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Book Reviews

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. / 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, ecf@mcmaster.ca, 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. 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, http://shelleygodwinarchive.org
William Godwin’s Diary, dir. Victoria Myers, David O’Shaughnessy, and Mark Philp, http://godwindiary.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/index2.html
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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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, Univ. of Louisiana at Lafayette · 150

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