Thomas Hood and nineteenth-century poetry: Work, play, and politics

Thomas Hood and nineteenth-century poetry: Work, play, and politics

by Sara Lodge

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Thomas Hood and nineteenth-century poetry: Work, play, and politics by Sara Lodge

This is the first modern critical study of Thomas Hood, the popular and influential nineteenth-century poet, editor, cartoonist and voice of social protest. Acclaimed by Dickens, the Brownings and the Rossettis, Hood's quirky, diverse output bridges the years between 1820 and 1845 and offers fascinating insights for Romanticists and Victorianists alike.
Lodge's timely book explores the relationship between Hood's playfulness, his liberal politics, and contemporary cultural debate about labour and recreation, literary materiality and urban consumption.
Each chapter examines something distinctive of interdisciplinary interest, including the early nineteenth-century print culture into which Hood was born; the traditional, urban and political ramifications of the grotesque art and literature aesthetic; the cultural politics of Hood's trademark puns; theatre, leisure and the 'labour question'.
Lively and accessible, this book will appeal to scholars of nineteenth-century English Literature, Visual Arts and Cultural Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719087875
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sara Lodge is Senior Lecturer in English, specialising in Nineteenth-Century Literature, at the University of St Andrews

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