Publisher description for Autobiographical writing and British literature, 1783-1834 / James Treadwell.


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What did autobiography mean to Romantic readers and writers? How do autobiographical texts of the period reflect, express, and negotiate these conditions? Answering these questions and more, James Treadwell examines a wide variety of Romantic texts, with single chapters devoted to works by
Coleridge, Byron, and Lamb. By preserving a continuous relation between the texts and their contexts, this book offers the first proper study of what is actually meant by "Romantic autobiography."


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Self in literature.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Autobiography in literature.