First published in 1981. This book aims to show Romanticism as a response to certain questions – in literature, art, religion, philosophy and politics – that were being asked increasingly towards the end of the eighteenth century. The essays focus on growth and change (in society and the individual), nature, feeling and reason, and subjectivism – examining how these questions arose, why they were felt to be important and the kinds of answers that, consciously or unconsciously, the Romantics provided. This title will be of interest to students of literature, history and philosophy.
Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction Stephen Prickett; 1. England 1782-1832: The Historical Context Colin Brooks 2. Romanticism in English Art Marcia Pointon 3. The Religious Context Stephen Prickett 4. The Roots of Imagination: The Philosophical Context T. J. Diffey 5. Romantic Literature Stephen Prickett; Index
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.