The Lab'ring Muses: Work, Writing, and the Social Order in English Plebeian Poetry, 1730-1830

by William J. Christmas

Hardback • 2001 • $95.00
ISBN: 978-1611492026

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The Lab’ring Muses is the first study to bring together a wide range of verse published by laboring-class authors between 1730 and 1830. The book examines a total of sixteen case studies that establish a specifically English tradition of laboring-class poetics.