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Term loosely applied to literary and artistic movements of the late 18th and 19th cent. Characteristics of Romanticism Resulting in part...
British Romanticism: Literary Legacy
As the Romantic era has been reexamined from a retrospect of two centuries, at least two things are clear. First, “Romanticism,” a category codified...
Blake, William (1757 - 1827)
William Blake, born in London where he spent all but three years of his life, was both poet and visionary artist. Despite having a...
Byron, Lord George (1788 - 1824)
English poet and satirist. Early Life and Works He was the son of Capt. John ( "Mad Jack" ) Byron and his second...
Chatterton, Thomas (1752 - 1770)
English poet. The posthumous son of a poor Bristol schoolmaster, he was already composing the "Rowley Poems" at the age...
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772 - 1834)
Coleridge was born 21 October 1772 in Ottery St Mary, Devon, the son of a parson. He died in London on 25 July 1834...
Keats, John (1795 - 1821)
English poet. He produced work of the highest quality and promise, belonging to the artistic school of Romanticism , before dying at...
Landor, Walter Savage (1775 - 1864)
English poet and essayist. He lived much of his life abroad, dying in Florence, where he had fled to avoid a libel suit in 1858...
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792 - 1822)
Poet and political thinker, born at Field Place, near Horsham, West Sussex, S England, UK. He studied at Oxford, but was...
Southey, Robert (1774 - 1843
Southey was born at Bristol on 12 August 1774, and died at his home near Keswick, Cumberland, on 21 March 1843. He was the son of Robert...
Wordsworth, William (1770 - 1850)
English poet, b. Cockermouth, Cumberland. One of the great English poets, he was a leader of the romantic movement in England...
Austen, Jane (1775 - 1817)
English novelist, noted particularly for the insight and delicate irony of her portrayal of middle-class families...
Scott, Sir Walter (1771 - 1832)
Scottish novelist and poet. His first works were translations of German ballads and collections of Scottish ballads, which he...
Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759 - 1797)
Ireland/United Kingdom Since her rediscovery by the women’s movement during the 1970s, Mary Wollstonecraft has been championed as...
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