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Wildly Romantic

The English Romantic Poets: The Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous

Catherine M. Andronik


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Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution

Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold.
In the early 1800s, poetry could land a person in jail. Those who tried to change the world through their poems risked notoriety--or courted it. Among the most subversive were a group of young writers known as the Romantics: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Cole-ridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. These rebels believed poetry should express strong feelings in ordinary language, and their words changed literature forever.
Wildly Romantic is a smart, sexy, and fascinating look at these original bad boys--and girls.

Praise For Wildly Romantic: The English Romantic Poets: The Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous

"The open writing style makes reading easy. . . best is the casual way Andronik weaves in the many classic poems at the end of each chapter. The rebels' controlled, exquisite lines will speak to teens about the lyrical use of everyday language."
--Booklist "Andronik captures the English Romantic poets in all of their scandalous glory. . . . a must-have for high school collections in need of high-interest titles on this period in English literature."
--School Library Journal

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805077834, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

About the Author

Catherine M. Andronik is a library media specialist in a Connecticut high school. She has written nonfiction books for readers of all ages.