Romanticism: An Anthology

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Duncan Wu
Wiley, Oct 17, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 1552 pages
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Since it was first published in 1995, Duncan Wu’s Romanticism: An Anthology has been used and appreciated by thousands of literature students and their teachers across the globe.

Now, in response to feedback from the classroom, and extensive research into the needs of lecturers, Romanticism is back in a completely revised and expanded third edition.

NEW ADDITIONS FOR THE THIRD EDITION:

  • Completely revised and updated headnotes and footnotes, incorporating the latest scholarly insights
  • Up-to-date lists of critical reading for each author
  • Now features 36 illustrations, including 16 colour illustrations
  • A chronology
  • An entirely new introduction
  • An in-depth selection of works by major women Romantic poets, including complete texts of Hannah More, ‘Sensibility’ (1782) and Slavery (1788); Ann Yearsley, Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade (1788); Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (1786), The Emigrants (1793) and ‘Beachy Head’ (1807); Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (1812); Helen Maria Williams, A Farewell, for two years, to England (1791); Felicia Dorothea Hemans, ‘Records of Woman’ sequence (all 19 poems) (1828)
  • Enhanced selections for Wordsworth, Hazlitt, Coleridge and Shelley (among others)

Romanticism: An Anthology remains theonly textbook of its kind to include complete and uncut texts of:

  • Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798)
  • Wordsworth, ‘The Ruined Cottage’, ‘The Pedlar’ and other Recluse fragments (1798)
  • Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (1786)
  • Felicia Dorothea Hemans, ‘Records of Woman’ sequence (all 19 poems) (1828)
  • Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Canto III and Don Juan Dedication, Cantos I and II

All of the featured texts have been edited especially for students for this volume - from manuscript and early printed sources - by Duncan Wu.

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About the author (2005)

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature. His numerous publications include A Companion to Romanticism (1997) Romanticism: A Critical Reader (1995), Romantic Women Poets: An Anthology (1997), an edition of William Wordsworth's The Five-Book Prelude (1997) and, with Tom Paulin, of William Hazlitt's The Plain-Speaker: Key Essays (1998), all available from Blackwell Publishing. He is also the editor of a nine volume edition of The Selected Writings of William Hazlitt (1998).

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