Woman in the 18th century, and other essays (Publications of the McMaster University Association for 18th-Century Studies ; v. 4) ePub download
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Literature of the 18th century refers to world literature produced during the 18th century. European literature of the 18th century refers to literature (poetry, drama, satire, and novels) produced in Europe during this period
Literature of the 18th century refers to world literature produced during the 18th century. European literature of the 18th century refers to literature (poetry, drama, satire, and novels) produced in Europe during this period. The 18th century saw the development of the modern novel as literary genre, in fact many candidates for the first novel in English date from this period, of which Daniel Defoe's 1719 Robinson Crusoe is probably the best known.
During the 18th century, the life of married women revolved largely, around managing the house. This was a role which mostly included partnership in home businesses and running farms. Women also performed such duties as milking, poultry, brewing beer, and making butter. They would also make and mend clothing for the family. Moreover, they were expected to act as family doctors, making home remedies for sicknesses. They grew trees for herbs and curved various ornaments. Single women, on the other hand, worked for a living in domestic services and various trades.
The ideal of marriage in the 18th century is described by . Equity was, amongst others, a kind of law with particular significance
The ideal of marriage in the 18th century is described by . Equity was, amongst others, a kind of law with particular significance. Equity made it possible for married women to own property through trusts, set up before marriage to keep a wife’s property separate from her husband’s (ibid: 94). The control of this separate estate passed to almost invariably male trustees rather than to the wife herself.
Publication of political literature Later in the century other periodical forms developed.
Publication of political literature. The expiry of the Licensing Act in 1695 halted state censorship of the press. During the next 20 years there were to be 10 general elections. These two factors combined to produce an enormous growth in the publication of political literature. Later in the century other periodical forms developed. Edward Cave invented the idea of the magazine, founding the hugely successful Gentleman’s Magazine in 1731. One of its most prolific early contributors was the young Samuel Johnson. Periodical writing was a major part of Johnson’s career, as it was for writers such as Fielding and Goldsmith.
The 18th century was the age of classicism both in architecture and art. The English court and the ruling oligarchy had cultivated a fancy for the antique which they considered to be symbols of wealth and good taste. Of the architects of the time most well-known were James Gibbs and the Adam brothers. Having studied in Rome, Gibbs admired the baroque element in Wren and continued the tradition of the great master. Most typical of his creations were the church of St in London built between 1722 and 1726 and the Radcliffe Camera at Oxford built between 1739 and 1749.
Twelve 18th Century Prose The 18th century in English prose has been called the Augustan Age, the Neoclassical Age and the Age of Reason. It was termed the Augustan Age because literature writers during the time were consciously imitating the works of the original Augustan writers, Horace and Vergil, who had lived during the time of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome
With the rise of the novel in the mid-18th century came the rise of sentimentalism
With the rise of the novel in the mid-18th century came the rise of sentimentalism. While the fondness for sentiment embarrassed later literary critics, it originally legitimized a morally suspect phenomenon: the novel.
The 18th century in England social history is characterised by the rise of the middle class. Because of tremendous growth in trade and commerce, the England merchant class was becoming wealthy and this newly rich class wanted to excel in the field of literature also
The 18th century in England social history is characterised by the rise of the middle class. Because of tremendous growth in trade and commerce, the England merchant class was becoming wealthy and this newly rich class wanted to excel in the field of literature also. This class was neglected by the high-born writers and their tastes and aspirations were expressed by the novelists of the time. The Novel was, in fact, the product of the middle class. With the rise of the middle class, hence, the rise of the novel was quite natural. Newspapers & Magazines.
Women in the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries. Women in the 19th Century. Women in the Early to Mid-20th Century (1900-1960). Women's Literature from 1900 to 1960. Some modern critics have continued to disregard the contributions of nineteenth-century women authors, while others have noted that by the end of the century, women novelists were more prevalent, and often more popular, than male novelists. Others have focused on representations of women in literature written both by men and women to illuminate the full spectrum of expectations of and perspectives on women and their perceived roles in society.
This section only includes publications on the 18th Century although there are other Faculty members listed in the field whose publications are listed under Early Modern or Romantic period specialisms elsewhere. The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History). The Plays and Poems of Nicholas Rowe. Graduate students in eighteenth-century literature have opportunities to design and deliver RECSO events and conferences and are invited to serve on the planning board of the faculty seminar.