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Radicalism on the Cross-roads: William Hazlitt and William Cobbett

Ruth Livesey

in Writing the Stage Coach Nation: Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198769439
eISBN:
9780191822438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769439.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Despite loathing Scott’s Tory politics, the radical journalist William Hazlitt treasured his novels for delivering, as Hazlitt saw it, the very air of Scottish localities down the road in London ... More


Communicating with Jane Eyre: Stage Coach, Mail, and the Tory Nation

Ruth Livesey

in Writing the Stage Coach Nation: Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198769439
eISBN:
9780191822438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769439.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Critics have long read Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre as an exemplary account of liberal individualism and self-expression. This chapter instead argues that the novel, written in the 1840s and ... More


“Our Motto is Freedom”

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter recounts the events that commenced during a cold spell in January 1831, when Aurore made the three-day journey from Nohant to Paris via mail coach. Being the only passenger on the ... More


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