Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 February 2013

321 Pages | 15 halftones

6.1 x 9.2 inches

ISBN: 9780199581092

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Imprison'd Wranglers

The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Christopher Reid

  • First book for many years to offer a broad account of speaking in the eighteenth-century House of Commons
  • Has interdisciplinary appeal, bringing new perspectives to readers with interests in eighteenth-century literature, rhetoric, political history, and the visual arts
  • Includes examination of a wealth of diverse sources, some of them little known, including manuscript diaries and contemporary newspaper reports
  • Draws the reader's attention to parallels between eighteenth-century and modern parliamentary speaking
  • Written in a style which will engage both expert and non-specialist readers.