30 Great Myths about the Romantics.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2015Description: 1 online resource (334 p.)ISBN: 9781118843178Subject(s): English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History | Romanticism -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: 30 Great Myths about the RomanticsDDC classification: 820.9/145 LOC classification: R457 -- .W84 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A Note on Monetary Values -- Myth 1 Romanticism began in 1798 -- Myth 2 English Romanticism was a reaction against the Enlightenment -- 2.1 New Forms of Sociability -- 2.2 The Language of Passion -- 2.3 The Poet as Prophet -- Myth 3 The Romantics hated the sciences -- Myth 4 The Romantics repudiated the Augustans, especially Pope and Dryden -- Myth 5 The Romantic poets were misunderstood, solitary geniuses -- Myth 6 Romantic poems were produced by spontaneous inspiration -- Myth 7 Blake was mad
Myth 8 Blake wrote `Jerusalem' as an anthem to Englishness -- Myth 9 Lyrical Ballads (1798) was designed to illustrate `the two cardinal points of poetry', using poems about everyday life and the supernatural -- Myth 10 Wordsworth's Preface to Lyrical Ballads was a manifesto for the Romantic revolution -- Myth 11 Wordsworth had an incestuous relationship with his sister -- Myth 12 Tory Wordsworth -- Myth 13 The person from Porlock -- Myth 14 Jane Austen had an incestuous relationship with her sister -- Myth 15 The Keswick rapist -- Myth 16 Byron had an affair with his sister
Myth 17 Byron was a great lover of women -- Myth 18 Byron was a champion of democracy -- Myth 19 Byron was a `noble warrior' who died fighting for Greek freedom -- Myth 20 Shelley committed suicide by sailboat -- Myth 21 Shelley's heart -- Myth 22 Keats's `humble origins' -- Myth 23 Keats was gay -- Myth 24 Keats was killed by a review -- Myth 25 Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote Frankenstein -- Myth 26 Women writers were an exploited underclass-unknown, unloved, and unpaid -- Myth 27 The Romantics were atheists -- Myth 28 The Romantics were counter-cultural drug users
Myth 29 The Romantics practised free love on principle -- Myth 30 The Romantics were the rock stars of their day -- Coda -- Further Reading -- Index -- EULA
Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex and confusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply, 30 Great Myths About the Romantics adds great clarity to what we know - or think we know - about one of the most important periods in literary history. Explores the various misconceptions commonly associated with Romanticism, offering provocative insights that correct and clarify several of the commonly-held myths about the key figures of this era Corrects some of the biases and beliefs about the Romantics that have crept in
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Duncan Wu is Professor of English at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is the editor of Romanticism: An Anthology , 4th edition (WileyBlackwell, 2012), and the author of books about Romanticism, Wordsworth, and Hazlitt.