Regency Radical: Selected Writings of William Hone

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Wayne State University Press, 2003 - 462 ページ
The English satirist William Hone (1780-1842) became famous for his brilliant self-defense and acquittal when tried in 1817 for parodying parts of the Book of Common Prayer. His trial for "blasphemous libel" went on record as one of the most hilarious in English history, but Hone's reform-minded contemporaries, including Keats and Coleridge, viewed it as an important battle against a wave of government oppression. In this, the first comprehensive selection of Hone's writings, David A. Kent and D. R. Ewen seek to expand our understanding of this writer, political radical, publisher, and bookseller as a major figure in the reform movement of the Regency period. Illustrated with over sixty woodcuts by Hone's frequent collaborator, George Cruikshank, this book reveals the writer's commitment to such issues as parliamentary reform, religious liberty, reform of asylums, and freedom of the press, while conveying the many dimensions of his humane personality.

Regency Radical includes selections from Hone's early radical writings, miscellaneous prose volumes, and letters displaying his amiable wit and engaging intimacy. The trials of 1817 are reprinted for the first time in over a century, and the drama of Hone's legal battle with Lord Ellenborough, Chief Justice of England, remains gripping. Reprints of four of Hone's most successful satires, including The Political House that Jack Built, appear along with Cruikshank's woodcuts to recreate the look of the original publications. The volume features an introduction, a chronology of Hone's life, a total of over seventy illustrations, and a selected bibliography.

 

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Introduction
343
To Matthew D Hill 1820
349
To Walter Wilson 22 January 1823
355
To John Childs 24 April 1826
361
To Robert Southey 25 November 1830
368
To Charles Sturgeon 27 September 1831
374
To Joseph Hone 22 April 1834
380
Notes
387
Selected Bibliography
459
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著者について (2003)

Kent teaches at Centennial College.

D.R. Ewen is a professor emeritus in the English Department at York University.

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