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The Landscapes of the Sublime 1700-1830

Classic Ground

Authors: Duffy, C.

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The Landscapes of the Sublime examines the place of the 'natural sublime' in the cultural history of the eighteenth century and Romantic period. Drawing on a range of scholarship and historical sources, it offers a fresh perspective on the different species of the 'natural sublime' encountered by British and European travellers and explorers.

About the authors

Cian Duffy is Fellow of the Cambridge European Society and Reader in English Literature at St Mary's University College, UK. His research interests are in British eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature and culture. Previous publications include Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime and Cultures of the Sublime.

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"Duffy's aim is not to 'offer any kind of corrective reading of any given position within this genre of philosophical aesthetics' (12), but rather to widen and to challenge its interpretative horizons and limitations by generating 'new cultural histories of various species of the 'natural sublime' during the eighteenth century and Romantic period' (13). With this in mind, Duffy definitely delivers. What follows his introduction is a stunningly artful tour of eighteenth-century poetry, prose, history and philosophy: one which traverses the heights of the alpine mountainside, scrambles back down to the dark craters of Italian volcanoes, thrusts us out toward the seemingly blank spaces of the Arctic and Antarctic then pulls us toward those of the deserts of central and southern Africa before, finally, making us stand still to consider what is above and beyond these earthly sites of enquiry: outer space, astronomy, as a final, different mode of engaging with the sublime." Katherine Fender, The BARS Review


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: In Search of ‘Classic Ground’

    Duffy, Cian

    Pages 1-27

  • ‘We had hopes that pointed to the clouds’: The Alps and the Poetics of Ascent

    Duffy, Cian

    Pages 28-67

  • ‘A volcano heard afar’: Vesuvius, Etna and the Poetics of Depth

    Duffy, Cian

    Pages 68-101

  • ‘The region of beauty and delight’: Reimagining the Polar Sublime

    Duffy, Cian

    Pages 102-134

  • ‘The lone and level sands’: Romanticism and the Desert

    Duffy, Cian

    Pages 135-173

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33218-9
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33217-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46160-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Landscapes of the Sublime 1700-1830
Book Subtitle
Classic Ground
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33218-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137332189
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33217-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46160-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 233
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