The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 5: Romanticism

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The book is designed to help readers locate essential information and to develop approaches and viewpoints for a deeper understanding of issues discussed by Romantic critics or fundamental to their works. Primary and secondary bibliographies provide a guide for further research." "The coverage of the book, focussing on themes and genres but drawing in discussion of the key authors, will ensure that it becomes a standard reference work on the period c. 1780 - c. 1830. These remain in many ways the formative years for modern Anglo-American as well as European literary history.
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"Constitutes an important contribution to the history of European ideas during the Romantic era." The European Legacy

"Marshall Brown and Cambridge University Press are to be congratulated...[Brown] has done an exceptional job in developing a volume of uniform excellence." Romantic Circles Reviews

"Magisterial...I cannot encapsulate the achievement of this ipressively comparatist collection." Studies in English Literature

"Cambridge knows how to do this series, and this latest volume is no exception." Nineteenth Century French Studies

"The Romanticism volume in the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism series is a substantial resource for scholars and students interested in the history of ideas about literature, aesthetics, rhetoric, language, hermeneutics, communication, authorship and readership." English Studies in Canada, University of Alberta

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Marshall Brown in Professor of English at the University of Washington.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Introduction 1
Classical standards in the period 7
Innovation and modernity 29
The French Revolution 49
Transcendental philosophy and Romantic criticism 72
Nature 92
Scientific models 115
Religion and literature 138
Language theory and the art of understanding 162
The transformation of rhetoric 185
Romantic irony 203
Theories of genre 226
Theory of the novel 250
The impact of Shakespeare 272
The vocation of criticism and the crisis of the republic of letters 296
Women, gender and literary criticism 321
Literary history and historicism 338
Literature and the other arts 362
Bibliography 387
Index 448
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