Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015 – April: Romanticism (1798 – 1870)

Romanticism is concerned with the individual more than with society. The individual consciousness and especially the individual imagination are especially fascinating for the Romantics. “Melancholy” was quite the buzzword for the Romantic poets. There was a coincident downgrading of the importance and power of reason, clearly a reaction against the Enlightenment mode of thinking. On top of this, there was a clearly mystical quality to Romantic writing that sets it apart from other literary periods. [Source 1] [Source 2]

Some of the Romantics authors:
(you may pick other authors outside this list)

Sir Walter Scott
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Mary Shelley
Edgar Allan Poe
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Herman Melville
Walt Whitman
John Keats
Alexandre Dumas

You can submit your review posts on Romanticism books in the linky below (linky will be opened on April 15th, 2015)

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