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30 Great Myths About the Romantics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackwell Pub
Publication date May 6, 2015
Pages 301
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781118843192
ISBN-10 1118843193
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.50 in.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This is a book for anyone with an interest in the British Romantics. It combines humor with a straightforward rendition of the facts surrounding their lives and works. For instance, did Wordsworth really have an affair with his sister? Was Keats really gay? Is it true that Byron died fighting for Greek freedom? Were they all drug-addicted geniuses? Through the learning of a world-class scholar, this book retraces the obscure path to the truth. 

Along the way, there are bizarre discoveries and eccentric factoids. The book opens with a picture of Byron wearing the helmet he designed himself, based on his reading of Homer. It also includes a photograph of Shelley's jawbone, taken in the Keats-Shelley House in Rome; a portrait of Byron's dog Lyon, indirectly responsible for his Lordship's premature death; and Guido Reni's painting of St Sebastian, which Oscar Wilde took to be a portrait of Keats.

Duncan Wu writes in a style that is accessible, friendly, and up-to-date with the latest scholarly findings. 


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Hardcover
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from Blackwell Pub (May 6, 2015)
9781118843260 | details & prices | 301 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $74.95
About: Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex and confusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply, 30 Great Myths About the Romantics adds great clarity to what we know – or think we know – about one of the most important periods in literary history.
Paperback
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from Blackwell Pub (May 6, 2015)
9781118843192 | details & prices | 301 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $24.95
About: This is a book for anyone with an interest in the British Romantics.

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