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Encyclopedia of literary romanticism /
[edited by] Andrew Maunder.
imprint
New York : Facts On File, 2010.
description
xvi, 560 p.
ISBN
9780816074174 (hc : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Facts On File, 2010.
isbn
9780816074174 (hc : alk. paper)
catalogue key
7426149
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
The Romantics valued nature, spontaneity, visionary experience, powerful feeling, and the artist's individual response to the experience of life.
Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism provides a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the Romantic movement, including such great writers as William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Mary Shelley. Entries in this new resource cover poets and novelists, literary works, historical and cultural topics, and more, ranging from the 18th-century precursors of the Romantics, such as Thomas Gray, to the six poets traditionally regarded as the chief Romantics, to mid-19th-century Victorians often regarded as late Romantics, such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Coverage includes:
The great poets William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and John Keats, as well as many of their greatest poems
Great novelists who were part of or were influenced by the Romantic movement, including Jane Austen, Walter Scott, and Emily Brontë, as well as their works
Lesser-known writers whose importance is increasingly recognized, particularly such female writers as Dorothy Wordsworth, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, and Charlotte Smith
Historical and cultural context of the movement, including essays on industrialism, the monarchy, the American and French Revolutions, childhood, slavery, the empire, science, and more
Important literary genres and sub-movements, such as the Gothic novel, historical fiction, and the Lake School
and much more.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-04-01:
Part of the "Literary Movements" series, this title examines the people, events, and works that defined the literary Romantic era in Great Britain and Ireland from 1775 through the 1830s. An introductory essay summarizes the movement's origins and philosophy. This A-to-Z-format work provides brief biographies, plot summaries, and critical interpretations of both the popular, well-known Romantics and the many often-overlooked, lesser-known writers. Designed to "whet the reader's appetite" for further exploration of this fascinating period and to focus on how closely Romantic writers are connected to their contemporary world, the book offers signed essays on industrialism, the monarchy, the American and French Revolutions, childhood, slavery, and many other topics. Many articles offer suggestions for further reading. Comparing this title to Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, edited by C. J. Murray (CH, Jun'04, 41-5628), reveals that the newer volume includes more close analysis of individual works and features a larger number of lesser-known writers, particularly women. Rather than being a substitute, it is best used in conjunction with the Murray title. Summing Up; Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers. R. B. Meeker Chicago State University
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Choice, April 2011
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The Romantics valued nature, spontaneity, visionary experience, powerful feeling, and the artist's individual response to the experience of life. Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism provides a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the Romantic movement, including such great writers as William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Mary Shelley. Entries in this new resource cover poets and novelists, literary works, historical and cultural topics, and more, ranging from the 18th-century precursors of the Romantics, such as Thomas Gray, to the six poets traditionally regarded as the chief Romantics, to mid-19th-century Victorians often regarded as late Romantics, such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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