The Revolution in Popular Literature: Print, Politics and the People, 1790-1860

The Revolution in Popular Literature: Print, Politics and the People, 1790-1860

by Ian Haywood
     
 

This book takes a new look at the evolution of popular literature in Britain in the Romantic and Victorian periods.See more details below

Overview

This book takes a new look at the evolution of popular literature in Britain in the Romantic and Victorian periods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521835466
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series, #44
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. 'A New Area in Our History': 1. The people's Enlightenment: the radical diffusion of knowledge in the late eighteenth century; 2. Writing for their country: the plebeian public sphere in the 1790s; 3. The pax femina? Hannah More, counter-revolution, and the politics of female agency; Part II. 'Virtuous Public Excitement': 4. The Palladium of liberty: radical journalism and repression in the postwar era; 5. 'Democratic fervour and journal ascendancy': popular culture and the 'unstamped' wars of the 1830s; Part III. A Literature of Their Own: 6. The Chartist revolution; 7. Fathers of the cheap press or 'able speculators'? Edward Lloyd and George W. M. Reynolds; 8. The rights and wrongs of women; 9. Acts of oblivion: 1848 and after.

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