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Romantic Victorians English Literature, 1824-1840 by R. Cronin

Romantic Victorians English Literature, 1824-1840

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Romantic Victorians English Literature, 1824-1840 by R. Cronin

Covering a wide range of authors, among them Carlyle, Tennyson, Browning, Clare, Mary Shelley and Disraeli, Cronin brings light and order to one of the murkiest quarters in recent British literary history. Brimming with intelligent and original perceptions about authors of works that have fallen through literary-historical cracks, Romantic Victorians offers shrewd assessments of their formal and tactical designs.


'If Cronin's book elegantly succeeds in showing how these Romantic questions were answered by poets like Tennyson, it also succeeds in reminding us that these answers would become questionable in their turn.' - Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Magdalen College, Oxford, The Tennyson Research Bulletin

'...contains so much lucid, intelligent and perceptive commentary upon its subject.' - Sally Bushell, The Wordsworth Circle'

About the Author

RICHARD CRONIN is Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow. His previous books are Shelley's Poetic Thoughts, Colour and Experience in Nineteenth-Century Poetry, Imagining India, 1798: The Year of Lyrical Ballads and The Politics of Romantic Poetry: In Search of the Pure Commonwealth.

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Publication date

1st January 2002


R. Cronin

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Palgrave Macmillan


296 pages


Literature: history & criticism
Gender studies, gender groups



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