Fantomina; or, Love in a Maze
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SourcesLondon : Printed for Dan Browne, jun. at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar,
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CitationHaywood, Eliza. "Fantomina; or, Love in a Maze", Printed for Dan Browne, jun. at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, 1725, IIIpp 256-291. Literature in Context: An Open Anthology. http://anthologydev.lib.virginia.edu/work/Haywood/haywood-fantomina. Accessed: 2021-12-03T13:28:06.016Z
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LOVE in a Maze.
Secret Historyn001n001While there are many critical understandings of the secret history in literature, as the essays in The Secret History in Literature: 1660-1820 (2017) suggest, the genre usually offers a glimpse into the secret lives of public individuals. In the amatory tradition of Fantomina, this "private" side is typically filled with sexual or political intrigue. - [TH]
PERSONS OF CONDITION.
By Mrs. ELIZA HAYWOOD.n002 n002 Eliza Haywood (c.1693-1756) was a prolific author, actor, and publisher of the early- to mid-eighteenth century. She is most famous, today, for her novels and novellas, among which Fantominais numbered. The image included here, via Wikimedia Commons, is an engraved frontispiece portrait by George Vertue. Haywood wrote in a number of different genres, including amatory fiction, domestic fiction, and essay. - [TH]
In Love the Victors from the Vanquish'd fly. They fly that wound, and they pursue that dye. WALLER.
n003This epigraph is composed of the last couplet from "To A. H: Of the Different Successe of Their Loves," a poem by Edmund Waller (1606-1687). Waller's poem, published in 1645, takes a Petrarchan perspective of the relationship between the male lover and the female beloved. This couplet was oft-quoted during the period, and features in George Etheredge's Restoration comedy Man of Mode, where it is spoken by the protagonist Dorimant. Read more about Waller at Encyclopaedia Britannica. - [TH]
Printed for D. BROWNE jun. at the Black-Swan
without Temple-Bar, and S. CHAPMAN, at
the Angel in Pallmall. M.DCC.XXV.