The Romantics (Paperback)

England in a Revolutionary Age

By E. P. Thompson

New Press, 9781565845107, 225pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/1/1997)

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A fascinating and original view of the turbulent 1790s, The Romantics is the last work of the acclaimed historian E. P. Thompson.

Combining his incomparable knowledge of English history with an interpretation of British literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Thompson traces the intellectual influences and societal pressures that gave rise to the English Romantic movement. Writing with great passion and literary force, Thompson examines the interaction between politics and literature at the beginning of the modern age, focusing in on the late1790s--the time of the French and American revolutions--through the celebrated writings of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Mary Wollstonecraft.

About the Author

E.P. Thompson (1924 1993) was one of England 's foremost historians and social critics. His books include "Customs in Common," "Witness Against the Beast," and "Making History" (all available from The New Press), as well as "The Making of the English Working Class."