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I will likely re-post this every few weeks.New call for research...

I will likely re-post this every few weeks. New call for research articles for the scholarly journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University: Please also see the ECF home page:

And here is another batch of authors from the very long 18th...

And here is another batch of authors from the very long 18th century: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mme de Genlis, Sophie Cottin, Samuel Richardson, William Godwin, Michael de Cervantes Saavedra In random TUMBLR order. Sigh.

The new website platform for the journal is prohibiting me from...

The new website platform for the journal is prohibiting me from uploading large pdf files at this time, so I have to save these images somewhere. A bunch of 18th-century authors (which I have probably posted before on here): Aphra Behn Baronne de Staël...

thestuartkings: Aphra Behn (1640 – 1689)  Portrait by Mary...

thestuartkings: Aphra Behn (1640 – 1689)  Portrait by Mary Beale A spy and playwright who wrote that she valued fame and recognition ‘as much as if she had been born a hero’. A prolific dramatist of the English...

womencan: Hannah More (2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833) was...

womencan: Hannah More (2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833) was an English religious writer, Romantic and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwright in the circle of Samuel...

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