Edward Rushton’s Rebellious Poetics, 1782–1814
Dr Franca Dellarosa is Senior Lecturer of English at the Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’, Italy.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations Timeline Introduction: Rushton Edward, Bookseller, 56 Paradise Street Part I: Local Radicalism 1. ‘Written near one of the Docks of Liverpool’ 2. ‘A gang of fierce hirelings appear’: Fighting the Press Gang and Other Sea Stories 3. ‘Yet still our isle’s enslaved’: The Irish Poems Part II: Global Radicalism 4. Writing Against Empires Interlude: Of Commerce, Empire, and the Banality of Evil 5. West-Indian Eclogues (1787), or, the Opacity of Form 6. Envisioning the Unthinkable: History, Agency, and the Haitian Revolution 7. Washington, Rushton, Garrison (and Paine): Following the Transatlantic Currents of History Bibliography Index
Franca Dellarossa’s superb monograph...is absolutely right to prioritise the prevalence of rebellion and radicalism in [Rushton's] work.
Ryan Hanley The BARS Review, No. 48
The Collected Writings of Edward Rushton (1756–1814), edited by Paul Baines and Franca Dellarosa’s Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton’s Rebellious Poetics 1782–1814 (a first-rate critical biography) taken together, are two volumes that enable Rushton’s work to join a large and sometimes quite riveting body of material at the intersection of working-class poetry and the literary history of abolitionism.
Jenny Davidson SEL Review
Publication: October 31, 2014
Series: Eighteenth-Century Worlds