New English Department Faculty publication from Cambridge University Press
Michael Ferber, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of New Hampshire has authored The Cambridge Introduction to British Romantic Poetry, which has just released in the UK and is scheduled to be published in the United States this month with the Cambridge University Press. Founded in 1534, the Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge (UK). Dedicated to excellence, the purpose of the Cambridge University Press is to further the University's objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning and research.
Prof. Ferber has also published A Dictionary of Literary Symbols with Cambridge University Press. You are welcome to learn more about his latest title on their website: Cambridge University Press/CI British Romantic Poetry
From the book's cover:
"The best way to learn about Romantic poetry is to plunge in and read a few Romantic poems. This book guides the new reader through this experience, focusing on canonical authors - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Blake, and Shelley – and including less familiar figures as well. Each chapter explains the history and development of a genre or sets out an important context for the poetry, with a wealth of practical examples. Michael Ferber emphasizes connections between poets as they responded to each other and to the great literary, social, and historical changes around them. A unique appendix resolves many difficulties new readers of works from this period might face: unfamiliar words, unusual word order, the subjunctive mood, and meter. This enjoyable and stimulating book is an ideal introduction to some of the most powerful and pleasing poems in the English language, written in one of the greatest periods in English poetry."