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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 Keats’s Isabella and Shelley’s 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:

  • 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 ed., 1786), The Emigrants, Beachy Head
  • Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Records of Woman sequence (all 19 poems)
  • Byron, Childe Harold’s 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

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.

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9075-6 • Paperback • 1,622 pages
March 2012 • Wiley-Blackwell
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