Designed as a companion to a museum exhibition opening shortly at the New York Public Library, this is a splendid introduction to the English Romantic movement. The main focus is on Wordsworth, as the greatest of the Romantic poets, but Blake, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, and Byron, as well as painters such as Turner, Constable, and Palmer, all receive their due. The text, introductory but not superficial, examines Romanticism in the light of the political, philosophic, and literary atmosphere of the age. The result is a uniquely absorbing book that will inspire any reader to investigate the Romantic period further.
This is a used copy in good condition with general wear throughout, including scuffing to the cover and some mild discoloration.
By Jonathan Wordsworth, Michael C. Jaye & Robert Woof. Paperback. 249 pages. Published by Rutgers University Press, 1987.