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Published: 01 November 2007

232 Pages | 17 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719076268

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Thomas Hood and Nineteenth-Century Poetry

Work, Play, and Politics

Sara Lodge

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first modern critical study of Thomas Hood, a hugely popular, enjoyable and influential nineteenth-century writer, editor and cartoonist Opens up to debate a significant author neglected by scholars for far too long, although his verses continue to be widely anthologised, and Carcanet (1992) and Penguin (2000) have both published selected poems
  • Places Hood in the context of several distinctive interdisciplinary interests, such as print culture, theatre, punning and grotesque art and literature Discusses several hot topics of recent academic discussion: the years between 1820 and 1840; 'cockney' culture and language use; the relationship between periodicals and the book market; early nineteenth-century theatre; and advertising and literary commodification in the early nineteenth century

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