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Published: 09 August 2007

314 Pages


ISBN: 9780199253999

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The Art of Eloquence

Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Matthew Bevis

  • Groundbreaking study of the relations between political oratory and literature between the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Blends consideration of large-scale developments (parliamentary history, platform cultures, crowd theory) with close reading of how particular speeches, rhetorical styles, and figures of speech influenced literary texts
  • Sheds new light on each author's socio-political engagements, and offers a new understanding of novels and poetry in relation to the public sphere