By Richard Cronin
1798 is an important date in literary historical past: in that yr the Lyrical Ballads have been released anonymously via Joseph Cottle, the Bristol bookseller. yet it is a quantity no longer in regards to the Lyrical Ballads , yet approximately their 12 months. it's an try to re-create and view the literary tradition of 1798, the tradition on which Wordsworth and Coleridge determined to make their 'experiment'. it's a ebook within which Wordsworth and Coleridge vie for awareness, as they did in 1798, with many different writers, together with Schleiermacher, John Thelwall, Mary Hays, the Abbe Barruel, Walter Savage Landor, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Malthus, Joanna Baillie, George Canning, Robert Sothey and the Reverend T.J. Mathias. The chapters of this publication interact to outline a unmarried historic second that marked the start of romanticism in England.
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