The Military Memoir and Romantic Literary Culture, 1780-1835
Examining the little-known memoirs and autobiographies of British soldiers during the Romantic period, Ramsey shows how these popular works profoundly shaped nineteenth-century British culture's understanding of war as Romantic adventure, establishing images of the nation's middle-class soldier heroes that would be of enduring significance through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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