An acclaimed anthology celebrating the creative flowering of the English Romantic period
The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blakeas aThe Tyger, a Coleridgeas aKubla Khan, a and Shelleyas aOzymandiasa alongside verse from less well known figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth, and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats, and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.
aAn absolutely fascinating selectionanotable for its women poets, its intriguing thematic categories, and its helpful mini-biographies.a a"Richard Holmes"
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 1056
Published: 9th June 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.8 x 5.2
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1