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Eighteenth-Century Fiction publishes reviews of relevant, recent scholarly books in each regular issue of the journal. Publishers, please email ecf@mcmaster.ca about getting a book reviewed in the journal. If you want to write a book review for ECF, please contact the journal directly: Jacqueline Langille, Managing Editor, ecf@mcmaster.ca. / ECF publie des critiques pertinentes sur des livres d’érudition dans chaque numéro. Les maisons d’édition peuvent envoyer un courriel à ecf@mcmaster.ca afin de faire réviser un de leurs livres dans la revue. Si vous voulez écrire une critique littéraire, veuillez contacter la revue ECF: Jacqueline Langille, Managing Editor, ecf@mcmaster.ca.

ECF Book Review Editors / Les rédacteurs des critiques littéraires: April London, Ottawa University | Katherine Quinsey, University of Windsor | Isabelle Tremblay, Collège militaire royal du Canada

Newest reviews: free to read. / Lire les critiques littéraires du prochain numéro gratuitement et à l’avance:

Vol. 30, no. 2, Winter 2017-18

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On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820 by Sabine Arnaud
Critique littéraire par Philip Rieder, Université de Genève · 287

State of Nature, Stages of Society: Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse by Frank Palmeri
Review by Ben Dew, University of Portsmouth · 291

Distraction: Problems of Attention in Eighteenth-Century Literature by Natalie M. Phillips
Review by Sara Landreth, University of Ottawa · 294

Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape by Roger E. Moore
Review by Alicia Kerfoot, The College at Brockport, SUNY · 297

Writing China: Essays on the Amherst Embassy (1816) and Sino-British Cultural Relations, ed. Peter J. Kitson and Robert Markley
Review by Greg Clingham, Bucknell University · 300

Novel Affinities: Composing the Family in the German Novel, 1795–1830 by Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge
Review by Eleanor ter Horst, University of South Alabama · 303

How Russia Learned to Write: Literature and the Imperial Table of Ranks by Irina Reyfman
Review by Katherine Bowers, University of British Columbia · 306

Eighteenth-Century Escape Tales: Between Fact and Fiction, ed. Michael J. Mulryan and Denis D. Grélé
Review by Olivier Delers, University of Richmond · 308

Jonathan Swift: Irish Blow-In by Eugene Hammond; and Jonathan Swift: Our Dean by Eugene Hammond
Review by Norma Clarke, Kingston University · 311

Memoirs of the Count of Comminge and Th e Misfortunes of Love by Claudine-Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin, ed. Jonathan Walsh
Review by Diane Kelley, University of Puget Sound · 315

Vol. 30, no. 1, Fall 2017

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“Author, Author! The Newfound Significance of Colley Cibber: Review Essay”
Review by Marcie Frank, Concordia University · 127

The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fiction by Olivier Delers
Review by Guillaume Ansart, Indiana University, Bloomington · 131

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: Genèse et philosophie de l’oeuvre par Gabriel-Robert Thibault
Critique littéraire par Moufida El Bejaoui, Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Maroc · 135

Disputed Titles: Ireland, Scotland, and the Novel of Inheritance, 1798–1832 by Natasha Tessone
Review by Cheryl L. Nixon, University of Massachusetts Boston · 137

Essential Scots and the Idea of Unionism in Anglo-Scottish Literature, 1603–1832 by Rivka Swenson
Review by Sebastian Mitchell, University of Birmingham · 141

Armed Ambiguity: Women Warriors in German Literature and Culture in the Age of Goethe by Julie Koser
Review by Rebecca Steele, University of Wyoming · 144

Empiricist Devotions: Science, Religion, and Poetry in Early Eighteenth-Century England by Courtney Weiss Smith
Review by Seth Rudy, Rhodes College · 147

Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen by Christopher R. Miller
Review by Joel T. Terranova, University of Louisiana at Lafayette · 150

Vol. 29, no. 4, Summer 2017

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The English Enlightenment Reads Ovid: Dryden and Jacob Tonson’s 1717 “Metamorphoses,” by Richard Morton
Review by Tanya Caldwell, Georgia State University · 663

The Mind is a Collection: Case Studies in Eighteenth-Century Thought, by Sean Silver
Review by Marcus Tomalin, University of Cambridge · 665

The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction, by John Robertson
Review by Richard B. Sher, New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University–Newark · 669

Metaphors of Mind: An Eighteenth-Century Dictionary, by Brad Pasanek
Review by Sean Silver, University of Michigan · 672

Imperfect Creatures: Vermin, Literature, and the Sciences of Life, 1600–1740, by Lucinda Cole
Review by Melissa Bailes, Tulane University · 675

