Romantic Textualties: Books for review

Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840 is a peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on the interface between literature, book history and material cultures during the Romantic era. Romantic Textualities disseminates scholarship in a variety of forms: peer-reviewed essays, reports and bibliographical checklists and review articles. Past essays have included studies as diverse as Wordsworth and the rise of copyright, metropolitan art criticism, travel writing, sentimental fiction and morality, Gothic bluebooks and discourses of gardening.

We have received review copies of the following books. If you are interested in reviewing one of the unassigned books, or if you would like to suggest a different book for review, please contact Nicola Lloyd (


  • KELLY, JIM (ed.). Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations and Scenes of Cultural Production (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 240pp. ISBN 978-0-230-27457-0; £50 (hb).
  • STEWART, DAVID. Romantic Magazines and Metropolitan Literary Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 264pp. ISBN 978-0-230-25178-6; £50 (hb).


  • BENCHIMOL, ALEX. Intellectual Politics and Cultural Conflict in the Romantic Period: Scottish Whigs, English Radicals and the Making of the British Public Sphere (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), c. 250pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6446-8; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • CRISAFULLI, LILLA MARIA; ELAM, KEIR. Women’s Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), 292pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-5577-0; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • GRINNELL, GEORGE C. The Age of Hypochondria: Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 216pp. ISBN 978-0-230-23145-0; £50 (hb).
  • HILL, RICHARD J. Picturing Scotland through the Waverley Novels: Walter Scott and the Origins of the Victorian Illustrated Novel (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), 236pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6806-0; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • RZEPKA, CHARLES J. Selected Studies in Romantic and American Literature, History, and Culture: Inventions and Interventions (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010), 287pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6871-8; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • STEVENS, ANNE H. British Historical Fiction before Scott (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 224pp. ISBN 978-0-230-24629-4; £50 (hb).


  • ALKER, SHARON; FAITH NELSON, HOLLY (eds). James Hogg and the Literary Marketplace: Scottish Romanticism and the Working-Class Author (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 278pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6569-4; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • ANKARSJÖ, MAGNUS. William Blake and Religion: A New Critical View (Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland, 2009), 163pp. ISBN 978-0-7864-4559-2; £32.50 (pb).
  • BARNARD, TERESA. Anna Seward: A Constructed Life. A Critical Biography (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 208pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6616-5; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • DUFF, DAVID. Romanticism and the Uses of Genre (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 272pp. ISBN 978-0-19-957274-8; £60 (hb).
  • EGENWOLF, SUSAN. The Art of Political Fiction in Hamilton, Edgeworth, and Owenson (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 220pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6203-7; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • KUHN, BERNHARD. Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism: Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 182pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6166-5; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • LAU, BETH (ed.). Fellow Romantics: Male and Female British Writers, 1790–1835 (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 277pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6353-9; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • PRICE, FIONA. Revolutions in Taste, 1773-1818: Women Writers and the Aesthetics of Romanticism (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 204pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6026-2; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • STELZIG, EUGENE (ed.). Romantic Autobiography in England (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 232pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6366-9; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • VATALARO, PAUL A. Shelley’s Music: Fantasy, Authority, and the Object Voice (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 205pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6233-4; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • WALLACE, MIRIAM L. (ed.). Enlightening Romanticism, Romancing the Enlightenment: British Novels from 1750 to 1832 (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 240pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6243-3; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • WEINBERG, ALAN M.; WEBB, TIMOTHY (eds). The Unfamiliar Shelley (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 426pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6390-4; £60 / $114.95 (hb).
  • WILLIAMS, JOHN. Wordsworth Translated: A Case Study in the Reception of British Romantic Poetry in Germany 1804-1914 (London and New York: Continuum, 2009, 176pp. ISBN 978-0-8264-9016-2; $120/C$150 (hb).


  • CASS, JEFFREY; PEER, LARRY H. (eds). Romantic Border Crossings (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008), 238pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6051-4; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • FLYNN, CHRISTOPHER. Americans in British Literature, 1770–1832: A Breed Apart (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008), 162pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6047-7; £50 / $99.95 (hb).
  • GARRETT, JAMES M. Wordsworth and the Writing of the Nation (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008), 214pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-5783-5; £55 / $99.95 (hb).
  • HOGG, JAMES; MACK, DOUGLAS (ed.). The Bush aboon Traquair and The Royal Jubilee (Edinburgh: EUP, 2008), 208pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-3452-1; £55 / $90.
  • HOGG, JAMES; HUGHES, GILLIAN (ed.). The Collected Letters of James Hogg, Volume 3: 1832–1835 (Edinburgh: EUP, 2008), 450pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-1675-6; £55 / $75.
  • HOGG, JAMES; RICHARDSON, THOMAS C. (ed.). Contributions to Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1817–1828, Volume 1 (Edinburgh: EUP, 2008), 432pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-2488-1; £55 / $90.
  • HOGG, JAMES; RUBENSTEIN, JILL; HUGHES, GILLIAN; O’HALLORAN, MEIKO (eds). Midsummer Night Dreams and Related Poems (Edinburgh: EUP, 2008), 344pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-2440-9; £60 / $95.
  • KAESTLE, CARL F.; RADWAY, JANICE A. A History of the Book in America, Volume 4: Print in Motion: The Expansion of Publishing and Reading in the United States, 1880-1940, Gen ed. David D. Hall (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009), 688 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-3186-1; $60 (hb).
  • WUNDER, JENNIFER N. Keats, Hermeticism and the Secret Societies (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008), 214pp. ISBN 978-0-7546-6186-3; £55 / $99.95 (hb).

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