Contents; Introduction, Philip Shaw; 'A few harmless Numbers': British women poets and the climate of war, 1793-1815, Stephen C. Behrendt; The exiled self: images of war in Charlotte Smith's 'The emigrants', Jacqueline M. Labbe; The harsh delights of political duty: Thelwall, Coleridge, Wordsworth, 1795-99, David Collings; Duty and mutiny: the aesthetics of loyalty and the representation of the British sailor c. 1798-1800, Geoff Quilley; Invasion! Coleridge, the defence of Britain and the cultivation of the public's fear, Mark Rawlinson; War romances, historical analogies and Coleridge's Letter's on the Spaniards, Diego Saglia; 'Of war and taking towns': Byron's siege poems, Simon Bainbridge; Leigh Hunt and the aesthetics of post-war liberalism, Philip Shaw; Marriage at the end of war, Eric C. Walker; Index.
Philip Shaw, University of Leicester, UK Philip Shaw, Stephen C. Behrendt, Jacqueline M. Labbe, David Collings, Geoff Quilley, Mark Rawlinson, Diego Saglia, Eric C. Walker.
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