The Making of Percy's Reliques

The Making of Percy's Reliques

by Nick Groom
     
 


Thomas Percy's Reliques (1765) is one of the founding texts of English literature, an epoch-making collection of historical and lyrical ballads that defined the canon of popular poetry and dramatically influenced Romanticism. This is the first monograph devoted to Percy's seminal work. It unravels Percy's working methods and examines his correspondence,See more details below

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Thomas Percy's Reliques (1765) is one of the founding texts of English literature, an epoch-making collection of historical and lyrical ballads that defined the canon of popular poetry and dramatically influenced Romanticism. This is the first monograph devoted to Percy's seminal work. It unravels Percy's working methods and examines his correspondence, library, and papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184591
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Ballad and Literary Antiquarianism
Macpherson and Percy
The Genesis of the Reliques
The Making of the Reliques
Printing the Reliques
Conclusion

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