Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s: Locke, Tooke, Wordsworth, Edgeworth

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Ashgate Publishing Company, 2007 - 204 páginas
"Susan Manly counters these assumptions, by tracing threads of influence from Locke's ideas of 'arbitrary' language and tyranny, through Tooke's attacks on terms such as 'majesty' and 'law', to the supposedly 'real language' of Wordsworthian Romanticism. She breaks new ground in establishing Maria Edgeworth's place in Locke's anti-authoritarian tradition, contending that Edgeworth's work, produced in the shadow of the United Irishmen uprising, revives the politicisation of the idea of common language displaced in Wordsworth's neutralizing of Locke's radical impulse in the preface to Lyrical Ballads. Manly's original and engaging book will appeal to scholars of 1790s radicalism, eighteenth-century linguistic theory, women's writing and the relations between Britain and Ireland."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contenido

Maria Edgeworth and the Genius of the People
137
Afterword
185
Index
199
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Susan Manly is a lecturer at the University of St Andrews, UK.

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