Eighteenth-Century Women's Writing and the 'Scandalous by Caroline Breashears

By Caroline Breashears

This e-book contributes to the literary background of eighteenth-century women’s existence writings, relatively these categorised “scandalous memoirs.” It examines how the evolution of this subgenre was once formed in part by means of numerous cutting edge memoirs that experience got basically modest severe cognizance. Breashears argues that Madame de los angeles Touche’s Apologie and her pal girl Vane’s Memoirs contributed to the crystallization of this sub-genre at mid-century, and that girl Vane’s collaboration with Tobias Smollett in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle led to an excellent test within the dating among gender and style. It demonstrates that the Memoirs of Catherine Jemmat integrated influential new options for self-justification in accordance with altering kinship priorities, and that Margaret Coghlan’s Memoirs brought innovative topics that created a hybrid: the political scandalous memoir. This e-book will for that reason attract students attracted to lifestyles writing, women’s heritage, style concept, and eighteenth-century British literature.

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Pierre de La Fontaine, The Adventures of Capt. De la Fontaine . . (Pope’sHead-Alley, Cornhill: F. Stamper and E. Downham, 1751), 37, ECCO. 18. Horace Walpole, Letter March 13, 1751, rpt. In Tobias Smollett: The Critical Heritage, ed. Lionel Kelly (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987), 76. 19. Henrietta Knight, Baroness Luxborough, Letter, May 27, 1751, in Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Lady Luxborough, to William Shenstone, Esq. (London: Dodsley, 1775), 266, ECCO. 20. G. S. Rousseau, 376.

48. Honoré Bonhomme’s “Madame de La Touche,” Revue Britannique (June 1873), 379, Google Books. 49. The Vanes’ journey was noted in the “London” section of the London Evening Post (June 8–10, 1736), Burney Newspapers. 50. The editors of the Georgia edition—John P. Zomchick and George S. Rousseau—call attention to this difference in a note (94, on page 750) and include the text of the second and third edition in their historical collation (887). 51. Patrick Guthrie, letter to James Gibb on August 10, 1736, in The Manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Portland, by Great Britain, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, vol.

John P. Zomchick et al. (U of Georgia P, 2014), 391–393. Further references are included parenthetically in the text. 2. Françoise-Thérèse-Guillaume de Fontaine La Touche, The Appeal of Madame La T—To the Public. Being a Short Account of her Life and Amours. Written by Herself (London: T. Cooper, 1741), CT1018. L3225 A3 1741, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and The Appeal of Madame La T—To the Public. Being a Short Account of her Life and Amours. Written by Herself (London: T.

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