Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 274 pages.
Condition: Spine caps and corners lightly bumped.
Dust Jacket: Some light shelf wear and scuffing. Some light creasing along the upper edge.
Contents: This book is the first literary study of the culture of the popular radical movement for parliamentary reform in the early decades of the nineteenth century. The period was characterized by popular agitation and repressive political measures, including trials for seditious and blasphemous libel. Kevin Gilmartin explores the styles and strategies of radical opposition in the periodical press (including the work of William Cobbett, Richard Carlile and Leigh Hunt), and in the public culture of the time. Indexed.