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Romantic Revisions in Novels from the Americas
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Why are twentieth-century novelists from former British colonies in the Americas preoccupied with British Romantic poetry? In Romantic Revisions, Lauren Rule Maxwell examines five novels—Kincaid's Lucy, Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, McCarthy's Blood Meridian, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and Harris's Palace of the Peacock—that contain crucial scenes engaging British Romantic poetry. Each work adapts figures from British Romantic poetry and translates them into an American context. Kincaid relies on the repeated image of the daffodil, Atwood displaces Lucy, McCarthy upends the American arcadia, Fitzgerald heaps Keatsian images of excess, and Harris transforms the albatross.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, About the Series, Other Works in the Series, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-11
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter One: Wordsworthian Intertexts in Kincaid's Lucy
  2. pp. 15-38
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  1. Chapter Two: Specters of US Empire in Atwood's Fiction
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. Chapter Three: McCarthy's Blood Meridian, Byron, and the US Frontier
  2. pp. 68-88
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  1. Chapter Four: Keatsian Echoes and US Materialism in The Great Gatsby
  2. pp. 89-116
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  1. Chapter Five: The Coleridgean Poetics of Palace of the Peacock
  2. pp. 117-138
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  1. Conclusion: British Legacy in the Americas
  2. pp. 139-142
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  1. Epilogue: Angels in America Guard and Guide
  2. pp. 143-157
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 158-173
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 174-177
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