9781137332486

Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830

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    9781137332486

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    1137332484

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-09-25
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Long before Wordsworth etherealized him as 'the marvellous Boy / The sleepless Soul that perished in its pride', Thomas Chatterton was touted as the 'second Shakespeare' by eighteenth-century Shakespeareans, ranked among the leading British poets by prominent literary critics, and likened to the fashionable modern prose stylists Macpherson, Sterne, and Smollett. His pseudo-medieval Rowley poems, in particular, engendered a renewed fascination with ancient English literature.
With Chatterton as its case study, this book offers new insights into the formation and development of literary scholarship in the period, from the periodical press to the public lecture, from the review to the anthology, from textual to biographical criticism. Cook demonstrates that, while major scholars found Chatterton to be a pertinent subject for multiple literary debates in the eighteenth century, by the end of the Romantic period he had become, and still remains, an unsettling model of hubristic genius.

Author Biography

Daniel Cook is a Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, UK. He has published widely on eighteenth-century and Romantic-period literature, including a three-volume edition of The Lives of Jonathan Swift (2011) and (with Amy Culley) a collection of essays entitled Women's Life Writing, 1700-1850: Gender, Genre, and Authorship (2012).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1. Genius and Scholarship
2. Tyrwhitt's Rowley, or 'what the author wrote'
3. Miscellanies and the Moderns
4. The Rowley Controversy
5. 'Too proud for pity': The Sentimental Reader
6. 'Neglected Genius': The Romantic Canon
Afterword
Select Bibliography
Index

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