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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Updated November 26, In this single collection, Elizabeth Lennox provides the excerpts to all of her works of romantic fiction, as well as many short stories which serve as introductions and back stories for her characters.

She also provides insights into writing several of her series, and explains the ties between the characters in those books. Elizabeth will cont Updated November 26, In this single collection, Elizabeth Lennox provides the excerpts to all of her works of romantic fiction, as well as many short stories which serve as introductions and back stories for her characters. Elizabeth will continue to update this collection as she releases new introductions and books.

Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published January 16th by Elizabeth Lennox Books www. More Details Friend Reviews. There was a variety of articles dealing with a wide range of topics under the broad aegis of Romantic science. This conference was inspired by the post-New Historicist theoretical tools of Franco Moretti and Thomas Pfau, and sought to draw together interpretations of cultural geography with various connected readings across Romantic literature.

Hewitt demonstrates that maps are not absolute immutable entities. Across the Enlightenment and Romantic era, maps were moulded by changing political, philosophical, aesthetic, and scientific discourses. As an emerging discipline, cartography was a progressive but imperfect science.

Catherine E. Ross emphasizes the importance of the eclectic experimentalism of Dissenting academies. But she provides a useful list of interesting figures of the period, united by certain shared intellectual interests and predispositions. A number of articles addressing Romantic science were influenced by Foucauldian notions of disciplinarity.

Despite his innovative success, Davy sometimes risked accusations of unmanliness amidst the gender politics of the post-revolutionary period. In the Regency period publishing houses like those of John Murray flooded the market with written accounts of Arctic exploration. Examining her writings between Practical Education and Belinda , Chandler argues that Edgeworth was influenced and inspired by the philosophical enquiries of the Lunar Men Richard Lovell Edgeworth and Thomas Day in the field of experimental education, and by Erasmus Darwin in Hartleian materialist associative psychology.

In The Wealth of Nations Smith sees man as commercial, individualist, and somewhat philistine, and is troubled by his propensity for idle and unprofitable activity. Alternatively Ferguson sees the oscillation between industry and idleness as integral to human nature, and mistrusts untrammelled capitalism as potentially alienating. Adelman then moves to interpret theories of idleness in the context of eighteenth-century theories of education.

His utilitarian educational scheme operates on a process of frequently revolving lessons and tasks to evade boredom.

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Adelman returns to Coleridge, tracing an evolution of thought about idleness from his Pantisocratic Necessitarianism to what Adelman thinks of as a Schillerian ethic informing The Constitution of Church and State. This study concludes with a reading of this tradition of ambivalence towards idleness in Wordsworth, and later in Charles Kingsley. John P. McCombe is also interested in Romantic indolence. Romanticism and the City is a collection of essays edited by Larry H. Alexander Schultz analyses the politics of E. For Tatiana V.

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Peter J. In this they acknowledge their indebtedness to Ashcroft and de Bolla [] for decentring Kant. It will doubtless prove a most useful teaching resource. Nicholas Roe addresses the expansive sweep of biographies of Keats, written from a great variety of approaches. Philip W. The collection concludes with a eulogy to Newey.

Aligning himself with conservative aestheticians such as George Santayana and Roger Scruton, Scott laments the dominance of sceptical attitudes towards beauty in critical readings of Romanticism from both deconstruction and Marxism. Recent studies in the history of the emotions have shown how different forms and genres of Romantic prose articulate ethical and aesthetic styles integral to changing structures of feeling. Working against the grain of postcolonial theory, which views the barriers to sympathy in the period — as an effect of colonialism, Rudd considers other factors in the remaining three chapters.

In showing the ubiquity of sympathy in the period, Rudd makes evident how fellow feeling reaches India in forms that are ideologically constructed by economic, political, and religious interests. Since the first Catholic Relief Act of , Tomko explains, the Catholic Question was inseparable from the major events of the period: the French Revolution, the Act of Union in , the abolition of the slave trade in , and the rise and fall of Napoleon.

Drawing on parliamentary reports and political documents alongside literature of the period, Tomko aims to examine how the overlapping stories of Romanticism and Catholic emancipation shaped and were informed by the debates about the building of the nation. The essays in both the volume publication and the special issue narrate the place of melancholy within broader philosophical, literary, and autobiographical traditions, which make evident the shifts and alterations in suppositions about melancholy as a medical condition. The field of the history of the emotions to which these two publications contribute is broadened by a recent interest in animal studies.

