By John Goodridge,Bridget Keegan

ISBN-10: 1107190401

ISBN-13: 9781107190405

A heritage of British Working-Class Literature examines the wealthy contributions of working-class writers in nice Britain from 1700 to the current. because the early eighteenth century the phenomenon of working-class writing has been recognized, yet virtually consistently co-opted in a few finally distorting demeanour, no matter if as examples of 'natural genius'; a Victorian self-improvement ethic; or as a side of the heroic employees of 19th- and twentieth-century radical tradition. the current paintings contrastingly applies a wide selection of interpretive methods to this literature. Essays on extra popular themes, resembling the 'agrarian idyll' of John Clare, are combined with fullyyt new parts within the box like working-class women's 'life-narratives'. This authoritative and complete historical past explores a variety of genres similar to go back and forth writing, the verse-epistle, the elegy and novels, whereas masking elements of Welsh, Scottish, Ulster/Irish tradition and transatlantic perspectives.

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