The Literature of Struggle: An Anthology of Chartist Fiction, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Literature of Struggle

An Anthology of Chartist Fiction, 1st Edition

Edited by Ian Haywood


212 pages

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First published in 1995. Chartism inspired a prodigious literary output, based on its own newspapers and journals. However, while some Chartist political writings have been reprinted, the aesthetic texts of the movement have largely been neglected. This selection of short stories and extracts from longer fiction aims to remedy this situation and covers a diversity of authors, genres and themes.

Ian Haywood has written a cogent and wide-ranging review of the Chartist movement and its literature as an introduction to this collection of little-known and revealing stories. The diction is divided into the following areas: the condition of England, Ireland, revolution, women and Chartism itself. This title will be of interest to students of history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Condition of England 2. Ireland 3. Revolution 4. Women 5. Chartism; Notes

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Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century