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Author Cheshire, Paul, author

Title William Gilbert and esoteric Romanticism : a contextual study and annotated edition of The hurricane / Paul Cheshire
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 254 pages) : illustrations
Series Romantic reconfigurations : studies in literature and culture 1780-1850
Romantic reconfigurations
Contents Introduction -- 1. A magus of the 1790s : William Gilbert in Bristol and London -- 2. Bristol and the first Romantics -- 3. 'With no unholy madness' : Gilbert and Coleridge -- 4. 'My astrological friend' : Gilbert and Southey -- 5. The Calenture : Gilbert and Wordsworth -- The Hurricane : a Theosophical and Western Eclogue. To which is subjoined, A Solitary Effusion in a Summer's Evening -- 6. The Hurricane and hermetic geography -- 7. Decoding the allegory of the 'Theosophical and Western Eclogue' -- 8. Son of a saintly slave owner -- 9. Esoteric Romanticism
Summary This first annotated edition of William Gilbert's enigmatic poem, The Hurricane: a Theosophical and Western Eclogue, with extended interpretative chapters informed by Gilbert's magical and astrological writings, shows how its dark materials fed the imaginations of his friends Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey, in their formative years between 1795 and 1798
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gilbert, William, 1763- -- Criticism and interpretation
English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Poets, English -- Antigua and Barbuda -- Antigua -- Biography
Romanticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Literary criticism.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786948729 (electronic book)
9781786948724 (electronic book)
(cloth)
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Other Titles Hurricane