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Publication Date: 2012
Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats's Odes, the two Hyperions, Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carries explanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated to incorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essential text on Romanticism.
- Includes all texts from the third edition, with the addition of Keats's Isabella and Shelley's Epipsychidion, as well as a selection of the poems of Walter Scott
- Includes a wider and deeper selection of texts by the Big Six male poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley) than any competing volume
- Includes a generous range of texts by female Romantic poets
- All editorial materials, including annotations, author headnotes, and prefatory materials, have been revised for the new edition
- The only book to contain complete texts, edited for this volume from manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along with explanatory annotations and author headnotes
- Contains everything teachers and students require for an in-depth survey of the principal writings to emerge from the British Romantic period
- The most widely-used teaching anthology in the field in the UK
- Companion website features a dynamic timeline detailing significant events of the romantic period and providing images, suggestions for further reading and useful links to other online resources: www.romanticismanthology.com
Duncan Wu is Professor of English at Georgetown University, a former Professor of English Literature at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His publications include A Companion to Romanticism (Blackwell, 1997) and Romantic Women Poets: An Anthology (Blackwell, 1997). He is Vice-Chairman of the Keats–Shelley Memorial Association and The Charles Lamb Society.
—David Latane, Virginia Commonwealth University
“The Wu anthology, even more magnificent and indispensable in its Third Edition, is not simply the most useful or the most learned anthology of English Romantic poetry and thought; it is the most exciting. The flames of that excitement are fed by generous cords of minor poets and major essayists, carefully selected, intelligently bundled. But even the old-growth timber of the major poets burns with a brighter flame by being most provocatively introduced, brilliantly edited (especially Blake), and stacked against the kindling of the lesser lyricists. The combination of earlier and revised versions of the same poem is dazzlingly illuminating. One might say of Wu's Romanticism: An Anthology, in comparison to any other collection, what Wu himself says in introducing the early use of the term “Romanticism: "Romanticism was 'organic' and 'plastic,' as against the 'mechanical' tendencies of Classicism." Perhaps the anthology itself cannot keep growing in subsequent editions without becoming unwieldy; but the enthusiasm it generates can grow without bounds and will prove both "organic"--well rooted in accurate, historically placed texts--and "plastic," ever subject to imaginative reshaping.”
—Leslie Brisman, Yale University
“The fourth edition of Duncan Wu’s Romanticism: An Anthology offers the perfect combination of breadth and depth. It contains a superb selection of literary texts with thought-provoking annotations and contextual materials that help bring the Romantic era to life.”
—Kim Wheatley, College of William and Mary
“No one familiar with Duncan Wu's impressive body of Romantic period scholarship and criticism will be surprised at the high quality of Romanticism: An Anthology. I have chosen it for my "British Romantic Poetry" as this text is superior to any other available in its combination of essential canonical poetry with an astute selection of other literature, including extensive representation of women writers.”
—Paul Betz, Georgetown University