Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from Thomson to Wordsworth by Tim FulfordLandscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from Thomson to Wordsworth by Tim Fulford

Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from Thomson to Wordsworth

byTim Fulford, Tim Fulford

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Tim Fulford examines landscape description in the writings of Thomson, Cowper, Johnson, Gilpin, Repton, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others. He shows how landscape description formed part of a larger debate over the nature of liberty and authority in a Britain developing its sense of nationhood, and reveals the tensions that arose as writers sought to define their relationship to the public sphere. Fulford's innovative study offers a new view of literary and political influence linking the early eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Title:Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from Thomson to WordsworthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052102742X

ISBN - 13:9780521027427

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Thomson and Cowper: the 'stubborn country tam'd'?; 2. Johnson: the usurpations of virility; 3. Unreliable authorities? Squires, tourists and the picturesque; 4. Wordsworth: the politics of landscape; 5. Coleridge: fields of liberty; Index.

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"Fulford's achievement here should be applauded, and his historically informed analysis should generate much further discussion about the relationship between landscape poetry, politics, and history in the near future." Romantic Circles Reviews