30 September 2012

New e-Resource - Romanticism Redefined

Romanticism Redefined: Pickering & Chatto and The Wordsworth Circle database, is a new permanent-access purchase by the Library.

It offers an online collection of Romantic-era literature from Britain, the British Empire, and North America, focusing on the period between 1800 and 1830.  Over 120,000 pages of the Pickering & Chatto editions are available.

The emphasis is on literature - poetry, novels, short fiction, and drama - but there are also letters and diaries; political, philosophical, theological and sociological works; literary criticism; historical writings; speeches, lectures, and conversations; travel and exploration literature, etc.  

Dozens of commissioned critical essays by leading scholars add context to the writings. 

Also included is The Wordsworth Circle, an international academic journal for the study of English Romantic literature, culture, and society.

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