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Description - Fictions and Fakes by Margaret Russett

British Romantic literature descends from a line of impostors, forgers and frauds. Through a series of case-studies - beginning with the golden age of forgery in the late eighteenth century and continuing through canonical Romanticism and its aftermath - Margaret Russett demonstrates how Romantic writers distinguished their fictions from the fakes surrounding them. This 2006 book examines canonical and lesser-known Romantic works alongside fakes such as Thomas Chatterton's medieval poems and 'Caraboo', the impostor-princess. Through original readings of works by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Walter Scott, John Clare, and James Hogg, as well as chapters on impostors in popular culture, Russett's interdisciplinary and wide-ranging study offers a major reinterpretation of Romanticism and its continuing influence today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521850780
ISBN-10: 0521850789
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margaret Russett

Margaret Russett is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern California.

Books By Margaret Russett

Fictions and Fakes by Margaret Russett
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De Quincey's Romanticism by Margaret Russett
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