Eighteen Hundred and Eleven. Poetry, Protest and Economic Crisis.
Anna Letitia Barbauld [1743-1825] published her poem Eighteen Hundred and Eleven as a prophecy of the British nation reduced to ruins by its refusal to end the war with France. Over time, the poem became more remembered for the scathing critique in the Tory Quarterly Review, and the myth that Barbauld was cowed by this review into silence, than for its importance as political protest in a time of great upheaval. Clery's research skewers that myth, and also takes the reader into the world of poets, journalists, and reviewers, giving us a new perspective on the politics of Romanticism. Cambridge University Press. 2017. Paper. NEW. $31.00