The Peripatetic

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Wayne State University Press, 2001 - 447 pages
John Thelwall (1764-1834) was one of the most famous English Jacobins of the eighteenth century. A self-educated poet, novelist, journalist, and politician, Thelwall was a key figure in the democratic movement of the 1790s, a vigorous campaigner for political and social reform, and a noted writer. The Peripatetic, first published in 1793, is a three-volume excursion through multiple genres, with debates about the rights of men and women, the politics of class and race, patriotism and nationhood, and the conflicts of modern culture. In this new edition, Judith Thompson makes this significant literary text available to students and scholars. In addition to the complete text of The Peripatetic, Thompson includes a detailed biographical and textual introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographic notes, an index, and maps, all of which help make this important work accessible to modern readers. The Peripatetic is an essential work for scholars and students of Jacobinism and romantic literature. Readers will value this new edition that provides an excellent introduction to the literary and political scene of the early romantic period. -- Book jacket.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
9
A NOTE ON THE TEXT
53
THE PERIPATETIC
65
EDITORS NOTES TO THE PERIPATETIC
383
A Thelwalls Essay on Charlotte Smiths Sonnets
409
B Review of The Peripatetic from Analytical Review
419
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