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The Resource Romance and revolution : Shelley and the politics of a genre, David Duff

Romance and revolution : Shelley and the politics of a genre, David Duff

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Romance and revolution : Shelley and the politics of a genre
Title
Romance and revolution
Title remainder
Shelley and the politics of a genre
Statement of responsibility
David Duff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The revival of romance as a literary form and the imaginative impact of the French Revolution are acknowledged influences on English Romanticism. But the question of how these seemingly antithetical forces combined has rarely been addressed. In this innovative study of the transformations of a genre, David Duff examines the paradox whereby the unstable visionary world of romance came to provide an apt and accurate language for the representation of revolution, and how this literary form was itself politicised in the period. Drawing on an extensive range of textual and visual sources, he traces the ambivalent ideological overtones of the chivalric revival, the polemical appropriation of the language of romance in the 'pamphlet war' of the 1790s, and the emergence of a radical cult of chivalry among the Hunt-Shelley circle in 1815-17
  • Central to the book is a detailed analysis of Shelley's neglected revolutionary romances Queen Mab and Laon and Cythna, flawed but fascinating poems in which the politics of romance is most fully displayed
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DLC
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1912-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duff, David
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe
  • Politics and literature
  • Revolutionary poetry, English
  • Romances
  • Medievalism
  • Literary form
  • English poetry
  • Middle Ages in literature
  • Chivalry in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Romances
  • Politics and literature
  • Romances
  • Literary form
  • France
Label
Romance and revolution : Shelley and the politics of a genre, David Duff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The French Revolution and the politics of romance -- Romance and revolution in Queen Mab -- Sir Guyon de Shelley and friends: new light on the chivalric revival -- The right road to paradise: Laon and Cythna or, The Revolution of the Golden City -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Control code
28888866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521450188
Lccn
93034648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1187238
Label
Romance and revolution : Shelley and the politics of a genre, David Duff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The French Revolution and the politics of romance -- Romance and revolution in Queen Mab -- Sir Guyon de Shelley and friends: new light on the chivalric revival -- The right road to paradise: Laon and Cythna or, The Revolution of the Golden City -- Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Control code
28888866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780521450188
Lccn
93034648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1187238

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