||Literature in context
||Introduction / Sarah Haggarty -- Part I. Life, works, and reception. Life / Leo Damrosch -- Networks / Jon Mee -- Engraving / Mark Crosby -- Illuminated books / David Worrall -- Manuscripts / Sarah Haggarty -- Book illustration / Luisa Calè -- Painting / Martin Myrone -- Early reception / Sibylle Erle and Keri Davies -- Late reception / Jason Whittaker -- Editing and editions / Morris Eaves -- Part II. Form, genre, and mode. Comedy / Fred Parker -- Prophecy / Ian Balfour -- Rhythm / Derek Attridge -- Songs / Steve Newman -- Sound / Michael Hurley -- Sublimity / David Baulch -- System, myth, and symbol / Tilottama Rajan -- Part III. Creative cross-currents. The Bible / Stephen Prickett -- Chaucer, Spenser, and Shakespeare / David Fuller -- Milton / G.A. Rosso -- The eighteenth century and Romanticism / David Duff -- Byron / Jerome McGann -- Pre-Raphaelites and aesthetes / Elizabeth Helsinger -- Yeats, Eliot, and Auden / Edward Larrissy -- Whitman, Crane, and the Beats / Linda Freedman -- Part IV. History, society, and culture. Animals / Kurt Fosso -- Antiquarianism / Noah Heringman -- Education and childhood / Louise Joy -- Empiricism / Nicholas M. Williams -- Life sciences / Denise Gigante -- London / Saree Makdisi -- Money / Matthew Rowlinson -- Moravianism / Alexander Regier -- Mysticism / Laura Quinney -- Nationalism and imperialism / Julia M. Wright -- Sex, sexuality, gender / Susan Matthews -- War and revolution / Andrew Lincoln -- (Without) sympathy / Steven Goldsmith.
||"In this Picture, believing with Milton, the ancient British History, Mr. B. has done, as all the ancients did, and as all the moderns, who are worthy of fame, given the historical fact in its poetical vigour; so as it always happens, and not in that dull way that some Historians pretend, who being weakly organized themselves, cannot see either miracle or prodigy; all is to them a full round of probabilities and possibilities; but the history of all times and places, is nothing else but improbabilities and impossibilities; what we should say, was impossible if we did not see it always before our eyes"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-363) and index.|
|Genre/form||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|