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British Romanticism, climate change, and the Anthropocene : writing Tambora

Author: David Minden Higgins
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text is the first major ecocritical study of the relationship between British Romanticism and climate change. It analyses a wide range of texts - by authors including Lord Byron, William Cobbett, Sir Stamford Raffles, Mary Shelley, and Percy Shelley - in relation to the global crisis produced by the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815. By connecting these texts to current debates in the environmental humanities,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Thomas Stamford Raffles, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Minden Higgins
ISBN: 9783319678931 3319678930 3319678949 9783319678948
OCLC Number: 1002127991
Description: ix, 142 pages : chart ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Textuality, empire, and teh catastrophic assemblage: Sir Stamford Raffles and the Tambora eruption --
3. Geohistory, epistemology, and the extinction: Byron and the Shelleys in 1816 --
4. The 'Year without a summer' and the politics of climate change.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Other Titles: Writing Tambora
Responsibility: David Higgins.

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