British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789-1832

British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789-1832

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British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789-1832 by James Chandler, Gary Dyer

Gary Dyer breaks new ground by surveying and interpreting hundreds of satirical poems and prose narratives published in Britain during the Romantic period. These works have been neglected by literary scholars, satisfied that satire disappeared in the late eighteenth century. Dyer argues that satire continued to be a major and widely-read genre, and that contemporary political and social conflicts gave new meanings to conventions inherited from classical Rome and eighteenth-century England. He adds a bibliography of more than 700 volumes containing satirical verses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521027441
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series , #23
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on the text; Introduction; 1. The scope of satire, 1789-1832; 2. The modes of satire and the politics of style; 3. The meaning of Radical verse satire; 4. Peacock, Disraeli, and the satirical prose narrative; 5. Satire displaced, satire domesticated; Notes; Works cites; A select bibliography of British satirical verse, 1789-1832; Index.

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