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