Definitions of the Romantic period have undergone considerable change in the last few years. Beyond the careers of the 'Big Six' (Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats), critics have begun to recognise a much fuller range of writers flourishing in the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth. Who were these other writers whose popularity threatened the fame of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron? What happens to our understanding of canonical authors when we place them in the context of the print culture of their own time?
This book is an accessible and stimulating account of the recent vital changes in critical perceptions of Romanticism. It will enable students and teachers to navigate the new diversities and complexities of Romantic studies, providing a fresh, readable reassessment of a controversial and exciting period.
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JANE STABLER is Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee.Review:
'[This book] provides a sweeping view of the period formerly known as The Romantic Age, with fresh readings of familiar texts and excellent analyses of women writers...The great strength of this book is that it integrates genres and confounds easy distinctions between high and low culture, formal poetry and life writing...Stabler thinks broadly and self-consciously about periods and periodization, but is also a perceptive close reader of texts...The book also includes a detailed chronology, annotated bibliography...and a useful glossary of terms.' - Judith Page, Professor of Romantic Studies, University of Florida
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Book Description Palgrave, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110333696255