Erasmus Darwin and the Romantic Poets

  • Authors
  • Desmond┬áKing-Hele

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Desmond King-Hele
    Pages 1-3
  3. Desmond King-Hele
    Pages 4-34
  4. Desmond King-Hele
    Pages 35-61
  5. Desmond King-Hele
    Pages 62-87
  6. Desmond King-Hele
    Pages 88-122
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    Pages 123-147
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  12. Desmond King-Hele
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 282-294

About this book

Introduction

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).

Keywords

poem poet Wordsworth

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