Material culture continues to provide a fruitful and innovative field of critical enquiry because of its interaction with different genres of Romantic prose. Ginsburg, eds. A number of other essays in this collection, which arrived too late last year to be reviewed, situate Romantic authorship within these debates, albeit as part of broader overviews.

David Stewart engages with another manifestation of the economic basis of material culture in Romantic Magazines and Metropolitan Literary Culture. Another book-length study that explores the sensational character of Romantic print media but in relation to the growth of its commercial character is Ann R. Authors became both subjects and objects of a celebrity culture, which was equally evident in theatre, music, painting, fashion and the sporting world.

Recent scholarship has convincingly argued that numerous factors coalesced in the early nineteenth century to form the recognizable dynamics of modern celebrity, prominent amongst them being the spread of print and visual media, urbanization and the creation of large, popular audiences, and the spread of commodity culture.

Women Writers is another addition to studies of literary celebrity: its value derives from its ability to bring together the discourses of gender with the current critical interest in material culture. In particular, it is the changing conventions, formats, and genres of popular publishing that provide the connecting thread for these diverse essays. Hawkins , are of particular relevance to this section because of their focus on Romanticism.

This valuable project is under the general editorship of Peter Sabor, with the first two volumes being edited by Sabor and Stewart Cooke respectively. As he put it in one of his letters, for him social intercourse including the epistolary was key to his own intellectual and hence moral development. Robert M. Michael Scrivener, alongside Pamela Clemit, destabilizes the received image of Godwin by assessing the impact of his relationship with the moneylender John King on his literary output. According to Jon Mee, intellectual mediation emerged from ideological positions on the philosophical concept and social practice of conversation, which were contingent to, among other things, the rise of commercialism, the cult of sensibility, and a participatory public sphere.

While the first two chapters of Conversable Worlds focus on the culture of conversation in the eighteenth century as it was shaped by the debates in the periodical press, the remaining chapters produce a more nuanced account of its intellectual history by focusing on its transformation in the Romantic period. The empowering effect of intellectual and literary exchange for women is further explored by two collections of essays: Woman to Woman: Female Negotiations During the Long Eighteenth Century , edited by Carolyn D.

Despite the existence of excellent work in comparative literary studies, there remains a tendency among anglophone literary scholars to conceive of the literary culture of this period in terms of national identity and British cultural imperialism. A reconsideration of the legacies of Romanticism offers possibilities for innovative analysis of Romantic prose.

Reaching back into associationist theories of reception in Victorian literary criticism and pedagogy from her opening chapter, Winter outlines many of the revealing continuities between the pleasures of non-academic reading associated with memory and the function of professional literary criticism.

Similarly, Peter Otto examines the relationship between popular shows and virtual reality in the Romantic period in Multiplying Worlds.


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Having as its starting point the suggestion that the problem of Romantic virtuality begins with the question of the imagination and the world it delivers p. In his review of Multiplying Worlds for 19 , William H. I begin with nations. Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations and Scenes of Cultural Production , edited by Jim Kelly, is a wide-ranging book of essays, offering new ways of looking back at both literature and criticism as well as directions for future scholarship. The collection, also covered in Section 1 above, is divided into four parts: nationalism and diasporeanism; religion and anti-Semitism; individualism and assimilationism; and criticism and reflection.

Kaufman positions the novel as the product of Romanticism rather than emerging Victorianism, noting that Polack, an author whose life and other possible work remain obscure despite enquiry, argues persuasively in the novel that both reason and religion must be taught to ensure morality.

Page similarly argues for the importance of an awareness of Romantic influence in the later work by Aguilar. Here Page examines the significance of biblical narrative for Aguilar, which she suggests offers a counterpoint to M. Further detailed examination of Jews and Judaism is presented by Michael Scrivener in Jewish Representation in British Literature — After Shylock , which traces the ambivalence of many Romantic representations across a range of genres.

In a clear and detailed series of chapters, The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism , edited by Murray Pittock, presents a useful overview of the major genres within the period, as well as their sources, influences, and aesthetics. And so to Scott studies in earnest. Dustin D. Violence and disorder are addressed by Susan Broomhall and David G. It was a typically productive year in Austen studies.

