian Duncan: Juliet Shields, Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745–1820
Jones DeRitter: Daniel O’Quinn, Entertaining Crisis in the Atlantic Imperium, 1770–1790
Mark Wildermuth: Kristian Jensen, Revolution and the Antiquarian Book: Reshaping the Past, 1780–1815
Martin Wallen: George C. Grinnell, The Age of Hypochondria: Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness
Terence Hoagwood: Frederick Burwich, Romantic Drama: Acting and Reacting
Jim Kelly: Philip Connell and Nigel Leask, eds., Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland
Katie Gemmill: David Owen, Rethinking Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan”: The Case for Her “Failed” Epistolary Novella
Laura Engel: Jeffrey Kahan, Bettymania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture
Faith E. Beasley: Sharon Worley, Women’s Literary Salons and Political Propaganda During the Napoleonic Era: The Cradle of Political Nationalism


Volume 20
ISBN-10: 0-404-64420-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64420-8

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon
List of Illustrations
Foreword from the Editor
A. G. Monaco, Loyalty Oaths: A Reminder from the Enlightenment
Florian Vauleon, Philosophizing the Game: The Morals of Chess in Diderot's Rameau's Nephew
Ashley Marshall, Swift and Temple
Murray L. Brown, Marketing the “Good Man”: Sir Charles Grandison and the Clementinas
Norbert Col, Burke's Target in A Vindication of Natural Society: From Bolingbroke to “this sort of Writers,” or an Early Burkean Defense of Church and State

Special Feature
Unorthodox Transportation and the Enlightenment
Edited and Introduced by
Jessika Wichner
Special feature introduction
Dorit Engster, The Paddle Wheel Boat: A Technical Invention of Late Antiquity
Frieda Koeninger and Raquel Gutiérrez Estupiñán, Seafaring Nuns: The Journey of Six Capuchin Sisters from Toledo to Mexico City, 1665
Melvin Peña, Cosmopolitan Friendship in Boswell's Journal of a Tour to Corsicai
Jessika Wichner, Winter Travelers: Captain Jones's Treatise on Skating

Book Reviews

Alison Saunders: Thomas P. Campbell and Elizabeth A. H. Cleland, eds., Tapestry in the Baroque: New Aspects of Production and Patronage
Claire Cage: Donna J. Bohanan, Fashion Beyond Versailles: Consumption and Design in Seventeenth-Century France
Kirk Combe: R. E. Pritchard, A Passion for Living: John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Sayantra Ganguli Puckett: Laura Linker, Dangerous Women, Libertine Epicures, and the Rise of Sensibility, 1670-1730
Tania S. Smith: Natasha Gill, Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenment: From Nature to Second Nature
Trevor Burnard: Sophus A. Reinert, Translating Empire: Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy
Paul D. Cannan: Philip Smallwood, Critical Occasions: Dryden, Pope, Johnson, and the History of Criticism
Leslie Ritchie: Laura Engel, Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making
Chloe Wigston Smith: Julie Park, The Self and It: Novel Objects in Enighteenth-Century England
Alfred Lutz: James G. Basker et al, eds., The Adventures of Roderick Random
Michèle Cohen: Jon Mee, Conversable Words: Literature, Contention, and Communuity, 1762 to 1830
Tillman W. Nechtman: David Porter, The Chinese Taste in Eighteenth-Century England
Teresa Barnard: Claudia Thomas Kairoff, Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century
Doris Y. Kadish: Manuel Barcia, The Great African Slave Revolt of 1825: Cuba and the Fight for Freedom in Matanzas


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Volume 21
ISBN-10: 0-404-64421-x
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64421-5

Editor: Kevin L. Cope
Book Review Editor: Scott Paul Gordon
List of Illustrations
Foreword from the Editor
Dawn Morgan, Empirical Testing and Novelistic Becoming: Joseph Glanvill’s Evidence Concerning Witches and their Familiars
Matthew Binney, The “New” Nature in the Language of Travel: Domingo Navarrete’s and John Locke’s Natural Law Rhetoric
John J. Burke Jr., Caricaturing the Vanity of Human Prayers in Juvenal, Dryden, and Johnson: The Ups and Downs of Poetic Imitation
Tom Jones, Berkeley and the Value of the Arts
Mary Ann Rooks, “My Apologies for this Inconvenient Abducton”: Rakish Reformation in Sarah Fielding’s History of Ophelia
John Pruitt, Robert Dodsley: Eighteenth-Century Play Collector and Theater Historian
Melissa Smith, Stewarding Affective Landscapes in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho
Zebulun Q. Weeks, John Adams and the Balance
A. G. Monaco, The American Pioneer Farmer: It Is Time to Kill the Myth

Special Feature
On Sacred Space
Edited and Introduced by Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz
Special feature introduction
Hilary Teynor Donatini, The Holy House of Loreto: Politics and Idolatry in the Long Eighteenth Century
Chris Mounsey, A True-Born English Sacred Space: Multiple Metaphors of Hawksmoor’s Steeples in Early Eighteenth-Century London
William Stargard, Display and Contemplation of Clarissan Spirituality: Bernard Vittone at Santa Chiara in Turin
Michael Mulryan, Parisian Sacred Space in L.-S. Mercier’s Tableau de Paris
Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz, Religious Exchanges: Solomon’s Temple, Holy Land Travel, and a Georgics of Sacred Space in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Writing

Book Reviews

Ryan J. Stark: Daniel Shore, Milton and the Art of Rhetoric
Jeffrey M. Leichman: Logan J. Connors, Dramatic Battles in Eighteenth-Century France: Philosophes, Anti-Philosophes and Polemical Theatre
Anthony W. Lee: John B. Radner, Johnson and Boswell: A Biography of a Friendship and Thomas F. Bonnell, ed., The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell: Research Edition: James Boswell’s ‘Life of Johnson’: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 3: 1776–1780
Charles Bradford Bow: Iain McDaniel, Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe’s Future
William H. Wandless: Brian Michael Norton, Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment
Gillen D’Arcy Wood: Philip Olleson, ed., The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney: Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England
Miriam L. Wallace: Harriet Kramer Linkin, ed., Selena, by Mary Tighe: A Scholarly Edition
Michelle Faubert: Gavin Budge, Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural: Transcendent Vision and Bodily Spectres, 1789–1852
Michael Kramp: Janice Carlisle, Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain


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