The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse

The New Oxford Book of Romantic Period Verse

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The poets whom we call the Romantics - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns and Blake, Byron, Shelley, and Keats - belonged to an age that saw many other kinds of poetry written and published. In this new anthology, Jerome McGann explores the full range of verse that was published in Britain between the years 1785 and 1832. Selections from all the major and minor Romantic poets are included, as well as important political and satiric verse of the period, the continuing tradition of `sentimental' verse, regional and dialect verse, and verse in translation. Organizing his material by date of first appearance, and not by author grouping, Professor McGann calls attention to the historical and cultural contexts in which the poetry is embedded. Old familiar poems are thrown into new relationships, and traditional views of the poetry of the period challenged. An important feature of this anthology is the space it devotes to women poets.
Felica Dorothea Hemans was one of the most widely published and read poets of the nineteenth century, and here she takes her rightful place together with Ann Yearsley, Laeticia Borbauld, Mary Tighe, Lady Morgan, Laeticia Elizabeth Landon, and other distinguished female writers. In his introduction the editor discusses the concept of romantic writing, and the true diversity it contains. The manifesto of the romantic movement, Wordsworth's Preface to the Lyrical Ballads , is here printed in an appendix. This book is intended for lovers of English Romantic Verse; students of Romantic literature, undergraduate level and up.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 859 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 44mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • line drawings, bibliography
  • 0192823299
  • 9780192823298

Table of contents

Includes work by: Robert Burns; Hannah Cowley; Anne Yearsley; William Blake; Ann Radcliffe; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Matthew Lewis; Robert Southey; Walter Savage Landor; Charles Lamb; William Wordsworth; Anna Laetitia Barbauld; William Cowper; Thomas Campbell; Charlotte Dacre; Charlotte Smith; Walter Scott; George Crabbe; Lord Byron; Samuel Rogers; Thomas Moore; Leigh Hunt; John Keats; Percy Bysshe Shelley; James Hogg; Thomas Love Peacock; John Clare; Laetitia Elizabeth Brandon; Felicia Dorothy Hemans; Thomas Hood; Winthrop Praed; Alfred Tennyson
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About Jerome J. McGann

About the Editor: Jerome J. McGann is Commonwealth Professor at the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Romantic period, including Towards a Literature of Knowledge and the Oxford Authors Byron.
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