An absorbing survey of poetry written in one of the most revolutionary eras in the history of British literature This comprehensive survey of British Romantic poetry explores the work of six poets whose names are most closely associated with the Romantic era-Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Byron, and Shelley-as well as works by other significant but less widely studied poets such as Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Along with its exceptional coverage, the volume is alert to relevant contexts, and opens up ways of understanding Romantic poetry. The Romantic Poetry Handbook encompasses the entire breadth of the Romantic Movement, beginning with Anna Laetitia Barbauld and running through to Thomas Lovell Beddoes and John Clare. In its central section Readings it explores tensions, change, and continuity within the Romantic Movement, and examines a wide range of individual poems and poets through sensitive, attentive and accessible analyses. In addition, the authors provide a full introduction, a detailed historical and cultural timeline, biographies of the poets whose works are featured in the Readings section, and a helpful guide to further reading. The Romantic Poetry Handbook is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate study of British Romantic poetry. It also will appeal to every reader with an interest in the Romantics and in poetry generally. Michael ONeill, is Professor of English at Durham University, UK. He has published widely on many aspects of Romantic literature, especially the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Victorian poetry, and an array of British, Irish, and American twentieth- and twenty-first-century poets. His most recent book is, as editor, John Keats in Context (2017). He has also published three volumes of poetry. Madeleine Callaghan, is Lecturer in Romantic Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-editor of Twentieth Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy to Mahon (2011), Assistant Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley (2012), and author of Shelleys Living Artistry: Letters, Poems, Plays (2017).
This book views Romantic literatures discourses of childhood, education, and reproduction through the eyes of four early nineteenth-century British authors who were uniquely implicated in those discourses. Hartley and Sara Coleridge, children of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and William Godwin Jr, children of William Godwin, shared the predicament of being both real and literary children. All the children of authors who helped shape culturally-definitive Romantic-period ideas about childhood, they wrote back to their fathers in order to understand and to resist the ways in which they were produced by paternal texts which foreclose the possibility of the childs own regeneration. This study proposes that through this predicament, and their responses to it, the literature of the period between the Romantic and the Victorian periods comes into focus, marked by an anxiety not of influence, but of reproduction. It suggests that one reason why this period has tended to disappear from view lies in the sense of historical and aesthetic difference, and productive failure, which this study uncovers. Beatrice Turner is Research Facilitator in the Department of English and Creative Writing at University of Roehampton, UK.
Twitter Love is a romantic short story. Lucy loves using Twitter. One night, she finds a spider in her bed and tweets about it. She is scared of spiders and gets lots of comments and retweets about that picture. The man called Jingle tweets to Lucy and she gets very excited about that. But then her phone stops working... How can you work if you dont have the phone? That is the question that Lucy has to figure out by herself... Finally, she gets a new phone from a surprising source and everything changes... ------------ The Twitter Love is around 2 000 word long short story which you can read when you havent got much time. It is Lotta Drapps the first short story in ebook stores but not the last one... Lotta Drapp is romance author who writes short stories and flash fiction.
´French Romantic Repertoire´ introduces the pianist to a fascinating world of charm and sophistication; a music distinguished by its balance of logic and clarity with emotion. Here the piano works of the country´s great masters including Debussy, Delibes, Massenet, Franck and Saint-SaÃ«ns are brought together with lesser-known composers such as Godard, Alkan and Chausson. Meticulously selected and edited, these books range from intermediate to moderately difficult. Stephen Coombs has established an enviable reputation as a player of romantic piano music; his numerous recordings for Hyperion records have been met with terrific acclaim. Also edited by Stephen Coombs are the two volumes of Russian Romantic Repertoire
´French Romantic Repertoire´ introduces the pianist to a fascinating world of charm and sophistication; a music distinguished by its balance of logic and clarity with emotion. Here the piano works of the country´s great masters including Debussy, Delibes, Massenet, Franck and Saint-SaÃ«ns are brought together with lesser-known composers such as Godard, Alkan and Chausson. Meticulously selected and edited, these books range from intermediate to moderately difficult. Stephen Coombs has established an enviable reputation as a player of romantic piano music; his numerous recordings for Hyperion records have been met with terrific acclaim. Also edited by Stephen Coombs are the two volumes of Russian Romantic Repertoire.
