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British Romantic Writers and the East Anxieties of Empire

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ISBN-10: 0521604443

ISBN-13: 9780521604444

Edition: 2004

Authors: Nigel Leask, Marilyn Butler, James Chandler

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The recent turn to political and historical readings of Romanticism has given us a more complex picture of the institutional, cultural and sexual politics of the period. There has been a tendency, however, to confine such study to the European scene. In this book, Nigel Leask sets out to study the work of Byron, Shelley and De Quincey (together with a number of other major and minor Romantic writers, including Robert Southey and Tom Moore) in relation to Britain's imperial designs on the 'Orient'. Combining historical and theoretical approaches with detailed analyses of specific works, it examines the anxieties and instabilities of Romantic representations of the Ottoman Empire, India,…    
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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'Byron turns Turk': orientalism and the 'Eastern Tales'
'Sharp Philanthropy': Percy Bysshe Shelley and Romantic India
'Murdering one's double'
autobiography, opium and Empire in 'Confessions of an English opium eater' and 'Biographia literaria'