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30 Great Myths about the Romantics

Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex and confusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply, 30 Great Myths About the Romantics adds great clarity to what we know– or think we know – about one of the most important periods in literary history. Explores the various misconceptions commonly associated with Romanticism, offering provocative insights that correct and clarify several of the commonly-held myths about the key figures of this era Corrects some ofthe biases and beliefs about the Romantics that have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist – for example that they were a bunch of drug-addled atheists who believed in free love; that Blake was a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with his sister Celebrates several of the mythic objects, characters, and ideas that have passed down from the Romantics into contemporary culture – from Blake’s Jerusalem and Keats’s Ode on a Grecian Urn to the literary genre of the vampire Engagingly written to provide readers with a fun yet scholarly introduction to Romanticism and key writers of the period, applying the most up-to-date scholarship to the series of myths that continue to shape our appreciation of their work

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ISBN: 9781118843178

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Duncan Wu

Duncan Wu (born November 3, 1961, Woking, Surrey)[1] is a British academic and biographer.

From 2000-2008, he was Professor of English Language and Literature at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, England. He is now a Professor in the English Department at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Wu joined St Catherine's in 2000 as University Lecturer, and in 2003 became Professor of English Language and Literature. Before that, he was Reader and then Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, 1995–2000, and before that he was a Research Fellow of the British Academy, 1991-4.

His first book, Wordsworth's reading 1770-1799, was published in 1993. His popular textbook, Romanticism: An Anthology, went to a third edition in 2005. Besides several other books about Wordsworth, he has written about contemporary British drama, the fiction of William S. Burroughs, and the non-fiction of Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt. He worked with Alasdair Gray on his Book of Prefaces and is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian and other British newsprints. His latest volume, William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man, was published by Oxford University Press in the UK on 20 October 2008. He is also Vice-Chairman of The Charles Lamb Society, Trustee of The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, and a founder member and former Chairman of The Hazlitt Society.

Partial Bibliography[2]

  • Wordsworth's reading 1770-1799 (1993)
  • Wordsworth's reading 1800-1815 (1995)
  • Romanticism: An Anthology (1995)
  • Selected Writings of William Hazlitt (9 vols., 1998)
  • Making Plays (2000)
  • Wordsworth: An Inner Life (2000)
  • Wordsworth's Poets (2002)
  • William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man (2008)


  1. ^ http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/w/23956/Duncan+WU.aspx
  2. ^ http://users.ox.ac.uk/~scat1492/publications.htm

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