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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought

Forms of Freedom

Authors: Barton, Anna

  • Studies the relationship between nineteenth-century poetry and liberal philosophy.
  • Discusses nineteenth-century poets as readers of philosophy and explore the peculiar capacity of poetry to act as a medium for liberal thought and expression
  • Offers an original and significant contribution to the field of nineteenth-century studies in its in-depth study of liberalism’s forming influence on a range of poets from the Romantic period to the last decades of the century
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This book explores the relationship between nineteenth-century poetry and liberal philosophy. It carries out a reassessment of the aesthetic possibilities of liberalism and it considers the variety of ways that poetry by William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, George Meredith, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold and Algernon Charles Swinburne responds to and participates in urgent philosophical, social and political debates about liberty and the rule of law. It provides an account of poetry’s intervention into four different sites where liberalism has a stake: the self, the university, married life and the nation state and it seeks to assert the peculiar capacity of poetry to articulate liberal concerns, proposing poetic language as a means of liberal enquiry.

About the authors

Anna Barton is Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Locke in Pentameters

    Barton, Anna

    Pages 1-23

  • The Liberal Self: Wordsworth and Barrett Browning

    Barton, Anna

    Pages 25-81

  • Liberal Education: Wordsworth, Clough and Arnold

    Barton, Anna

    Pages 83-128

  • Liberalism in Love: Barrett Browning, Browning and Meredith

    Barton, Anna

    Pages 129-178

  • Liberal Republicanism: Clough, Barrett Browning and Swinburne

    Barton, Anna

    Pages 179-231

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49488-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49487-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought
Book Subtitle
Forms of Freedom
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49488-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49488-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49487-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 257
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