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By Gary Dyer

This publication surveys and translates the loads of satirical poems and prose narratives released in Britain in the course of the Romantic interval. even if satire was once a massive style with a large readership, such works were mostly overlooked via literary students, chuffed that satire disappeared within the overdue eighteenth century. Paying as a lot recognition to now-forgotten figures like John Wolcot ('Peter Pindar') and Jane Taylor as to Byron, Gary Dyer argues that modern political and social conflicts gave new meanings to conventions of satire inherited from classical Rome and eighteenth-century England. Situating those satires of their cultural and fabric context sheds mild on matters reminiscent of the strategies satirists used to deflect prosecution for sedition, and the ramification for girls writers of satire's 'masculine' connotations. The e-book encompasses a bibliography of greater than seven hundred volumes containing satirical verses.

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