© 1992

The Politics of Nature

Wordsworth and Some Contemporaries


Part of the Macmillan Studies in Romanticism book series (SR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Romantic Historicism in the 1990s

  3. Part One

  4. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Nicholas Roe
      Pages 75-97
  5. Part Three

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 156-186

About this book


Taking into account recent developments in historical and ecological criticism, and incorporating fresh research into poetry and politics in the 1790s, the second edition of The Politics of Nature enlarges and updates Nicholas Roe's acclaimed study of Romanticism. Hitherto marginal figures are restored to prominence, and there is new material on William Wordsworth's radical years. The book includes the full text of John Thelwall's Essay on Animal Vitality with commentary, exploring how ideas of nature, revolution and radical science entwined.


Coleridge lyric poetry Romanticism Wordsworth

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of St AndrewsUK

About the authors

NICHOLAS ROE is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His books include Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years, John Keats and the Culture of Dissent, and, as editor Keats and History and Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life.

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