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This book examines professional literary criticism by Romantic-era British women to reveal that, while developing a conscious professionalism, women literary critics helped to shape the aesthetic models that defined Romantic-era literary values and made the British literary heritage a source of national pride. Women critics understood the contested nature of aesthetics and the public implications of aesthetic values on questions such as morality, both public and private, the nation's cultural heritage, even the essential qualities of Britishness itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403936264
ISBN-10: 1403936269
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 233
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary A. Waters

MARY A. WATERS is Assistant Professor at Wichita State University, Kansas, USA. Her previous publications include articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies and Nineteenth-Century Studies.

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