Religion, Toleration, and British Writing, 1790-1830

Religion, Toleration, and British Writing, 1790-1830

by Mark Canuel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521815770

ISBN-13: 9780521815772

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mark Canuel examines the way that Romantic poets, novelists and political writers criticized the traditional religious conformity of British political unity. Canuel reveals how writers (including Jeremy Bentham, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Edgeworth and Lord Byron) undermined the validity of religion in the British state, and envisioned a tolerant and more organized mode

Overview

Mark Canuel examines the way that Romantic poets, novelists and political writers criticized the traditional religious conformity of British political unity. Canuel reveals how writers (including Jeremy Bentham, Ann Radcliffe, Maria Edgeworth and Lord Byron) undermined the validity of religion in the British state, and envisioned a tolerant and more organized mode of social inclusion and protection. He asserts that these writers considered their works to be political and literary commentaries on religious toleration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521815772
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series, #53
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1680L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Romanticism and the writing of toleration; 2. 'Holy hypocrisy' and the rule of belief: Radcliffe's gothics; 3. Coleridge's polemic divinity; 4. Sect and secular economy in the Irish national tale; 5. Wordsworth and 'the frame of social being'; 6. 'Consecrated fancy': Byron and Keats; 7. Conclusion: the inquisitorial stage; Selected bibliography; Index.

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