Britain's Bloodless Revolutions: 1688 and the Romantic Reform of Literature - Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print (Hardback)Anthony Jarrells (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 229
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.
'. . . intelligent and attractive book.' - Archives
'Anthony Jarrells' Britain's Bloodless Revolutions displays striking and innovative insights into the relationship between literature and social change. Arguing that the concept of non-violent change became a cultural ideal in Britain following the 'Glorious' Revolution of 1688, Jarrells traces the operation of that ideal in British writing through the turbulent times of the Romantic Era. His readings of an extensive sampling of works by Edmund Burke, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Maria Williams, Scottish Enlightenment thinkers and Walter Scott show how literature was enlisted to manage conflict and contain threats. His analyses and conclusions deserve the attention of scholars and students interested in the struggle between violent and peaceful approaches to change during the 'long' eighteenth century.' - Regina Hewitt, Professor of English, University of South Florida, USA
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