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Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism

Folk, Land, Culture, and the Romantic Nation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Malcolm Kelsall
    Pages 1-44
  3. Malcolm Kelsall
    Pages 45-68
  4. Malcolm Kelsall
    Pages 105-158
  5. Malcolm Kelsall
    Pages 159-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-207

About this book


Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism is the first full-length study to examine how Jefferson, in the process of inventing the USA as the first new nation of the Romantic era, sought to find an appropriate imagery to represent the people, their homeland and the cultural ideal to which they should aspire. It examines in detail the role of his villa at Monticello in embodying the national ideal, shows how those ideals emerged and how they were subsequently challenged by the reinterpretation of Jefferson's iconography.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WalesCardiffUK

About the authors

MALCOLM KELSALL is Professor of English, University of Wales, Cardiff; formerly Professor of English, University College, Cardiff, since 1975. Author Christopher Marlowe (1981), Congreve: The Way of the World (1981), Byron's Politics (1987, awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize, 1991), The Great Good Place: The Country House and English Literature (1992)

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