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Author Dyer, Gary.
Title British satire and the politics of style, 1789-1832 / Gary Dyer.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Series Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 23
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 23.
Subject Political satire, English -- History and criticism.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Radicalism -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1789-1820.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1800-1837.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-250) and index.
Summary This book breaks new ground by surveying and interpreting the hundreds of satirical poems and prose narratives published in Britain during the Romantic period. Although satire was a major genre with a wide readership, such works have been largely neglected by literary scholars satisfied that satire disappeared in the late eighteenth century. Paying as much attention to now-forgotten figures like John Wolcot ("Peter Pindar") and Jane Taylor as to Byron, Gary Dyer argues that contemporary political and social conflicts gave new meanings to conventions of satire inherited from classical Rome and eighteenth-century England. Situating these satires in their cultural and material context sheds light on issues such as the tactics satirists used to deflect prosecution for sedition, and the ramifications for women writers of satire's "masculine" connotations. The book includes a bibliography of more than 700 volumes containing satirical verse.
Contents The scope of satire, 1789-1832 -- The modes of satire and the politics of style -- The meaning of Radical verse satire -- Peacock, Disraeli, and the satirical prose narrative -- Satire displaced, satire domesticated -- A select bibliography of British satirical verse, 1789-1832.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511003633 (electronic bk.)
9780511003639 (electronic bk.)
0521563577 (hardcover)
OCLC # 47008735
Additional Format Print version: Dyer, Gary. British satire and the politics of style, 1789-1832. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997 0521563577 (DLC) 96036665 (OCoLC)35657819