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Fantomina Paragraph 2.pdf
An annotated version of paragraph 2 of Haywood'sFantomina. These annotations pay special attention to the perception of women in the 18th century within the context of writings by philosophers such as David Hume and John Locke.

An annotated passage from Oroonoko pages (41-44)


This is a quote taken from Samuel Richardson's novel, Pamela. Here he describes her mind and the way in which she expresses her thoughts and soul.

This passage demonstrates Fielding's misogynistic perspectives by how he marginalizes all of Shamela's desires into a few shallow words and hyperbolizes her passion for them.

An etching of various characters turning into characters. Henry Fielding was a sitter for this illustration. Caricatures just like Shamelaare a parody of source material.

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This is a line engraving of novelist Henry Fielding author of Pamela and Clarissa.

This is an excerpt from Eliza Haywood's Novel Love in Excess: or the Fatal Enquiry, a Novel. It raises interesting questions on the topic that seemed to be depicted a lot in 18th century novels: what is a woman's mind like? Were they required to…

"A Journal of the Plague Year" was originally considered to an edited edition of Henry Foe, Daniel Defoe's uncle, and was treated as nonfiction. That distinction was lost in 1780, and henceforth, the book has been considered something like a…
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