Wildly Romantic

Wildly Romantic

The English Romantic Poets : the Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous

Book - 2007
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Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold. In the early 1800s, poetry could land a person in jail. Those who tried to change the world through their poems risked notoriety-- or courted it. Among the most subversive were a group of young writers known as the Romantics: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Cole-ridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. These rebels believed poetry should express strong feelings in ordinary language, and their words changed literature forever. Wildly Romantic is a smart, sexy, and fascinating look at these original bad boys-- and girls.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2007.
ISBN: 9780805077834
Characteristics: 264 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Feb 03, 2018

This is an interesting book - a lot of info in a short version, fast reading, the reader might be sometimes overwhelmed by the amount of facts, but the author makes up by including the nicest poems by the poets. When you are finished reading, you want to start again. I admire the author for being able to put so much into a small book.

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