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Editions offers a searchable archive of texts of the Romantic era,
enhanced by technology made possible in an online environment. Each edition is
based on the highest scholarly standards and is peer-reviewed.
The first fully annotated edition of Erasmus Darwin's influential
scientific poem and its copious original notes; including the first publication,
from draft, of Darwin's hitherto unknown poetic history of technology, The
Progress of Society.
This early novel, first published in 1833, represents
Disraeli in "romantic mode." This version features the novel, an introduction,
annotations, reprints of Disraeli's sources, contemporary reviews, &
modern criticism, as well as a detailed bibliography of Disraeli's life and
works, criticism, & other contextual materials.
An electronic edition of Bennett's collection of 350 poems
highlighting the complex attitudes to the wars of the period. Includes Bennett's
original introduction & a new bibliography of poems not included in the
This edition places Hemans in direct contention with Byron over belief in an afterlife. Includes letters, reviews, poems & critical essays that probe the work for its engagements with Byron, allusions to topics of the day, & negotiation of gender.
This edition situates the poem sequence within Jewsbury's
life and career, including a prose account of her journey to India, memoirs,
& poems inspired by her work. Allows readers to view original poems as
they first appeared in The Athenaeum.
This electronic edition makes available all 4 versions of Lyrical Ballads in the form of transcriptions edited from original printed copies, accompanied by images of each page. Enables active comparison of texts through Dynamic Collation.
Publishes, for the first time, all the fragments of this
unfinished poem in one edition. Includes a composite reading text, piecing
together all the fragments, & a parallel reading text of both Canto II
and verse fragment.
Includes MS Shelley adds.e.21 and MS Shelley adds.c.12,
together comprising Williams's complete travel journal to India, here published
in its entirety for the first time. Also included is a critical introduction.
Includes diplomatic transcription of the title page and
Hone's verse text, as well as the poem "The Clerical Magistrate". Also offers
original illustrations by George Cruikshank, a William Hone chronology,
& annotated bibliography.
Includes HTML, ASCII, and SGML versions, other works by
Mary Shelley, works and excerpts from works cited by Shelley, bibliography,
maps, images & sound files, critical essays, contemporary works on