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The art of eloquence : Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Author: Matthew Bevis
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"The Art of Eloquence considers how Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce responded to this 'Parliamentary people', and examines the ways in which they and their publics conceived the relations between political speech and literary endeavour. Drawing on a wide range of sources - classical rhetoric, Hansard, newspaper reports, elocutionary manuals, treatises on crowd theory - this book argues that oratorical procedures  Read more...
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Bevis, Matthew.
Art of eloquence.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608096715
Named Person: Alfred Tennyson; James Joyce; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; Charles Dickens; George Gordon Byron; Charles Dickens; George G Byron; Charles Dickens; James Joyce; Alfred Tennyson; Alfred Tennyson; James Joyce; George Gordon Byron, baron; Charles Dickens; Alfred Tennyson; James Joyce
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Bevis
ISBN: 9780199253999 0199253994 9780191719790 019171979X
OCLC Number: 122261747
Awards: Winner of Awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2007.
Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Literary persuasions --
Disinterested parties --
Debating societies --
Byron's hearing --
Question, question --
Forms of address --
The eloquence of action --
Poetic justice --
On second thoughts --
An audience with Dickens --
Addressing the times --
Plotting talk --
Honourable gentlemen --
Bringing the house down --
Tennyson and sound judgement --
Measured language --
Testing voices --
A civil tongue --
The tone of empire --
Joyce's breathing space --
Governing the tongue --
Crowd trouble --
Stephen's heroes --
House rules --
Coda: An eyed ear.
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Matthew Bevis examines the relations between public speaking and literary expression in the lives and work of Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce. Paying close attention to the procedures, languages,  Read more...

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