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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature : The Age of Romanticism: Poetry

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In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field.

The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes.

Intended for courses that focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Age of Romanticism: Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature's characteristic balance of canonical favorites and lesser-known gems, featuring a breadth of poetry from William Blake to Phyllis Wheatley, from Ebenezer Elliott to Felicia Hemans. ""Contexts"" sections provide valuable background on cultural matters such as ""The Natural and the Sublime"" and ""The Abolition of Slavery,"" while the companion website offers a wealth of additional resources and primary works. Longer works newly prepared for the bound book include Byron's Manfred and The Giaour, Keats's Hyperion, and substantial selections from Wordsworth's fourteen-book Prelude; authors newly added for this volume include Hannah Cowley, Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 700 pages
  • 165 x 229 x 35.56mm | 1,292.74g
  • Peterborough, Canada
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 1554811317
  • 9781554811311
  • 1,567,055

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Intended for courses with a major focus on poetry during the Romantic period, this volume includes all the poetry selections from Volume 4 of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, along with a number of works newly edited for this volume. The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry maintains the Broadview Anthology of British Literature's characteristic balance of canonical favorites and lesser-known gems, featuring a breadth of poetry from William Blake to Phillis Wheatley, from Ebenezer Elliott to Felicia Hemans. To give a sense of the full sweep of the Romantic period, the anthology incorporates important early figures from William Collins to Phillis Wheatley, as well as works by Victorians--such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Alfred, Lord Tennyson--for whom Romanticism was a formative force. "Contexts" sections provide valuable background on cultural matters such as "The Natural and the Sublime" and "The Abolition of Slavery," while the companion website offers a wealth of additional resources and primary works. Longer works newly prepared for the bound book include Byron's Manfred and The Giaour, Keats's Hyperion, and substantial selections from Wordsworth's fourteen-book Prelude; authors newly added for this volume include Hannah Cowley, Hannah More, Ann Yearsley, Robert Southey, and Thomas Moore.
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Table of contents

William Collins
Oliver Goldsmith
William Cowper
Hannah Cowley
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Hannah More
Sir William Jones
Charlotte Smith
Phyllis Wheatley
George Crabbe
Ann Yearsley
William Blake
Mary Robinson
Contexts: Women and Society
Robert Burns
Joanna Baillie
William Taylor
Ann Batten Cristall
William Wordsworth
Sir Walter Scott
Dorothy Wordsworth
Contexts: The Natural and the Sublime
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Robert Southey
Mary Tighe
Contexts: The Abolition of Slavery
Thomas Moore
Ebenezer Elliott
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Felicia Hemans
John Clare
John Keats
Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Thomas Beddoes
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Alfred Tennyson
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"The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Poetry is the most comprehensive collection of verse and prose from this period available today. Scrupulously and judiciously edited, it combines selections from a wide array of major and lesser-known Romantic poets and critics of both genders and from many regions with invaluable introductory essays and rich contextual materials. ... It is surely to become the standard anthology in the field. I know I will be using it from now on."-Alexander Dick, University of British Columbia



At last, an anthology that lets us explore in detail the remarkable depth and breadth of British poetry during the long Romantic period, and to do so from a genuinely interdisciplinary perspective that embraces the range of social, political, economic, scientific and cultural developments of that protean era, including issues of gender, race, class and religion. The ample and judicious selections splendidly illustrate the rich diversity of Romantic poetry in all its forms, while the abundant contextual materials -including the lavish illustrations - situate that poetry within its contemporary intellectual, historical, artistic and cultural contexts. Concise editorial annotations deftly and unobtrusively guide readers through complex or unfamiliar territory and profitably supplement the excellent introductory and supplementary essays. Here is an anthology for all seasons of Romanticism studies, and for students at all levels.- Stephen C. Behrendt; University of Nebraska
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About Rabbi Joseph Black

Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts, USA.

Leonard Conolly, Trent University, USA.

Kate Flint, University of Southern California, USA.

Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta, Canada.

Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee, USA.

Jerome McGann, University of Virginia, USA.

Anne Prescott, Barnard College, USA.

Barry Qualls, Rutgers University, USA.

Claire Waters, University of Virginia, USA.
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