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ROMANTICLITERATURE

(February2007)

Unless otherwise indicated, selections are from The Longman Anthology of British Literature,
Volume 2A: The Romantics and Their Contemporaries, General Editor David Damrosch, Addison
Wesley Longman.
FICTION

Austen, Jane

Northanger Abbey
Sense and Sensibility
Emma
Mansfield Park

Bront, Emily

Wuthering Heights

Brunton, Mary

Self-Control

Burney, Fanny

Cecelia
Evelina

Dacre, Charlotte

Zofloya

Edgeworth, Maria

Belinda

Godwin, William

Caleb Williams

Hays, Mary

The Victim of Prejudice

Hogg, James

Confessions and Memoirs of a Justified Sinner

Lewis, Matthew

The Monk

Opie, Amelia

Adeline Mowbray

Peacock, Thomas Lowe

Nightmare Abbey

Radcliffe, Ann

The Mysteries of Udolpho


The Italian

Scott, Walter

The Heart of Midlothian


Waverley

Shelley, Mary

Frankenstein
The Last Man

Wollstonecraft, Mary

Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

POETRY

Baillie, Joanna

Longman Anthology selections

Barbauld, Anna Laetitia

Longman Anthology selections

RomanticLiteratureReadingList(February2007)

Blake, William

Auguries of Innocence
The Ghost of Abel
All Religions Are One
There Is No Natural Religion [a]
There Is No Natural Religion [b]
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Songs of Innocence
Introduction
The Ecchoing Green
The Lamb
The Little Black Boy
The Chimney Sweeper
The Divine Image
HOLY THURSDAY
Nurses Song
Infant Joy
COMPANION READING
Charles Lamb: from The Praise of ChimneySweepers
Songs of Experience
The Fly
The CLOD & the PEBBLE
HOLY THURSDAY
The Tyger
The Chimney Sweeper
The SICK ROSE
AH! SUN-FLOWER
The GARDEN of LOVE
LONDON
The Human Abstract
INFANT SORROW
A POISON TREE
A DIVINE IMAGE
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
The Book of Thel
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
Letters
To Dr. John Trusler
To Thomas Butts (22 November 1802)

Burns, Robert

To a Mouse
Flow gently, sweet Afton
Ae fond kiss
Comin Thro the Rye (1)
Comin Thro the Rye (2)
Scots, wha hae wi Wallace bled
Is there for honest poverty
A Red, Red Rose
Auld Lang Syne
The Fornicator. A New Song

Byron, George Gordon

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers


The Vision of Judgement
She walks in beauty
So, well go no more a-roving
Childe Harolds Pilgrimage, I-III
Don Juan, I and II

Clare, John

The Shepherds Calendar


The Moors
The Lament of Swordy Well
The Badger

RomanticLiteratureReadingList(February2007)

The Nightingales Nest


Songs Eternity
Something from Don Juan
Journey out of Essex
One sample of natural history prose
I Am
An Invite to Eternity
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Poetry and Sleep


The Eolian Harp
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere (1798), Part 1
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1817)
Kubla Khan
Christabel
Fears in Solitude
Frost at Midnight
Dejection: An Ode (all versions)
To William Wordsworth
France: an Ode
Work Without Hope

Cowper, William

Lines Written During a Period of Insanity


Supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, during
his solitary abode in the island of Juan Fernandez
Epitaph on a hare
The poplar-field
The negros complaint
Pity for poor Africans
The Castaway
Light Shining out of Darkness

Crabbe, George

The Village
Sir Eustace Grey
Peter Grimes
The Frank Courtship

Darwin, Erasmus

The Loves of the Plants [an Ovidian allegory of the


Linnaean system in rhyming couplets, with scientific
footnotes]

Eliott, Ebenezer

Corn Law Rhymes (selections)

Hemans, Felicia

The Lady of The Castle


Casabianca
Properzia Rossi
The Image In Lava

Keats, John

On First Looking into Chapmans Homer


On the Grasshopper and Cricket
from Sleep and Poetry
On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
Sonnet: When I have fears
The Eve of St. Agnes
La Belle Dame sans Mercy
Incipit Altera Sonneta (If by dull rhymes)
The Odes of 1819
Ode to Psyche
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode on Indolence

RomanticLiteratureReadingList(February2007)

Ode on Melancholy
To Autumn
The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream
This living hand
Bright Star
Landon, Letitia E.

from The Improvisatrice


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Sapphos Song
Erinna
Preface to The Venetian Bracelet, The Lost Pleiad, A
History of the Lyre, and Other Poems
The Factory
Infanticide in Madagascar