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Also on the subject of religion, Roger E. A helpful new resource for students and academics alike arrives in the form of Laurence W. This work gathers together bibliographies of Austen criticism from to , arranged chronologically, but each list is heroically prefaced by a lengthy essay discussing the major critical works from the bibliography and scholarly trends of the period in question.

Mazzeno shapes years of reviews, chapters, monographs, and articles into a readable and welcoming resource.

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John C. Lynda A. In an engaging work, mixed in with personal memoir and reconsiderations of feminist criticism, Rachel Brownstein explores answers to Why Jane Austen? Brian C. Elsewhere in the journal Sally B. Barbara K. Visual culture is addressed by Jeffrey A. In Gothic studies, Bridget M. The spectre is Maturin, who haunts the vanished Irish spaces where he once dwelt.

His home, the church where he was a curate, even his grave, have all been erased. Initially informed by a Derridean perspective on past inheritance, which could perhaps have been developed further in the study, Morin situates Maturin as a figure who haunts Irish literary production in the nineteenth century, particularly in his use of Gothic tropes, and who compels his readers to witness both the literary and formal past within his works as well as to face his contemporary anxieties about nation, union, and identity.

Godwin studies received a significant boost this year with the publication of a major collection of essays edited by Robert M. This is a welcome development, as the collection overall marks an important step in approaching Godwin as a complete thinker and writer working with a range of forms, not only as a philosopher or a novelist.

This sets the tone for the subsequent chapters.

Robert Bage receives some welcome attention in Anahid J. There is a good supply of thoughtful new work on Mary Shelley and a range of her novels this year. I conclude with a round-up of articles about other novels, minor or otherwise, whose discussion proves again how rich and various the form of the Romantic novel can be. Further forms of disruption are considered by William D. Wright, eds. Kathryn S. These will be covered with material from The last fifteen years have been characterized by a return to form, and with it a renewed interest in poems. Chapters take topics such as the short lyric, georgic, the tercet, satire, pastoral, and the ode.

The discussions take readers through a variety of ways in which the form was used in the period, before focusing on specific examples to explore and celebrate the effects of the formal choice. Sarah M. Science, sport, religion, and the influence of Milton are also considered. James Najarian considers the old topic of gender performativity, but for him it is more productive to think of poets using gender as a strategy, rather than gender norms being something they are simply subject to. Bridget Keegan opens up new ways of thinking about the relation between Romanticism and the environment via the example of Clare.

It is refreshing to read a collection of this kind in which poets like Landon, Hunt, Bloomfield, and Moore are considered naturally worthy of attention, rather than something for which a case must be made. But it is perhaps equally refreshing that the collection has offered its contributors such generous space to develop close appreciations of valued writers. The essays seem intended to provoke further discussion by taking up often unusual or challenging positions.

The book in this sense serves as a sympathetic companion to readers and to the poets it celebrates. Epic poetry, as scholars notably Simon Dentith [] and Herbert Tucker [] have recently recognized, had a considerable life in the Romantic period. But it remains generally assumed that it was a thoroughly masculine genre. Earlier work on women and epic by Adeline Johns-Putra [] emphasizes how women used epic to claim the importance of home. Yet women epic writers were not, for Beshero-Bondar, isolated from their male peers. Epics by women may emphasize women, but, Beshero-Bondar shows, female experience was in many ways central to the genre as a whole.

The book is, then, an important act of recovery, but also an important reorientation of the field of Romantic epic poetry via its relation to gender. These poems reveal a fascinating engagement with classical form which imagines often startling shifts in the relation of poetry to history. They are not always especially radical formally or politically , but even in their engagement with convention these writers are always interesting, often daring, and always deeply conscious of history. The book focuses on a remarkable two-year period. These events were crucial, Gardner shows, because they brought Britain as close as it had been since the seventeenth century to revolution, but also because they were experienced as literary events.

The political protests were about popular representation in Parliament, but they were also amongst the first and most important expressions of a unified class consciousness made possible by a large print industry. Gardner is especially sensitive to the role that poetic form plays in these debates. Hone adopts a surprisingly elevated style, but Shelley did the opposite. Gardner shows how closely Shelley kept up on political news from Britain, and suggests that the best way of reading Peter Bell the Third and The Mask of Anarchy is to see the poems alongside the poetic and graphic works that were thronging the streets.

