We're launching a new ISBNdb site. TRY ISBNDB BETA.

Loading Prices..

Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN10: 0312216459 ISBN13: 9780312216450 DDC: 820.9/358 LCC: PR448 Edition: (U.S. ed.)


Cultural Politics in the 1790s examines the relationships between sentimental and Romantic literature, political activism and the public sphere at a crucial period in British history. Drawing on the work of Habermas, Marcuse, Negt and Kluge, and Foucault, it demonstrates how major literary and political figures of the 1790s, and the ideological controversies in which they were involved, can be read in terms of the broader dynamics that typify modernity. Through discussions of Edmund Burke, William Godwin, John Thelwall, Mary Wollstonecraft, Matthew Lewis, Maria Edgeworth and the diverse cultural and political milieus they represented, Andrew McCann examines tensions between the aesthetic and the political, consumption and critique and the private and the public, arguing that the negotiation of these tensions was central to the consolidation of bourgeois hegemony and the containment of radical politics in the aftermath of the French Revolution.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-222) and index.


  • LCC: PR448
  • Dewey Decimal: 820.9/358

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xi, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition Info: (U.S. ed.)


Buying This Book

We query many merchants so that you can instantly compare prices and availability. You can even check historic prices and subscribe for notifications. For a manual check, clicking on a link will open a new window with a search for this book on the merchant's site of your choice.

  • Amazon.com by title or by ISBN - widest selection, reliable service, good prices
  • Abebooks.com by title or by ISBN - good source for rare and out-of-print books
  • Textbooks.com by title or by ISBN - large inventory of new & used textbooks
  • Alibris.com by title or by ISBN - their slogan is "books you thought you'd never find"
  • eCampus.com by title or by ISBN - they specialize in textbooks, used and new
  • BN.com by title or by ISBN - Barnes & Noble has a wide selection of new and used books