Encyclopedia of Romanticism: Culture in Britain, 1780s-1830s



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The Romantic period in Britain was dominated by brilliant poets like Robert Burns and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. During this period, there were also great philosophers, talented artists, and original thinkers who did not receive the same attention though their ideas were just as influential. What makes this encyclopedia such a well-rounded guide to the consciousness of Britain during the late 1700s and early 1800s is the inclusion of these lesser-known artists and philosophers along with the era's more celebrated poets. This work provides a synopsis of larger works, defines popular concepts and abstract ideas such as the "Byronic hero," and offers a Works Consulted list at the end of each entry, making access to further information quick and easy.

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