Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

Britain's Bloodless Revolutions

1688 and the Romantic Reform of Literature

Authors: Jarrells, A.

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Britain's Bloodless Revolutions explores the relationship of the emerging category of Literature to the emerging threat of popular violence between the Bloodless Revolution and the Romantic turn from revolution to reform. The book argues that at a time when the political nature of the Bloodless Revolution became a subject of debate - in the period defined by France's famously bloody revolution - 'Literature' emerged as a kind of political institution and constituted a bloodless revolution in its own right.

About the authors

ANTHONY JARRELLS teaches English at William Paterson University

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'. . . intelligent and attractive book.' - Archives

'Anthony Jarrells' Britain's Bloodless Revolutions displays striking and innovative insights into the relationship between literature and social change. Arguing that the concept of non-violent change became a cultural ideal in Britain following the 'Glorious' Revolution of 1688, Jarrells traces the operation of that ideal in British writing through the turbulent times of the Romantic Era. His readings of an extensive sampling of works by Edmund Burke, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, Scottish Enlightenment thinkers and Walter Scott show how literature was enlisted to manage conflict and contain threats. His analyses and conclusions deserve the attention of scholars and students interested in the struggle between violent and peaceful approaches to change during the 'long' eighteenth century.' - Regina Hewitt, Professor of English, University of South Florida, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: 1688 and the Romantic Reform of Literature

    Jarrells, Anthony S.

    Pages 1-23

  • Why Literature—not the People—Rose

    Jarrells, Anthony S.

    Pages 27-59

  • Lyrical Ballads and Terrorist Systems

    Jarrells, Anthony S.

    Pages 60-96

  • The Political Institution of Literature

    Jarrells, Anthony S.

    Pages 97-140

  • Jacobitism and Enlightenment

    Jarrells, Anthony S.

    Pages 143-169

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain's Bloodless Revolutions
Book Subtitle
1688 and the Romantic Reform of Literature
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50329-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230503298
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4107-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52040-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-01867-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 229
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