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"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…

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…

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 excerpt from Chapter 2 The Vicar of Wakefield which captures the sentimental experience of courtship through an account of the daily routine led by the involved families

An annotated passage from Fantomina which analyzes how that passage works with the novel as a whole and eighteenth-century ideas about the human mind.

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 annotated passage from Oroonoko pages (41-44)


Jane Austen'sEmma is an account of the adventures of a young woman who is very confident in herself. Emma's adventures include many romantic interactions, however, due to her own overconfidence, they are somewhat misadventerous.

This excerpt consists of the first chapter of "Swiss Family Robinson"

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