Bernard Mandeville

Standard Name: Mandeville, Bernard


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Intertextuality and Influence Jane Marcet
One of the fairy tales (last item in the volume) is The Rich and the Poor. A Fairy Tale, presumably related to her separate publication of the same title, 1851. Its message about the...
Textual Features Catharine Macaulay
Her topics here, all relevant to the escalating American demands for independence, are the declining economy, rising prices, and an oppressive burden of taxes.
Copeland, Edward. Women Writing about Money: Women’s Fiction in England, 1790-1820. Cambridge University Press.
She was entering a debate previously carried on among such...
Textual Production Susanna Centlivre
SC may have participated, perhaps with Bernard Mandeville from November 1709, in the thrice-weekly Female Tatler, which ran from 8 July 1709 to 31 March 1710.
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press.


2 April 1705: Bernard Mandeville published The Grumbling...

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2 April 1705

Bernard Mandeville published The Grumbling Hive (later expanded as The Fable of the Bees).

1709: Bernard Mandeville published The Virgin Unmask'd,...

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Bernard Mandeville published The Virgin Unmask'd, a conduct book for women titled to suggest erotic fiction. In fact it takes a proto-feminist tone.

8 July 1709-31 March 1710: The thrice-weekly Female Tatler appeared,...

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8 July 1709-31 March 1710

The thrice-weekly Female Tatler appeared, an explicitly woman-centred riposte to the condescending or gender-prejudiced element in Richard Steele 's still-new Tatler.

By June 1714: Bernard Mandeville anonymously published...

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By June 1714

Bernard Mandeville anonymously published The Fable of the Bees: or, Knaves Turn'd Honest.

Later 1723: Bernard Mandeville's attack on charity schools,...

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Later 1723

Bernard Mandeville 's attack on charity schools, An Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, was published in the second edition of his Fable of the Bees.

1724: Under a pseudonym, Bernard Mandeville published...

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Under a pseudonym, Bernard Mandeville published A Modest Defence of Public Stews: or, An Essay upon Whoring, as it is now Practis'd in these Kingdoms.

1724: William Law answered Bernard Mandeville in...

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William Law answeredBernard Mandeville in Remarks upon a Late Book, Entituled, The Fable of the Bees, arguing that moral or immoral behaviour is chosen rather than socially conditioned.

1725: William Hendley published A Defence of the...

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William Hendley published A Defence of the Charity-Schools, in response to Bernard Mandeville 's attack in An Essay on Charity and Charity Schools.

1725: Francis Hutcheson published anonymously,...

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Francis Hutcheson published anonymously, in two separate forms, An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, in two treatises, one on aesthetics (beauty, order, harmony, design) and one...

1759: Adam Smith published with the Scottish firm...

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Adam Smith published with the Scottish firm of Millar, Kincaid and BellThe Theory of Moral Sentiments.


Mandeville, Bernard. “Introduction”. The Fable of the Bees, edited by Irwin Primer, Capricorn Books, 1962.
Mandeville, Bernard. “Introduction”. The Fable of the Bees, edited by Phillip Harth, Penguin Classics, Penguin, 1989, pp. 7-50.
Mandeville, Bernard. “Introduction”. By a Society of Ladies: Essays in The Female Tatler, edited by Maurice Marks Goldsmith, University of Durham; Thoemmes, 1999.
Mandeville, Bernard. The Fable of the Bees. Edmund Parker, 1723.