Romanticism (The New Critical Idiom) by Aidan Day

By Aidan Day

Aidan Day considers the background and utilization of the time period Romanticism, and the altering perspectives and debates which encompass it. He lines its heritage via 19th and twentieth-century readings, incorporating modern debates resembling feminism, post-structuralism and new historicism. Day areas the normal canon within the wider context in their modern political and philosophical thinkers. quite a number writers, either canonical and non-canonical, are incorporated in his survey, including:
* William Blake
* William Wordsworth
* Samuel Taylor Coleridge
* John Keats
* Shelley
* Edmund Blake
* Thomas Paine
* Mary Wollstonecraft
* Jane Austen
* Charlotte Smith
* Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Romanticism takes a transparent, wide-ranging view of the topic and is key interpreting for college kids new to the topic.

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The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

By Laura Barnett

Eva and Jim are nineteen, and scholars at Cambridge, whilst their paths first pass in 1958. Jim is jogging alongside a lane whilst a girl forthcoming him on a bicycle swerves to prevent a puppy. What occurs subsequent will be sure the remainder of their lives. We stick to 3 various models in their destiny - jointly, and aside - as their love tale takes on assorted incarnations and twists and turns to the belief within the current day.

The models folks is an exceptional debut novel concerning the offerings we make and the various paths that our lives may well stick with. What if one small selection may perhaps switch the remainder of your lifestyles?

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The Conquering Family (The Pageant of England Series, Book by Thomas B. Costain

By Thomas B. Costain

Thomas B. Costain's four-volume background of the Plantagenets starts off with THE CONQUERING relatives and the conquest of britain via William the Conqueror in 1066, last with the reign of John in 1216. The interval after the Norman Conquest, while the rules of presidency have been hammered out among monarch and other people, involves lifestyles via Costain's storytelling ability and ancient mind's eye.

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Frommer's London 2008 (Frommer's Complete) by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

Thoroughly up-to-date each year (unlike lots of the competition), Frommer's Lodnon 2008 positive aspects lovely colour pictures and maps, a removable foldout map of London, and information on the entire city's best museums, sights, ancient websites, and extra. Frommer's London 2008 information the simplest total commute reviews, from pub crawls to vintage purchasing to theater-going; the simplest of literary England (a aspect journey to Stratford-upon-Avon); the easiest museums and galleries, from Tate smooth to the British Museum; and the easiest motels and eating places in all rate different types. it is all performed with the trademark Frommer's cognizance to variety, accuracy, and element, together with up to date addresses and special costs. learn an in-depth advisor to London's paintings and structure, and get the most recent trip-planning suggestion on every thing from discount airfares to museum passes.

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The Sublime Invention: Ballooning in Europe, 1783-1820 by Michael R Lynn

By Michael R Lynn

Ballooning, just like the Enlightenment, used to be a Europe-wide flow and a big cultural phenomenon. Lynn argues that during order to appreciate the significance of technological know-how in the course of the age of the Enlightenment and Atlantic revolutions, it is necessary to provide an explanation for how and why ballooning entered and stayed within the public recognition. by means of the top of the eighteenth century, medical issues had come to occupy an important position in people's lives at nearly each point of society. utilizing balloons as a case research, Lynn strains the dissemination and appropriation of this new technological know-how up and down the social and fiscal scale, exploring the cultural value of ballooning on the beginning of large-scale, mass intake of technology. staggering via nature, ballooning has encouraged historians to inform a number of tales, yet has now not come less than the serious scrutiny it merits. instead of easily narrate a chronology of discovery, this ebook deals a cultural and social research of ballooning over the 1st zone century after their invention. there's a paradox on the centre of ballooning: at the one hand a mass pop culture emerged surrounding balloons, they captured the hearts and mind's eye of the complete continent and past and have become a logo of Enlightenment, kingdom strength, and medical growth; nevertheless, they didn't satisfy their technological strength.

