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Love in Excess Eliza Haywood

Love in Excess By Eliza Haywood

Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood


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Summary

Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) was on of the most successful writers of her time; indeed, the two most popular English novels in the early eighteenth-century were Robinson Crusoe and Haywood's first novel, Love in Excess. As this edition enables modern readers to discover, its enormous success is easy to understand.

Love in Excess Summary

Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood

Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) was on of the most successful writers of her time; indeed, the two most popular English novels in the early eighteenth-century were Robinson Crusoe and Haywood's first novel, Love in Excess. As this edition enables modern readers to discover, its enormous success is easy to understand. Love in Excess is a well crafted novel in which the claims of love and ambition are pursued through multiple storylines until the heroine engineers a melodramatic conclusion. Haywood's frankness about female sexuality may explain the later neglect of Love in Excess. (In contrast, her accomplished domestic novel, The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, has remained available.) Love in Excess and its reception provide a lively and valuable record of the challenge that female desire posed to social decorum. For the second Broadview edition, the appendix of eighteenth-century responses to Haywood has been considerably expanded.

Love in Excess Reviews

"This readable edition of Haywood's blockbuster novel (with Oakleaf's lively, highly informed introduction and clear judicious textual notes) is an important addition to our understanding of the history of the English novel." -- Paula Backscheider, Auburn University

About Eliza Haywood

Eliza Haywood was an English novelist, poet, and actress. John Richetti is the A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of The Cambridge History of English Literature: 1660-1780 and the author of many books, including The Life of Daniel Defoe.

Additional information

GOR002640686
9781551113678
1551113678
Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
2000-06-15
291
N/A
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