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The Penguin book of Romantic poetry

The Penguin book of Romantic poetry

Wordsworth, Jonathan, 1932-2006; Wordsworth, Jessica

Organized by theme, and to some extent by genre, this anthology celebrates the imaginative power of an extraordinary period in English literary history. An introduction to the volume places the period in its historical context and clears away many common cliches about Romanticism. The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal

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Published London: Penguin, 2005
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Jonathan and Jessica Wordsworth
ISBN: 0141905654, 9780141905655
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: as The new Penguin book of Romantic poetry. 2001.
Physical Description: xlviii, 1005 p.
Subject: Literature.; English poetry 19th century.; Poetry anthologies (various poets); Poetry; Romanticism Great Britain.; English poetry 18th century.
Alternative Title: New Penguin book of Romantic poetry
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780140435689