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John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon

Edited By

Steve Poole

ISBN 9781138663763
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays, and was a collaborator and confidant of Wordsworth and Coleridge.

Table of Contents

Preface, Steve Poole; Introduction: The Character and Reputation of an ‘Acquitted Felon’, Steve Poole; Chapter 1 The Lives of John Thelwall: Another View of The ‘Jacobin Fox’, Nicholas Roe; Chapter 2 Usual and Unusual Suspects: John Thelwall, William Godwin and Pitt’s Reign of Terror, Kenneth R. Johnston; Chapter 3 Thelwall in his Own Defence: The Natural and Constitutional Right of Britons, John Barrell; Chapter 4 Labour, Contingency, Utility: Thelwall’s Theory of Property, Robert Lamb; Chapter 5 ‘A Loud, A Fervid, and Resolute Remonstrance With Our Rulers’: John Thelwall, The People and Political Economy, Richard Sheldon; Chapter 6 John Thelwall’s Radical Vision of Democracy, Georgina Green; Chapter 7 Articulations of Community in The Peripatetic, Yasmin Solomonescu; Chapter 8 Domestic Invasions: John Thelwall and the Exploitation of Privacy, Corinna Wagner; Chapter 9 The Dungeon and the Cell: The Prison Verse of Coleridge and Thelwall, Jon Mee; Chapter 10 Thelwall’s Two Plays Against Empire, Incle and Yarico (1787) and The Incas (1792), Michael Scrivener; Chapter 11 A ‘Double-Visag’d Fate’: John Thelwall and the Hapless Hope of Albion, Judith Thompson; Chapter 12 The Conceptual Underpinnings of John Thelwall’s Elocutionary Practices, Judith Felson Duchan; Chapter 13 Tracing the Textual Reverberation: The Role of Thelwall’s Elocutionary Selections in the British Lyceum, Tara-Lynn Fleming; Chapter 14 ‘Not Precedents to be Followed, but Examples to be Weighed’: John Thelwall and the Jacobin Sense of the Past, Steve Poole;

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