This book was written over a period of six years and looks at the Romantic Movement, 1770-1848, as it featured in English literature. Chapters one and three were given as lectures to the Charles Lamb Society in 1984 and 1987, chapters five and six were first represented, repectively, at the Romanticism and Revolution Conference at Lancaster University and at the French Revolution and British Culture Conference at Leicester University. Such writers as John Augustus Bonney, Wordsworth, George Dyer and Southey are examined.
NICHOLAS ROE is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His books include Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years, John Keats and the Culture of Dissent, and, as editor Keats and History and Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life.