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Hearts in the Wilderness: Journeys into the moral economy of eighteenth century Britain By Ron Southern
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In this series of interrelated narrative essays, historian Ron Southern explores some of the difficulties of living a righteous life in 18th century England, Scotland, Ireland and the Middle East.... More > Using the letters and journals of John Wesley, Richard Viney and John Cennick, first hand accounts of Presbyterian revival, and Moravian congregation and missionary diaries, he attempts to conjure the sensibilities of the Christly faced with the exigencies of living in a world dominated by Satan. In so doing he paints a vivid picture of the denizens of the 18th century street, of a geography where the chapel extended into the field, where marshes, deserts and woods were real manifestations of good and evil, and where every action and thought gave an insight into the battle between Heaven and Hell.< Less
Hearts in the Wilderness: Journeys into the moral economy of eighteenth century Britain By Ron Southern
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In this series of interrelated narrative essays, historian Ron Southern explores some of the difficulties of living a righteous life in 18th century England, Scotland, Ireland and the Middle East.... More > Using the letters and journals of John Wesley, Richard Viney and John Cennick, first hand accounts of Presbyterian revival, and Moravian congregation and missionary diaries, he attempts to conjure the sensibilities of the Christly faced with the exigencies of living in a world dominated by Satan. In so doing he paints a vivid picture of the denizens of the 18th century street, of a geography where the chapel extended into the field, where marshes, deserts and woods were real manifestations of good and evil, and where every action and thought gave an insight into the battle between Heaven and Hell.< Less
A Parcel of Ribbons : Letters of the 18th Century Lee Family in London and Jamaica By Anne M Powers
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Set among the sugar plantations of Jamaica and the balls and masquerades of Georgian London the story is told by the Lee family in their own words. In 1749 thirteen year-old Robert Cooper Lee sailed... More > to Jamaica taking a parcel of ribbons for sale. When his family was left all but penniless, Robert and his brothers forged new lives in Jamaica, fathered children with women who were the descendants of slaves and supported their sister left behind in England. Robert returned to London with his family in 1771. A prominent attorney, respected throughout Jamaica and among the West Indian lobby in London, he had built a fortune that enabled his children to mix with royalty. This remarkable collection of letters tells a story of triumph against adversity, of a family that suffered sickness, bankruptcy, sudden death, a clandestine marriage and an elopement. Through it all the bonds of family endured.< Less
The Works of William Beckford By William Beckford
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This collection has all of the following works: Recollections of the late William Beckford The History of Caliph Vathek Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents; in a Series of Letters from Various... More > Parts of Europe Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century< Less
Practice of the Presence of God By Brother Lawrence
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In communion with Rome, a lay brother among the Carmelites, for several years a soldier, in an irreligious age, amid a sceptical people, yet in him the practice of the presence of GOD was as much a... More > reality as the “watch” of the early Friends, and the “holy seed” in him and others was the “stock” (Isa. vi. 13) from which grew the household and evangelistic piety of the eighteenth century, of Epworth and of Moorfields.< Less
Mary Wollstonecraft: The Works By Mary Wollstonecraft
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Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels,... More > treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason. This ebook is comprised by: Mary: A Fiction [1788] Original Stories from Real Life [1788] A Vindication of the Rights of Woman [1792] Maria; or the Wrongs of Woman [1798] Letters Written During a Short Residence In Sweden, Norway and Denmark [1889]< Less
Sir Charles Grandison By SAMUEL RICHARDSON
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Sir Charles Grandison "Sir Charles Grandison, and the Honourable Miss Byron, in a Series of Letters," published in 1753, was the third and last of Samuel Richardson's novels. Like its... More > predecessors, it is of enormous length (it first appeared in seven volumes) and is written in the form of a series of letters. The idea of the author was to "present to the public, in Sir Charles Grandison, the example of a man acting uniformly well through a variety of trying scenes, because all his actions are regulated by one steady principle--a man of religion and virtue, of liveliness and spirit, accomplished and agreeable, happy in himself and a blessing to others." Such a portrait of "a man of true honour" provoked the highest enthusiasm in the eighteenth century; but to-day we have little patience for the faultless diction and exemplary conduct of Sir Charles, and, of the two, Miss Byron, the heroine, is by far the more interesting.< Less
The Old Regime Police Blotter III: Duels, Assault and Domestic Violence: In Pre-Revolutionary France By Jim Chevallier
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A woman who killed three men in a sword fight; drunken musketeers assaulting passers-by; a wife whose husband brought his mistress home and beat her when she objected.... These are just some of the... More > colorful figures from eighteenth century France in this third volume in the Old Regime Police Blotter series, a collection of source books on crime and police matters in the period. From the organized, consensual violence of dueling to the random mistreatment of the vulnerable in public and in private, this collection looks at violence in its most personal form, at court, in the street, in theaters, in private homes, in the process giving vignettes of daily life in France before the Revolution. Much of this material - from the Bastille archives, from periodicals, from letters and memoirs - has never been previously translated. A treasure trove for historians, writers of period fiction and the simply curious.< Less
Русский Галантный век в лицах и сюжетах. Книга вторая. By Лев Бердников
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Lev Berdnikov reveals the Russian eighteenth century to the reader in an expressive documentary narrative. Considerable attention is paid to “gallant” Russian culture, the psychology of... More > Russian dandies, and to dress codes introduced by Russian autocratic rulers - to those people who stood at the origins of the new fashion and new forms of behavior. Special consideration is given to the phenomenon of Russian court jesters and to their unusual, sometimes very dramatic fate. Under the mask of a clown were hidden live human passions, trampled dignity, and the social and cultural needs of the era. The author also examines the heated poetic battles around the sonnet - a genre that had just entered Russian letters. Writing the perfect sonnet in the native language was considered an ambitious goal whose success as the result of "difficulty overcome" represented the elevation of Russian culture.< Less
The Vicar of Wakefield By OLIVER GOLDSMITH
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OLIVER GOLDSMITH The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith, the most versatile and perhaps the most unstable of eighteenth century men of letters, was born in Ireland on November 10, 1728. At Trinity... More > College, Dublin, he revealed three characteristics that clung to him throughout his career--high spirits, conversational brilliance, and inability to keep money in his pocket. After a spell of "philosophic vagabondage" on the Continent, he settled in London in 1756, earned money in various ways, and spent it all. "The Vicar of Wakefield," perhaps the greatest of all Goldsmith's works, was published on March 27, 1766, after Dr. Johnson had raised £60 for him on the manuscript of it. The liveliness and grace of Goldsmith's style were never more plainly manifested than in this delightful story; and its faults--it contains many coincidences and improbabilities--are far more than atoned for by the masterly portrait of the simple, manly, generous, and wholly lovable vicar who is the central figure of the story.< Less