Prose Immortality, 1711–1819, by Jacob Sider Jost
Review by Daniel Cook, University of Dundee · 678

Reflections on Sentiment: Essays in Honor of George Starr, ed. Alessa Johns
Review by Kirsten Hall, University of Texas at Austin · 680

Romanticism: Keywords, by Frederick Burwick
Review by Karen Hadley, University of Louisville · 683

Écrire la frontière: Walter Scott ou les chemins de l’errance, par Céline Sabiron
Review by Paul Barnaby, University of Edinburgh · 686

L’Orientale allégorie: Le Conte oriental au XVIIIe siècle en France (1704–1774), par Jean-François Perrin
Critique littéraire par Sylvette Larzul, Institut des mondes africains (IMAF) · 689

Shakespeare and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Cultures of Quotation from Samuel Richardson to Jane Austen, by Kate Rumbold
Review by Megan Taylor, McGill University · 692

Margot la ravaudeuse, par Fougeret de Monbron, trad. et éd. Édouard Langille
Critique littéraire par Jacqueline Chammas, Université de Montréal · 694

Vol. 29, no. 3, Spring 2017

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The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870, ed. J. Gerald Kennedy and Leland S. Person
Review by Thomas Allen, University of Ottawa · 493

The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century, ed. Raymond Stephanson and Darren N. Wagner
Review by Jan Golinski, University of New Hampshire · 497

Sovereign Power and the Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Problem of the Political, by Peter DeGabriele
Review by Christopher F. Loar, Western Washington University · 500

Spectacular Disappearances: Celebrity and Privacy, 1696–1801, by Julia H. Fawcett
Review by Brian Cowan, McGill University · 503

Textual Vision: Augustan Design and the Invention of Eighteenth-Century British Culture, by Timothy Erwin
Review by K.L.H. Wells, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee · 506

What Was Tragedy? Theory and the Early Modern Canon, by Blair Hoxby
Review by Anna Rosensweig, University of Rochester · 508

Raving at Usurers: Anti-Finance and the Ethics of Uncertainty in England, 1690–1750, by Dwight Codr
Review by Ann Louise Kibbie, Bowdoin College · 511

Theatre and the Novel, from Behn to Fielding, by Anne F. Widmayer
Review by Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago · 514

Mind, Body, Motion, Matter: Eighteenth-Century British and French Literary Perspectives, ed. Mary Helen McMurran
and Alison Conway
Review by Matthew Rowney, UNC, Charlotte · 516

Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England: Debates about the Nature of the Soul, by Laura Linker
Review by Jacqueline Broad, Monash University · 519

Defoe’s Major Fiction: Accounting for the Self, by Elizabeth R. Napier
Review by Kit Kincade, Indiana State University · 521

Pensées errantes; avec quelques lettres d’un Indien, par Bonne-Charlotte de Bénouville, éd. Huguette Krief
Critique littéraire par M.-L. Girou Swiderski, Université d’Ottawa · 523

Brothers of the Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street, by Norma Clarke
Review by Maureen Harkin, Reed College · 526

Sterne, Tristram, Yorick: Tercentenary Essays on Laurence Sterne, ed. Melvyn New, Peter de Voogd, and Judith Hawley
Review by Jesse Molesworth, Indiana University · 529

Sade’s Sensibilities, ed. Kate Parker and Norbert Sclippa
Review by Melissa Deininger, Iowa State University · 532

Malvina by Sophie Cottin, ed. Marijn S. Kaplan
Review by JoEllen DeLucia, Central Michigan University · 534

Vol. 29, no. 2, Winter 2016-17

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What Is Fiction For? Literary Humanism Restored, by Bernard Harrison
Review by Sarah Vandegrift Eldridge, University of Tennessee, Knoxville · 327

The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction, ed. Daniel Cook and Nicholas Seager
Review by Jacob Sider Jost, Dickinson College · 331

The Rise of the Novel: A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism, by Nicholas Seager
Review by George Boulukos, Southern Illinois University Carbondale · 334

Against Self-Reliance: The Arts of Dependence in the Early United States, by William Huntting Howell
Review by Katie Simon, Georgia College · 336

L’Opéra mental: Formes et enjeux de l’écriture du spectacle chez Jean-Jacques Rousseau, par Amélie Tissoires
Critique littéraire par Claude Dauphin, UQAM · 339

The Masqueraders, or Fatal Curiosity and The Surprize, or Constancy Rewarded by Eliza Haywood, ed. Tiffany Potter
Review by Earla Wilputte, St. Francis Xavier University · 342

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