British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789–1832

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British Satire and the Politics of Style, 1789–1832

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Description

Gary Dyer breaks new ground by surveying and interpreting hundreds of satirical poems and prose narratives published in Britain during the Romantic period. These works have been neglected by literary scholars, satisfied that satire disappeared in the late eighteenth century. Dyer argues that satire continued to be a major and widely-read genre, and that contemporary political and social conflicts gave new meanings to conventions inherited from classical Rome and eighteenth-century England. He includes a bibliography of more than 700 volumes containing satirical verses.

Revisionary survey of satire in the Romantic period, setting work of major Romantic figures such as Byron in new context

Was the first comprehensive bibliography of volumes containing satirical verse

ISBN

9780521027441

Publication Date

11-2006

Publisher

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Keywords

Romanticism, CambridgeStudies, Satire

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | History | Literature in English, British Isles