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‘As Long As Atalantis Shall be Read’: The Scandal Chronicles of Mrs. Manley and Mrs. Haywood

JOHN J. RICHETTI

in Popular Fiction before Richardson

Published in print September 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112631
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112631.003.0004

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

‘As Long As Atalantis Shall be Read’: The Scandal Chronicles of Mrs. Manley and Mrs. Haywood

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This chapter discusses the scandal chronicles of Mrs. Haywood and Mrs. Manley, who are considered irrelevant in either a moral or an aesthetic sense. The scandal chronicles, or the chronique scandaleuse is a literary genre that began in France and was widely popular in England. The chapter takes a look at the reasons behind this genre's popularity and how it shows the taste and ideological requirements of the audience during the eighteenth century.

Keywords: scandal chronicles; Mrs. Haywood; Mrs. Manley; literary genre; France; chronique scandaleuse; eighteenth century

Chapter.  19731 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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