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Romanticism and the Painful Pleasures of Modern Life

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Romanticism

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521175449

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  • In their pursuit of emotional extremes, writers of the Romantic period were fascinated by experiences of pain and misery, and explored the ability to derive pleasure, and produce creative energy, out of masochism and submission. These interests were closely connected to the failure of the industrial and democratic revolutions to fulfil their promise of increased economic and political power for everyone. Writers as different as Frances Burney, William Hazlitt, John Keats, and Lord Byron both challenged and came to terms with the injustices of modern life through their representations of submission. In this book, Andrea K. Henderson teases out these configurations and analyses the many ways ideas of mastery and subjection shaped Romantic artistic forms, from literature and art to architecture and garden design. This provocative and ambitious study ranges widely through early nineteenth-century culture to reveal the underlying power relations that shaped Romanticism.

    • Provides a social and historical account of psychological states represented in Romantic literature
    • Makes use of ideas from art history, particularly painting and landscaping
    • Includes considerable research on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century consumerism
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    Review of the hardback: 'Henderson moves fluidly and with ease from discussions of novels, poems and plays to representations of 'painful pleasures' in art, architecture and landscaping.' Bryon Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521175449
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: submitting to liberty
    1. Finance and flagellation
    2. From Sadism to masochism in the novels of Frances Burney
    3. The Aesthetics of passion: Joanna Baillie's defense of the picturesque in an age of sublimity
    4. Practicing politics in the comfort of home
    5. Mastery and melancholy in suburbia
    Conclusion: languishing femmes fatales
    Bibliography.

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    Andrea K. Henderson, University of California, Irvine

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