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The Romantic Period
The Intellectual & Cultural Context of English Literature 1789-1830





ISBN 9780582382398
Published April 15, 2004 by Routledge
232 Pages

 
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The Romantic Period was one of the most exciting periods in English literary history. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the intellectual and cultural background to Romantic literature. It is accessibly written and avoids theoretical jargon, providing a solid foundation for students to make their own sense of the poetry, fiction and other creative writing that emerged as part of the Romantic literary tradition.

Table of Contents

Author’s Preface  1. The Political and Economic Scene  2. Travel, Exploration, and the Geographies of Mind  3. The Literary Marketplace  4. Education and the Family  5. Science  6. Religion and Ethics  7. The Sense of the Past  8. Aesthetics and the Visual Arts  Chronology  General Bibliographies  Individual Authors  Index

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Biography

Robin Jarvis is Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England.