Napoleon And English Romanticism by Simon BainbridgeNapoleon And English Romanticism by Simon Bainbridge

Napoleon And English Romanticism

bySimon BainbridgeEditorMarilyn Butler

Paperback | February 23, 2006

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Napoleon Bonaparte occupied a central place in the consciousness of many British writers of the Romantic period. In this first full-length study of Romantic writers' obsession with Napoleon, Simon Bainbridge focuses on the writings of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey, Byron and Hazlitt. Combining detailed textual analysis with historical and theoretical approaches, and illustrating his argument with contemporary cartoons, Bainbridge shows how Romantic writers constructed and contested different Napoleons as part of their partisan engagement in political and cultural debate.
Title:Napoleon And English RomanticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:February 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521024129

ISBN - 13:9780521024129

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: the poets and the conqueror; 1. A 'conqueror of kings' and a 'deliverer of men': the revolutionary figure of Napoleon in the writing of Coleridge, Southey and Landor; 2. 'In such strength of usurpation': Wordsworth's Napoleonic imagination; 3. 'Historiographer[s] to the King of Hell': The Lake poets' Peninsular campaign; 4. Staging history: Byron and Napoleon, 1813-1814; 5. 'The greatest event of modern times'; 6. 'A proud and full answer': Hazlitt's Napoleonic riposte; Conclusion: The Age of Bronze; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...this book will keep its place on a convenient shelf for all intellectually curious students of English romantic poetry." Carl Woodring, Studies in Romanticism