Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime by Cian DuffyShelley and the Revolutionary Sublime by Cian Duffy

Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime

byCian Duffy

Paperback | June 11, 2009

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Offering a genuinely fresh set of perspectives on Shelley's texts and contexts, Cian Duffy argues that Shelley's engagement with the British and French discourse on the sublime had a profound influence on his writing about political change in that age of revolutionary crisis. Examining Shelley's extensive use of sublime imagery and metaphor, Duffy offers not only a substantial reassessment of Shelley's work but also a significant re-appraisal of the sublime's role in the cultural history of Britain during the Romantic period as well as Shelley's fascination with natural phenomena.
Title:Shelley and the Revolutionary SublimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:June 11, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521111838

ISBN - 13:9780521111836

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Table of Contents

Introduction: approaching the Shelleyan sublime; 1. From religion to revolution, 1810-13; 2. Cultivating the imagination, 1813-15; 3. Mont Blanc and the Alps, 1816; 4. Writing the revolution: Laon and Cynthia, 1817-23; 5. 'Choose reform or civil war', 1818-19; Conclusion: 'Good and the means of good', 1822; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Cian Duffy's recent Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime will be welcomed by readers because it helps us to reconfigure the historical and theoretical terms in which Shelley's relation to the sublime has usually been understood...there is much to learn from Duffy's account."
-Mark Canuel, University of Illinois at Chicago, symploke