The Adventures of Rivella / Edition 1

The Adventures of Rivella / Edition 1

by (Mary) Delarivier Manley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551111217

ISBN-13: 9781551111216

Pub. Date: 02/26/1999

Publisher: Broadview Press

Delarivier Manley is increasingly coming to the fore as a prominent figure in early eighteenth-century fiction, and The Adventures of Rivella in particular has been attracting attention not only as an important example of amatory fiction, but also as an early autobiographical novel. At one level, Sir Charles Lovemore tells the story of Rivella’s life

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Delarivier Manley is increasingly coming to the fore as a prominent figure in early eighteenth-century fiction, and The Adventures of Rivella in particular has been attracting attention not only as an important example of amatory fiction, but also as an early autobiographical novel. At one level, Sir Charles Lovemore tells the story of Rivella’s life to his friend, the Chevalier d’Aumont; at another, Manley uses the male persona to portray herself as an unrivalled literary goddess of love, repudiating conventional equations of woman, writer, and whore, and refusing to confuse chastity with moral integrity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551111216
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/26/1999
Series:
Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Delarivier Manley: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Adventures of Rivella

Appendix A: Edmund Curll’s Preface and Key to the Fourth (1725) Edition of Rivella

  1. Preface
  2. Key

Appendix B: Excerpts from New Atlantis

Appendix C: Delarivier Manley and Richard Steele

  1. The Lady’s Paquet Broke Open
  2. New Atlantis
  3. Memoirs of Europe
  4. Lucius, the First Christian King of Britain

Appendix D: Delarivier Manley and Jonathan Swift

  1. Journal to Stella
  2. Corinna

Appendix E: Delarivier Manley and John Barber

  1. The Life … and Character of John Barber
  2. An Impartial History of the Life of Mr. John Barber

Appendix F: Delarivier Manley’s Will

Appendix G: Delarivier Manley and her Female Literary Contemporaries

  1. Manley’s Poem “To the Author of Agnes de Castro
  2. “To Mrs. Manley, by the Author of Agnes de Castro
  3. “To Mrs. Manley, upon her tragedy called The Royal Mischeif
  4. The Lover’s Week

Appendix H: Delarivier Manley’s Female Literary Precursors

  1. Margaret Cavendish
  2. Aphra Behn

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