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By Duncan Wu

Brimming with the attention-grabbing eccentricities of a posh and complicated circulate whose affects proceed to resonate deeply, 30 nice Myths in regards to the Romantics provides nice readability to what we all know – or think we all know – approximately some of the most vital classes in literary history.

  • Explores many of the misconceptions usually linked to Romanticism, providing provocative insights that right and make clear numerous of the commonly-held myths concerning the key figures of this era
  • Corrects a few of the biases and ideology concerning the Romantics that experience crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist – for instance that they have been a host of drug-addled atheists who believed in loose love; that Blake was once a madman; and that Wordsworth slept along with his sister
  • Celebrates a number of of the mythic gadgets, characters, and ideas that experience handed down from the Romantics into modern tradition – from Blake’s Jerusalem and Keats’s Ode on a Grecian Urn to the literary style of the vampire
  • Engagingly written to supply readers with a enjoyable but scholarly creation to Romanticism and key writers of the interval, utilising the main updated scholarship to the sequence of myths that proceed to form our appreciation in their work

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