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Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Christopher Reid

Abstract

Imprison'd Wranglers is the first detailed study of parliamentary speaking in what has long been regarded as its golden age, when orators such as Burke, Fox, Sheridan, and Pitt competed for ascendancy in the House of Commons. The book examines the making of a rhetorical culture inside and outside the House during this eventful period, when Parliament consolidated its authority as a national institution and gained a new kind of prominence in the public eye. Drawing on a wide range of textual and visual sources (including manuscript and printed reports and political cartoons), it re ... More

Keywords: Parliament, House of Commons, oratory, rhetoric, audience, performance, reporting, newspapers, publicness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199581092
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581092.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Reid, author
Senior Lecturer in English, Queen Mary, University of London

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