Chapter 5. “With an Industry Incredible”: Politics, Writing, and the Public Sphere

  1. Jon Klancher
  1. Paul Keen Professor

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch5

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

How to Cite

Keen, P. (2009) “With an Industry Incredible”: Politics, Writing, and the Public Sphere, in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age (ed J. Klancher), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Author Information

  1. Carleton University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233558

Online ISBN: 9781444308563

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Keywords:

  • politics, writing, and public sphere;
  • Edmund Burke's Reflections on Revolution in France - vision of social order;
  • Trials of Literature in 1792 - Attorney General's correlation between criminality and class hierarchy, a firmly established point;
  • “Promise of their Labours”- Literary Professionalism in 1802;
  • disenchantment with French Revolution;
  • 1818 print politics;
  • years after Napoleon's defeat - E. P. Thompson's “heroic age of popular Radicalism”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Trials of Literature in 1792

  • The “Promise of their Labours”: Literary Professionalism in 1802

  • Print Politics in 1818

  • References and Further Reading