The Female Romantics: Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism

The Female Romantics: Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism

by Caroline Franklin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415995418

ISBN-13: 9780415995412

Pub. Date: 07/26/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This study focuses on the dynamic interaction between Byron and Madame de Staël, Lady Morgan, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen; and the reaction to Byronism of the Brontës and Harriet Beecher Stowe. It thus challenges previous critics’ segregation of the male Romantic poets from their female peers, whose agenda was perceived to be different:

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This study focuses on the dynamic interaction between Byron and Madame de Staël, Lady Morgan, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen; and the reaction to Byronism of the Brontës and Harriet Beecher Stowe. It thus challenges previous critics’ segregation of the male Romantic poets from their female peers, whose agenda was perceived to be different: domestic and social

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415995412
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/26/2012
Series:
Routledge Studies in Romanticism Series
Pages:
270

Table of Contents

1. Aristocratic Romanticism: Women travellers, Byron and the Gendering of Italy 2.‘Thunder Without Rain’: Mary Shelley, Byronic Prometheanism and Romantic Idealism 3. Cutting The Corsair down to size: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Ada Reis and George Sand’s L’Uscoque 4. ‘The interest is very strong, especially for Mr Darcy’: Jane Austen, Byron and romantic love 5. "My voice shall with thy future visions blend": Byron’s daughters, Lady Byron and Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 6. "Happiness is not a potato": Byron, Belgium and the romantic feminism of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Villette 7. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Romantic racism and her pathology of Byronic Masculinity

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