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Guess where these fabulous quotations come from? All from...

Guess where these fabulous quotations come from? All from 18th-century literature. Learn more about 18th-century literature by reading ECF journal: https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/324

Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal Tumblr account turned 5 years...

Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal Tumblr account turned 5 years old this week! http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/

Tobias Smollett, aka smelfungus.Read more online...

Tobias Smollett, aka smelfungus. Read more online at: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/613351 Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a McMaster University journal.

New ECF article, autumn issue, vol. 29, no. 1: “The Pleasures of...

New ECF article, autumn issue, vol. 29, no. 1: “The Pleasures of ‘the World’: Rewriting Epistolarity in Burney, Edgeworth, and Austen,” by Rachael Scarborough King https://muse.jhu.edu/article/632054

The Old Pretender in Scotland 1715: Jacobites.Brian Boru: Irish...

The Old Pretender in Scotland 1715: Jacobites. Brian Boru: Irish King who lived from ca. 941 - 1014. Read the ECF article “Sarah Butler’s Irish Tales, a Jacobite Romance,” by Lucy Cogan in the newest issue of the journal:...

Samuel Richardson published Pamela in late 1740; in response to...

Samuel Richardson published Pamela in late 1740; in response to the stir this novel caused, he published a two-volume sequel in late 1741. This lovely engraving shows Pamela in the sequel, with her brood that resulted from her happy marriage to Mr B....

Read the latest issue of ECF now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016,...

Read the latest issue of ECF now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016, 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735 “Sublime Luxuries” of the Gothic Edifice: Immersive Aesthetics and Kantian Freedom in the Novels of Ann Radcliffe, pp. 713-738, by Kristin...

Summer 2016 issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE:...

Summer 2016 issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735 “Give Me the Consideration of Being the Bondsman”: Embarrassment and the Figure of the Bond in the Sentimental Fiction of Samuel Richardson, pp....

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) contains a new essay on...

ECF journal for Spring 2016 (28.3) contains a new essay on Thomas Holcroft, writer, dramatist ( 1745-1809): “‘The Greatest Appearance of Truth’: Telling Tales with Thomas Holcroft,” by Eliza O’Brien, Newcastle University...

New ECF article on William Godwin’s Caleb Williams...

New ECF article on William Godwin’s Caleb Williams (1794): “Fugitive Pieces: Language, Embodiment, and the Case of Caleb Williams,” by Daniel DeWispelare, pp. 345-373. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/toc/ecf.28.2.html...

New ECF article on Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy...

New ECF article on Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy (1759-67): “’Alas, poor YORICK!’: Sterne’s Iconography of Mourning,” by Helen Williams, pp. 313-344. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/toc/ecf.28.2.html...

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: http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/call-for-articles/ Please also see the ECF home page:http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/...

The first two images in this set come from A Tale of a Tub....

The first two images in this set come from A Tale of a Tub. Written for the universal improvement of mankind, to which is added an account of a battle between the ancient and modern books in St. James’s library, by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), 11th...

And another bonus post, transferring those ECF archive images...

And another bonus post, transferring those ECF archive images from the now-shelved website archive. Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded. Engr. opp. p. 451, vol. 3 in Pamela, Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), 4 vols. (London, 1742). Engr. by François Gravelot...

Saving more images from our ECF web archive, while will be...

Saving more images from our ECF web archive, while will be shelved shortly. La Belle Assemblée, or, the Adventures of Twelve Days, by Mme de Gomez, trans. Eliza Haywood (1728), vol. 1, p. 72. The Lady’s Museum, by Charlotte Lennox (1729-1804)....

I might be a little hesitant to be wooed by this fellow who is...

I might be a little hesitant to be wooed by this fellow who is clearly kneeling on my dog! And I really don’t understand what the artist/engraver was thinking with the poor guy’s fingers on his left hand: spindly much? This is a cropped engraving...

The philosophical novel traces is history back to the 4th...

The philosophical novel traces is history back to the 4th century CE, and many people are familiar with 20th-century works such as Siddartha by Hermann Hesse. Voltaire is well known for his philosophical novels Candide (1759) and the work depicted here,...

geisterseher: Frontispiece to A Description of Millenium Hall...

geisterseher: Frontispiece to A Description of Millenium Hall And the Country Adjacent Together with the Characters of the Inhabitants and Such Historical Anecdotes and Reflections As May Excite in the Reader Proper Sentiments of Humanity, and Lead the...

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