Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

Ian Haywood:

Oxford 2004

Ian Haywood examines the role that radical politics played in the transformation of popular literature from the Jacobin miscellanies of the 1790s to the mass-circulation fiction and popular journalism of the 1840s. Linton is represented as “the Chartism’s most distinguished artist,” whose “career is indicative of the ways in which Chartism participated in and interacted with a broader literary-political culture, which was constantly widening the base of popular politics and culture in Britain.” Haywood is currently working on a scholarly online edition of Linton’s Bob Thin-poem.