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Landscape, liberty, and authority : poetry, criticism, and politics from Thomson to Wordsworth

Author: Tim Fulford
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Counter Eighteenth-century landscape description formed part of a larger debate over the nature of liberty and authority which was vital to a Britain newly defining its nationhood in a period of growing imperial power and rapid economic change. Tim Fulford examines landscape description in the writings of Thomson, Cowper, Johnson, Gilpin, Repton, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others, revealing tensions that arose as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: William Wordsworth; James Thomson; Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Fulford
ISBN: 0521554551 9780521554558 052102742X 9780521027427
OCLC Number: 33131728
Description: xiii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Thomson and Cowper: the 'stubborn Country tam'd'? --
2. Johnson: the usurpations of virility --
3. Unreliable authorities? Squires, tourists and the picturesque --
4. Wordsworth: the politics of landscape --
5. Coleridge: fields of liberty.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in eighteenth-century English literature and thought, 30.
Responsibility: Tim Fulford.
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Dr Fulford examines landscape description in the writings of Thomson, Cowper, Johnson, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others, showing how such descriptions formed part of a larger debate about liberty and  Read more...

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'Fulford's book gives us reason to reconsider the history of the romantic landscape tradition; after Landscape, Liberty and Authority, readers of eighteenth- and nineteenth- century poetry will find Read more...

 
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