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Key Concepts in Romantic Literature
     

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature

by Jane Moore, John Strachan
 

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature is a comprehensive guide to the literature, criticism and history of the culturally rich and politically turbulent Romantic era, spanning 1789-1832. The book offers a stimulating and critically up-to-date account of the poetry, novels and drama which characterized the Romantic period, alongside an historically-informed account of

Overview

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature is a comprehensive guide to the literature, criticism and history of the culturally rich and politically turbulent Romantic era, spanning 1789-1832. The book offers a stimulating and critically up-to-date account of the poetry, novels and drama which characterized the Romantic period, alongside an historically-informed account of the important social, political and aesthetic contexts which shaped that body of writing.

Features include:

Historical and conceptual definitions of the term 'Romanticism'

Clear accounts of the contextual influences that shaped the age's literature (such as the French Revolution, slavery and the position of women)

Readings of poets such as Wordsworth, Blake, Coleridge, Smith, Robinson, Byron, Shelley, Hemans, Keats and Landon, novelists such as Austen and Scott, and dramatists such as Baillie and Maturin

A survey of criticism of the Romantics from the early nineteenth century to the present day

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403948892
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Series:
Palgrave Key Concepts: Literature Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

JANE MOORE is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University, UK. She is an experienced teacher of Romantic women's writing and Romantic poetry and has published widely in these fields, most particularly, Mary Wollstonecraft (1999) and, more recently, The Satires of Thomas Moore (2003). She is co-editor (with Catherine Belsey) of The Feminist Reader: Essays in Gender and the Politics of Literary Criticism, (2nd Edition, 1997).

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