Front cover

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Copyright

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Contents

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Introduction

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pp. vii-xxxv

In terms of sheer production of narrative prose fiction among eighteenth-century British writers, no one (not even Defoe) can rival Eliza Fowler Haywood (1693–1756). She burst onto the publishing scene as a novelist in her late twenties with...

Chronology

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pp. xxxvii-xli

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Note on the Text

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p. xlii

I have transcribed this edition from a copy of the 1753 first edition of the novel in the University of Pennsylvania library: The History of Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy. In Three Volumes. By the Author of The History of Betsy Thoughtless [London: Printed for,...

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Volume I

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pp. 3-130

Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy, were originally descended from two male branches of the same family, as it may be reasonably supposed, they both being of the same name, and having the same escutchion;—but to trace how far the relationship between them was removed, would require much time and trouble in examining...

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Volume II

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pp. 131-258

There are so many secret windings, such obscure recesses in the human mind, that it is very difficult, if not wholly impossible, for speculation to arrive at the real spring or first mover of any action whatsoever....

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Volume III

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pp. 259-395

How much soever Jemmy was taken up on going to bed, with the thoughts of when and where he should meet his mistress, according to her desire, he did not forget next morning an appointment he had made to breakfast with a gentleman, in order to look...

Notes

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pp. 397-410

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 411-412