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A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)

A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century (Routledge Revivals) by Henry A. Beers
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A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century, first published in 1926, presents the great artistic and literary innovations of the Romantic movement according to an often overlooked and unacknowledged definition of ‘Romanticism’, which is of particular relevance in the consideration of the English Romantic spirit: pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of the Middle Ages.

The author recapitulates the key contributions of English poets – including Scott, Coleridge and Keats - in light of their recovery of certain themes and leitmotifs that clearly distinguish the Romantic style. In addition, the development of the Romantic movement in France and Germany is given some attention, and the specific tendencies of their respective approaches is considered in relation to England. The emergence of the Pre-Raphaelites is investigated, and a tentative evaluation of the progress of English Romanticism in the nineteenth century is offered.

Taylor and Francis; August 2015
436 pages; ISBN 9781317748847
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Title: A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)
Author: Henry A. Beers
 
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