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Romance and Revolution Shelley and the Politics of a Genre

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ISBN-10: 0521021103

ISBN-13: 9780521021104

Edition: 2005

Authors: David Duff, Marilyn Butler, James Chandler

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The revival of romance as a literary form and the imaginative impact of the French Revolution are acknowledged influences on English Romanticism, but their relationship has rarely been addressed. In this innovative study of the transformations of a genre, David Duff examines the paradox whereby the unstable visionary world of romance came to provide an apt language for the representation of revolution, and how the literary form was itself politicized in the period. Drawing on an extensive range of textual and visual sources, the author traces the ambivalent ideological overtones of the chivalric revival, the polemical appropriation of the language of romance in the "pamphlet war" of the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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