British poetry and the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars : visions of conflict (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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British poetry and the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars : visions of conflict

Author: Simon Bainbridge
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study, Simon Bainbridge highlights the major role that poetry played in the mediation of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars to the British public, and explores the impact that the wars had  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Bainbridge
ISBN: 0198187580. 9780198187585 0198187580
OCLC Number: 895785786
Description: XII, 259 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of abbreviations ; 1. Poetry in 'The Age of War' ; 2. The poetic imagining of war in the 1790s: Charlotte Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge ; 3. 'Was it for this ... ?': war and poetic identity in Southey and Wordsworth, 1793-1802 ; 4. 'Men are we': poetry, war, and gender in Wordsworth's political sonnets, 1802-3 ; 5. Walter Scott's picturesque romance of war, 1805-14 ; 6. 'History in the land of romance': poetry and the Peninsular war, 1808-14 ; 7. 'Of war and taking towns': Byron's and Heman's post-Waterloo poetry, 1816-25 ; Epilogue: the 'Sir Walter disease' and the legacy of romantic war ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Simon Bainbridge.

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This is an important book that I would urge all serious readers of Romantic writing to read and engage with. * The Byron Journal *

 
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