Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 January 2011

176 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719083211

Bookseller Code (06)


Charlotte Smith

Romanticism, poetry and the culture of gender

Jacqueline M. Labbe

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The only critical monograph devoted to Charlotte Smith's poetry
  • Offers a thorough, comprehensive reading of Smith's work, covering all the major poetry ('Elegaic Sonnets', 'The Emigrants' and 'Beachy Head'), as well as the prose apparatus to the poetry
  • Situates Smith as a key player in the formation of Romanticism as a style and an approach
  • Demonstrates that Smith's work is significant in understanding Romantic conceptions of gender
  • Examines Smith's oeuvre in light of her self-representations as a poet, mother and social critic, and demonstrates its coherence of content and style

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