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Author Beenstock, Zoe, author

Title The politics of Romanticism : the social contract and literature / Zoe Beenstock
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Edinburgh University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism
Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism.
Contents Philosophy. Forming a social contract : Hobbes to anti-Jacobinism -- Writing the social contradiction : Rousseau's literary politics -- Poetry. Coleridge's exile from the social contract, 1795-1829 -- Individual sovereignty and community : Wordsworth's Prelude -- Novels. Empiricism's secret history : Fleetwood and Rousseau -- Gendering the general will : Frankenstein's breaches of contract -- Concusion : the ends of Romanticism
Summary <P>Zoe Beenstock examines the relationship between two major traditions which have not been considered in conjunction: British Romanticism and social contract philosophy. Her reading offers a new understanding of canonical accounts of retreat by some of B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-213) and index
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Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Romanticism -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Romanticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social contract -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 147440104X (electronic bk.)
9781474401043 (electronic bk.)