To celebrate twenty years of Trent Editions we are offering a discounted bundle of our radical recoveries titles. In this bundle we have:
Political Writings of William Fox, with a critical introduction by John Barrell and Timothy Whelan
William Fox was among the most prolific radical pamphleteers of the 1790s. Between 1791 and 1794, he collaborated with the Baptist bookseller Martha Gurney in publishing sixteen political pamphlets on topics ranging from the abolition of the slave trade to the perversion of national fast days, from England’s war with France to the government’s selective redefining of the word ‘Jacobin.’ This edition gathers together all Fox's known writings, with full explanatory notes and an introduction which explains who he was and some of his incompatible beliefs. This collection recovers an utterly distinctive voice for new audiences and reveals how William Fox, an obscure bookseller in Holborn, shaped the political culture in 1790s Britain.
Exhibition Extraordinary!!, with a critical introduction by John Barrell
Exhibition Extraordinary!! is a witty and immensely inventive collection of satirical political propaganda in London in the mid-1790’s, including mock-advertisements, plays, pantomimes, auction sales, art-exhibitions, ceremonial processions, and magic-shows. These satires use all the design know-how and typographical high jinks of late eighteenth century street advertising and they also raise some fascinating questions about who wrote them, how they were disseminated, their audience, and the relations between ‘polite’ politicians and the popular radicalism in the years of the French Revolution. Exhibition Extraordinary!! will fascinate all those interested in political history and the history of the theatre, as well as students and scholars with an interest in British culture during the French Revolution.
A Passion for Justice by Joe Kenyon, with a critical introduction by David Donnison
A Passion for Justice is a collection of stories and tales from Joe Kenyon, a coal miner and an organiser for the National Council of Labour Colleges, a Trades Union official and a welfare rights specialist in a Home Office Community Development Project. Spoken in Joe Kenyon’s gentle Barnesley accent, these stories of his life come out of a Yorkshire working-class oral tradition. Told to his wife, Irene, when she lay dying of cancer and typed up later, they are always vivid, poignant, enraging, uproarious – posing ever-relevant moral and political questions. His book is an invaluable source for all concerned with social, political history, and a genuine work of literature that will fascinate readers of all ages.
Tales for the Common People by Hannah More, with a critical introduction by Clare MacDonald Shaw
Hannah More was an 18th century English religious writer and philanthropist. In the 1790s she wrote several Cheap Repository Tracts on moral, religious and political topics, for distribution to the literate poor that are replicated and introduced in this edition. Her Tales for the Common People was first published between 1795 and 1798 and distributed across the nation to more than two million people in a remarkable cultural experiment which was politically counter-revolutionary and morally radical. These simple but influential texts deserve reading by students of women’s writing, social historians and anyone interested in methods of converting minds by use of fiction. The present edition draws on the early chapbook versions of these tracts, printing some with their original woodcuts.