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Published: 30 November 2019

192 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620177

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Charlotte Smith and the Sonnet

Form, Place and Tradition in the Late Eighteenth Century

Bethan Roberts

Liverpool University Press

Romantic Reconfigurations Studies in Literature and Culture 1780 1850

  • Offers the first full-length study of Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets, her most important publication
  • Rebalances the critical focus by locating Smith's sonnets in their eighteenth-century context and considering her engagement with tradition alongside her innovation
  • Explores Smith's knowledge of other writers, showing that her sonnets engage more deeply with tradition than has hitherto been realised
  • Revises our understanding not only of Smith's career but also of the sonnet in eighteenth-century England