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By Frederic Ewen,Jeffrey Wollock,Aaron Kramer

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A Half-Century of Greatness paints a bright and dramatic photo of the inventive considered mid- to past due 19th century Europe and the effect of the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848. It unearths frequently unforeseen hyperlinks among novelists, poets, and philosophers from England, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine—especially Dickens, Carlyle, Mill, the Brontës, and George Eliot; Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx, Engels, Wagner, and several other German poets; the Hungarian poet Sándor Petöfi; Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bakunin, and Herzen in Russia, and the good Ukrainian poet Shevchenko. Ewen is going directly to hint the transition from Romanticism to Victorianism, or what he calls “the Victorian compromise”—the ascendancy of the center class.

The ebook was once reconstructed and edited by way of Dr. Jeffrey Wollock from Ewen’s ultimate manuscript. It contains the author's personal reference citations all through, a reconstructed bibliography, and an up to date “further examining” list.

This is Ewen’s final paintings, the long-lost significant other to his Heroic Imagination. jointly, those books current a landscape of the social, political, and inventive features of ecu Romanticism, in particular foreshadowing and complementing fresh paintings at the relation of Marxism to romanticism. an individual drawn to what Lukacs known as “Romantic anticapitalism,”; who appreciates such books as Marshall Berman's Adventures in Marxism or E.P. Thompson's The Romantics (1997), will locate Ewen’s paintings a welcome addition.

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