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The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

David Francis Taylor


This book explores how the works of William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, and others were taken up by caricaturists as a means of helping the eighteenth-century British public make sense of political issues, outrages, and personalities. The first in-depth exploration of the relationship between literature and visual satire in this period, the book explores how great texts, seen through the lens of visual parody, shape how we understand the political world. It offers a fascinating, novel approach to literary history.

Keywords: caricature, eighteenth-century Britain, visual satire, literature, visual parody, William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jonathan Swift

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300223750
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300223750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Francis Taylor, author
University of Warwick