Romantic Verse Narrative: The History of a Genre by Hermann FischerRomantic Verse Narrative: The History of a Genre by Hermann Fischer

Romantic Verse Narrative: The History of a Genre

byHermann FischerTranslated bySue Bollans

Paperback | March 9, 2006

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Hermann Fischer's lively and original study of Romantic verse narrative traces the origins and development of this poetic form in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It brings together the longer epic verse tales of Scott, Byron and Southey and the more lyrical forms of Romantic narrative poetry in the revealing but neglected context of the genre and its history. Professor Fischer addresses the question of genre from both theoretical and historical viewpoints. His study illuminates many areas of Romantic literature, including the role of the medieval revival and the decline of neoclassicism, the relative importance of popular and more literary sources, and questions of changing taste and the reading public. This translation, extensively revised and updated, makes Hermann Fischer's acclaimed study available for the first time in English.
Title:Romantic Verse Narrative: The History of a GenreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521024331

ISBN - 13:9780521024334


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Part I: The Genre and its Historical Context; 1. Genre definitions; 2. The initial situation; Part II. The History of the Romantic Tale in Verse: Poets, Works, Critics and the Public: 3. Early forms; 4. The establishment of the genre by Sir Walter Scott, its fashionable period and imitations by other poets; 5. 'The postscript of the Augustans' and the opposite of the romance; 6. Ramification and dissolution; 7. The subsequent fate of the genre; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.