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Five Long WintersThe Trials of British Romanticism$
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John Bugg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785105

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Repressive 1790s

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(p.1) Introduction
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Five Long Winters
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John Bugg

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.003.0001

The Introduction establishes the book’s larger political, legal, and cultural contexts, with special attention to the series of repressive laws passed by the British government across the 1790s. It considers how the treatment of censorship in previous studies can help us to understand how British writers engaged with these repressive laws. William Cowper and Gilbert Wakefield provide two case studies: the former a writer who recuses himself from political publication, the latter a writer who boldly decides to voice his opposition -- with dire consequences.

Keywords:   Cooper, Wakefield, 1790s, censorship, repression, legislation, Romanticism, radical

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