Stock Image

The Romantic Cult of Shakespeare: Literary Reception in Anthropological Perspective

Peter Davidhazi

0 ratings by GoodReads
ISBN 10: 0312212879 / ISBN 13: 9780312212872
Published by Palgrave MacMillan
New Condition: New Hardcover
From BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.) Quantity Available: 20

Available from more sellers

View all  copies of this book


Hardcover. 256 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.5in. x 0.9in.This is the first book to look at the quasi-religious aspects of the romantic cult of Shakespeare. Focusing on England, Hungary, and some other European countries, the book explores the latent religious patterns in the appropriation of Shakespeare from the 1769 Stratford Jubilee to the tercentenary of 1864. Surveying both the verbal and non-verbal manifestations of the Shakespeare cult, the author highlights their analogies with those of traditional religious cults and shows the appropriation of Shakespeare and his texts to be inseparable from quasi-religious acts of reverence such as literary pilgrimages, relic worship, the erection and dedication of monuments, and public celebrations of anniversaries. This cult made use of some important romantic notions (genius, originality, imagination, transcendental analogies of artistic creation), and the ensuing quasi-transcendental authority was to be utilized for political purposes. The book suggests a theoretical framework and a comprehensive anthropological context for the interpretation of literature. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780312212872


Bibliographic Details

Title: The Romantic Cult of Shakespeare: Literary ...

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

Payment Methods

Payment Methods Accepted by Seller

Visa Mastercard American Express


Seller BuySomeBooks
Address: Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Seller Since May 21, 2012
Seller Rating 5-star rating


Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

BuySomeBooks is operated by Drive-On-In, Inc., a Nevada co...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Books are shipped from multiple locations so your order may arrive from Las Vegas,NV, Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, or Commerce,GA.


Store Description: BuySomeBooks is great place to get your books online. With over eight million titles available we're sure to have what you're looking for. Despite having a large selection of new books available for immediate shipment and excellent customer service, people still tell us they prefer us because of our prices.

Buy New
List Price: US$
Price: US$ 253.28 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy