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By Duncan Wu

Brimming with the interesting eccentricities of a posh and complicated circulation whose impacts proceed to resonate deeply, 30 nice Myths concerning the Romantics provides nice readability to what we all know – or think we all know – approximately some of the most vital sessions in literary history.

  • Explores a number of the misconceptions typically linked to Romanticism, delivering provocative insights that right and make clear a number of of the commonly-held myths in regards to the key figures of this era
  • Corrects the various biases and ideology in regards to the Romantics that experience crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist – for instance that they have been a number of drug-addled atheists who believed in unfastened love; that Blake was once a madman; and that Wordsworth slept together with his sister
  • Celebrates numerous of the mythic gadgets, characters, and concepts that experience handed down from the Romantics into modern tradition – from Blake’s Jerusalem and Keats’s Ode on a Grecian Urn to the literary style of the vampire
  • Engagingly written to supply readers with a enjoyable but scholarly advent to Romanticism and key writers of the interval, utilizing the main up to date scholarship to the sequence of myths that proceed to form our appreciation in their work

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