Wildly Romantic

The English Romantic Poets: The Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous

Catherine M. Andronik

Henry Holt and Co.

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Meet the rebellious young poets who brought about a literary revolution

Rock stars may think they invented sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but the Romantic poets truly created the mold.

In the early 1800s, poetry could land a person in jail. Those who tried to change the world through their poems risked notoriety—or courted it. Among the most subversive were a group of young writers known as the Romantics: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Cole-ridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. These rebels believed poetry should express strong feelings in ordinary language, and their words changed literature forever.

Wildly Romantic is a smart, sexy, and fascinating look at these original bad boys—and girls.

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BYRONIC ENTANGLEMENTS“MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW”
 
Four women drove George Gordon, Lord Byron from England forever:  an obsessive playgirl, a naïve wife, a strange estranged sister, and an aspiring actress.
            At 27, Lady Caroline Lamb was married and well-connected:  her husband William, Lord Melbourne, would later become Queen Victoria’s first Prime Minister.  But she had a wild spirit—one of her youthful nicknames had been “Young Savage”—and marriage had done little to tame her.

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“The open writing style makes reading easy. . . best is the casual way Andronik weaves in the many classic poems at the end of each chapter. The rebels' controlled, exquisite lines will speak to teens about the lyrical use of everyday language.”
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“Andronik captures the English Romantic poets in all of their scandalous glory. . . . a must-have for high school collections in need of high-interest titles on this period in English literature.”
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Catherine M. Andronik

Catherine M. Andronik is a library media specialist in a Connecticut high school. She has written nonfiction books for readers of all ages.

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Wildly Romantic
The English Romantic Poets: The Mad, the Bad, and the Dangerous
Catherine M. Andronik

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805077834
ISBN10: 0805077839
Young Adult Nonfiction
6 x 9 inches, 272 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$16.95

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429989732
ISBN10: 1429989734
Young Adult Nonfiction272 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.99
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