Romantic women poets, 1788-1848

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Manchester University Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
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In this new volume, Andrew Ashfield illustrates how women extended the horizons of Romanticism by their insistent engagement with social issues such as slavery, child labor and women workers. His previous volume, Romantic Women Poets 1770-1883, explored how women poets made important contributions to major areas of Romanticism such as landscape and seascape. Together these two volumes add new dimensions to the study of Romanticism by showing how the solitary meditation by the sea developed concurrently with major social concerns. Ashfield exposes a much more complicated relationship between the self and society than has previously prevailed in our assessments of Romanticism.

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Contents

HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS later Stone? 17611827
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A Poem on the Bill Lately Passed for Regulating the Slave Trade
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HANNAH MORE 17451833
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