Challenging the view of Shelley, Arnold, and Eliot that there has been a decline in human sensibility in the later history of European culture, H. M. Richmond demonstrates that the history of the love lyric, at least, reveals a progressive enrichment of human awareness. His original combination of traditional and new critical methods is particularly effective in this study.
Originally published in 1964.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. vii
- Contents, pg. ix
- Chapter I. The Evolution of Sensibility, pg. 1
- Chapter II. The Classic Themes, pg. 24
- Chapter III. The New Style, pg. 99
- Chapter IV. The New Attitudes, pg. 174
- Chapter V. An Historical Perspective (to 1700), pg. 224
- Chapter VI. A Critical Perspective (1700 tο the Present), pg. 278
- Bibliography, pg. 321
- Index, pg. 335
- Backmatter, pg. 339