Anti-Jacobin Novels: Pt. 1

Anti-Jacobin Novels: Pt. 1

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A selection of Anti-Jacobin novels reprinted in full with annotations. The set includes works by male and female writers holding a range of political positions within the Anti-Jacobin camp, and represents the French Revolution, American Revolution, Irish Rebellion and political unrest in more

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  • Hardback | 1560 pages
  • 312.42 x 414.02 x 121.92mm | 3,447.28g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1851967761
  • 9781851967766

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Part I Volume 1 Henry James Pye, The Democrat (1796); Henry James Pye, The Aristocrat (1799) Reflecting a merry sort of anti-sans culottism, Pye's novel, The Democrat, satirizes French participation in the American struggle for independence. Pye's sarcasms, though restrained, make abundantly clear that, as far as he is concerned, the most remarkable characteristic of the French and American revolutionaries is their gullibility in the presence of false prophets. Volume 2 Charles Lloyd, Edmund Oliver (1798) This novel provides an interesting position within the anti-Jacobin camp, in that it is at once a radical novel, and a rather broad satire on radicalism. Maintaining a fairly full Jacobin agenda, the novel simultaneously assails Godwin's radical scepticism - repudiating in particular Godwin's denial that promises can be binding, and his argument against marriage. Volume 3 Mrs Bullock, Dorothea; Or, A Ray of the New Light (1801) Restaging the fall of the Bastille in mid-1790s Ireland, the author attempts to bring the threat of Revolution closer to home - a threat that was obviously further accentuated by the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The novel is full of gory detail, and paints in brilliant colours the murders and other acts of violence perpetrated by the Irish Jacobins. It has only recently been attributed to Mrs Bullock. Volume 4 Robert Bisset, Douglas; Or, The Highlander (1800) vol. 1 A man who proudly referred to himself as 'that zealous Anti-Jacobin, Dr Bisset' and one of the most prominent - and vitriolic - reviewers for the Anti-Jacobin, Bisset waged a bitter and vicious war against every enemy of 'Christianity and natural religion, of monarchy, or order, subordination, property and justice'. The main butt of Bisset's razor-sharp satire in Douglas is Mary Wollstonecraft, who appears both as herself, and as a travesty of herself, called Lady Mary Manhunt. Volume 5 Robert Bisset, Douglas; Or, The Highlander (1800) vol. 2show more

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