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Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840

Chandler, James and Gilmartin, Kevin, eds. (2009) Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge. ISBN 9780521839013.

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This 2005 collection of essays challenges the traditional conception that British Romanticism was rooted in nature and rural life, by showing that much of what was new about Romanticism was born in the city. The essays examine the works and events of the Romantic period from the point of view of the urban world, where rapid developments in population, industry, communication, trade, and technology set the stage and the tone for many of the great achievements in literature and culture. The great metropolis appears as both fact and figure: London is its paradigm, but the metropolitan perspective is also borrowed and projected elsewhere. In this volume, some of the most exciting critics of Romanticism explore diverse cultural productions from poems and paintings, to exhibition sites, panoramas, and political organizations to do long-overdue justice to the place of the city - both as topic and as location - in British Romanticism.

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Deposited By: Katherine Johnson
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