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1st Edition

By Kenneth Curry


192 pages

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First published in 1975. Southey first made his reputation, when he was a very young man, as a poet. Although he is now remembered primary for his poetry, this title reveals how he excelled in many other genres as well. Examination of Southey’s life reveals an attractive and humane personality, at ease among his books, his family and a wide and impressive range of friends, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Lamb, Landor and Scott. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Part 1: Robert Southey: His Life, His Age, His Literary Friends; 1. 1774-1795 2. 1796-1843; Part 2: Prose; 3. Social and Political Criticism 4. Biography 5. Autobiography 6. Histories 7. Reviews, Editions, and Translations; Part 3: Poetry; 8. Early Poems, Joan of Arc, and Short Poems 9. Long Poems: Thalaba, Madoc, Kehama, Roderick 10. Laureate Odes and Other Poems 11. An Estimate of Southey’s Poetry 12. Conclusion; 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