Annotated Bibliography

A New Fortune-Book. Being a New Art of Courtship, open’d for Young Men and Maids Widows Widowers and Batchelors, Instructions for Young Men and Maids...
Rep. Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT. Research Publications, Inc. 1985. The Eighteenth Century; reel 961, no. 9 - Primary source from pamphlet which includes tips for Young Lovers from Eighteenth Century pamphlet.

The amorous gallant's tongue tipped with golden expressions: or, the art of courtship refined. ... Together with a canting academy, ... Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1983. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 774, no. 2), London : printed for J. Clarke, C. Hitch, J. Hodges, T. King, and T. Harris, 1741, FILM X1493 reel 774 no. 2- Primary source from publication which includes hundreds of tips and phrases for use in the "art of wooing."

Addison, Joseph, and Steele, Richard. Selections From the Tatler and the Spectator
New York: Penguin Books, 1988.
An edited selection of articles appearing in The Spectator and The Tatler from 1709-1711.

Barney, Richard A. Plots of Enlightenment: Education and the Novel in Eighteenth Century England.
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.
Barney tracks the role that education played within the the rise of the eighteenth century novel . The work of Locke is studied, as well as Laurence Stern’s Tristram Shandy, and Daniel Defoe, Mary Astell and other educationalists.

Bowden, Martha F., ed., Davys, Mary, The Reform’d Coquet, Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady, and The Accomplish’d Rake
Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 1999.
A compilation of three of Davys’ major works, never published during her lifetime.

Buck, Anne. Dress in 18th Century England. (London: B.T. Bansford Ltd., 1979)

Burney, Frances. Evelina. (London:W.W. Norton & Co., 1965).

Carman, T. (published by). The Lilliputian Magazine, or The Young Gentleman & Lady's Golden Library: being an attempt to mend the world, or render the society of man more amiable, & to establish the plainness, simplicity, virtue and wisdom of the Golden Age . . . (London, printed for the society, 1751-52)

Copley, Stephen. Literature and the Social Order in Eighteenth Century England.
London: Croom Helm, 1984.
This book is an anthology of eighteenth century articles on contemporary society, with selections on social order, commerce and industry, economy, and crime, from writers such as Daniel Defoe and Richard Steele, among other notables.

Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe: The story of a man's struggle and adventures, after having been shipwrecked on an island. (London, 1719).

Franklin, Benjamin. Reflexions on courtship and marriage. In two letters to a friend. Wherein a practicable plan is laid down for obtaining and securing conjugal felicity.Addison's discourses are from The Spectator, Vol.III nos. 170 and 171, and are separately paginated, with separate register, and drop-head title reading: 'Appendix to Reflexions on courtship and marriage', FILM X1493 reel 396 no. 10

Fritzer, Penelope Joan. Jane Austen and Eighteenth Century Courtesy Books
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1997.
In her book, Fritzer connects the morality of Jane Austen’s characters within her novels to those of the virtues outlined in late eighteenth century and nineteenth century courtesy books and examimes the correlation between the two.

Hall, Samuel (printed and sold by). The History of Master Jacky and Miss Harriot: parents' address to their children, didactic stories featuring characters Jacky and Harriot, along with a few maxims for the improvement of the mind. (Boston, 1799).   

Hill, John. On the Management and Education of Children: a series of letters written by John Hill under the pseudonym Juliana-Susannah Seymour; letters concern health and education of children and are addressed to Mrs. Seymour's niece; part of a series entitled  Marriage, Sex, and the Family in England (1660-1800). (Originally printed in London for R. Baldwin, 1754).

Hofland, Barbara Hoole. Matilda, or, the Barbadoes Girl: a tale for young people / by the author of The clergyman's widow and family . . . (Philidelphia, 1817).  While the story of Matilda comes shortly after the 18th century, it is still a prime and relevant example of a Foundling Story.

Houston, Robert Allan. British Society in the Eighteenth Century
Journal of British Studies, Vol. 25, Issue 4, Re-Viewing the Eighteenth Century, (Oct., 1986),436-466.
This article provides an overview of both provinicial and urban life in Eighteenth Century England, including pertinent facts on the growth of the middle class, rise of industry and the predominant morals valued by English society at the time.

Hunter, J. Paul, Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth Century English Fiction
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1990.
Hunter follows the literary and sociological trends leading up to the rise of the eighteenth century novel in England, particularly the influence of didactic fiction.

Langford, Paul. Englishness Identified: Manners and Character, 1650-1850
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Langford bases his work on the study of the history of social behavior and manners, and links the idea of the English identity and the history of the traits that came to be identified as English.

Mackie, Erin. Market a lad Mode: Fashion, Commodity, and Gender in The Tatler and The Spectator
Baltimore and London: John Hopkins University Press, 1997.
This book discusses the significant influence the early 18c papers edited by Richard Steele and Joseph Addison had on the British eighteenth century as arbiters of taste and proper conduct and the overwhelming influence it had as a predecessor to the modern lifestyle magazine.

Mackie, Erin. The Commerce of Everyday Life : Selections from The Tatler and The Spectator. Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c1998.

Morgan, Marjorie. Manners, Morals, and Class in England, 1774-1858.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994.
This book explores the origins of etiquette books and conduct manuals in the nineteenth century, and why they were the popular form of the period in dispensing proper manners. Morgan also discusses the courtesy books prevalent during the mid 18th century, which gave way to etiquette books.

Nelson, James. An Essay on the Government of Children: essays concerning the development of good health, manners and education for children in the 18th century; part of a series entitled Marriage, Sex and the Family in England (1660-1800). (Originally published in London; Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1756).

Newberry, John. The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes: the story of an impoverished girl and her success in bettering herself through education. (London: John Newbery, 1765).   

Pickering, Samuel F. Jr. Moral Instruction and Fiction for Children, 1719-1820: an overview of children's stories and didactic fiction of the 18th century. (Athens; University of Georgia Press, 1993).

Richardson, Samuel. Familiar Letters on Important Occasions.London, G. Routledge and sons, ltd. 1928

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded: the story of a young woman and her struggles to preserve her virtue. (London: Samuel Richardson, 1742).

Trimmer, Mrs. Sarah. The Servant's Friend: an exemplary tale; designed to enforce the religious instructions given at Sunday and other charity schools, by pointing out the practical application of them in a state of service. (London: printed for T. Longman; G.G.J and J. Robinson; and J. Johnson, 1787).

Truman, Nevil. Historic Costuming. (London: Sir Isaac Pittman & Sons, Ltd., 1952).

Wilson, Thomas. A Companion to the Ball Room, Containing a choice collection of the most original and admired Country Dances, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes, and Quadrills, &c. &c.  With Appropriate Figures to Each.  The Etiquette and a Dissertation on the State of the Ball Room. Printed for D. Mackay, 44 Newgate St. & Sold by Sherwood Nedy and Jones-Paternoster Row. Button, Whittaker & Co. St. Paul's, Goulding &Co. Soho Sqare. Clement & Co. Cheapside, & the author No. 66 Old Bailey.



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