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Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Franca Dellarosa


This book is the first academic study entirely devoted to Liverpool labouring-class poet and activist Edward Rushton (1756-1814), whose name was for a long time only associated with the foundation of the Royal School for the Blind in 1791. A former sailor, tavern keeper and editor of a paper, as of the turbulent 1790s Rushton owned a bookshop that was a hub of intense networking with many radical writers and intellectuals. His long-lasting, consistent commitment to the most pressing debates enflaming the Age of Revolution led him to question naval impressment and British repression in Ireland, ... More

Keywords: labouring class poet, Edward Rushton, romantic studies, radical writers, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381441
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Franca Dellarosa, author
Università degli Studi di Bari 'Aldo Moro', Italy