Fantomina and Other Works

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Broadview Press, Feb 11, 2004 - Fiction - 288 pages
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This collection of early works by Eliza Haywood includes the well-known novella Fantomina (1725) along with three other short, highly engaging Haywood works: The Tea-Table (1725), Reflections on the Various Effects of Love (1726), and Love-Letters on All Occasions (1730). In these writings, Haywood arouses the vicarious experience of erotic love while exploring the ethical and social issues evoked by sexual passion.

This Broadview edition includes an introduction that focuses on Haywood’s life and career and on the status of prose fiction in the early eighteenth century. Also included are appendices of contextual materials from the period comprising writings by Haywood on female conduct, eighteenth-century pornography (from Venus in the Cloister), and a source text (Nahum Tate’s A Present for the Ladies).

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This book is written from the perspective of young, single, wealthy adults who have nothing else to do but write letters and journals about the drama in their lives. An entertaining way of looking at ... Read full review


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Alexander Pettit is Professor of English at the University of North Texas, Denton.

Margaret Case Croskery is Assistant Professor of English at Ohio Northern University, Ada.

Anna C. Patchias teaches in the Department of English at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

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