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A Great and Monstrous Thing: London in the Eighteenth by Jerry White

By Jerry White

London within the eighteenth century was once a brand new urban, risen from the ashes of the good hearth of 1666 that had destroyed part its houses and nice public structures. The century that was once an period of energetic growth and large-scale tasks, of speedily altering tradition and trade, as large numbers of individuals arrived within the shining urban, drawn via its giant wealth and gear and its many diversions. Borrowing a word from Daniel Defoe, Jerry White calls London “this nice and significant thing,” the grandeur of its new constructions and the glitter of its excessive existence shadowed by way of poverty and squalor.

A nice and mammoth Thing deals a street-level view of the town: its public gardens and prisons, its banks and brothels, its workshops and warehouses—and its bustling, jostling crowds. White introduces us to shopkeepers and prostitutes, women and men of style and genius, street-robbers and thief-takers, as they play out the magnificent drama of existence in eighteenth-century London. What emerges is an image of a society fractured via geography, politics, faith, history—and particularly by way of type, for the divide among wealthy and bad in London was once by no means better or extra damaging within the glossy period than in those years.

regardless of this gulf, Jerry White indicates us Londoners going approximately their enterprise as bankers or beggars, reveling in an enlarging global of public pleasures, indulging in crimes either nice and small—amidst the tightening sinews of energy and legislation, and the hesitant beginnings of London democracy.

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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale

By Kate Summerscale

Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for top truth Crime Book! 

From the across the world bestselling writer, a deeply researched and atmospheric homicide secret of overdue Victorian-era London

In the summer season of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age 12) have been obvious spending lavishly round the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at espresso homes and took journeys to the seashore and the theater. the men advised associates that they had been left domestic by myself whereas their mom visited relations in Liverpool, yet their aunt was once suspicious. whilst she finally pressured the brothers to open the home to her, she came upon the badly decomposed physique in their mom in a bed room upstairs. Robert and Nattie have been arrested for matricide and despatched for trial on the previous Bailey. 

Robert confessed to having stabbed his mom, yet his legal professionals argued that he was once insane. Nattie struck a plea and gave proof opposed to his brother. The court docket heard testimony approximately Robert's serious complications, his fascination with violent criminals and his ardour for 'penny dreadfuls', the pulp fiction of the day. He looked as if it would suppose no regret for what he had performed, and neither the prosecution nor the security may well discover a rationale for the homicide. The pass judgement on sentenced the thirteen-year-old to detention in Broadmoor, the main notorious legal lunatic asylum within the land. but Broadmoor grew to become out to be the start of a brand new lifestyles for Robert--one that will have profoundly stunned someone who concept they understood the depraved Boy.

At a time of significant tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized modern anxieties concerning the schooling of the operating periods, the risks of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of illegal activity, early life, and madness. With riveting aspect and wealthy surroundings, Kate Summerscale recreates this poor crime and its aftermath, uncovering a rare tale of man's capability to beat the earlier.

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The Representative of the People?: Voters and Voting in by Derek Hirst

By Derek Hirst

Contested elections turned a truth of political lifestyles for the 1st time in early-17th-century England because the gentry pressed for seats in a parliament which was once transforming into more and more very important. Dr Hirst examines politics from the perspective of the standard guy prior to the Civil battle. He asks what an election and being represented intended: what sort of individual voted; how did he vote and why; and what may he achieve by means of it. England was once now not but formed within the oligarchic mold that characterized it within the 18th century, and a outstanding characteristic of this era used to be the level to which parliamentary politics was once open to a wide social staff. Inflation and peasant survival at the land, and resistance to oligarchy within the boroughs (supported via the parliamentary gentry looking renowned allies for his or her personal political battles), produced a wide rural and concrete citizens. the necessity for votes additionally ensured that contributors have been quite attentive to, and consultant of, pressures from under. In arriving at this verdict, Dr Hirst demanding situations the thought that politics during this interval displayed a powerful experience of course. in any respect degrees, even if within the technique of keep watch over hired by way of the magnates, in electoral method, or in vote casting behaviour, uncertainty was once happen, for contests have been exceptional.

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