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Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834
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Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

James Treadwell

Abstract

The book describes and analyses the condition of autobiographical writing in Britain during the Romantic period. As well as chapter-length studies of major autobiographical works by Coleridge, Byron, and Lamb, it provides a wide-ranging account of the rapidly expanding field of published self-writing during the period. The book also demonstrates that the category of ‘autobiography’ emerged in the literary public sphere during these years, and that instances of autobiographical writing need to be read in relation to the conditions under which they were circulated and read. Part I deals with the ... More

Keywords: autobiography, self-writing, Romanticism, genre, literary public sphere, Coleridge, Byron, Lamb

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199262977
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.001.0001

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James Treadwell, author

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