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Romantic Period Poetry - British Literature


In the Romantic period in British literature, poets like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats reflected the revolution and creative spirit of the age. Read poetry from the Romantic period.

1. Lyrical Ballads and Other Poems, 1797-1800

William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge jointly created "Lyrical Ballads." The poems were published as a single volume in 1798, and then expanded and re-published as two volumes in 1800.

2. English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology

by Stanley Appelbaum (Editor). Dover. This anthology features 123 poems by William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems), and John Keats (22 poems). The "English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology" also includes an introduction and a discussion of each poet.

3. The Norton Anthology of English Literature Vol. 2 A: The Romantic Period

by M. H. Abrams (Editor), and Stephen Greenblatt (Editor). Norton. This version of the Norton anthology features material from the Romantic period--for more specialized study. Like the other Norton anthologies, this work includes texts, with annotations and commentary to aid in your research and understanding of the texts.

4. Romanticism

by David Stevens. Cambridge University Press. This book covers famous Romantic texts, including Paine's "The Rights of Man," along with the works of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel T. Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Hannah More, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning."

5. The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2A: The Romantics

by David Damrosch, Susan J. Wolfson, and Peter J. Manning. Addison-Wesley. This anthology features major British authors from throughout the Romantic period, along with introductions, notes, and much more.

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