Christopher Ricks, 19 November 1981
Show More Romantics, Rebels and Reactionaries: English Literature and its Background 1760-1830 by Marilyn Butler.
Oxford, 213 pp., £7.95, July 1981, 0 19 219144 6Show More
“... Authors are not the solitaries of the Romantic myth, but citizens.’ The spirit of Marilyn Butler’s excellent book on the Romantics is itself that of citizenship: of belonging to a civilised community, cultural and intellectual, which one helps to sustain and is sustained by, and which makes possible the truest duties, rights and privileges. Rewards, too, and the rewards of this radiating and radiant book are great ...”