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Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism


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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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European Romanticism Self-Definition

European Romanticism: Self-Definition

1st Edition

Lilian R. Furst
October 17, 2017

First published in 1980. This collection of carefully selected extracts from primary texts seeks to show what the Romantics themselves held Romanticism to be. The movement is thus defined in terms of the writers’ own views of their art both in general principle and in practical terms. This title ...

The Romantic Poets

The Romantic Poets

1st Edition

Graham Hough
October 17, 2017

First published in 1953. At its best, Romantic poetry combined the creative freedom of a dream with some of the deepest facts of human experience. In this critical survey, Professor Hough examines individually the poetry of Gray, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats. He sets their work ...

The Romantic Movement

The Romantic Movement

1st Edition

Alan Menhennet
October 17, 2017

First published in 1981. This study concentrates on the exponents of the central period of German Romanticism, regarding as characteristic the mode in which the poet’s self becomes active only in response to external stimuli, most notably those of landscape. The author traces the main strands of ...

The Byronic Teuton Aspects of German Pessimism 1800-1933

The Byronic Teuton: Aspects of German Pessimism 1800-1933

1st Edition

Cedric Hentschel
October 17, 2017

First published in 1940. The Byronic Teuton explores the delineation in German literature, between 1800 and 1933, of certain pessimistic ideas and emotions that were being expressed by writers, artists and academics. This manifestation of negative sentiments was defined by Hentschel as ‘Byronism’. ...

Tradition and Romanticism Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats

Tradition and Romanticism: Studies in English Poetry from Chaucer to W. B. Yeats

1st Edition

B. Ifor Evans
October 17, 2017

First published in 1940. This title examines the tradition of Romantic literature, and the conception of poetry held by poets and critics throughout the centuries. Evans explores the writings of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Coleridge, up until the modernist movement and the works of W. B. ...

A Concordance to the Poems of John Keats

A Concordance to the Poems of John Keats

1st Edition

Michael G. Becker, Robert J. Dilligan, Todd K. Bender
October 17, 2017

First published in 1981. A Concordance to the Poems of John Keats intended to provide the user with a volume suitable to the varying and increasingly specialised interests of scholarship. This title offers a high degree of inclusiveness that attends to the poems and plays, the emended and ...

Beyond Romanticism New Approaches to Texts and Contexts 1780-1832

Beyond Romanticism: New Approaches to Texts and Contexts 1780-1832

1st Edition

Stephen Copley, John Whale
October 17, 2017

First published in 1992. Beyond Romanticism represents a substantial challenge to traditional views of the Romantic period and provides a sustained critique of ‘Romantic ideology’. The debates with which it engages had previously been under-represented in the study of Romanticism, where the claims ...

Immortal Boy A Portrait of Leigh Hunt

Immortal Boy: A Portrait of Leigh Hunt

1st Edition

Ann Blainey
October 17, 2017

Ann Blainey’s work, first published in 1985, provides a sensitive study of Leigh Hunt and the literary climate that influenced his life, and fills a large gap in literary biography. Blainey brings a perceptive eye to a generally embittered man whose chaotic life seemed a tragic failure. This title ...

Matthew Arnold and the Romantics

Matthew Arnold and the Romantics

1st Edition

Leon Gottfried
October 17, 2017

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 ...

Poetry of the Romantic Period

Poetry of the Romantic Period

1st Edition

J. R. de J. Jackson
October 17, 2017

First published in 1980. This title provides a critical and historical account of poetry written between 1780 and 1835. The author has been especially concerned to place the great poems and poets of the age in the context of the conventions and traditions in which they wrote, offering new ...

Radical Sensibility Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

Radical Sensibility: Literature and Ideas in the 1790s

1st Edition

Chris Jones
October 17, 2017

First published in 1993. Radical Sensibility provides a detailed account of the interrelations of literature, ideas and history in the eighteenth century’s Revolutionary decade. The book traces a continuity of ideas from Shaftesbury to Godwin and Wollstonecraft, and sets it beside a conservative ...

Reflections of Revolution Images of Romanticism

Reflections of Revolution: Images of Romanticism

1st Edition

Alison Yarrington, Kelvin Everest
October 17, 2017

Reflections of Revolution, first published in 1993, demonstrates the interdisciplinarity that had been emerging from cultural and historical studies. Taking the French Revolution as its focus, the book examines the tremendously diverse and intellectually exciting cultural reactions to the events of...

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