"The Politics of Parody" by David Francis Taylor

The Politics of Parody A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830 David Francis Taylor

Series:
The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
22 May 2018
ISBN:
9780300223750
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
320 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
76 b-w illus.

The first in-depth analysis of the relationship between literature and visual satire in eighteenth-century Britain, this engaging study explores how the works of Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, and others were taken up by caricaturists as a means of helping the public make sense of political issues, outrages, and personalities. In a fascinating and novel approach to literary history, Taylor explores how great texts, seen through the lens of visual parody, shape how we understand the political world.

David Francis Taylor is associate professor of eighteenth-century literature at the University of Warwick, and the award-winning author of Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He lives in Buckinghamshire, UK.