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The Cambridge Introduction to British Romantic Poetry

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Part of Cambridge Introductions to Literature

  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521769068

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  • 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.

    • A friendly guide to reading and understanding Romantic poems, with many examples from a large number of authors
    • Unique appendix for students helps with understanding unusual word order, the subjunctive mood and some odd spelling conventions
    • Works through each major genre or kind of poetry, bringing out influences between different authors
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521769068
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 150 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
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  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Seminar in Romanticism
  • Author

    Michael Ferber, University of New Hampshire
    Michael Ferber is Professor of English and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire.

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