Vagabond, the Pb by Verhoeven
  

Vagabond, the Pb

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Vagabond, the Pb by Verhoeven

First published in London in 1799, The Vagabond was an immediate popular success. Critizing Jacobinism (or pro-revolutionary political sentiment), this novel's satirical descriptions of many of the historical figures who fought in the forefront of the British Revolution are full of playful banter and farce.

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The Vagabond is a vibrant counterrevolutionary polemic that illuminates a wide range of political controversy in the 1790s--the French Revolution crisis, domestic reform, transatlantic emigration, and the era's heated debates on human nature and its troubling propensity for violence. This accessible edition brings to life for modern readers the novel's turbulent political and philosophical contexts through its wide-ranging introduction and well-researched set of contemporary materials. Expertly edited and vividly presented through these contemporary contexts, The Vagabond is a must-read for those interested in the popular phenomenon of the conservative Romantic-period novel. --Adriana Craciun W.M. Verhoeven's edition of George Walker's The Vagabond is an essential text for scholars and readers of eighteenth-century and Romantic literature. Verhoeven's erudite introduction and notes contextualize the anti-Jacobin novel, covering British history and culture from the Glorious Revolution through the Gordon Riots into the revolutionary and post-revolutionary nineties, and his appendices provide valuable material for an understanding of just what was at stake in the period. --Carol Houlihan Flynn The Vagabond is a vibrant counterrevolutionary polemic that illuminates a wide range of political controversy in the 1790s--the French Revolution crisis, domestic reform, transatlantic emigration, and the era's heated debates on human nature and its troubling propensity for violence. This accessible edition brings to life for modern readers the novel's turbulent political and philosophical contexts through its wide-ranging introduction and well-researched set of contemporary materials. Expertly edited and vividly presented through these contemporary contexts, The Vagabond is a must-read for those interested in the popular phenomenon of the conservative Romantic-period novel. -- Adriana Craciun, Birkbeck College, University of London

W.M. Verhoeven's edition of George Walker's The Vagabond is an essential text for scholars and readers of eighteenth-century and Romantic literature. Verhoeven's erudite introduction and notes contextualize the anti-Jacobin novel, covering British history and culture from the Glorious Revolution through the Gordon Riots into the revolutionary and post-revolutionary nineties, and his appendices provide valuable material for an understanding of just what was at stake in the period. -- Carol Houlihan Flynn, Tufts University

About the Author

W.M. Verhoeven is Professor of American Culture and Cultural Theory at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His publications include Revolutionary Histories: Transatlantic Cultural Nationalism, 1775-1815 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and Epistolary Histories: Letters, Fiction, Culture (with Amanda Gilroy, University of Virginia Press, 2000). He is also general editor of the ten-volume Anti-Jacobin Novels for Pickering & Chatto Publishers.

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Paperback
300 pages

Author

Verhoeven
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Publisher

Broadview Press Ltd

Publication date

1st April 2004

ISBN

9781551113753


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