Romanticism and the city / edited by Larry H. Peer. - 1st ed. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. - xii, 283 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. - Nineteenth-century major lives and letters . - Nineteenth-century major lives and letters. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-278) and index.

Nerve theory, sensibility, and Romantic metrosexuals / Michelle Faubert -- Wordsworth's double-take / William Galperin -- John Galt, happy colonialist: the case of the "The apostate; or, Atlantis destroyed" / Jeffrey Cass -- The Gothic chapbook and the urban reader / Diane Long Hoeveler -- Romantic science and the city / Marilyn Gaull -- Phenomenal beauty: Rousseau in Venice / Nancy Yousef -- E. T. A. Hoffmann's marketplace vision of Berlin / Alexander Schlutz -- Renzo in Milan / Ernesto Livorni -- Rome above Rome: Nikolai Gogol's Romantic vision of the eternal city / Tatiana V. Barnett -- Wordsworth's invigorating hell: London in book 7 of "The prelude" (1805) / Eugene Stelzig -- Blake's Golgonoosa: London and/as the eternal city of art / Mark Lussier -- London's immortal druggists: pharmaceutical science and business in Romanticism / Thomas H. Schmid -- Wordsworth's "Illustrated books and newspapers" and media of the city / Peter J. Mannning -- Babylon and Jerusalem on the Old Kent Road--Tim Fulford.

Romanticism and the City explores how late eighteenth-and early nineteenth-century literature_conceptualized urban space._ Fresh readings of key_texts show how Romantic concerns with urban life shaped both individual works and broader theoretical issues.

9780230108837 (hbk.) 0230108830 (hbk.)


Cities and towns in literature.
Public spaces in literature.
Literature, Modern--History and criticism.--19th century
Literature, Modern--History and criticism.--18th century

PN56.R7 / R655 2011

809.93358209732 PEE / 012089
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