British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789–1832 by Gary Dyer

By Gary Dyer

This publication surveys and translates the masses of satirical poems and prose narratives released in Britain throughout the Romantic interval. even supposing satire was once an immense style with a large readership, such works were mostly ignored by way of literary students, happy that satire disappeared within the past due eighteenth century. Paying as a lot awareness to now-forgotten figures like John Wolcot ('Peter Pindar') and Jane Taylor as to Byron, Gary Dyer argues that modern political and social conflicts gave new meanings to conventions of satire inherited from classical Rome and eighteenth-century England. Situating those satires of their cultural and fabric context sheds mild on concerns comparable to the strategies satirists used to deflect prosecution for sedition, and the ramification for girls writers of satire's 'masculine' connotations. The booklet contains a bibliography of greater than seven-hundred volumes containing satirical verses.

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