Romanticism & Gender

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Psychology Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 275 pages
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Current descriptions of literary Romanticism are almost entirely grounded on the writings of six male poets. Yet between the years 1780 and 1830, women writers produced at least half of the literature published in England.
 

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Contents

Masculine Romanticism
13
Feminine Romanticism
31
The Rational Woman
40
Family Politics
65
Domesticating the Sublime
85
Exhausting the Beautiful
107
Ideological CrossDressing
171
Why Romanticism?
209
Works Cited
247
Index
267
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Anne K. Mellor, a professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles, is the author of "Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fiction, Her Monsters,

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