Romanticism in Perspective:Texts, Cultures, Histories

Romanticism on the Road

The Marginal Gains of Wordsworth's Homeless

Authors: Benis, T.

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Romanticism on the Road challenges critical orthodoxy by arguing that Wordsworth rejected the political dogmas of his age. Refusing to ally with either radicals or conservatives after the French Revolution, the poet seizes on vagrants to attack the binary thinking dominating public affairs and to question the value of the Georgian domestic ideal. Drawing on current and historical discussions of homelessness, the study offers a cultural history of vagrancy and explains why Wordsworth chose the homeless to bear his message.

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Toby R. Benis is Assistant Professor of English at Saint Louis University.

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'...Benis is excellent at describing the social and historical background to Wordsworth's early career, and the book contains some fascinating information...his presentation of contemporary political events remains fascinating and clearly written...the book is a valuable contribution to Wordsworth studies.' - John Hayden Baker, Times Literary Supplement


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Homelessness Yesterday and Today — Repression or Relief?

    Benis, Toby R

    Pages 1-23

  • Unsettling Powers in the Early Landscapes

    Benis, Toby R

    Pages 24-56

  • Salisbury Plain and the Recuperation of Freedom

    Benis, Toby R

    Pages 57-93

  • Life During Wartime in Lyrical Ballads

    Benis, Toby R

    Pages 94-139

  • Suspicious Lives: Delinquency in the 1802 Poems

    Benis, Toby R

    Pages 140-166

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Romanticism on the Road
Book Subtitle
The Marginal Gains of Wordsworth's Homeless
Authors
Series Title
Romanticism in Perspective:Texts, Cultures, Histories
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59946-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230599468
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71887-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 278
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