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Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790-1811

Philipp Hunnekuhl


Henry Crabb Robinson (1775–1867) earned his place in literary history as a perceptive diarist from 1811 onwards. Drawing substantially on hitherto unpublished manuscript sources, Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790–1811 discusses his formal and informal engagement with a wide variety of English and European Romantic literature prior to this point. Robinson thus emerges as a pioneering literary critic whose unique philosophical erudition underpinned his activity as a cross-cultural disseminator of literature during the early Romantic period. A Dissenter barred from the English univ ... More

Keywords: comparative literature, critical philosophy, English Dissent, English Romanticism, ethical turn, European Romanticism, German Romanticism, literary criticism, literary theory, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621785
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philipp Hunnekuhl, author