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The Myths of Eden

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

A political hope was shown in Shelley's Queen Mab that a ‘garden’ that is viewed to exceed the beauty of Eden will come about through material progress. However, in the Defence, he expressed that ‘a ... More


Introduction: Love, Sex, Politics

Andrew J. Counter

in The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

The Introduction explores the idea of a supposed ‘unrationalized coexistence’ of competing sexual and political mores under the Restoration, some holdovers from the Ancien Régime, others peculiar to ... More


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