Romantic Characteristics - The fall of the House of Usher : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

What romantic characteristics show up in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher?"

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2003


Philosophy(emotional, mystic unities, transcending of convention and reason, with quotes and books of Ero-Romantics). The Byronic hero opposing nature and destiny with the rebellion of a new and boundless art. The wild Gothic settings of the book and sheer emotional objectification of wildness, fate and extreme details and events.

Find a definition and it has almost everything I expect. Read of the funnier denizens of Romantic artist mansions in the romans a clef books of Thomas Love Peacock, a rationalist confidante of the Byron-Shelley circle. Available in full online.

-- Anonymous, June 04, 2003

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