Radical Satire and Print Culture, 1790-1822

Radical Satire and Print Culture, 1790-1822

by Marcus Wood
     
 

Radical Satire and Print Culture 1790-1822 focuses on the work produced collaboratively between 1816 and 1822 by the poet and radical journalist William Hone and the brilliant young graphic satirist George Cruikshank. Wood provides a much needed analytical framework for Regency radical satire uncovering a set of new sources and previously unknown cultural contexts

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Radical Satire and Print Culture 1790-1822 focuses on the work produced collaboratively between 1816 and 1822 by the poet and radical journalist William Hone and the brilliant young graphic satirist George Cruikshank. Wood provides a much needed analytical framework for Regency radical satire uncovering a set of new sources and previously unknown cultural contexts for Hone and Cruikshank's work, which is shown to combine modernity and tradition in thrilling ways. Entertaining and original, this is an important contribution to the study of radical satire, which sheds new light on the relations between popular political authors and graphic artists and the major Romantic writers of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198112785
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1994
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Potatoes Speak for Themselves1
1Advertising, Politics, and Parody 1710-178018
2Eaton, Spence, and Modes of Radical Subversion in the Revolutionary Era57
3Radicals and the Law: Blasphemous Libels and the Three Trials of William Hone96
4Radical Puffing: Parodic Advertising and Newspapers155
5The Political House that Jack Built: Children's Publishing and Political Satire215
Conclusion: Satire, Radicalism, and Radical Romanticism264
Appendix: A Transcription of the Original Manuscript Version of The Late John Wilkes's Catechism of a Ministerial Member272
Bibliography291
Index313

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