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Published: 24 January 2008

306 Pages


ISBN: 9780199232796

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Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Murray Pittock

  • Examines a range of writers in a four-nation context - amongst them Burns, Hogg, Macpherson, Scott, Maria Edgeworth, Charles Maturin, Thomas Moore, and Sydney Owenson
  • Puts forward a theory of what constitutes a national literature
  • Analyzes the development of Romantic criticism in detail
  • Examines the thematic use of non-standard English in Scots and Irish Romantic writing