Scott, Sir Walter

The Lady of the Lake

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Prometheus Unbound
To Wordsworth
Mont Blanc
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
Ozymandias
Sonnet: Lift not the painted veil
Sonnet: England in 1819
The Mask of Anarchy
Ode to the West Wind
To a Sky-Lark
To (Music, when soft voices die)
Adonais
Triumph of Life
Julian and Maddalo
Alastor
Mutability

Smith, Charlotte

Elegiac Sonnets: Third Edition (1786)


Beachy Head

Wordsworth, Dorothy

Journal selections from The Longman Anthology

Wordsworth, William

The Two-Part Prelude (1799)


Lyrical Ballads (1798, 1800, 1802)
The Ruined Cottage
Home at Grasmere
Poems in Two Volumes (1807)

NONFICTIONANDDRAMA

Beddoes, Thomas Lovell

Deaths Jest-Book

Blake, William

A Descriptive Catalogue (No. III)

Burke, Edmund

A Philosophical Inquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful


Reflections on the Revolution in France (selections)

Carlyle, Thomas

Sartor Resartus

Cobbett, William

Rural Rides (selections)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Biographia Literaria, chapters 3, 4, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17,


20, 22

RomanticLiteratureReadingList(February2007)

Cox, Jeffrey and Michael Gamer

The Broadview Anthology of Romantic Drama (plays by


Baillie, Byron, Coleridge, and Shelley)

De Quincey, Thomas

Confessions of an English Opium Eater


On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth [from The
Norton Anthology of English Literature]
Alexander Pope [from The Norton Anthology of
English Literature]

Godwin, William

Political Justice (selections)

Hazlitt, William

On Gusto
My First Acquaintance with Poets [from The Norton
Anthology of English Literature]
The Spirit of the Age

Keats, John

Letters
To Benjamin Bailey [The Truth of Imagination]
To George and Thomas Keats [Intensity and
Negative Capability]
To John Hamilton Reynolds [Wordsworth and
The Whims of an Egotist]
To Benjamin Bailey [ardent pursuit]
To John Hamilton Reynolds [Wordsworth, Milton,
and dark Passages]
To Benjamin Bailey [I have not a right feeling
towards Women]
To Richard Woodhouse [The Camelion Poet vs.
The Egotistical Sublime]
To George and Georgiana Keats [Indolence,
Poetry vs. Philosophy, the Vale of SoulMaking]
To Fanny Brawne [You Take Possession of Me]
To Percy Bysshe Shelley [An Artist Must Serve
Mammon]
To Charles Brown [Keatss Last Letter]

Lamb, Charles

Oxford in the Vacation


Dream Children
Old China
Detached thoughts on Books and Reading

Lewis, Matthew

Castle Spectre (http://www2.unipr.it/~dsaglia/Lewis/


CastleProsp.html)

More, Hannah

Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education


(selections)

Paine, Thomas

The Rights of Man (selections)

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

A Defense of Poetry
On Life
On Love

Southey, Robert

Review of Lyrical Ballads (October 1798)

White, Gilbert

Natural History of Selborne (selections)

Wollstonecraft, Mary

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Wordsworth, Dorothy

Journals (selections)

Wordsworth, William

Prefaces to Lyrical Ballads

RomanticLiteratureReadingList(February2007)

SECONDARYSOURCES

The following readings provide a general introduction to various topics of Romantic literature.
Abrams, M. H.

This Is Our High Argument, from Natural


Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in
Romantic Literature, New York: Norton (1971), 17
70.
The Mirror and the Lamp

Butler, Marilyn

Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries

Chase, Cynthia

Viewless Wings: Intertextual Interpretation of Keatss


Ode to a Nightingale, from Lyric Poetry: Beyond
New Criticism, ed. Chaviva Hosek and Patricia
Parker. London: Cornell UP, 1985: 208-25.

Cox, Jeffrey and Michael Gamer

Introduction to The Broadview Anthology of Romantic


Drama

Curran, Stuart

Poetic Form and British Romanticism. Oxford, 1990.

Hartman, Geoffrey

Selections from Wordsworths Poetry 1787-1814 (1971


edition): The Solitary Reaper, From Salisbury
Plain to The Ruined Cottage, Tintern Abbey,
Lyrical Ballads, The Prelude.
Romanticism and Anti-Self-Consciousness, from
Romanticism. London: Longman, 1993: 43-54.

Kelley, Theresa and


Paula R. Feldman

Introduction to Romantic Women Writers: Voices


and Countervoices. Univ. Press of New England,
1995.

McGann, Jerome

The Romantic Ideology, 1983.

Mellor, Anne

Romanticism and Gender (Introduction)

Poovey, Mary

The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as


Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary
Shelley, and Jane Austen. Chicago: U. of Chicago
Press, 1984: 172-207.

Said, Edward

Jane Austen and Empire, from Culture and


Imperialism. New York: Vintage, 1994: 80-96.