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By John Goodridge,Bridget Keegan

ISBN-10: 1107190401

ISBN-13: 9781107190405

A heritage of British Working-Class Literature examines the wealthy contributions of working-class writers in nice Britain from 1700 to the current. because the early eighteenth century the phenomenon of working-class writing has been regarded, yet virtually consistently co-opted in a few eventually distorting demeanour, even if as examples of 'natural genius'; a Victorian self-improvement ethic; or as a facet of the heroic staff of 19th- and twentieth-century radical tradition. the current paintings contrastingly applies a large choice of interpretive techniques to this literature. Essays on extra common issues, comparable to the 'agrarian idyll' of John Clare, are combined with totally new parts within the box like working-class women's 'life-narratives'. This authoritative and entire heritage explores quite a lot of genres comparable to go back and forth writing, the verse-epistle, the elegy and novels, whereas protecting points of Welsh, Scottish, Ulster/Irish tradition and transatlantic perspectives.

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