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The Politics of Nature Wordsworth and Some Contemporaries by Nicholas Roe

The Politics of Nature Wordsworth and Some Contemporaries

Part of the Studies in Romanticism Series


The Politics of Nature Wordsworth and Some Contemporaries by Nicholas Roe

Taking into account recent developments in historical and ecological criticism, and incorporating fresh research into poetry and politics in the 1790s, the second edition of The Politics of Nature enlarges and updates Nicholas Roe's acclaimed study of Romanticism. Hitherto marginal figures are restored to prominence, and there is new material on William Wordsworth's radical years. The book includes the full text of John Thelwall's Essay on Animal Vitality with commentary, exploring how ideas of nature, revolution and radical science entwined.

About the Author

NICHOLAS ROE is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His books include Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years, John Keats and the Culture of Dissent, and, as editor Keats and History and Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life.

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Publication date

22nd April 1992


Nicholas Roe

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Palgrave Macmillan


186 pages


Literary studies: poetry & poets
Literary studies: general
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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