Books to acquire:

  • Shelley Mary Hunter, J. Paul: Frankenstein. (Norton Critical Edition, New York 1996)
  • Duncan Wu ed., Romanticism: An Anthology, Third Edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009)

Texts from Wu, Romanticism:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743—1825)

  • ‘Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade’
  • ‘The Rights of Woman’

William Blake (1757—1827)

  • ‘The Lamb’
  • ‘The Tyger’
  • ‘London’
  • ‘And did those feet in ancient time [from Milton]’

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

  • From Refelctions on the Revolution in France (all extracts)

Robert Burns (1759—96)

  • ‘To a Mouse, on Turning her up in her Nest, with the Plough, November 1785’

John Clare (1793—1864)

  • ‘I Am’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772—1834)

  • ‘Kubla Khan’ From Biographia Literaria (all extracts)

William Godwin (1756-1836)

  • From Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (all extracts)

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788—1824)

  • ‘Prometheus’
  • Don Juan, Cantos I and II

John Keats (1795—1821)

  • ‘Ode to a Nightingale’
  • ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’
  • ‘Ode on Melancholy’
  • ‘To Autumn’

Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

  • From The Rights of Man (I and II, all excerpts)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792—1822)

  • ‘To Wordsworth’
  • ‘Ode to the West Wind’
  • ‘To a Skylark’
  • ‘England in 1819’

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

  • From A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (all excerpts)

William Wordsworth (1770—1850)

  • ‘Resolution and Independence’
  • ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ (Daffodils)
  • ‘London 1802’
  • Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802)
  • Excerpts from The Prelude (from all four versions; to be announced)

*From Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (also in Wu, Romanticism)*


  • Advertisement (1798)
  • ‘The Idiot Boy’
  • ‘Lines (Written a few miles above Tintern Abbey)’


  • ‘The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere’

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