Thomas Chatterton and Romantic Culture

  • Nick Groom

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Introduction

    1. Nick Groom
      Pages 3-11
  3. Life and Works

  4. The Rowley Controversy and After

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-300

About this book


Thomas Chatterton was a poet, forger, and adolescent suicide, and the debate over his work was a pivotal episode in the history of eighteenth-century literature. It ultimately established Chatterton as the inspiration for Romantic poets like Blake, Coleridge, and Keats. This book is a major collection of diverse new essays by scholars, critics, and writers like Peter Ackroyd and Richard Holmes. They show the mercurial Chatterton in exciting new contexts, and restore him as a seminal figure in English Literature.


Coleridge fiction poet Romanticism

Editors and affiliations

  • Nick Groom
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

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