The Letters of Junius

The Letters of Junius

Junius John Cannon / Feb 23, 2020

The Letters of Junius The letters of Junius made their appearance in the Public Advertiser between January and January exploiting the excitement aroused by the election of John Wilkes for the county of Middlesex

  • Title: The Letters of Junius
  • Author: Junius John Cannon
  • ISBN: 9780198124559
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The letters of Junius made their appearance in the Public Advertiser between January 1769 and January 1772, exploiting the excitement aroused by the election of John Wilkes for the county of Middlesex The mordant and anonymous attacks upon public figures, including the first minister and the King, delivered in tones of effortless affrontery, assured for them the widest puThe letters of Junius made their appearance in the Public Advertiser between January 1769 and January 1772, exploiting the excitement aroused by the election of John Wilkes for the county of Middlesex The mordant and anonymous attacks upon public figures, including the first minister and the King, delivered in tones of effortless affrontery, assured for them the widest publicity They were reprinted in dozens of newspapers and journals and the collected editions, in due course, ran to than a hundred.Scholars working on the eighteenth century have for some time expressed the need for a reliable edition of the letters, which represent a remarkable indication of the growing influence of the press in that period The previous edition, published nearly fifty years ago, was severely handled by reviewers In particular, by combining editorial comment with efforts to identify the author, it made the material unnecessarily difficult to use It is a feature of the present edition that discussion of the authorship problem is separated from the main text and is treated in a final appendix, in which the editor has tried to present the evidence, some of it very recent, as dispassionately as possible.The text of the letters is taken from the 1772 collected edition, prepared for the press by Junius himself The correspondence between Junius and the printer of the Public Advertiser, and between Junius and Wilkes, is reproduced from the originals in the British Library Other appendices seek to guide the reader through the maze of miscellaneous letters which have, in the past, been far too confidently attributed to Junius The edition prints, for the first time, a complete list of the signals inserted by the printer in the Public Advertiser when he wished to communicate with his unknown author.

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