Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 August 2013

400 Pages | 5 pp. plates & 16 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199657803

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Unusual Suspects

Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Kenneth R. Johnston

  • Highlights the struggles of little-known writers of the Romantic period
  • Provides short, lively biographies of more than a dozen brilliant young writers
  • Offers a different view of the first generation of English Romantic writers, famous writers who made compromises to ensure that their names are known today
  • Asks how British literature would have been affected if this 'lost generation' had lived up to their potential