This collection is an important recovery of satirical poetry from the Romantic period. Volume 2 consists of long extracts from book-length satirical poems. Approximately 90% of these texts have never been previously edited. The volume has an 8000 word general introduction written by Walker and each poem has been reset. Each poem has a headnote and is extensively annotated by Walker. Topics that the poems address include contemporary politics, literary feuds, questions of class and feminism.
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Pickering and Chatto|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|