India was the object of intense sympathetic concern during the Romantic period. But what was the true nature of imaginative engagement with British India? This study explores how a range of authors, from Edmund Burke and Sir William Jones to Robert Southey and Thomas Moore, sought to come to terms with India's strangeness and distance from Britain.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Series:||Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
ANDREW RUDD teaches English literature at the Open University, UK, and Florida State University in London. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Edmund Burke and the Trial of Warren Hastings 'No less pious than sublime': the Sympathetic Vision of Sir William Jones Sympathy in a Hot Climate: British and Indian Subjects at the turn of the century Gothic Sympathy and Missionary Writing 'Oriental' versus 'Orientalist' Poetry: the Debate in Romantic Period Literary Criticism Epilogue: Orientalism under Pressure Bibliography Index