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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TIMELINE CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF MAJOR LITERARY ROMANTIC PERIOD TEXTS SECTION ONE: HISTORICAL EVENTS Introduction 1. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens. 2. Richard Price, A Discourse on the Love of our Country. 3. Helen Maria William, Letters from France. 4. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France. 5. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men. 6. Thomas Paine, Rights of Man. 7. Hannah More, Village Politics. 8. William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. 9. Theobald Wolfe Tone, An Address to the People of Ireland. 10. William Thomas Fitzgerald, ?Britons, to Arms?. 11. Anon., ?The British Heroes?. 12. Robert Southey, The Life of Nelson. 13. Richard Whately, Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Buonaparte. 14. Richard Carlile, On Peterloo, Sherwin?s Weekly Political Register. 15. Thomas Babington Macaulay, Speech on the Reform Bill. SECTION TWO: SOCIETY, POLITICS, AND CLASS Introduction 1. Philip Thicknesse, An Account of the Four Persons Found Starved to Death. 2. Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nation. 3. Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. 4. John Thelwall, ?The Causes of the Present Dearness and Scarcity of Provisions?. 5. Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population. 6. Robert Owen, A New View of Society. 7. William Cobbett, ?The General Enclosure Bill? and ?On the evils of collecting Manufacturers into great masses?. 8. William Hone, The Political Litany. 9. Richard Oastler, ?Slavery in Yorkshire?. SECTION THREE: WOMEN Introduction 1. James Fordyce, Sermons to Young Women. 2. John Gregory, A Father?s Legacy to His Daughters. 3. Catherine Macaulay Graham, Letters on Education. 4. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. 5. Mary Hays, Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women. 6. Hannah More, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education. 7. Jane West, Letters to a Young Lady. 8. William Thompson [and Anna Wheeler], Appeal of One Half of the Human Race. SECTION FOUR: RELIGION AND BELIEF Introduction 1. William Carey, An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians, to use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens. 2. William Godwin, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. 3. Joseph Priestley, The Present State of Europe Compared with Ancient Prophecies. 4. Richard Brothers, A Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies and Times. 5. Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason. 6. William Wilberforce, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians. 7. Joanna Southcott, The Strange Effects of Faith. 8. William Paley, Natural Theology. 9. Leigh Hunt, ?An Attempt to Shew the Folly and Danger of Methodism?. 10. Leigh Hunt, ?On the Rejection of the Catholic Petition?. 11. Percy Shelley, The Necessity of Atheism. 12. Richard Carlile, An Address to Men of Science. SECTION FIVE: PHILOSOPHY Introduction 1. John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. 2. David Hartley, Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty, and His Expectations. 3. Jean Jacques Rousseau, A Discourse upon ?Inequality. 4. Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. 5. Jean Jacques Rousseau, Emilius and Sophia. 6. Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 7. Comte de Volney, The Ruins. 8. William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. 9. Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Statesman?s Manual and Biographia Literaria. 10. John Stuart Mill, ?The Spirit of the Age?. SECTION SIX: AESTHETICS Introduction 1. Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Reflections on the Painting and Sculpture of the Greeks. 2. Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into ? the Sublime and Beautiful. 3. Joshua Reynolds, Discourses on Art. 4. Thomas West, A Guide to the Lakes. 5. William Gilpin, Three Essays [on the Picturesque]. 6. Uvedale Price, An Essay on the Picturesque. 7. Benjamin Robert Haydon, On the Elgin Marbles. SECTION SEVEN: POPULAR CULTURE, LEISURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT 1. John Brand, Observations on Popular Antiquities. 2. Joseph Strutt, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England. 3. William Hazlitt, On Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean. 4. Pierce Egan, Life in London. 5. James Catnach (publisher), ?Confession and Execution of William Corder?. 6. Prince P?ckler-Muskau, Tour in ? England. SECTION EIGHT: LITERARY PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION Introduction 1. Anna Barbauld, ?On Romances, An Imitation?. 2. James Lackington, Memoirs of ? The Life of James Lackington. 3. George Canning and John Hookham Frere, On Jacobin Poetry and ?The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-Grinder?. 4. Anon., ?Terrorist Novel Writing?. 5. Richard Polwhele, The Unsex?d Females. 6. Francis Jeffrey, On the Lake School. 7. Walter Scott, On Lord Byron. 8. John Gibson Lockhart, ?The Cockney School of Poetry?. 9. Ann Radcliffe, ?On the Supernatural in Poetry?. 10. Francis Jeffrey, On Felicia Hemans. SECTION NINE: EMPIRE, SLAVERY, AND EXPLORATION Introduction 1. William Jones, ?On the Poetry of the Eastern Nations?. 2. John Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty. 3. David Samwell, Life and Character of Captain Cook. 4. Ottobah Cugoano, Thoughts and Sentiments on ? Slavery. 5. John Newton, Thoughts upon the African Slave Trade. 6. James Bruce, Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile. 7. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ?On the Slave Trade?. 8. Maria Edgeworth and Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Practical Education. 9. Mungo Park, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa. 10. James Mill, The History of British India. SECTION TEN: SCIENCE Introduction 1. Joseph Priestley, Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air. 2. James Hutton, Abstract ? Concerning the System of the Earth. 3. Erasmus Darwin, ?The Loves of the Plants? and The Temple of Nature. 4. Humphry Davy, A Discourse ? on Chemistry. 5. Giovanni Aldini, An Account of the Late Improvements in Galvanism. 6. John Abernethy, An Enquiry into the ? Theory of Life. 7. William Lawrence, An Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology. 8. Baron George Cuvier, A Discourse on the Revolutions of the Surface of the Globe. 9. Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology. BIBLIOGRAPHY
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English literature -- 19th century -- Sources.
English literature -- 18th century -- Sources.
Romanticism -- Great Britain -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.