The proper organisation of rural communities was central to political and social debates at the turn of the eighteenth century, and featured strongly in the 1790s political polemic that influenced so many Romantic poets and novelists. This book investigates the representation of the rural village and country town in a range of Romantic texts.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2013|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Simon White is an AHRC Early-Career Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Romantic Literature at Oxford Brookes University, UK. His previous publications include Robert Bloomfield, Romanticism and the Poetry of Community (2007) and essays on Bloomfield, John Clare, Sir Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy in leading academic journals. He is currently writing a book on witchcraft and magic in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century regional fiction.
Date of Birth:June 6, 1885
Date of Death:March 30, 1966
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1. The Cottager and 1790s Political Polemic 2. Wordsworth and Community 3. The Gentry and Farming in Jane Austen's Fiction 4. George Crabbe and the Architecture of the Parish 5. Agrarian Reform and the Community in Burns 6. Ebenezer Elliott, the Industrial Revolution and the Rural Village Epilogue Notes Select Bibliography Index