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Remember, Remember

A Cultural History of Guy Fawkes Day

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$22.50 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674019355

Publication Date: 11/05/2005


240 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

27 halftones

Profiles in History

North America only

A reminder that such religiously inspired terrorism is part of the history of the modern West.—Peter Steinfels, The New York Times

[Sharpe’s] lively short book is a compressed cultural history of Guy Fawkes Day… There is plenty of interest in his analysis of the changing character of a major popular festival.—Eamon Duffy, The New York Review of Books

James Sharpe has written an engaging essay on the changing meaning over the centuries of Guy Fawkes Day, the commemoration on November 5 of England’s deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot… Sharpe’s enjoyable book traces the different ways in which the date has been celebrated between the seventeenth century and modern times.—Keith Thomas, The New York Review of Books

Sharpe’s readable little book sheds light on the history, myth and fiction surrounding the conspiracy and its enduring marks in the culture today.—John H. Carroll, Catholic News Service

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 2006 Wayland D. Hand Prize, History and Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society
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