Blackwell Anthologies, Band 4 4. Aufl.
This new edition of the groundbreaking Romanticism: An Anthology is the only book of its kind to contain complete texts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Urizen; Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads (1798); Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude; early and revised versions of Coleridge's 'The Eolian Harp', 'This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison', 'Frost at Midnight', and 'The Ancient Mariner'; Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion and Adonais; Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto III and Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats's Odes, the two Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carries explanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated to incorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essential text on Romanticism. Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats's Odes, the two Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carries explanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated to incorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essential text on Romanticism. Includes all texts from the third edition, with the addition of Keats's Isabella and Shelley's Epipsychidion, as well as a selection of the poems of Walter Scott Includes a wider and deeper selection of texts by the Big Six male poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley) than any competing volume Includes a generous range of texts by female Romantic poets All editorial materials, including annotations, author headnotes, and prefatory materials, have been revised for the new edition The only book to contain complete texts, edited for this volume from manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along with explanatory annotations and author headnotes Contains everything teachers and students require for an in-depth survey of the principal writings to emerge from the British Romantic period The most widely-used teaching anthology in the field in the UK Companion website features a dynamic timeline detailing significant events of the romantic period and providing images, suggestions for further reading and useful links to other online resources: www.romanticismanthology.com
List of Illustrations xxviii List of Plates xxix Abbreviations xxx Introduction xxxii Editor's Note on the Fourth Edition xlv Editorial Principles xlvi Acknowledgements xlviii A Romantic Timeline 1770–1851 li Richard Price (1723–1791) 3 Thomas Warton (1728–1790) 6 Edmund Burke (1729/30–1797) 8 William Cowper (1731–1800) 17 Thomas Paine (1737–1809) 24 Anna Seward (1742–1809) 29 Anna Laetitia Barbauld (née Aikin) (1743–1825) 34 Hannah More (1745–1833) 55 Charlotte Smith (née Turner) (1749–1806) 81 George Crabbe (1754–1832) 146 William Godwin (1756–1836) 155 Ann Yearsley (née Cromartie) (1756–1806) 160 William Blake (1757–1827) 174 Mary Robinson (née Darby) (1758–1800) 250 Robert Burns (1759–1796) 265 Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) 281 Helen Maria Williams (1761–1827) 291 Joanna Baillie (1762–1851) 313 William Lisle Bowles (1762–1851) 321 John Thelwall (1764–1834) 322 William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798) 333 William Wordsworth (1770–1850) 420 Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) 597 Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855) 603 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) 611 Francis, Lord Jeffrey (1773–1850) 734 Robert Southey (1774–1843) 741 Charles Lamb (1775–1834) 756 William Hazlitt (1778–1830) 774 James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784–1859) 816 Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) 829 Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786–1846) 858 George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788–1824) 862 Richard Woodhouse, Jr (1788–1834) 1067 Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) 1070 John Clare (1793–1864) 1271 Felicia Dorothea Hemans (née Browne) (1793–1835) 1290 John Gibson Lockhart (1794–1854) 1375 John Keats (1795–1821) 1384 Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849) 1503 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin) (1797–1851) 1505 Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802–1838) 1512 Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) 1532 Index of First Lines 1538 Index to Headnotes and Notes 1543
“In the third edition of his groundbreaking Romanticism: An Anthology, Duncan Wu has made a very good text even better. For those interested in stirring the familiar ingredients (Blake to Byron) back into the rich soup of the times in which they dwelt, this anthology offers the best opportunity. Wu gives us the texts of familiar poems made strange--sometimes by being presented in their first printed version, sometimes by the juxtaposition implied by Wu's canny practice of the anthologizer's art.” —David Latane, Virginia Commonwealth University “The Wu anthology, even more magnificent and indispensable in its Third Edition, is not simply the most useful or the most learned anthology of English Romantic poetry and thought; it is the most exciting. The flames of that excitement are fed by generous cords of minor poets and major essayists, carefully selected, intelligently bundled. But even the old-growth timber of the major poets burns with a brighter flame by being most provocatively introduced, brilliantly edited (especially Blake), and stacked against the kindling of the lesser lyricists. The combination of earlier and revised versions of the same poem is dazzlingly illuminating. One might say of Wu's Romanticism: An Anthology, in comparison to any other collection, what Wu himself says in introducing the early use of the term “Romanticism: "Romanticism was 'organic' and 'plastic,' as against the 'mechanical' tendencies of Classicism." Perhaps the anthology itself cannot keep growing in subsequent editions without becoming unwieldy; but the enthusiasm it generates can grow without bounds and will prove both "organic"--well rooted in accurate, historically placed texts--and "plastic," ever subject to imaginative reshaping.” —Leslie Brisman, Yale University “The fourth edition of Duncan Wu’s Romanticism: An Anthology offers the perfect combination of breadth and depth. It contains a superb selection of literary texts with thought-provoking annotations and contextual materials that help bring the Romantic era to life.” —Kim Wheatley, College of William and Mary “No one familiar with Duncan Wu's impressive body of Romantic period scholarship and criticism will be surprised at the high quality of Romanticism: An Anthology. I have chosen it for my "British Romantic Poetry" as this text is superior to any other available in its combination of essential canonical poetry with an astute selection of other literature, including extensive representation of women writers.” —Paul Betz, Georgetown University
Duncan Wu is Professor of English at Georgetown University, a former Professor of English Literature at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His publications include A Companion to Romanticism (Blackwell, 1997) and Romantic Women Poets: An Anthology (Blackwell, 1997). He is Vice-Chairman of the Keats–Shelley Memorial Association and The Charles Lamb Society.
Duncan Wu’s Romanticism: An Anthology has been appreciated by thousands of literature students and their teachers across the globe since its first appearance in 1994, and is the most widely used teaching text in the field in the UK. Now in its fourth edition, it stands as the essential work on Romanticism. It remains the only such book to contain complete poems and essays edited especially for this volume from manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along with his explanatory annotations and author headnotes. This new edition carries all texts from the previous edition, adding Keats’s Isabella and Shelley’s Epipsychidion, as well as a new selection from the poems of Sir Walter Scott. All editorial materials, including annotations, author headnotes, and prefatory materials, are revised for this new edition. Romanticism: An Anthology remains the only textbook of its kind to include complete and uncut texts of: Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798) Wordsworth, The Ruined Cottage, The Pedlar, The Two-Part Prelude, Michael, The Brothers and the Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800) Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (3rd edn, 1786), The Emigrants, Beachy Head Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Records of Woman sequence (all 19 poems) Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Canto III and Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Urizen Shelley, Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion, The Mask of Anarchy and Adonais Keats, Odes, the two Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes Hannah More, Sensibility and Slavery: A Poem Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven Ann Yearsley, A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade Helen Maria Williams, A Farewell, for two years, to England As well as generous selections from the works of Mary Robinson, John Thelwall, Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, John Clare, Letitia Landon and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Visit www.romanticismanthology.com for resources to accompany the anthology, including a dynamic timeline which illustrates key historical and literary events during the Romantic period and features links to useful materials and visual media.
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