Review 19: An Online Review of New Books on English and American Literature of the 19th Century
 

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David Damrosch, Kevin J. H. Dettmar, Susan J. Wolfson and Peter J. Manning, eds.
THE ROMANTICS AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES
VOL. 2A OF THE LONGMAN ANTHOLOGY OF BRITISH LITERATURE, FIFTH EDITION paperback (Pearson, 2012) xxxviii + 1221 pp.
Reviewed by Stephen Prickett on 2015-03-08.

As this reviewer knows very well from personal experience, anthologies are by their nature both complex and controversial. There is no such thing...
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Evan Gottlieb
ROMANTIC GLOBALISM.BRITISH LITERATURE AND MODERN WORLD ORDER 1750-1830
(Ohio State, 2014) i-vii + 214 pp
Reviewed by Virgil Nemoianu on 2015-03-07.

This book rests on the assumption that human history can be best grasped as a gradual accumulation of "bits" of informational data. Though not yet...
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Georgina Green
THE MAJESTY OF THE PEOPLE: POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY AND THE ROLE OF THE WRITER IN THE 1790'S
(Oxford, 2014), 256 pp.
Reviewed by Jane Hodson on 2015-03-07.

This book investigates "the idea that the people at large are a sovereign power to which society owes its 'devout respect' and 'reverence'" (1). Examining...
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Dewey W. Hall
ROMANTIC NATURALISTS, EARLY ENVIRONMENTALISTS: AN ECOCRITICAL STUDY, 1789-1912
(Ashgate, 2014) viii + 232 pp.
Reviewed by Scott Hess on 2015-01-30.

The Romantic origins of environmentalism, scholars have begun to realize, must be told as a transatlantic story. While many scholars recognize that...
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Hilary Fraser
WOMEN WRITING ART HISTORY: LOOKING LIKE A WOMAN
(Cambridge, 2014) xv + 230 pp.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Helsinger on 2015-01-30.

Vernon Lee has the last word in this book, and it is uncharacteristically generous to the man whose art writing had significantly contributed to her...
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