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By Eliza Haywood, Paula R. Backscheider

This interesting version gathers jointly for the 1st time a sampling of Haywood's writings beneficiant adequate to symbolize the entire variety of her fiction and drama and contains fabric from each one decade of her lengthy writing existence. All texts get back into print the following and right here on my own. the gathering positive factors six fictions, together with either racy early paintings and later experimental prose fiction, performs, and a few strong political writing.

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Premium: sum additional to interest or other fixed remunerations; a bonus, 2. Jointure: provision of land or income contracted in the marriage settlement for the wife should she survive her husband; some expired at the woman's death, but others were property she could bequeath. 3. Goodman: respectful title used to address men, often elderly, who were below the rank of gentleman. 14 Fiction and Drama of Elizabeth Haywood not less imminent, tho' perhaps more pleasing than what I have mentioned—A certain Gentleman who lives not far off, and very much frequents this Walk, carries a kind of Spell in his Eyes and Tongue, which has been fatal to many of your Sex.

Ha! ha! SHAM. Why, I have seen as bad a Face in a gilded Chariot. DO. That's true; and now I think on't, 'tis not the Man, but the Title that must charm her—I don't know, but with my Management, such a thing might be possible. 1. Relict: widow. 2. Mercer: dealer in textiles and cloth. A Wife to Be Lett 13 SHAM. If it cou'd, 500 /. are thine out of her Money—besides a Premium1 [is] better than any Jointure2 I can make her. DO. O Goodman3 Promiser! as if I were not acquainted with your Abilities—make but the Money secure to me, and I'll give you a Discharge from all other Demands.

Ballaster reminds us that "Haywood's name . . was synonymous with the most extreme excesses of romance" (158), one of the signs of the deconstruction of a form. Her novels were also the signs of the new romance, an enormously popular form still and one that attracts critics of the stature of Janice Radway2 who study its cultural and literary roots and the personal and social needs it meets. "3 Indeed, Haywood wrote at the moment the novel was becoming the culture's chief 1. William B. " I am grateful to him for sharing his inpress book manuscript, Licensing Entertainment (Berkeley: Univ.

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