It seems to have been intended for all classes, though in the end it reached very few readers at all. The play is a fitting emblem for what makes this remarkable short period so valuable: intensely literary, fervently political, yet finding both sides of the equation so complex and contradictory as to be almost insupportable. In The Devil as Muse: Blake, Byron and the Adversary , Fred Parker offers a remarkably erudite, elegantly written, and broad-ranging discussion of the relationship between poetry, aesthetics, and ethics.

Parker considers writers such as Thomas Mann and Mikhail Bulgakov, but at its heart the book places Milton and two of his great inheritors: Blake and Byron. It seems odd because the Devil is the eternal opponent, not in any party. But for Blake opposition is itself a consequence of the Fall.

The extraordinary power of Milton was to have made possible an imaginative encounter with the Devil. This later figure is ironical, and therefore reflective in a way that the earlier satanic figures were not. The influence of Goethe on Byron allowed him to create in Don Juan a work which engaged continually with the opposition of hollowness and vitality in hopeless, hopeful laughter. There has been considerable discussion of the relation between Romantic poetry and religion in recent years, and I will discuss many further contributions in this section.

The book seems mainly to be the work of Woodman, but it has the friendly presence of Joel Faflak who provides a long introduction peering over its shoulder. Woodman and Faflak draw on and combine two major contexts: religion and mainly Jungian psychoanalysis. This faith encourages Woodman to experience poetry and visionary experience rather than analyse them. The book offers a number of often instructive readings of major poems and critical positions by these writers, and substantial discussion of Jung.

It is driven by a sense of political and religious purpose. There were a number of articles and chapters of general interest on Romantic poetry. Maureen N. McLane and Laura M. The issue is so important because accounts of Homer emerge from increasingly historicized accounts of culture and, in turn, accounts of the species. Questions of orality, mediation, and history emerge in the discussion.

Spencer, and the poet laureate Henry James Pye. The parodic or critical strain is taken up in a chapter on Coleridge, Lamb, Lloyd, and Southey in the later s. Cousins and Peter Howarth, eds. The Cambridge Companion to English Poets , edited by Claude Rawson, offers a series of insightful and approachable introductions to twenty-nine canonical poets from Britain and Ireland who wrote in English.

There are chapters on Blake Morton D. Paley, pp. Each is careful, intelligent, and pays close attention to the unique poetic achievement of the writer in question. They will be useful especially for students and non-academic readers. A new edition of what remains of the poetry he wrote following this disappointment, The Ivory Gate: Later Poems and Fragments , edited by Alan Halsey, seeks to modify this perception.

It was never completed and much of it was lost. What remains appears in the standard edition edited by H. He also corrects the habit of his Victorian editors of supplying misleading titles to the fragments which often, as Halsey points out, assume the poetic conventions which the poetry satirizes. The poems are often funny, and often indeed rather grim, but they all take pleasure in the possibilities of creative activity.

He was in his later years engaged, if antagonistically, with literary culture in Britain. The edition also includes a selection of other late fragments and poems. An important strain in recent studies of Blake has placed him in a subcultural stew of London radicalism. Blake has often seemed at best ambivalent about sex. His vision of eternity seems to involve transcending it, but at other moments he celebrates a kind of freeing love. Often the book proceeds by delving deeply into bourgeois culture before pulling back to see familiar pieces by Blake in a new light.

This produces an illuminating perspective on his work, notably Milton , but Matthews does not attempt simply to absorb Blake into this bourgeois context. Matthews gives less emphasis than is common to the illuminated books, and considers more favourably and prominently his commercial material. It is a challenging, insightful, and very important study. Placing Blake in this context has significant consequences for considerations of his attitudes to gender, his class politics, and the view of him as a unique creator untroubled by eighteenth-century cultural traditions.

It is also provides a vital corrective to understandings of gender and sexuality in the late eighteenth century. That the book was important to Blake has not escaped critical attention, but this is the most thorough and compelling account of the topic yet published. It is illustrated beautifully with twenty-five colour plates. Rowland situates himself in an important recent tradition of Blake scholarship which has seen that, for Blake, to consider oneself a prophet and to read the Bible was not to cut oneself off from political or historical reality. Radical biblical interpreters saw the Bible as directly relevant to the world.

