Romanticism, Publishing and Dissent

Joseph Johnson and the Cause of Liberty

  • Authors
  • Helen Braithwaite

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Helen Braithwaite
    Pages 1-29
  3. Helen Braithwaite
    Pages 30-58
  4. Helen Braithwaite
    Pages 59-90
  5. Helen Braithwaite
    Pages 91-126
  6. Helen Braithwaite
    Pages 127-154
  7. Helen Braithwaite
    Pages 155-181
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 182-243

About this book


Joseph Johnson (1738-1809) was arguably the foremost bookseller of the late eighteenth century in England, publishing Joseph Priestley, William Cowper, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Mary Wollstonecroft, Wordsworth and Coleridge, among others, and his output closely linked to the turbulent events of his age. This book seeks to reassess the reputation of a man unfairly condemned in his own time as a dangerously 'radical' publisher and how far the works he published tended to promote the case for religious and political reform.


Coleridge reformation Romanticism Samuel Taylor Coleridge William Wordsworth

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