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30 great myths about the Romantics /
Duncan Wu.
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Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, c2015.
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xxix, 301 pages : illustrations, portraits.
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9781118843192 (pbk.), 9781118843260 (cloth)
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Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, c2015.
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9781118843192 (pbk.)
9781118843260 (cloth)
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Introduction -- A note on monetary values -- Myth 1. Romanticism began in 1798 -- Myth 2. English Romanticism was a reaction against the Enlightenment -- Myth 3. The Romantics hated the sciences -- Myth 4. The Romantics repudiated the Augustans, especiallly Pope and Dryden -- Myth 5. The Romantic poets were misunderstood, solitary geniuses -- Myth 6. Romantic poems were produced by spontaneous inspiritation -- Myth 7. Blake was mad -- Myth 8. Blake wrote 'Jerusalem' as an anthem to Englishness -- Myth 9. Lyrical ballads (1798) was designed to illustrated 'the two cardinal points of poetry', using poems about everyday life and the supernatural -- Myth 10. Wordsworth's Preface to Lyrical ballads was a manifesto for the Romantic revolution -- Myth 11. Wordsworth had an incestuous relationship with his sister -- Myth 12. Tory Wordsworth -- Myth 13. The person from Porlock -- Myth 14. Jane Austen had an incestuous relationship with her sister -- Myth 15. The Keswick rapist -- Myth 16. Byron had an affair with his sister -- Myth 17. Byron was a great lover of women -- Myth 18. Byron was a champion of democracy -- Myth 19. Byron was a 'noble warrior' who died fighting for Greek freedom -- Myth 20. Shelley committed suicided by sailboat -- Myth 21. Shelley's heart -- Myth 22. Keats's 'humble origins' -- Myth 23. Keats was gay -- Myth 24. Keats was killed by a review -- Myth 25. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote Frankenstein -- Myth 26. Women writers were an exploited underclass - unknown, unloved, and unpaid -- Myth 27. The Romantics were atheists -- Myth 28. The Romantics were counter-cultural drug users -- Myth 29. The Romantics practised free love on principle -- Myth 30. The Romantics were the rock stars of their day -- Coda.
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10179101
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Bentley, G. E., Jr. 2015/09/29.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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