Rowland expands on this by placing Blake in a very broad Christian tradition of interpretation, though it must be said that he remains unorthodox. These contexts are drawn in remarkable detail, and will prove especially useful to Blakeans. The very notion of finding the divine in a book seems often problematic, yet, as Rowland shows, he returned compulsively to it. These and many other topics are considered in remarkable detail. Rowland hopes that Blake can speak to contemporary theologians as well as those interested in his work in its own terms.

Jerusalem asks readers to respond to the poem in a visionary, rather than a rational, manner. That makes interpretation difficult. It is an ambitious set of claims, and it requires a complex book to make them palpable. Sklar analyses the poem in incredible detail in the first part of the book.

If each part plays into a complex, interconnected whole, then this is necessary. Sklar explores in some detail the religious aspects of the text, especially its relation to the book of Revelation. The second part provides detailed scene-by-scene commentary. This section is meticulous, but not prescriptive. Sklar invites her readers to imagine and indeed to perform the work in order to envisage it. The book, therefore, is not so much an interpretation of the poem as a reading or performance guide, with the acknowledgement that each interpretation will be different.

The book makes considerable demands on readers, and not every reader will accede to them. But it ought to revitalize study of this remarkable poem. Religion [, missed last year] considers the work of Blake and Wordsworth valuable partly because it can reshape the relationship between literature and religion in more positive terms. The book is intended not to be a contribution solely to Blake or Wordsworth studies, but rather Blake and Wordsworth and the ways one might interpret them are considered in order to attempt to suggest new directions for contemporary religious thought.

Both are deeply personal religious experiences which the poets commented upon in letters and diaries, and both result from moments of solitude in nature. In doing so Roberts summarizes the history of interpretations of both poets.

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His primary purpose is to suggest that such interpretative variety need not be incompatible. This breadth, combined with the tendency of literature to resist singular interpretations, allows Roberts to offer these poets as examples of the especial freedom that thinking in verse can provide. This is a rather unusual book, and in some ways more a religious meditation than a literary-critical work, but nonetheless a fascinating glimpse of the continued interconnections that form between Romanticism and religion.

There was another busy year for the William Blake Archive.

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This is why, for Phillips, he did not identify himself as author or date the work. His thorough introduction also places the text in the context of the visionary, political, and philosophical controversies which fed into the poem. He provides as full an account of the history of ownership of the copies as is possible. The earliest known copy of the nine surviving is in the Bodleian, and this is reproduced here in facsimile, accompanied by a transcript, a very detailed, intelligent, illustrated commentary, and a comparative guide to the other known copies.

The production is remarkably handsome. This is an updated version of the edition, also edited by Willmott. There is also much greater emphasis on contemporary theoretical approaches to reading Blake. The book contains text versions of each of the poems accompanied by a few illustrations , a historical and biographical introduction, annotations to each poem with a particular focus on explaining historical allusions , a guide to recent and more general interpretative approaches to the Songs , suggested essay topics and exercises for students and appendices with related poems by Blake, poems which influenced Blake, and poems on which Blake had an influence.

It is a very full edition, and seeks throughout to prompt engagement by asking questions and providing various routes through the texts. It is an ideal companion for any student encountering Blake for the first time because the most natural response to working with it is to read more Blake.

Adams then offers extended discussions of Milton and Jerusalem. Such fluidity makes a clear guide necessary. Eric G. It is one output among many of a new Blake project formed in response to the university receiving the papers of the eminent Blakean G. Bentley, Jr. Morton D. Sklar also adds support to recent claims by G. Bentley Jr.

Her position is discussed more fully in her book, reviewed above. Whitehead considers a range of new archival sources. Their last days together were not spent tucked away from the world, but in a bustling, commercial centre with a mixed range of neighbours. Blake seems an unlikely addition to the vogue for gift books and annuals that dominated the later s, and Bentley discusses his characteristically unique contribution.

His work is like many a gift book remarkable for its appearance rather than its contents, but Blake unlike many gift-book producers did not manage to sell many copies. Bentley discusses all twenty-four surviving copies. Name: In the mood for romance the living collection of introductions and excerpts from elizabeth lennox en. Download it once. In this single collection, Elizabeth Lennox provides the excerpts to all of her works of romantic fiction, as well as many short stories which serve.

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