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Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Richard Cronin


This book begins with two fatal duels, as the best introduction to a literary period best defined by its antagonisms – between England and Scotland, Whigs and Tories, men and women, and between poets and their critics. It covers the years in which publishing became an industry serving a mass readership, and focuses on the three publishing phenomena of the age: the novels of Walter Scott, Byron's Don Juan, and the new literary magazines. It attempts a radical reconfiguration of our understanding of literary culture in the years after Waterloo.

Keywords: romanticism, Scott, Byron, print culture, Scottish literature, personality, gender studies, magazines, periodical literature, Hazlitt, Lamb, James Hogg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199582532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Cronin, author
Professor of English Literature, University of Glasgow
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