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Eliza Haywood (1693–1756)

Teoksen Love in Excess tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Love in Excess (1719) 411 kappaletta
Fantomina and Other Works (1724) 118 kappaletta
Anti-Pamela AND Shamela (1741) 103 kappaletta
The Adventures of Eovaai (1736) 38 kappaletta
Three Novellas (1995) 20 kappaletta
The Injur'd Husband AND Lasselia (1999) 17 kappaletta
The Fortunate Foundlings (1744) 7 kappaletta
The invisible spy (2010) 7 kappaletta
The female spectator (2010) 6 kappaletta
Anti-Pamela (1741) 4 kappaletta
Works of Eliza Haywood (2013) 2 kappaletta
Epistles for ladies 2 kappaletta
The Rash Resolve (1974) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
Popular Fiction by Women 1660-1730: An Anthology (1996) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
Masters of British Literature, Volume A (2007) — Avustaja; Avustaja — 21 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Haywood, Eliza
Muut nimet
Haywood, Eliza Fowler
Westminster, London, England, UK
London, England, UK
Shropshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Dublin, Ireland
The Fair Triumvirate of Wit
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Eliza Haywood, née Fowler, was an English writer, actor, and publisher. Since the 1980s, her literary works have been gaining in recognition and interest. Described as "prolific even by the standards of a prolific age" (Blouch, intro 7), Haywood wrote and published more than 70 works during her lifetime, including fiction, drama, translations, poetry, conduct literature, and articles for periodicals. Today she is studied primarily as a founder of the novel in English. She achieved success in her own day as the publisher of The Female Spectator, the first periodical to be written by a woman, and with her realistic novels The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless (1751) and The History of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy (1753). With Delarivier Manley and Aphra Behn, she was called one of The Fair triumvirate of Wit by poet Rev. James Sterling.



I never got to write a proper review about this book, and I still don't really have the time, but let me try: Love in Excess is delightful. It took a while to get through, seeing as it was published in 1719, but it was the most fun "historical" and "classic" books I've ever read.

If you need any other proof that 18th-century mass culture was bawdy, fun, and downright frivolous compared to their Victorian descendants, this is the text for you. It's camp really--Here we have bodice-ripping, disguised identities, fatal love triangles, and every and other ribald and ridiculous scenario you can basically think off. Modern day romance novels have much to owe to Haywood, and seeing the seeds of such a lusty genre was worth the page-long paragraphs that truly tested me at times. I laughed a lot, groaned a lot, rolled my eyes a lot, and yet still kept turning the pages to see what would happen. I loved it.

Thank you Ms. Haywood, you wrote a gem.
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Eavans | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 9, 2024 |
I found this short read to be rather enjoyable. Not your typical cautionary tale from the Romantic era -I really enjoyed how the narrator exercised her power in a time when women had so little.
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BreePye | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 6, 2023 |
Fantomina; or, Love in a Maze is a great, unique read that really hooked me.

I read this for a Brit Lit assignment and I was blown away. The lead female character is very manipulative, trying to get herself a man by donning many disguises. Depending on who looks at it, this woman is either a feminist genius or an evil woman. Either way, she's a really interesting character to follow.

Fantomina tries to woo Beauplaisir. When it doesn't go to plan, she wears numerous disguises and gets him to cheat on her with her. The ruse can't go on forever though. Once she sends many letters and tries to win him, she finds out some tragic news that brings her plight to an end.

Fantomina is a bit of a tragic character yet at the same time very strong. She has high self worth and wants to get what she wants. The struggles she faces are typical for the time, yet she doesn't go about them in a way that is accepted by society. She doesn't end up with the happy ending that would be expected of literature at the time. These disguises were used for comedic effect, yet this story inverts the typical trope of the time.

Overall, this story was awesome! I highly recommend it for people who want to read some older works.

Five out of five stars.
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Briars_Reviews | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 4, 2023 |
Didn't quite finished Anti-Pamela as I skimmed through the last 1/3. I enjoyed Shamela more than Anti-Pamela from an entertainment point of view, but Anti-Pamela is definitely more interesting in terms of what it says about female sexuality. Fielding seems to focus completely on class and what he deems as hypocrisy in the original Pamela. Both parodies are more fun to read, however, than the original.
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elise920 | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 7, 2019 |



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