Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Poetry of Chartism: Aesthetics, Politics, History - Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture 62 (Paperback)
  • The Poetry of Chartism: Aesthetics, Politics, History - Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture 62 (Paperback)
zoom

The Poetry of Chartism: Aesthetics, Politics, History - Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature & Culture 62 (Paperback)

(author)
£28.99
Paperback 314 Pages / Published: 12/01/2012
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Between 1838 and 1852, the leading Chartist newspaper, the Northern Star, published over 1000 poems written by more than 350 poets - as the readership of the Northern Star numbered hundreds of thousands, these poems were amongst the most widely read of the Victorian era. This book offers a complete record of all the poems published. It asks a simple question: why did the writing and reading of poetry play such an important role in Chartism's struggle to secure fundamental democratic rights? It answers this question by analysing the interplay between politics, aesthetics and history in the aftermath of the Newport insurrection (1839), during the mass strikes of 1842 and the year of European revolutions (1848). Additionally, the book theorizes poetry's political agency and examines the critical history of Chartist poetry.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107403932
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: 'Mike Sanders has produced an important study of the Northern Star's poetry column with a complete list of all the poems published. ... This volume must now be recognised as the leading study of Chartist poetry available to historians. Its subtle linkage of literature, aesthetics and history provides a clear contextual setting for examining the written word and makes one realise why Plato contended that poetry could be harmful.' The Historical Association
Review of the hardback: '... The Poetry of Chartism (2009) is one of the most honourable acts of criticism I have read recently.' Isobel Armstrong
'This book deserves great credit for showing unexpected correspondences between poets well and little known.' John Plotz, Review 19

You may also be interested in...

The Woodlanders
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Emily Dickinson
Added to basket
£3.99
Paperback
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Added to basket
Blake
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Poor Miss Finch
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde
Added to basket
Flatland
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Bleak House
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Nicholas Nickleby
Added to basket
Walden
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
La Dame aux Camelias
Added to basket
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Leaves of Grass
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Kill
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Complete Poetry
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.