The Resource Natural rights and the birth of romanticism in the 1790s, R.S. White

Natural rights and the birth of romanticism in the 1790s, R.S. White

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Natural rights and the birth of romanticism in the 1790s
Title
Natural rights and the birth of romanticism in the 1790s
Statement of responsibility
R.S. White
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Contributor
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Following the American War of Independence and the French Revolution ideas of 'Natural Rights of Man (later distinguished as particular issues like rights of association, rights of women, slaves, children and animals) were publicly debated in England in the 1790s. Literary figures like Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Thelwall, Blake and Wordsworth reflected these struggles in their poetry and fiction. With the seminal influences of John Locke and Rousseau, these and many other writers laid foundations for high Romantic literature that were not so much aesthetic but moral and political. This focus allows a recovery of figures who have not been foregrounded before, like Bage, Inchbald, Spence, Charlotte Smith and many others who are usually placed as 'Jacobin' writers rather than part of the first-wave Romantics. Although focusing on the 1790s, the book sets the development of natural rights thinking in a much longer perspective and traces the evolution from natural law, resurrected in the eighteenth-century under the new guise of natural rights. Literature of sensibility or benevolence was a literary transition to Jacobin writing of the late eighteenth-century, and the literature of natural rights in general. As well as tracing the history of the 'rights of man' paradigm, this pioneering study also places these concepts in the light of subsequent debate and eventual acceptance of human rights and civil rights in the twentieth-century
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
820.9/384
Index
index present
LC call number
PR447
LC item number
.W47 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Natural rights and the birth of romanticism in the 1790s, R.S. White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Natural Law to Natural Rights -- The Social Passions: Benevolence and Sentimentality -- Rights and Wrongs -- Manifestoes into Fictions -- Novels of Natural Rights in the 1790s -- Slavery as Fact and Metaphor: William Blake and Jean Paul Marat -- The Rights of Children and Nature
Control code
ocm69659942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230506145
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9780230506145
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
278535
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35406549
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)69659942
  • pebco0230506143

Library Locations

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