Revolutions in Romantic Literature: An Anthology of Print Culture,1780-1832

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Paul Keen
Broadview Press, Mar 11, 2004 - Literary Collections - 354 pages
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This concise Broadview anthology of primary source materials is unique in its focus on Romantic literature and the ways in which the period itself was characterized by wide-ranging, self-conscious debates about the meaning of literature. It includes materials that are not available in other Romantic literature anthologies. The anthology is organized into thirteen sections that highlight the intensity and sophistication with which a variety of related literary issues were debated in the Romantic period. These debates posed fundamental questions about the very nature of literature as a cultural phenomenon, the extent and role of the reading public, literature's relation to the sciences and the aesthetic, the influence of contemporary commercial pressures, and the impact of perceived excesses in consumer fashions. The anthology foregrounds the ways that these literary debates converged with broader social and political controversies such as the French Revolution, the struggle for women's rights, colonialism, and the anti-slave trade campaign. This anthology includes an impressive range of writings from the period (including literary criticism and philosophical, political, scientific, and travel writing) which embodies the collection's broad approach to Romantic literature. Both lesser-known and more canonical writings are included, and the selections are organized by topic in such a way as to dramatize the debates and exchanges which characterize the Romantic period.
  

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Contents

Monthly Review Review of An Enquiry concerning Political Justiceand
5
THE READING PUBLIC
17
Sir Archibald Macdonald Speech as Prosecution in the SeditiousLibel
31
Mary Robinson Memoirs of Mary Robinson Written by Herself 1800
51
Francis Place The Autobiography of Francis Place 1824
70
Gentleman s Magazine Bibliographic Account of the late Mr Joseph
86
Anonymous An Address to the Parliament of Great Britain on the Claims
92
Mr Fishers Publication on StratforduponAvon
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Daniel Isaac Eaton The Pernicious Effects of the Art of Printing Upon Society
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William Godwin Considerations on Lord Grenvilles And Mr Pitts Bills
227
A REVOLUTION IN FEMALE MANNERS
233
Mary Wollstonecraft Vindication of the Rights of Woman 1792
239
Priscilla Wakefield Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex
249
Hannah More Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education 1799
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Thomas Gould A Vindication of the Right Honourable Edmund Burkes
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THE SECOND WAVE OF REFORM
271

THE VANITY FAIR OF KNOWLEDGE LITERARY FASHIONS
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Isaac DIsraeli Preface to An Essay on the Manners and Genius of
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A Modern Requisite Towards
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THE ARTS AND SCIENCES
124
Monthly Magazine A Tribute to the Memory of the Late Excellent
128
Humphry Davy A Discourse Introductory to a Course of Lectures
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Preface to Gentleman s Magazine and Historical Chronicle 1790
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ROMANTIC LITERATURE
170
Edinburgh Review Review of Thalaba the Destroyer By Robert Southey 1802
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Edmund Burke Reflections on the Revolution in France and on the Proceedings
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Quarterly Review Parliamentary Reform A Review
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Political Register To The Readers of The Register On the means of overcoming
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The Examiner The Editor of the Quarterly Review William Hazlitt
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Sir William Jones The Second Anniversary Discourse Delivered 24 February
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Preface to Dissertations and Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to The History
303
Consisting of Original
309
Helen Maria Williams A Poem on the Bill Lately Passed for Regulating
323
Bryan Edwards The History Civil and Commercial of the British Colonies
337
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES
351
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About the author (2004)

Paul Keen is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Carleton University. He is the author of The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and editor of The Radical Popular Press in Britain, 1817-1821 (Pickering & Chatto, 2003).

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