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Seditious allegories : John Thelwall & Jacobin writing, Michael Scrivener

Label
Seditious allegories : John Thelwall & Jacobin writing
Title
Seditious allegories
Title remainder
John Thelwall & Jacobin writing
Statement of responsibility
Michael Scrivener
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The multifaceted career of John Thelwall (1764-1834)-poet, novelist, playwright, journalist, politician, scientist-is the lens through which we are offered here a new look at the phenomenon of British Jacobinism, long distorted by the critical view of it as intellectually weak bequeathed to us by Coleridge and Wordsworth, once Jacobins themselves. This book, the first on Thelwall in almost one hundred years, combines literary analysis and historical description to show how this innovative political activist remained true to his radicalism while adapting his methods in the face of the anti-Jacobin reaction that Paine's The Rights of Man helped set off. The three parts of the book set Thelwall's achievements and challenges in the political and literary context of his times. Part One, "Jacobin(s) Writing," focuses on the most essential aspects, ideologically and formally, of the insurgent writing of the 1790s to which Thelwall contributed. Part Two, "The Voice of the People," treats both Thelwall's radical oratory and journalism, as well as his writings and activities as a natural scientist and rhetorician, a professor and technician of "elocution." Part Three, "Jacobin Allegory," expounds on Thelwall's characteristic strategy of indirect expression through synecdoche and allegory, which he used in his later career after repression forced him out of politics. Through Thelwall's life Michael Scrivener succeeds in revealing how British Jacobinism reshaped the public sphere, initiating numerous literary experiments with oratory, pamphlets, periodicals, popularizations, and songs in the spaces opened up by political associations, lectures, meetings, and trials. Jacobinism thus altered the very institutions of reading and writing by expanding literacy, restructuring the popular arena for reading, and generating a body of diverse texts that were "seditious allegories."
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scrivener, Michael Henry
Dewey number
828/.609
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR3729.T4
LC item number
Z88 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thelwall, John
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • France
  • English literature
  • Jacobins
  • Social problems in literature
  • Sedition
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Allegory
  • Thelwall, John
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Allegory
  • English literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Jacobins
  • Literature and society
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and literature
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Sedition
  • Social problems in literature
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Jakobijnen
  • Politieke activiteit
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • English Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Seditious allegories : John Thelwall & Jacobin writing, Michael Scrivener
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Peripatetic Imagination
  • Against Empire
  • Autobiographies
  • Jacobinism
  • Defining Jacobinism
  • Thelwall's Replies to Burke
  • The Voice of the People
  • Thelwall's Popular Poetry and LCS Culture
  • Excursus: Radical Underground: Spence and Wedderburn
  • Intemperance, Oratory, and Voicelessness
  • Jacobin Allegory
Control code
75633645
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 305)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271031002
Lccn
00064979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv14fwzw3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)75633645
Label
Seditious allegories : John Thelwall & Jacobin writing, Michael Scrivener
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Peripatetic Imagination
  • Against Empire
  • Autobiographies
  • Jacobinism
  • Defining Jacobinism
  • Thelwall's Replies to Burke
  • The Voice of the People
  • Thelwall's Popular Poetry and LCS Culture
  • Excursus: Radical Underground: Spence and Wedderburn
  • Intemperance, Oratory, and Voicelessness
  • Jacobin Allegory
Control code
75633645
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 305)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271031002
Lccn
00064979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv14fwzw3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)75633645

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