30 Great Myths about the Romantics by Duncan Wu

By Duncan Wu

Brimming with the attention-grabbing eccentricities of a posh andconfusing circulate whose affects 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 vital sessions in literary background. * Explores a few of the misconceptions regularly linked withRomanticism, supplying provocative insights that right and clarifyseveral of the commonly-held myths concerning the key figures of thisera * Corrects a few of the biases and ideology concerning the Romanticsthat have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist for examplethat they have been a number of drug-addled atheists who believed in freelove; that Blake was once a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with hissister * Celebrates numerous of the mythic items, 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 newest scholarship to the sequence of myths thatcontinue to form our appreciation in their paintings

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Brimming with the interesting eccentricities of a fancy andconfusing stream whose affects 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 vital sessions in literary background. * Explores some of the misconceptions quite often linked withRomanticism, delivering provocative insights that right and clarifyseveral of the commonly-held myths in regards to the key figures of thisera * Corrects a few of the biases and ideology concerning the Romanticsthat have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist for examplethat they have been a number of drug-addled atheists who believed in freelove; that Blake used to be a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with hissister * Celebrates a number of 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 most recent scholarship to the sequence of myths thatcontinue to form our appreciation in their paintings

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Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 7 And which poet composed this apostrophe to Nature? Oh, most magnificent and noble Nature! Have I not worshipped thee with such a love As never mortal man before displayed? 9 The two men swapped roles with an ease that to us may appear to court frivolousness because they were not yet conceived as roles. 15 Women whose scientific interests are reflected in poetry include Charlotte Smith, whose Beachy Head offers a natural history of the Sussex coastline, and Felicia Hemans,16 both of whom were interested in geology.

As quoted in Cynthia Sheinberg, ‘Victorian Poetry and Religious Diversity’, in The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry, ed. Joseph Bristow (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), p. 159. Lilian R. Furst, ‘Romanticism in Historical Perspective’, Comparative Literature Studies 5 (1968), 115–43, pp. 136, 142. Peter Gay, ‘The Enlightenment in the History of Political Theory’, Political Science Quarterly 69 (1954), 374–89, p. 387. Marshall Brown, ‘Romanticism and Enlightenment’, in The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism, ed.

Notes 1 All three of these German intellectuals are discussed in Romanticism and the Sciences, ed. Andrew Cunningham and Nicholas Jardine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), chs. 2, 14, and 16. 2 The microscopes and copies of Withering were purchased through Longman, the publisher; see Mark L. Reed, Wordsworth: The Chronology of the The Romantics hated the sciences 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 25 Middle Years, 1800–1815 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1975), pp. 77–8. , London: J.

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