By Henry Stead and Edith Hall,Henry Stead,Edith Hall
The essays, numerous of which draw on formerly overlooked and unpublished assets, hide literary figures (Coleridge, the 'Cockney Classicist' poets together with Keats, and Dickens), diverse cultural media (burlesque theatre, body-building, banner artwork, poetry, journalism and fiction), issues in social reform (the desirability of revolution, suffrage, poverty, social exclusion, women's rights, healthcare, eugenics, city making plans, race kinfolk and employees' education), in addition to political affiliations and businesses (Chartists, exchange Unions, the WEA, political events together with the Fabians, the Communist get together of significant Britain and the Labour Party).
The 16 essays during this quantity repair to the heritage of British Classics many of the subject's ideological complexity and instrumentality in social development, a prior that's badly wanted within the present debates over the way forward for the self-discipline. individuals contain experts in English Literature, heritage, Classics and Art.
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