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The Romantic Poetry Handbook

O'Neill, Michael; Callaghan, Madeleine

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Michael O'Neill

Madeleine Callaghan


This comprehensive survey of British Romantic poetry explores the work of six poets whose names are most closely associated with the Romantic era—Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Byron, and Shelley—as well as works by other significant but less widely studied poets such as Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Along with its exceptional coverage, the volume is alert to relevant contexts, and opens up ways of understanding Romantic poetry. The Romantic Poetry Handbook encompasses the entire breadth of the Romantic Movement, beginning with Anna Laetitia Barbauld and running through to Thomas Lovell Beddoes and John Clare. In its central section ‘Readings’ it explores tensions, change, and continuity within the Romantic Movement, and examines a wide range of individual poems and poets through sensitive, attentive and accessible analyses. In addition, the authors provide a full introduction, a detailed historical and cultural timeline, biographies of the poets whose works are featured in the “Readings” section, and a helpful guide to further reading. The Romantic Poetry Handbook is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate study of British Romantic poetry. It also will appeal to every reader with an interest in the Romantics and in poetry generally.


O'Neill, M., & Callaghan, M. (2017). The Romantic Poetry Handbook. Wiley.

Book Type Authored Book
Acceptance Date Nov 30, 2016
Online Publication Date Dec 1, 2017
Publication Date Dec 1, 2017
Deposit Date Nov 6, 2017
Publicly Available Date May 2, 2018
Publisher Wiley
ISBN 9781118308738


Accepted Book (486 Kb)

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© 2018 John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

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