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Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism

John Bugg


This book argues that the repressions of the British government had a constitutive role in the formation of early Romantic-era writing. At stake in this argument is a reinvestigation of a model of the period’s literary history that finds the democratic energy of British culture in the early 1790s speedily dissipating as the Parisian scene grows violent, turning most supporters of the revolution into its opponents with the killing of Louis XVI in 1793. In this narrative, those who continued to support the revolutionary cause went underground, while many familiar writers turned to aesthetic esca ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804785105
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Bugg, author