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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

The Form of Poetry in the 1820s and 1830s

A Period of Doubt

Authors: Stewart, David

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  • - Looks at an often overlooked time period bridging Romantic and Victorian periods
    - Explores and recovers a neglected culture of poetry, and it demonstrates that that culture was a crucial turning point in the history of poetry’s relationship with its readers and its market 
    - Opens up wider theoretical issues of considerable recent interest relating to poetic form, print culture, gender and periodization

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About this book

The 1820s and 1830s, the gap between Romanticism and Victorianism, continues to prove a difficulty for scholars. This book explores and recovers a neglected culture of poetry in those years, and it demonstrates that culture was a crucial turning point in literary history. It explores a uniquely wide range of poets, including the poetry of the literary annuals, Letitia Landon, Felicia Hemans, Robert Browning, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas Hood and John Clare, placing their work in the light of new research into the conditions of the literary market. In turn, it uses that culture to open up wider theoretical issues relating to literary form, book history, print culture, gender and periodisation. The period’s doubt about poetry’s place in culture and its capacity to last prompted a dazzling range of creative experiments that reimagined the metrical, material and commercial forms of poetry.

About the authors

David Stewart is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Northumbria University, UK, where he has worked since 2009. He is the author of Romantic Magazines and Metropolitan Literary Culture (Palgrave, 2011), and articles published in journals including Essays in Criticism, Review of English Studies and Studies in English Literature.


Reviews

“This thoroughly engaging book shows how literary posterity’s awkward burden of ‘rescuing’ poets like Beddoes, Clare, Darley, and Landon from their perceived obscurity can be transformed into an illuminating discourse of doubt and self-awareness. Stewart helps us to see in these poets’ exquisitely accomplished writing a questioning of the present moment, even as it unfolds and takes flight.” (Michael Bradshaw, John Clare Society Journal, Issue 37, June, 2018)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £62.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70512-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70511-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: February 2, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88951-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Form of Poetry in the 1820s and 1830s
Book Subtitle
A Period of Doubt
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70512-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70512-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70511-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88951-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 269
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