Joseph Highmore’s illustration of Pamela teaching her children (1743–45) – Wikipedia
Lawrence Evalyn is a graduate student who admits he has ” far too little adult supervision.” But evidently, he has plenty of free time. And fortunately for readers of website Toast, he has put it to good use in assembling a fun list of 100 Actual Titles of Real Eighteenth-Century Novels.
Titles ranges from obviously succinct Astonishment!!!; to the somewhat tongue in cheek The History Of A Dog. Written By Himself, And Published By A Gentleman Of His Acquaintance. Translated From The French; to the overly instructive Modern Seduction, Or Innocence Betrayed: Consisting Of Several Histories Of The Principal Magdalens, Received Into That Charity Since Its Establishment. Very Proper To Be Read By All Young Persons; As They Exhibit A Faithful Picture Of Those Arts Most Fatal To Youth And Innocence; And Of Those Miseries That Are The Never-Ending Consequences Of A Departure From Virtue.
(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG’s daily quirkies.)