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Author Johnston, Kenneth R.,
Title Unusual suspects : Pitt's reign of alarm and the lost generation of the 1790s / Kenneth R. Johnston.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.

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Author Johnston, Kenneth R.,
Subject English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 18th century -- Political aspects.
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Political and social views.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Persecution -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Romanticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1789-1820.
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Summary 'Unusual Suspects' tells the lost stories of the right people in the right place at the wrong time: liberal intellectuals in 'free-born' Britain during a decade when enthusiasm for political reform was enough to see their careers hindered irrevocably.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preamble: 'Who are these people?' -- I. The Red Decade. Usual and Unusual in 1790s Britain ; Before and After Lives: John Thelwall and William Godwin. -- II. The Forces of Public Opinion. Joseph Priestley, 'Dr. Phlogiston' ; James Montgomery, Radical Moravian. -- III. Keeping the University and Church Safe from Reform. William Frend, 'Frend of Jesus, friend of the Devil' ; Thomas Beddoes, Sr., No Laughing Matter. -- IV. Other Voices, Other Places. The Suspect Gender: Helen Maria Williams, Our Paris Correspondent ; Suspect Nations: William Drennan, 'Let Irishmen remain sulky, grave and watchful' ; Generic Suspicions: Robert Bage, The Novelist Who Was Not. -- V. End-Games. Gilbert Wakefield, The End of Controversy ; James Mackintosh, The Great Apostate: Judas, Brutus, or Thomas?. -- VI. The Romantic Poets and the Police. Spy Nozy in Somerset: 'A Gang of Disaffected Englishmen' ; Coleridge and Thelwall: 'Whispering Tongues Can Poison Truth' ; Wordsworth, The Prelude, and Posterity ; Robert Southey, More Radical Than Thou ; Charles Lamb, Radical in a lamb's cloak ; Robert Burns, 'A Man for a' That' ; Blake's America: The Prophecy that Failed ; Coda: 'What does it signify?'.
ISBN 9780191631979 (electronic bk.)
0191631973 (electronic bk.)
9780191771576 (ebook)
ISBN/ISSN 99955451957
OCLC # 851087133
Additional Format Print version: Johnston, Kenneth R. Unusual suspects 9780199657803 (OCoLC)835969170