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Author Bricker, Andrew Benjamin, author.

Title Libel and lampoon : satire in the courts, 1670-1792 / Andrew Benjamin Bricker
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xii, 326 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and color)
Series Law and literature (Oxford)
Law and literature (Oxford)
Contents Intro -- Halftitle page -- Series page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- List of Illustrations -- Epigraph -- Introduction: The Perils of Satire -- 1 The Perils of Satire -- 2 Libel and Lampoon, 1670-1792 -- 3 Verbal and Bibliographical Evasions -- 4 Libel and Satire, Law and Literature -- 1. Keeping Out of Court I: Libel and Lampoon after Hale and Dryden -- 1.1 'Common Intendment' and the Regulation of the Press -- 1.2 Libel and Lampoon: Manuscript Satire during the Later Seventeenth Century
1.3 Lampoon without Libel: Mac Flecknoe, Verbal Evasion, and the Language of Satire -- 1.4 The Legitimation of Lampoon: Mac Flecknoe and the Satiric Shadow Canon -- 2. Keeping Out of Court II: Swift and the Illicit Book Trade -- 2.1 The Book Trade and the Law -- 2.2 The Act of Anne: Authorship, Ownership, and the Authorities -- 2.3 Deception and Detection: Projecting Readers, Evading the Authorities -- 2.4 Editing Authors: Language, Libel, and Liability -- 3. Irony in the Courts: Defoe and the Law of Seditious Libel -- 3.1 The Shortest Way and Extrinsic Irony
3.2 Malice, Intention, and Irony in the Law of Seditious Libel -- 3.3 'Be Wise as Somerset': Intention and Irony in R. v. Dr. Browne (1706) -- 3.4 Defending Defoe: 'Plain English without Design' -- 4. Naming in the Courts: Pope and the Dunciad -- 4.1 Gutted Names in Court: Before and After R. v. Hurt (1713) -- 4.2 Perceptions of Law: Slippage and the Problem of Legal Meaning -- 4.3 Gutted Names in Eighteenth-Century Satire -- 4.4 More Precious than Life: Reputation in Early Modern England -- 4.5 Naming Victims: Pope and the Dunciad Variorum (1729)
5. Allegory in the Courts: Satire and the Problem of 'Libellous Parallels' -- 5.1 Delarivier Manley, The New Atalantis, and the Limits of R. v. Tutchin (1704) -- 5.2 The 'Insolence of Drawing Parallels': The Craftsman and the Uses of Allegory -- 5.3 'The Generality of Readers': R. v. Clerk (1728/9), the 'Persian Letter', and Mist's Weekly Journal -- 6. Keeping Out of Court III: Caricature, Mimicry, and the Deverbalization of Satire -- 6.1 Satire in the Courts, 1695-1792: Legal Strategies for Regulating the Press -- 6.2 The Deverbalization of Satire: Caricature and the Limits of Libel Law
6.3 The Deverbalization of Drama: Samuel Foote, Mimicry, and Impersonation after the Stage Licensing Act (1737) -- Epilogue: A Shandean History of the Press -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This resource explores the mutually shaping influences of legal developments over the 18th century and the expression and form of satire in the period, from satirical literature to non-verbal forms including caricature
Notes This edition also issued in print: 2022
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on January 31, 2022)
Subject Libel and slander -- England -- History -- 18th century
Press law -- England -- History -- 18th century
Satire -- History and criticism.
Lampoon -- History -- 18th century
Booksellers and bookselling -- England -- History -- 18th century
Booksellers and bookselling
Libel and slander
Press law
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191938511