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Shelley and the Revolution in Taste
By Timothy Morton

Shelley and the Revolution in Taste

The Body and the Natural World

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Shelley and the Revolution in Taste by Timothy Morton

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This book brings together the themes of diet, consumption, the body, and human relationships with the natural world, in a highly original study of Shelley. A campaigning vegetarian and proto-ecological thinker, Shelley may seem to us curiously modern, but Morton offers an illuminatingly broad context for Shelley's views in eighteenth-century social and political thought concerning the relationships between humanity and nature. The book is at once grounded in the revolutionary history of the period 1790-1820, and informed by current theoretical issues and anthropological and sociological approaches to literature. Morton provides challenging new readings of much-debated poems, plays, and novels by both Percy and Mary Shelley, as well as the first sustained interpretation of Shelley's prose on diet. With its stimulating literary-historical reassessment of questions about nature and culture, this study will provoke fresh discussion about Shelley, Romanticism, and modernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521471350
ISBN-10: 0521471354
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Timothy Morton

Timothy Morton is Professor of English at Rice University, Houston.

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