Charles Lamb, Coleridge And Wordsworth: Reading Friendship in the 1790s

Hardcover | October 15, 2008

byFelicity James

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This book makes the case for a re-placing of Lamb as reader, writer and friend in the midst of the lively political and literary scene of the 1790s. Reading his little-known early works alongside others by the likes of Coleridge and Wordsworth, it allows a revealing insight into the creative dynamics of early Romanticism.

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This book makes the case for a re-placing of Lamb as reader, writer and friend in the midst of the lively political and literary scene of the 1790s. Reading his little-known early works alongside others by the likes of Coleridge and Wordsworth, it allows a revealing insight into the creative dynamics of early Romanticism.

FELICITY JAMES is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK, where she completed a doctorate on Charles Lamb. She is currently working on a project exploring Unitarian networks of readers and writers.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.82 × 5.58 × 0.88 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230545246

ISBN - 13:9780230545243

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations * Introduction: Placing Lamb * PART I: IDEALISING FRIENDSHIP * 'Frendotatoi meta frendous': Constructing Friendship in the 1790s * Rewritings of Friendship, 1796-1797 * PART II: DOUBTING FRIENDSHIP * The 'Day of Horrors', 1796 * 'Cold, cold, cold': Loneliness and Reproach * Blank Verse and Fears in Solitude * PART III: RECONSTRUCTING FRIENDSHIP * A Text of Friendship: Rosamund Gray * Sympathy, Allusion and Experiment in John Woodvil * The Urban Romantic: Lamb's Landscapes of Affection * Index

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"[A] welcome reassessment of Charles Lamb's career... very engaging." —Jon Mee, University of Warwick