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The Resource Language and revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin, Jane Hodson

Language and revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin, Jane Hodson

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Language and revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin
Title
Language and revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin
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Jane Hodson
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Revolution in France of 1789 provoked a major 'pamphlet war' in Britain as writers debated what exactly had happened, why it had happened, and where events were now headed. Jane Hodson's book explores the relationship between political persuasion, literary style, and linguistic theory in this war of words, focusing on four key texts: Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Men, Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, and William Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. While these texts form the core of Hodson's project, she ranges far beyond them to survey other works by the same authors; more than 50 contemporaneous books on language; and pamphlets, novels, and letters by other writers. The scope of her study permits her to challenge earlier accounts of the relationship between language and politics that lack historical nuance. Rather than seeing the Revolution debate as a straightforward conflict between radical and conservative linguistic practices, Hodson argues that there is no direct correlation between a particular style or linguistic concept and the political affiliation of the writer. Instead, she shows how each writer attempts to mobilize contemporary linguistic ideas to lend their texts greater authority. Her book will appeal to literature scholars and to historians of language and linguistics working in the Enlightenment and Romantic eras."--BOOK JACKET
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1972-
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Hodson, Jane
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Godwin, William
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Political science
  • Discourse analysis
  • English language
  • France
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Language and revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin, Jane Hodson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-200) and index
Contents
The language of politics and the politics of language -- The linguistic background -- 'A wilderness of words' : Edmund Burke's Reflections -- 'The effusions of the moment' : Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication -- 'What is this metaphor called a crown?' : Thomas Paine's Rights of man -- 'The transparent envelop of our thoughts' : Godwin's Political justice -- Conclusion -- Fifty linguistic texts first published in England during the 1790s
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11065233
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 216 p.
Isbn
9780754654032
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006029957
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Nz)11065233
Label
Language and revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin, Jane Hodson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-200) and index
Contents
The language of politics and the politics of language -- The linguistic background -- 'A wilderness of words' : Edmund Burke's Reflections -- 'The effusions of the moment' : Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication -- 'What is this metaphor called a crown?' : Thomas Paine's Rights of man -- 'The transparent envelop of our thoughts' : Godwin's Political justice -- Conclusion -- Fifty linguistic texts first published in England during the 1790s
Control code
11065233
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 216 p.
Isbn
9780754654032
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006029957
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Nz)11065233

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