Download e-book for iPad: 'A Political Dictionary Explaining the True Meaning of by Robert Rix

By Robert Rix

ISBN-10: 0754636909

ISBN-13: 9780754636908

due to the fact Charles Pigott's satirical A Political Dictionary (1795) is frequently quoted and spoke of in analyses of overdue eighteenth-century radical tradition, it really is amazing that previously it has remained unavailable to readers outdoor of some specialized examine libraries. until eventually his demise at the twenty fourth of June 1794, Pigott used to be considered one of England's so much prolific satirists within the decade of progressive unrest following the French Revolution, writing a couple of pamphlets and performs of which just a small share have survived. Pigott complete A Political Dictionary in felony, the place he served a sentence for sedition. He died prior to his free up and the booklet used to be released posthumously. The Dictionary used to be an excellent satire at the "language of Aristocracy" and mixed radical politics with a excessive leisure price. certainly, a part of what he wrote used to be thought of so scurrilous that the printer ignored yes strains within the published model. smooth students will locate Pigott's paintings an unrivalled source for mapping the rhetorical panorama of political debate within the 1790s, and person who yields a special perception into the emotions and rhetoric of radical discourse. The textual content stands as a handy instruction manual, delivering a few of the wittiest and such a lot acidic activates frequent satirical conventions of the time, corresponding to the "swinish multitude" metaphor and the comparability of King George III to the mad King Nebuchadnezzar. will probably be a useful reduction to scholars and researchers of the interval - either as a hugely fun resource of illustrative quotations, and as an encyclopaedia over the important websites of ideological fight on the time.

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