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    An outstanding anthology, an excellent choice for advanced undergraduate courses on the Romantic era. This editions improvements include illustrations, a detailed chronology, and expanded selections from women poets. I look forward to using this edition of Romanticism for years to come. Kim Wheatley, College of William and Mary

    This anthology, even more magnificent and indispensable in its Third Edition, is not simply the most useful or the most learned anthology of English Romantic poetry and thought; it is the most exciting.

    Leslie Brisman, Yale University

    Duncan Wus Romanticism: An Anthology has been appreciated by thousands of literature students and their teachers across the globe since its first appearance in 1994, and is the most widely used teaching text in the field in the UK. Now in its fourth edition, it stands as the essential work on Romanticism. It remains the only such book to contain complete poems and essays edited especially for this volume from manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along with his explanatory annotations and author headnotes. This new edition carries all texts from the previous edition, adding Keatss Isabella and Shelleys Epipsychidion, as well as a new selection from the poems of Sir Walter Scott. All editorial materials, including annotations, author headnotes, and prefatory materials, are revised for this new edition.

    Romanticism: An Anthology remains the only textbook of its kind to include complete and uncut texts of:

    Cover image: Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1803). Muse National du Chteau de Malmaison. Rueil-Malmaison, France White Images / Scala, Florence

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    Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798)

    Wordsworth, The Ruined Cottage, The Pedlar, The Two-Part Prelude, Michael, The Brothers and the Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1800)

    Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (3rd edn, 1786), The Emigrants, Beachy Head

    Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Records of Woman sequence (all 19 poems)

    Byron, Childe Harolds Pilgrimage Canto III and Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II

    Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Urizen

    Shelley, Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion, The Mask of Anarchy and Adonais

    Keats, Odes, the two Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes

    Hannah More, Sensibility and Slavery: A Poem

    Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven

    Ann Yearsley, A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade

    Helen Maria Williams, A Farewell, for two years, to England



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    As well as generous selections from the works of Mary Robinson, John Thelwall, Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, John Clare, Letitia Landon and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

    Visit for resources to accompany the anthology, including a dynamic timeline which illustrates key historical and literary events during the Romantic period and features links to usefulmaterials and visual media.

    Duncan Wu is Professor of English at Georgetown University, a former Professor of English Literature at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His publications include A Companion to Romanticism (Blackwell, 1997) and Romantic Women Poets: An Anthology (Blackwell, 1997). He is Vice-Chairman of the KeatsShelley Memorial Association and The Charles Lamb Society.

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    Romanticism: an anthology / edited by Duncan Wu. 4th ed. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 978-1-4051-9075-6 (pbk.)1. English literature19th century. 2. English literature18th century. 3. RomanticismGreat Britain. I. Wu, Duncan. PR1139.R66 2012 820.80145dc23


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