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Brimming with the attention-grabbing eccentricities of a fancy andconfusing stream whose impacts proceed to resonate deeply,30 nice Myths concerning the Romantics provides nice readability towhat we all know or imagine we all know approximately one ofthe most crucial classes in literary historical past. * Explores many of the misconceptions in most cases linked withRomanticism, providing provocative insights that right and clarifyseveral of the commonly-held myths in regards to the key figures of thisera * Corrects the various biases and ideology in regards to the Romanticsthat have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist for examplethat they have been a host of drug-addled atheists who believed in freelove; that Blake used to be a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with hissister * Celebrates numerous of the mythic gadgets, characters, and ideasthat have handed down from the Romantics into modern tradition from Blake s Jerusalem and Keats sOde on a Grecian Urn to the literary style of thevampire * Engagingly written to supply readers with a enjoyable but scholarlyintroduction to Romanticism and key writers of the interval, applyingthe latest scholarship to the sequence of myths thatcontinue to form our appreciation in their paintings

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22–3. Isaiah Berlin provides a lengthier, more detailed definition of Enlightenment thought at the beginning of chapter 2 of The Roots of Romanticism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999). 2 This was particularly true of Britain, where the divinity of the king had been vitiated by the Glorious Revolution of 1689; see Anthony Pagden, The Enlightenment and Why It Still Matters (New York: Random House, 2013), pp. 300–1. , p. 220. 4 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, A Discourse on Inequality, tr. Maurice Cranston (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1984), p.

Notes 1 Quoted by Harriet Kramer Linkin, ‘The Current Canon in British Romantics Studies’, College English 53 (1991), 548–70, p. 548. , London: Routledge, 2001), p. 177. 3 The Britannica Guide to World Literature: English Literature from the Restoration Through the Romantic Period, ed. J. E. Luebering (New York: Britannica Educational Publishing, 2011), p. 155. 4 David Simpson, ‘The French Revolution’, in The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, vol. v, Romanticism, ed. George Alexander Kennedy and Marshall Brown (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp.

William Wordsworth, The Thirteen-Book Prelude, iii. 59. Outram, The Enlightenment, p. 146. J. A. , Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006), i. 290. See, on this subject, Jeffrey N. Cox, Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School: Keats, Shelley, Hunt and Their Circle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 3–6; Sylvia Harcstark Myers, The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990) and Bluestockings Displayed: Portraiture, Performance, and Patronage, 1730–1830, ed.

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