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The Restoration Printed Fiction Database

8 November 2017

Restoration Printed Fiction Bibliographers have done much important work on the history of the novel in the long eighteenth century. Scholars are indebted to bibliographies from McBurney’s...

Descendants of Waverley: Romancing History in Contemporary Historical Fiction

3 November 2017

Descendants of Waverly by Martha Bowdon When I began thinking about writing Descendants of Waverly: Romancing History in Contemporary Historical Fiction (Bucknell University Press...

Celebrity Couture: A New Trend? Fashionista Mary Robinson Led the Way – Over 230 Years Ago

1 August 2017

Figure 1.  John Hoppner, Mary Robinson as Perdita (1782), Chawton House Library.   Sean John, DASH, Material Girl, William Rast, OVO, House of Harlow, Yeezy, Paper Crown,...

The National Gallery of Art, Washington opens America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting

23 June 2017

Main facade of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. The National Gallery...