Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal

Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a McMaster University journal

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Another from the long eighteenth century: “The Death of Nelson,” which occurred at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, portrayed in this engraving from the 1817 book Christopher Kelly, History of the French revolution: and of the wars produced by that memorable event, from the commencement of hostilities in 1792, to the second restoration of hostilities in 1792, to the second restoration of Louis XVIII and the deportation of Napoleon Buonaparte to the island of St. Helena: including a complete account of the war between Great-Britain and America and the memorable battle of Waterloo: to which are appended biographical sketches of the heroes of Waterloo, and other distinguished public characters (London, 1817). Gotta love those long, descriptive titles! In this image, if you squint at the top left, you can see through the smoke of battle the gunman who fired the killing shot hanging out of his ship’s fighting tops.
To read more about the impact that the Napoleonic wars had on Europe and its literature, please read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/

Another from the long eighteenth century: “The Death of Nelson,” which occurred at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, portrayed in this engraving from the 1817 book Christopher Kelly, History of the French revolution: and of the wars produced by that memorable event, from the commencement of hostilities in 1792, to the second restoration of hostilities in 1792, to the second restoration of Louis XVIII and the deportation of Napoleon Buonaparte to the island of St. Helena: including a complete account of the war between Great-Britain and America and the memorable battle of Waterloo: to which are appended biographical sketches of the heroes of Waterloo, and other distinguished public characters (London, 1817). Gotta love those long, descriptive titles! In this image, if you squint at the top left, you can see through the smoke of battle the gunman who fired the killing shot hanging out of his ship’s fighting tops.

To read more about the impact that the Napoleonic wars had on Europe and its literature, please read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/

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