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By John Mullan,Christopher Reid

ISBN-10: 0198711344

ISBN-13: 9780198711346

ISBN-10: 0198711352

ISBN-13: 9780198711353

This booklet is a delicately annotated choice of eighteenth-century writings approximately pop culture. through the eighteenth century, pop culture assumed a weird significance. within the early a part of the century, low and high cultures usually collided. Later within the century, politeness an increasing number of required the distancing of genteel from vulgar amusements. This assortment rediscovers a few of the energies of the low and the vulgar within the interval by means of analyzing specific issues (crime, non secular enthusiasm, renowned politics, for instance) and telling specific tales (the occupation of a infamous legal, the exploits of a spiritual sect, John Wilkes and the crowd). It additionally illustrates how the very thought of pop culture was once shaped within the interval, delivering examples of the ways that it used to be mentioned either through those that have been afraid of it and people who have been enthusiastic about it.

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