The Muslim Bridget Jones - the hilarious romantic comedy from the writer behind Nadiya Hussains bestselling The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters . Sofia Khan is single once more, after her sort-of-boyfriend proves just a little too close to his parents. And shed be happy that way too, if her boss hadnt asked her to write a book about the weird and wonderful world of Muslim dating. Of course, even though she definitely isnt looking for love, to write the book she does need to do a little research . . . Snort-Diet-Coke-out-of-your-nostrils funny . . . will resonate with any woman whos looking for love Sarra Manning, author of It Felt Like a Kiss F unny and sparky . . . a smart and acerbic romcom . . . Read Ayisha Maliks book: its huge fun. Jenny Colgan Ayisha Malik holds a BA in English Literature and Sociology, and a First Class MA in Creative Writing. She worked at Penguin Random House before moving to Cornerstones where she was managing editor for five years. Her debut novel, Sofia Khan is Not Obliged (Twenty7), was met with great critical acclaim and was a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick in 2016. The book has also been optioned for TV. The sequel, The Other Half of Happiness (Zaffre), is out April 2017 . Ayisha is also the ghost writer for Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussains book, The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters (Harlequin) . She is now a full-time writer and is working on her third novel, as well as Nadiyas second book. You can follow her on Twitter @Ayisha_Malik.
Wedding planner Eve Bennington has her Christmas all thought out, down to the last Mai Tai she plans to savor once she reaches Hawaii. But her plans quickly go awry when her very pregnant business partner insists that Eve do a favor for Santas niece. The problem? Santa isnt real. Or so Eve believes until she and her ex-boyfriend Hunter find themselves on a sleigh pulled by eight shaggy reindeer. Their destination? The North Pole. Their mission? To pull together a very last minute Christmas Eve wedding. Eves problem? Finding out that Santa Claus really does exist challenges everything Eve thinks she knows, including her belief that she and Hunter dont belong together.
On the 26th of July, 1864, under a strong gale from the northeast, a magnificent yacht was steaming at full speed through the waves of the North Channel. The flag of England fluttered at her yard-arm, while at the top of the mainmast floated a blue pennon, bearing the initials E. G., worked in gold and surmounted by a ducal coronet. The yacht was called the Duncan, and belonged to Lord Glenarvan, one of the sixteen Scottish peers sitting in the House of Lords, and also a most distin-guished member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, so celebrated throughout the United Kingdom. Lord Edward Glenarvan was on board with his young wife, Lady Helena, and one of his cousins, Major MacNabb. The Duncan, newly constructed, had just been making a trial voyage several miles beyond the Frith of Clyde, and was now on her re-turn to Glasgow. Already Arran Island was appearing on the horizon, when the look-out signaled an enormous fish that was sporting in the wake of the yacht. The captain, John Mangles, at once informed Lord Glenarvan of the fact, who mounted on deck with Major MacNabb, and asked the captain what he thought of the animal. Indeed, your lordship, replied Captain Mangles, I think it is a shark of large proportions. A shark in these regions! exclaimed Glenarvan. Without doubt, replied the captain. This fish belongs to a species of sharks that are found in all seas and latitudes. It is the balance-fish, and, if I am not greatly mistaken, we shall have an encounter with one of these fellows. If your lordship consents, and it pleases Lady Helena to witness such a novel chase, we will soon see what we have to deal with. What do you think, MacNabb? said Lord Glenarvan to the major; are you of a mind to try the adventure? I am of whatever opinion pleases you, answered the major, calmly. Besides, continued Captain Mangles, we cannot too soon exterminate these terrible monsters. Let us improve the opportunity, and, if your lordship pleases, it shall be an exciting scene as well as a good action. AUTHOR: Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his fathers footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or childrens books, largely because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.
Trauma has become a hotly contested topic in literary studies. But interest in trauma is not new; its roots extend to the Romantic period, when novelists and the first psychiatrists influenced each others investigations of the »wounded mind«. This book looks back to these early attempts to understand trauma, reading a selection of Romantic novels in dialogue with Romantic and contemporary psychiatry. It then carries that dialogue forward to postmodern fiction, examining further how empirical approaches can deepen our theorizations of trauma. Within an interdisciplinary framework, this study reveals fresh insights into the poetics, politics, and ethics of trauma fiction. Christa Schönfelder teaches English literature at the University of Zurich. Her research interests include Romanticism, postmodern fiction, trauma theory, and gender studies.