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A Half-Century of Greatness paints a bright and dramatic photograph of the inventive considered mid- to past due 19th century Europe and the effect of the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848. It finds 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 a number of 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 used to be reconstructed and edited via 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 studying” 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 creative facets of ecu Romanticism, particularly foreshadowing and complementing fresh paintings at the relation of Marxism to romanticism. someone attracted 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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