The Romantics by E. P. Thompson
England in a Revolutionary Age

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The last of three volumes of E.P. Thompson's work to be published posthumously continues the author's examination of the turbulent 1790s through literary works of the time. Thompson traces the intellectual influences and societal pressures that gave rise to the English Romantic movement including the French Revolution. A fitting close to an extraordinary career.
 

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Thompson was one of England's foremost historians and social critics. Thompson is the wife and co-worker of E.P. Thompson. She is a distinguished historian.
 
Published August 1, 1997 by New Press, The. 225 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The final long essay on Thelwall suggests the kind of dramatic synthesis a fully completed study would likely have achieved, using the life story of this rebellious poet and public speaker to plunge into the thick of radical politics in the 1790s--and to illustrate the journey of his sometime fri...

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Thompson, the British social historian, author of Making of the English Working Class and anti-nuclear activist, died in 1993, but, as his wife says in her foreword, he had done work toward two large studies.

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