Newgate in Revolution by Christina Parolin, Iain McCalman, Michael Davis
Newgate in Revolution by Christina Parolin, Iain McCalman, Michael Davis
Newgate in Revolution by Christina Parolin, Iain McCalman, Michael Davis
Newgate in Revolution by Christina Parolin, Iain McCalman, Michael Davis

Newgate in Revolution

An Anthology of Radical Prison Literature in the Age of Revolution
by Christina Parolin, Iain McCalman, Michael Davis
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Newgate in Revolution provides a useful and thought-provoking anthology of radical literature - satirical, philosophical and political writings - issued by the radicals and religious dissenters imprisoned in Newgate during the turbulent and nervous period 1780-1848. Newgate was a dreaded prison during this period and its image and reputation coupled to make it the English equivalent of the French Bastille. For those who found themselves incarcerated in Newgate the experience was debilitating and repressive. However, in the case of the radical prisoners it is a curious irony that this repressive environment actually encouraged a fraternal spirit and fertilised a rich production of ideas and literature, which today offers a rare insight into this unique and fascinating culture. Newgate in Revolution reproduces a representative selection of the radical literature published from Newgate, including the first edited version of the prison diary of Thomas Lloyd.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Nov 1, 2005

Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

208

ISBN

9780826475329

ISBN-13

9780826475329