The literature of the Romantic era is steeped in the politics of revolution and reaction. This volume looks at first and second generation poets such as Wordsworth, Blake, Byron and Shelley and explores their engagement with the turbulent history of their times. Other genres such as drama, fiction and travel writing are also discussed, with close attention paid to texts by Walpole, Austen and Mary Wollstonecraft. Combining thematic analysis with modern critical perspectives, the volume also includes key contextual sections focusing on Â Imagination, Truth and ReasonÂ , Â Heroes and Anti-heroesÂ and Â Faith, Doubt and MythÂ .
Number of Pages: 376 Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781408204795 Publication Date:15/06/2010 Listed in:c 1800 to c 1900 Publisher:Longman