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Romantic Literature : Contexts - Jennifer;Noble,Mary Breen

Romantic Literature


Paperback Published: 27th September 2002
ISBN: 9780340806708
Number Of Pages: 188

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Brief, manageable, and affordable, the books in the Contexts series fill the gap in students' knowledge of the historical facts, literary associations, and wider cultural climate of the main literary periods. As well as offering a background in relevant social history, these texts include selected extracts from original documents to give a full flavour of the period in question.
The Romantic period was a turbulent time in which England changed from a primarily agricultural society to a modern industrial nation. The French Revolution, economic cycles of inflation and depression, and an enlarged and increasingly restless working class, created circumstances for profound social and political change. Looking at poetry and fiction against the "spirit of the age," this book discusses issues of science and art, psychology and the supernatural, revolutionary politics and social vision, satire and morality, and at the same time provides an introduction to the work of Austen, Blake, Burns, Byron, Keats, Radcliffe, Shelley, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, and William Wordsworth.

Series editor's prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Novels of the Romantic agep. 15
Ballads and lyric poetry in Scotlandp. 39
Literary ballads and lyrical poetry in Englandp. 55
The revival of the sonnetp. 75
Satire in Romantic literaturep. 87
Science and literature in the Romantic agep. 103
British literary responses to the French Revolutionp. 117
The 'canon' of British Romantic literaturep. 135
Chronology of authors of the Romantic agep. 149
Suggestions for further readingp. 157
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9780340806708
ISBN-10: 0340806702
Series: Contexts
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 27th September 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.7  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1