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Keats
http://www.bartleby.com/222/index.html#4
This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and work includes sections on “Early years”, “Endymion”, “The Eve of St. Agnes”, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”, and “Sonnets.”
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis, Bibliography
Author: C. H. Herford
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XII: English, The Romantic Revival, The Nineteenth Century, I
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The Gothic
https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/themes/the-gothic

From wild and remote landscapes to vulnerable heroines; from violent and erotic fantasies to supernatural and uncanny happenings; Gothic fiction has intrigued and unsettled readers for more than two centuries. How do these works reflect the political, social and cultural contexts in which they were written?

Contains: Historical Context
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The Literary Influence of the Middle Ages: MacPherson’s Ossian. Chatterton. Percy and the Wartons.
http://www.bartleby.com/220/index.html#9
This lengthy historical analysis includes sections titled “Limited Influence of the Middle Ages upon Modern Literature”, “DrydenÕs, PopeÕs and AddisonÕs estimates of Medieval Poetic masterpieces”, “PercyÕs Five Runic Pieces”, “Chatterton and his indebtedness to Spenser “, and “Tyrwhitt, the Restorer of Chaucer.”
Author: W. P. Ker
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume X: English, The Age of Johnson
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Molland’s
http://www.mollands.net
An online community of Jane Austen fans help maintain this website devoted to the author. Contains public domain works on and by Austen as well as a list of links to external resources for more information. Also has an online forum.
Author: Molland’s
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Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net
http://www.ron.umontreal.ca/
“Romanticism On the Net is a Peer-reviewed, Electronic Journal devoted to Romantic and Victorian studies. This quarterly journal is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. “
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis,
Author: Michael Eberle Sinatra
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Scottish Authors
http://www.slainte.org.uk/CILIPS/publications/scotauth/scauhome.htm
This site provides biographical information and links for Scottish authors born since 1320, with a lot of emphasis on the period between 1700 and 1900.
Author: SLAINTE – Scottlish Libraries Across the INTErnet
From: Discovering Scottish Writers Scottish Library Association
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Scottish Popular Poetry before Burns
http://www.bartleby.com/219/index.html#14
This lengthy analysis of Scottish popular poetry of the17th and 18th centuries includes sections on “The long Blight on Scottish Secular Verse”, “Exceptional popularity of Lyndsay”, “Peculiarity of the relation between English and Scottish Song in the Seventeenth Century”, “Allan Ramsay”, “Robert Crawford”, “Jacobite Songs in Hogg’s Jacobite Relics of Scotland”, and “Robert Fergusson: his personality and poetic qualities.”
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis, Bibliography
Author: T. F. Henderson
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume IX: English, From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift
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Sir Walter Scott
http://www.bartleby.com/222/index.html#1
This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and work includes sections on “The Scottish literary revival of the eighteenth century”, “His German studies; Ballad poetry”, “The Lady of the Lake”, “Scott and Byron”, “His treatment of love” and “The influence of his work.”
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis, Bibliography
Author: T. F. Henderson
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XII: English, The Romantic Revival, The Nineteenth Century, I
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WHAT’S A GUINEA? Money and Coinage in Victorian and 20th Century Britain
http://www.web40571.clarahost.co.uk/currency/PreDecimal/predecimal.htm
This site explains the curious monetary system of pre-1968 Britain. Find here the relationships between pence, shillings, pounds, florins, sovreigns, crowns, half-crowns and guineas.
Contains: Historical Context,
Author: Paul Lewis
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Authors in British: 18th Century literature:

Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719)John Armstrong (1709 – 1779)
Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743 – 1825)Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)
Frances Burney (1752 – 1840)Thomas Chatterton (1752 – 1770)
John Cleland (1709 – 1789)Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834)
Sir Herbert Croft (1751 – 1816)Daniel Defoe (1660 – 1731)
Henry Fielding (1707 – 1754)John Gay (1685 – 1732)
William Godwin (1756 – 1836)Oliver Goldsmith (1731 – 1774)
William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830)Mary Hearne ( – )
Elizabeth Inchbald (1753 – 1821)Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
Sophia Lee (1750 – 1824)Charlotte Lennox (1720 – 1804)
M. G. Lewis (1775 – 1818)George Lillo ( – )
Henry MacKenzie (1745 – 1831)Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)
Ann Radcliffe (1764 – 1823)Samuel Richardson (1689 – 1761)
Mary Darby Robinson (1758 – 1800)Anna Seward (1747 – 1809)
Charlotte Turner Smith (1749 – 1806)Tobias George Smollett (1721 – 1771)
Laurence Sterne (1713 – 1768)Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)
James Thomson (1700 – 1748)Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 – 1797)


Last Updated Mar 25, 2014