Wildly Romantic : The English Romantic Poets: the Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous

Andronik, Catherine M.

Publisher: Macmillan
Published: April 17, 2007
Categories: Biography & Memoir
Audience: Adult
Distributed By: Axis 360
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Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution

Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold.

In the early 1800s, poetry could land a person in jail. Those who tried to change the world through their poems risked notoriety--or courted it. Among the most subversive were a group of young writers known as the Romantics: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Cole-ridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. These rebels believed poetry should express strong feelings in ordinary language, and their words changed literature forever.

Wildly Romantic is a smart, sexy, and fascinating look at these original bad boys--and girls.