Bibliographic Details

The encyclopedia of Romantic literature / general editor, Frederick Burwick ; associate editors, Nancy Moore Goslee and Diane Long Hoeveler.

Imprint Chichester, West Sussex [England] ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Romanticism -- Great Britain -- Encyclopedias.
English literature -- 18th century -- Encyclopedias.
English literature -- 19th century -- Encyclopedias.
Romanticism -- Encyclopedias.
English literature.
Great Britain.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Other authors / contributors Burwick, Frederick, editor.
Goslee, Nancy Moore, 1941- editor.
Hoeveler, Diane Long, editor.
ISBN 9781405188104
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Covers British artistic, literary, and intellectual movements between 1780 and 1830, within the context of European, transatlantic and colonial historical and cultural interaction.
Other form Print version: Encyclopedia of Romantic literature. Chichester, West Sussex [England] ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 9781405188104
Review by Choice Review

The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature consists of three hardcover volumes that contain 280 well-written entries by an international group of commissioned scholars that cover British artistic, literary, and intellectual movements between 1780 and 1830. Entries, which range in length from 1,000 to 6,500 words, "explore genre development in prose, poetry, and drama of the Romantic period, key authors and their works, and key themes." All entries feature "references and suggested readings" and cross-references. Included in this set is an alphabetical list of entries, a thematic list of entries, a name index, and an extensive subject index that leads researchers inside entries that might be overlooked. As is the case with many multivolume works, this set is perhaps best accessed online, where researchers can use full-text searching capabilities. Entries such as "history," "spectacle," and "sublime" may be overlooked without exploration via a full-text searching option. This work is available online as part of a growing Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature collection that includes this title and four other encyclopedia sets, e.g., The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, edited by G. A. Sullivan Jr. and A. Stewart (CH, Jul'12, 49-6006). More titles are planned. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. R. B. Meeker Chicago State University

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