It is rare for dead poets to rise from their graves, and leave the ossuary of academe. The great playwrights of the past still stalk the public stage; and certain novelists are now reaching an audience wider than ever before, thanks to the resurrectionists of the BBC and Hollywood. But what, compared to the afterlife of Jane Austen in the modern mass media, are those of her contemporaries, the Romantic poets? Faint and feeble, it might seem — for there are few quadrilles and tight breeches to be found in The Prelude.
KeywordsRomantic Poet Public Stage Hedonistic View Childhood Passion Personal Dislike
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