The York Notes Companion to Romantic Literature is a comprehensive introduction to the literature of an era steeped in the politics of revolution and reaction. Examining the works of first and second generation poets such as Wordsworth, Blake, Byron and Shelley alongside drama, fiction and travel writing, the Companion explores the central themes of imagination, truth and reason, heroes and anti-heroes, faith and myth, offering close readings of texts, and guiding students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of romantic literature.
Each York Notes Companion provides:
- Analysis of key texts and debates
- Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts
- Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts
- Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history
- Modern theoretical perspectives in practice
- Timelines and annotated further reading.
John Gilroy is a lecturer in English at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and lectures for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.
"The writing is easy to read and comprehend yet manages to cram in sufficient detail... It covers topic areas very well in terms of different types of Romantic literature."
- Kimberley Simpson, English Student, Warwick University
Series: York Notes Companions
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th June 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.8
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated