The Nonsense Club: Literature and Popular Culture, 1749-1764 by Lance BertelsenThe Nonsense Club: Literature and Popular Culture, 1749-1764 by Lance Bertelsen

The Nonsense Club: Literature and Popular Culture, 1749-1764

byLance Bertelsen

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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The Nonsense Club was a group of five friends and writers--Charles Churchill, Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, William Cowper, and Robert Lloyd--who wrote and edited numerous periodicals, produced a distinctive and often brilliant satirical poetry, engaged in virulent theatrical and literarybattles, and participated in the most important domestic political debate of their time. In this first comprehensive study of the group, Lance Bertelsen uses interdisciplinary methods to create a more complex understanding of the relationship between literature and culture in the era of Hogarth,Johnson, and Wilkes.
Lance Bertelsen is at University of Texas at Austin.
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Title:The Nonsense Club: Literature and Popular Culture, 1749-1764Format:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198128592

ISBN - 13:9780198128595

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'... lively and enjoyable... highly recommended.' Brean S. Hammond, Review of English Studies