About this book
This collection of thirteen specially commissioned essays by international scholars takes a fresh look at the profound impact of the Peninsular War on Romantic British literature and culture. The expertly authored chapters explore the valorization of Spain by nineteenth-century poets such as Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, S.T. Coleridge, the Shelleys, and Felicia Hemans in contrast to the Enlightenment-era view of Spain as a backwards nation in decline. Topics discussed include the vision of Spain in Gothic fiction, Spanish experiences of exile as exemplified by the conflict between Valentin de Llanos and Joseph Blanco White, and British women writers' approach to peninsular fiction.
Spain in British Romanticism: 1800-1840 is essential reading for scholars and enthusiasts of Romantic literature and Spanish history.
Spanish influence on nineteenth-century British Literature Effect of the Spanish Peninsular War on British Literature Spain and William Wordsworth Image of Spain in Byron's Age of Bronze Spanish people in exile in the 19th century William Wordsworth's Cintra Spain during the Napoelonic Wars Wordsworth's attitudes towards the Iberian peninsula Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty Letters on the Spaniards Coleridge's attitude towards Cervantes and Calderón British attitude towards the Napoleonic Wars Spain and Byron's Childe Harold Effect of the Napoelonic Wars on British Romanticism Felicia Hemans' The Siege of Valencia André Vieusseux Congress of Verona Don Sebastian; Or, The House of Braganza The Fair Andalusian Anna Maria Porter's Don Sebastian