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Eighteenth-Century Fiction publishes reviews of relevant, recent scholarly books in each regular issue of the journal. Publishers, please email about getting a book reviewed in the journal. / ECF publie des critiques pertinentes sur des livres d’érudition dans chaque numéro. Les maisons d’édition peuvent envoyer un courriel à Jacqueline Langille, Managing Editor,, afin de faire réviser un de leurs livres dans la revue.

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. 31, no. 2, Winter 2018-19

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America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting
Review by Jessica L. Fripp, Texas Christian University · 457

Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures, ed. Yuriko Jackall
Review by Melissa Percival, University of Exeter · 460

The Age of Silver: Th e Rise of the Novel East and West by Ning Ma
Review by Daniel Purdy, Pennsylvania State University · 462

Speech, Print and Decorum in Britain, 1600–1750: Studies in Social Rank and Communication by Elspeth Jajdelska
Review by Erin Keating, University of Manitoba · 464

Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784–1814 by Ingrid Horrocks
Review by Andrew McInnes, Edge Hill University · 467

Women’s Writing, 1660–1830: Feminisms and Futures, ed. Jennie Batchelor and Gillian Dow, with a preface by Isobel Grundy
Review by Leanne Cane, Northumbria University · 469

Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen by Jocelyn Harris
Review by Melissa Rampelli, Holy Family University · 471

Altérité et identité dans les histoires anglaises au XVIIIe siècle: Contexte(s), réception et discours by Beatrijs Vanacker
Review by Mary Helen McMurran, Western University · 474

Brought to Book: Print in Ireland, 1680–1784 by Toby Barnard
Review by Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh,
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies · 476

Sade, un essai biographique, par Laurence L. Bongie, trans. Alan McDonnell et Armelle St-Martin
Review by Melissa A. Deininger, Iowa State University · 479

Vol. 31, no. 1, Fall 2018

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Performance review: The Way of the World by William Congreve; and The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich by Mary Pix
Review by Julia H. Fawcett, UC Berkeley · 231

Restoration Printed Fiction: A Comprehensive and Searchable Database of Fiction Printed 1660–1700 (website), by Marta Kvande
Review by Leah Orr, University of Louisiana, Lafayette · 234

The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser
Review by Katie Halsey, University of Stirling · 236

Le Conte à visée morale et philosophique, de Fénelon à Voltaire par Magali Fourgnaud
Critique littéraire par Ute Heidmann et Jean-Michel Adam,
Université de Lausanne · 239

Effeminate Years: Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain by Declan Kavanagh
Review by Jason D. Solinger, University of Mississippi · 242

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Enlightenment, ed. Anne C. Vila
Review by Mary Peace, Sheffi eld Hallam University · 245

Republic of Taste: Arts, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America by Catherine E. Kelly
Review by David Vinson, Auburn University · 247

The Secret History in Literature, 1660–1820, ed. Rebecca Bullard and Rachel Carnell
Review by Michael J. Drexler, Bucknell University · 250

Vol. 30, no. 4, Summer 2018

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Une « période sans nom »: Les Années 1780–1820 et la fabrique de l’histoire littéraire, ed. F. Bercegol, S. Genand, and F. Lotterie
Review by Clare Siviter, University of Bristol · 593

Femmes auteurs du XVIIIe siècle, éd. Ángeles Sirvent Ramos María Isabel Corbí Sáez et María Ángeles Llorca Tonda
Critique littéraire par Kim Gladu, Université du Québec à Rimouski · 595

In Praise of Fiction: Prefaces to Romances and Novels, 1650–1760 by Baudouin Millet
Review by Angelina Del Balzo, University of California, Los Angeles · 598

The Shelley-Godwin Archive (S-GA), gen. ed. Neil Fraistat, Elizabeth Denlinger, and Raffaele Viglianti,
William Godwin’s Diary, dir. Victoria Myers, David O’Shaughnessy, and Mark Philp,
Review by Richard Gough Thomas, PhD · 601

Robinson Crusoe and His Doubles: The English Robinsonade of the Eighteenth Century by Artur Blaim
Review by Ian Kinane, University of Roehampton · 604

The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture, ed. Ralph McLean, Ronnie Young, and Kenneth Simpson
Review by Juliet Shields, University of Washington · 606

The Ladies of Llangollen: Desire, Indeterminacy, and the Legacies of Criticism by Fiona Brideoake
Review by Allana Mayer, MLIS · 609

Antitheatricality and the Body Public by Lisa A. Freeman
Review by Kristina Straub, Carnegie Mellon University · 611

Vol. 30, no. 3, Spring 2018

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Rousseau et la Bible: Pensée du religieux d’un philosophe des Lumières by Geneviève Di Rosa
Review by Robert Yennah, University of Ghana · 449

The French Language and British Literature, 1756–1830 by Marcus Tomalin
Review by Ruth P. Thomas, Temple University · 451

Historical Style: Fashion and the New Mode of History, 1740–1830 by Timothy Campbell
Review by James Robert Wood, University of East Anglia · 454

The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism by Alice A. Kuzniar
Review by Allan Ingram, University of Northumbria · 458

Animals and Other People: Literary Forms and Living Beings in the Long Eighteenth Century by Heather Keenleyside
Review by Christine Kenyon Jones, King’s College London · 460

Samuel Richardson and the Art of Letter-Writing by Louise Curran
Review by Sarah Raff, Pomona College · 463

Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen, ed. Susan J. Wolfson
Review by Linda Bree, Cambridge University · 466

The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, ed. Lance Bertelsen
Review by Matthew Binney, Eastern Washington University · 468

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

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Vol. 30, no. 1, Fall 2017

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For ECF reviews in volumes 1-29, please read the journal on Project MUSE.