© 1999

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

About the editors

PETER ACKROYD Novelist and biographer PAUL BAINES Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool INGA BRYDEN Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies, King Alfred's College, Winchester DAVID FAIRER Reader in Eighteenth-Century Poetry, University of Leeds JOHN GOODRIDGE Senior Lecturer in English, Nottingham Trent University RICHARD HOLMES Biographer BRIDGET KEEGAN Assistant Professor of English, Creighton University, Omaha GEORGES LAMOINE Lecturer in English Literature and History, Université du Mirail MARIA GRAZIA LOLLA Senior Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University TIMOTHY MORTON Assistant Professor of English, University of Colorado CLAUDE RAWSON Maynard Mack Professor of English, Yale University PAT ROGERS DeBartolo Professor of the Liberal Arts, University of South Florida MICHAEL SUAREZ, SJ Junior Research Fellow, St John's College, Oxford CAROLYN D. WILLIAMS Lecturer, Department of English, University of Reading MICHAEL WOOD Professor of English, Princeton University

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