Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2018

256 Pages | 60 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 X 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9781526122872

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Comedy, caricature and the social order, 1820-50

Brian Maidment

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Covers a largely neglected area of visual culture
  • The detailed analysis draws on a wide range of commercially produced print genres, including song books, play-texts, comic annuals and magazines as well as single plate and series of caricatures
  • Challenges the generally condescending response that art and social historians have offered to these materials
  • Its focus on the years between 1820 and 1850 calls into question traditional academic periodisation
  • Draws widely on the strategies and modes of analysis used by book history to consider illustrations and images that fail to conform to ready-made definitions

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