British satire, 1785-1840. Vol. 2, Collected satires : extracts from longer satires

Walker, David (2003) British satire, 1785-1840. Vol. 2, Collected satires : extracts from longer satires. Pickering and Chatto, London. ISBN 9781851967292

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This collection is an important recovery of satirical poetry from the Romantic period. Volume 2 consists of long extracts from book-length satirical poems. Approximately 90% of these texts have never been previously edited. The volume has an 8000 word general introduction written by Walker and each poem has been reset. Each poem has a headnote and is extensively annotated by Walker. Topics that the poems address include contemporary politics, literary feuds, questions of class and feminism.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Despite the fact that Romantic period literary satire has received much critical attention, there has up to now been no scholarly collection devoted to this body of work. This set provides one, offering a representative collection of the verse satire published between the mid-1780s and the mid-1830s. It makes available a wealth of fascinating, rare and hitherto unedited material and provides the annotation necessary to a full appreciation of the complexities of the period's satire. The set also includes two important single-author volumes, the first scholarly editions of the satires of William Gifford and Thomas Moore, as well as lesser known and anonymous works.
Subjects: Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 29 May 2008 14:19
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:38

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