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Romantics, rebels, and reactionaries : English literature and its background, 1760-1830 / Marilyn Butler.

New York : Oxford University Press, [1982] .
ISBN 9780195203844, 0195203844

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Subjects Dissenters in literature.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature.
Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1714-1837.
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837.
Great Britain.
Littérature anglaise -- 18e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature anglaise -- 19e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Romantisme -- Angleterre.
Description 213 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-204) and index.
Summary Marilyn Butler places the Romantics into their proper historical setting. She relates the events and developments of the time--the French and American Revolutions, the Napoleonic Wars, the expansion of agriculture, trade, and industry, growing economic and social pressures--to the cultural forces which shaped these writers. She reveals common factors which engaged the separate efforts of so many truly individual creative minds, and the fierce personal and artistic politics of an age in the midst of profound change. She shows that the literature produced during this dynamic, restless time is nowhere near as homogenous as is generally assumed, and she illuminates the ways in which these various experimental works reflected radically new sensibilities and aspirations.--From publisher's description.
Contents 1. The arts in an age of revolution 1760-1790 -- 2. Art for the people in the revolutionary decade: Blake, Gillray and Wordsworth -- 3. The rise of the man of letters: Coleridge -- 4. Novels for the gentry: Jane Austen and Walter Scott -- 5. The cult of the south: the Shelley circle, its creed and its influence -- 6. The war of the intellectuals: from Wordsworth to Keats -- 7. Romantic novel, romantic prose -- 8. Conclusion: the question of Romanticism in England -- Chronology.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8350297
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Butler, Marilyn.
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