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Romanticism and the Rural Community

Authors: White, S.

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About this book

The proper organisation of rural communities was central to political and social debates at the turn of the eighteenth century, and featured strongly in the 1790s political polemic that influenced so many Romantic poets and novelists. This book investigates the representation of the rural village and country town in a range of Romantic texts.

About the authors

Simon White is an AHRC Early-Career Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Romantic Literature at Oxford Brookes University, UK. His previous publications include Robert Bloomfield, Romanticism and the Poetry of Community (2007) and essays on Bloomfield, John Clare, Sir Walter Scott and Thomas Hardy in leading academic journals. He is currently writing a book on witchcraft and magic in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century regional fiction.

Reviews

'A fresh and perceptive study that will make a wholly positive impact. Simon J. White opens new approaches to the lively field of studies on rural and labouring-class poets of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Robert Burns appears in conversation with Robert Bloomfield and John Clare, and all readers will welcome the book's revisionary stance on topics such as enclosure. Chapter by chapter, Romanticism and the Rural Community deftly moves all of the arguments forward.' Nicholas Roe, University of St Andrews, UK

'White is an incisive commentator who is not afraid to take revisionary perspectives on his subjects, and who supplies detailed historical knowledge to his critical readings. He brings considerable expertise to his readings of Bloomfield, and his chapter on Crabbe will do much I hope to aid the burgeoning resurrection of the poet's reputation. Enthusiasts of Romantic-period rural

writing will find much to enjoy in this book.' Simon J. White, John Clare Society Journal


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    White, Simon J.

    Pages 1-13

  • The Cottager and 1790s Political Polemic

    White, Simon J.

    Pages 14-40

  • Wordsworth and Community

    White, Simon J.

    Pages 41-78

  • The Gentry and Farming in Jane Austen’s Fiction

    White, Simon J.

    Pages 79-100

  • George Crabbe and the Architecture of the Parish

    White, Simon J.

    Pages 101-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Romanticism and the Rural Community
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28179-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137281791
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28178-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44830-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 223
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