Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries: English Literature and Its Background, 1760-1830 / Edition 1

Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries: English Literature and Its Background, 1760-1830 / Edition 1

by Marilyn Butler, Butler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192891324

ISBN-13: 9780192891327

Pub. Date: 01/28/1985

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This study of the Romantics—Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, Scott, Bryon, Shelley, and Keats—places these richly varied writers into their proper historical setting. Butler relates the French and American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the expansion of agriculture, trade, and industry, and growing economic and social pressures to the cultural

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This study of the Romantics—Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Austen, Scott, Bryon, Shelley, and Keats—places these richly varied writers into their proper historical setting. Butler relates the French and American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the expansion of agriculture, trade, and industry, and growing economic and social pressures to the cultural forces which shaped their work. She reveals the common factors which engaged the separate efforts of so many individual creative minds, and the fierce personal and artistic politics of an age in the midst of profound change. Demonstrating that the literature produced during this dynamic, restless time is not as homogenous as is generally assumed, Butler illuminates the ways in which these various experimental works reflected radically new sensibilities and aspirations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192891327
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1985
Series:
Opus Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
961,851
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.60(d)

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