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Matthew Arnold and the Romantics

1st Edition

By Leon Gottfried


278 pages

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First published in 1963. Matthew Arnold grew up under the personal as well as literary influence of Wordsworth, when Keats, Shelley, and Byron were dominant poetic forces and Coleridge a seminal thinker on social and religious problems. However, the great Romantics were not always positive influences. This study attempts to provide an examination of Arnold by exploring and evaluating the full range of Arnold’s reactions to the major Romantic poets over his whole career. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. Such Need of Joy: Wordsworth 3. The Anguish of Greatness: Byron 4. The Strayed Revellers: Keats 5. The Intense Inane: Shelley and Coleridge 6. Between Two Worlds: Matthew Arnold and Romanticism; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

This set reissues 28 books on Romanticism originally published between 1940 and 2006. Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism provides an outstanding collection of scholarship which explores not only Romantic literature but the Romantic Movement as a whole, including art, philosophy and science.

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LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh