English Romantic Literature

Cambridge University Press,


This book analyses the key intellectual debates and sociopolitical and cultural events that shaped writings in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in England. It approaches Romantic Literature’ as a literary-historical term and adds a broad range of texts to those traditionally studied — bio-notes, letters, pamphlets, advertisements in periodicals, political cartoons and satirical prints, to name a few — to allow a sense of this period to emerge. This book will serve as a useful aid while preparing a syllabus and lesson plan for teaching English Romantic literature.


Series Editor’s Preface

1. Revolutions and Rights
2. Gendering Romanticism
3. Literary Cultures: Media and the Romantics
4. English Romanticism and Empire
5. The Romantic Self
6. Science and English Romantic Literature