Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic Poets

Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic Poets

Book - 1986
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Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) had the highest reputation among living English poets during much of the 1790s, through the great success of his long poem in rhyming couplets, The Botanic Garden, published complete in 1792. In this new book Desmond King-Hele shows in convincing detail how Darwin greatly influenced five major English Romantic poets, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats, and many other poets of the time, such as Crabbe and Campbell (but not Byron).
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1986
ISBN: 9780333390108
0333390105
Branch Call Number: PR579.D38 K5 1986bx
Characteristics: vii, 294 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 23 cm

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