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What the Victorians Made of Romanticism: Material Artifacts, Cultural Practices, and Reception History
This insightful and elegantly written book examines how the popular media of the Victorian era sustained and transformed the reputations of Romantic writers. Tom Mole provides a new reception history of Lord Byron, Felicia Hemans, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and William Wordsworth--one that moves beyond the punctual historicism of much recent criticism and the ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Princeton University Press
(first published 2017)
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May 25, 2020 Angelina rated it really liked it
If you want to know the kinds of questions literary scholars are currently asking and the kinds of methods they are currently using to figure things out, this is an excellent book demonstrating those things. Mole's book discusses what monuments, sermons, graffiti, and Romantic poetry have to do with each other and why studying these relationships is an interesting field for literary scholars.
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