English Romantic Writers And The West Country

Hardcover | May 28, 2010

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Long confounded with a monolithic British entity or misrepresented as Lakers and Cockneys, the diverse regional forms of English Romanticism are ripe for reassessment. Ranging west of a line between the Wye at Tintern and Jane Austens Chawton, this book offers a first reconfiguration of Romantic culture in terms of English regional identity.

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Long confounded with a monolithic British entity or misrepresented as Lakers and Cockneys, the diverse regional forms of English Romanticism are ripe for reassessment. Ranging west of a line between the Wye at Tintern and Jane Austens Chawton, this book offers a first reconfiguration of Romantic culture in terms of English regional ide...

NICHOLAS ROE is Professor of English at St Andrews University, UK. He is the author of Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years (1988), John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (1997), The Politics of Nature: William Wordsworth and Some Contemporaries (2002), and Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt (2005).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 28, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223745

ISBN - 13:9780230223745

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Preface--R.Holmes
Introduction--N.Roe
PART I: LANDSCAPES AND LEGENDS
More wondrous far than Egypts boasted pyramids: The South Wests Megaliths in the Romantic Period--J.Parker
Al under the wyllowe tree: Chatterton and the Ecology of the West Country--N.Groom
PART II: THE BRISTOL SCHOOL: COTTLE, COLERIDGE, AND THEIR CIRCLES
Joseph Cottle and West-Country Romanticism--R.Cronin
William Gilbert and his Bristol Circle 1788-98--P.Cheshire
S.T. Coleridge, Joseph Cottle, and Some Bristol Baptists, 1794-96--T.Whelan
Coleridges Bristol and West Country Radicalism--P.J.Kitson
Radical Bible: Coleridges 1790s West Country Politics--A.J.Harding
PART III: IMAGINING THE WEST COUNTRY
Wordsworths 1793 Journey to the West Country and Wales--C.K.Walker
Coleridge in Devon--G.Davidson
Southeys West Country--L.Pratt
Romantic Hydrography: Tide and Transit in Tintern Abbey--D.W.Davies
The Road Not Taken: Robert Bloomfields Wye Valley and the Poetic Imagination--T.Fulford
PART IV: IN PURSUIT OF SPRING
The Outset of Life: Shelley, Hazlitt, the West Country, and the Revolutionary Imagination--M.ONeill
Over the Dartmoor Black: John Keats and the West Country--N.Roe
Going Westward: William Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy, Edward Thomas--S.Yoshikawa
Afterword--T.Mayberry
Index