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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

Remaking Romanticism

The Radical Politics of the Excerpt

Authors: LeGette, Casie

  • Argues that nineteenth-century radicals transformed politics and history by playing fast and loose with the literature of the Romantic period    Redirects attention from the figure of the author to the influential labors of editors, publishers, and journalists 
  • Contributes to a history of the nineteenth century that takes into account the experiences of working-class readers 
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About this book


This book shows that the publishers and editors of the radical press deployed Romantic-era texts for their own political ends—and for their largely working-class readership—long after those works’ original publication. It examines how the literature of the British Romantic period was excerpted and reprinted in radical political papers in Britain in the nineteenth century. The agents of this story were bound by neither the chronological march of literary history, nor by the original form of the literary texts they reprinted. Godwin’s Caleb Williams and poems by Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge, and Shelley appear throughout this book as they appeared in the nineteenth century, in bits and pieces. Radical publishers and editors carefully and purposefully excerpted the works of their recent past, excavating useful political claims from the midst of less amenable texts, and remaking texts and authors alike in the process. 

About the authors

Casie LeGette is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Georgia, USA.  

Reviews

“Remaking Romanticism offers an important, original contribution to current scholarly discussions in such areas as reception theory, labor and radical history, and print and media studies. Cohesively organized and lucidly argued, LeGette’s book will make valuable interventions in several important branches of literary and historical research.” (Nicholas Mason, Brigham Young University, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    LeGette, Casie

    Pages 1-15

  • Reanimating Caleb Williams; or, How to Keep the 1790s Alive

    LeGette, Casie

    Pages 19-63

  • The Past Jumps Up: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey

    LeGette, Casie

    Pages 65-116

  • The Lyric Speaker Goes to Jail: British Poetry and Radical Prisoners

    LeGette, Casie

    Pages 119-165

  • From Citation to Recitation: Shelley’s “Men of England”

    LeGette, Casie

    Pages 167-212

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eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46929-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46928-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
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  • Due: March 13, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83622-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remaking Romanticism
Book Subtitle
The Radical Politics of the Excerpt
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46929-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46929-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46928-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83622-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 245
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics