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Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture

Elizabeth Carolyn


This book explores the literary culture of Britain's radical press from 1880 to 1910, a time that saw a flourishing of radical political activity as well as the emergence of a mass print industry. While Enlightenment radicals and their heirs had seen free print as an agent of revolutionary transformation, socialist, anarchist, and other radicals of this later period suspected that a mass public could not exist outside the capitalist system. In response, they purposely reduced the scale of print by appealing to a small, counter-cultural audience. “Slow print,” like “slow food” today, actively r ... More

Keywords: radical press, literary radicalism, print culture, literary culture, slow print, William Morris, George Bernard Shaw, Annie Besant, Edward Carpenter, Alfred Orage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804784085
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784085.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Carolyn, author