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Author Ferber, Michael
Title The Cambridge introduction to British romantic poetry / Michael Ferber
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  873.2186 F346    AVAILABLE    30580003002081
Descript ix, 248 p. ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature
Note "The best way to learn about Romantic poetry is to plunge in and read a few Romantic poems. This book guides the new reader through this experience, focusing on canonical authors - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Blake and Shelley - whilst also including less familiar figures as well. Each chapter explains the history and development of a genre or sets out an important context for the poetry, with a wealth of practical examples. Michael Ferber emphasizes connections between poets as they responded to each other and to great literary, social and historical changes around them. A unique appendix resolves most difficulties new readers of works from this period might face: unfamiliar words, unusual word order, the subjunctive mood and meter. This enjoyable and stimulating book is an ideal introduction to some of the most powerful and pleasing poems in the English language, written in one of the greatest periods in English poetry"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The poet; 3. 'Tintern Abbey'; 4. Romantic odes; 5. The French Revolution; 6. Romantic sonnets; 7. Romantic love lyrics; 8. Romantic ballads; 9. Romantic epics and romances; 10. Romantic verse drama; 11. Romantic satire; Appendix
Subject English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Romanticism -- Great Britain
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. bisacsh
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