Fictions and Fakes: Forging Romantic Authenticity, 1760-1845 (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

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British Romantic literature descends from a line of impostors, forgers and frauds. Beginning with the golden age of forgery in the late eighteenth century and continuing through canonical Romanticism and its aftermath, Margaret Russett demonstrates how Romantic writers distinguished their fictions from the fakes surrounding them. The book includes works by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Walter Scott, John Clare, and James Hogg, as well as chapters on impostors in popular culture. Russett's interdisciplinary and wide-ranging study offers a major reinterpretation of Romanticism and its continuing influence in the present.

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British Romantic literature descends from a line of impostors, forgers and frauds. Through a series of case-studies--beginning with the golden age of forgery in the late eighteenth century and continuing through canonical Romanticism and its aftermath--Margaret Russett demonstrates how Romantic writers distinguished their fictions from the fakes surrounding them. Th rough original readings of works by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Walter Scott, John Clare, and James Hogg, as well as impostors in popular culture, Russett's interdisciplinary and wide-ranging study offers a major reinterpretation of Romanticism and its continuing influence today.

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Margaret Russett is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

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