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A Crafted Debut: Haywood's Love in Excess and the Literary Marketplace

Authors
Journal
Lumen Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
1209-3696
Publisher
Consortium Erudit
Publication Date
Volume
28
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7202/1012040ar
Disciplines
  • Literature

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"A Crafted Debut: Haywood's Love in Excess and the Literary Marketplace" Érudit est un consortium interuniversitaire sans but lucratif composé de l'Université de Montréal, l'Université Laval et l'Université du Québec à Montréal. Il a pour mission la promotion et la valorisation de la recherche. Érudit offre des services d'édition numérique de documents scientifiques depuis 1998. Pour communiquer avec les responsables d'Érudit : [email protected] Article Holly Luhning Lumen: Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Lumen : travaux choisis de la Société canadienne d'étude du dix-huitième siècle, vol. 28, 2009, p. 97-110. Pour citer cet article, utiliser l'information suivante : URI: http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/1012040ar DOI: 10.7202/1012040ar Note : les règles d'écriture des références bibliographiques peuvent varier selon les différents domaines du savoir. Ce document est protégé par la loi sur le droit d'auteur. L'utilisation des services d'Érudit (y compris la reproduction) est assujettie à sa politique d'utilisation que vous pouvez consulter à l'URI http://www.erudit.org/apropos/utilisation.html Document téléchargé le 15 February 2014 06:33 "A Crafted Debut: Haywood's Love in Excess and the Literary Marketplace" 6: A Crafted Debut: Haywood's Love in Excess and the Literary Marketplace Eliza Haywood's literary debut, Love in Excess (1719), gained a wide readership, was a commercial success, and established Haywood's no- torious yet profitable reputation as a scandalous woman novelist. In 1747 John Mottley claimed that Haywood was "made eminent" by Love in Excess.1 Patrick Spedding notes that the "growth in popularity of Love in Excess is apparent from the [number of editions and copies produced of the] publications themselves" and that Haywood was "commissioned to write a series of novels on the basis of the success of this work."2 This success and popularity did not come about rando

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