Adam Smith

Standard Name: Smith, Adam


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Dedications Anna Maria Mackenzie
This novel is available from Chawton House LibraryNovels Online at The dedication is dated 1 March and the book was reviewed by July. An advertisement for AMM 's previous novel appears at the...
Education C. E. Plumptre
Though nothing is know of CEP 's early education, in later life she kept an extensive library. On visiting her, Frederick James Gould noted that it was selected and arranged in an impressive order which...
Education Cassandra Cooke
Since her sister produced such large-scale, serious writings (without, apparently, any thought of publishing them) it seems that the Leigh girls must have been well educated. They grew up within but probably insulated from the...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Gilding
The poems in pastoral form include religious meditations, hymns for Christmas, Easter, and other Christian festivals, love complaints, and addresses to abstracts such as Pride and Sincerity. Despair is a dramatic mini-narrative, beginning Moments on...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Kelty
After a preface on the subject of religion in fiction, an introductory chapter announces (though it anticipates the reader may lose interest here) that the narrator of the novel is to be a spinster of...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Wollstonecraft
She sets out, said the Critical Review, to critique the Revolution, unfolding its causes and probable consequences.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2nd ser. 16 (1796): 391
The project of analysing French society, as she sets it out in...
Intertextuality and Influence Juliana Horatia Ewing
Child readers of Jackanapes sometimes remember better the portrait of a wild little boy, bold and generous but naughty in many ingenious ways, than the account of his heroic, self-sacrificing death in battle, with quotations...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Gaskell
The idea of self-improvement through writing and reading correlates to the strong emphasis in EG 's fiction on education and the impact of environment. This was undoubtedly influenced by a Unitarian intellectual background indebted to...
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 Features Zadie Smith
Meanwhile Samad, under the pressure of menial work, low pay, constant low-level racist harrassment, a rebellious wife and insubordinate children, turns to religion. He nevertheless has an affair with one of his sons' teachers, and...
Textual Features Priscilla Wakefield
PW welcomes the way that Adam Smith and other Scottish Enlightenment writers have made womanhood a branch of philosophy, not a little interesting.
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press.
Unlike Wollstonecraft , she sees women's sphere as naturally limited and...
Textual Production Edith J. Simcox
She began work on this book as early as 1878.
McKenzie, Keith Alexander, and Gordon S. Haight. Edith Simcox and George Eliot. Oxford University Press.
Her wish was to create a History of Appropriation and she confided to her journal: my ambition would be satisfied by a place in...
Textual Production Joanna Baillie
JB 's introduction cites Adam Smith 's Theory of Moral Sentiments. Her full title was A Series of Plays: In Which it is Attempted to Delineate the Stronger Passions of the Mind—Each Passion Being...


1748-51: Adam Smith delivered lectures on rhetoric...

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Adam Smith delivered lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres at Edinburgh University : the first significant university programme devoted to the analysis of English literary discourse.

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.

27 April 1762: The chair of Rhetoric to which Hugh Blair...

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27 April 1762

The chair of Rhetoric to which Hugh Blair (1718-1800) had been appointed at Edinburgh in 1760 was converted to a Regius Professorship of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.

9 March 1776: Adam Smith published An Inquiry into the...

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9 March 1776

Adam Smith published An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Sales were much higher than expected by the publisher, William Strahan , who had produced a print-run of 500...

By October 1779: William Alexander argued strongly in his...

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By October 1779

William Alexander argued strongly in his History of Women that an index to the place of any culture in the scale of civil society is its treatment of its women.

1823: William Huskisson, as MP for Liverpool and...

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William Huskisson , as MP for Liverpool and President of the Board of Trade , secured the equalization of customs duties in Britain and Ireland, a big step on the road towards free trade.

10 October 1957: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, her last novel,...

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10 October 1957

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand , her last novel, set her Objectivist philosophy in stone: I'll give you a hint. Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your...


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